American war hero who was a U.S. military figure in the Texas Army and leader during the Texas Revolution from 1835 until 1836. He surrendered to Mexican forces at the Battle of Coleto Creek and was executed soon after.
He joined the United States Military Academy at West Point in July 1819 and later worked as a merchant.
Fannin County, Georgia and Fannin County, Texas is named in his honor.
He married Minerva Fort in 1829 and they had two daughters.
He made an influence during the Texas Revolution like William B. Travis.