James Bonham

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Birthday
20, 1807
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Mar 6, 1836 (29)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1807
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Mar 6, 1836 (29)

About

Hero of the Alamo whose name was given to the town of Bonham, Texas, as well as to numerous Texas schools.

Before Fame

He worked as a lawyer while organizing a volunteer company to defend Texas. Eventually, he gave up his law practice and devoted himself to political and military action.

Trivia

He volunteered his services to Sam Houston during the Texas Revolution and was killed in the Battle of the Alamo.

Family Life

His brother, Milledge Luke Bonham, served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War and became Governor of South Carolina in 1862.

Associated With

He arrived at the Alamo at the same time as Jim Bowie.