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GORDON, THOMASPrivate
AgeWestover's Company

Opposite the name of Thomas Gordon on the LOMR is the notation "Left." His fate is indicated in the narrative of R. L. Owens, grandson of James Quinn, whose family resided at Victoria throughout its occupancy by the enemy in the spring of 1836. Owens says

"The whole afternoon of March 19 the roaring of the cannon on the Fannin battleground could be distinctly heard in Victoria ... 8 o'clock at night a knock came at the door. My grandmother, with her little daughter nine years of age, [my mother] answered. It was couriers on their way with dispatches from Houston to Fannin. At the moment a shot was fired about 100 yards distant ... A few minutes elapsed when they were again aroused by a knock. This time it was their neighbor, Mr. Haley. He and another man, Mr. Gordon, had gone to the De Leon home, about 100 yards from my grandparent's home, and were attempting to steal horses from the De Leon's with which to make their escape ... Were fired upon by a Mexican guard and Gordon was killed."  [R. L. Owens in Dallas Times Herald.]


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© 1936 Harbert Davenport
NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
H. David Maxey, Editor             Webpage of January 1, 2000