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Travis, William Barrett

Born: 1809 AD
Died: 1836 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Soldier

1809 – Born in Saluda County, South Carolina, on the 1st of August.

1828 – Travis then became an attorney and, at age 19, married one of his former students, 16-year-old Rosanna Cato on the 26th of October.

1831 – Travis fled Alabama to start over in Texas, leaving behind his wife, son, and unborn daughter.

         – Rosanna married Samuel G. Cloud in Monroeville, Alabama, on the 14th of February.

1836 – Travis and Rosanna were officially divorced by the Marion County courts on the 9th of January by Act no. 115. Their son was placed with Travis’s friend, David Ayres, so that he would be closer to his father.

         – On the 21st of January, he was ordered by the provisional government to go to the Alamo with volunteers to reinforce the 120-150 men already there.

         – On the 6th of March, following a thirteen-day siege, Travis, Bowie, David Crockett, and James Bonham were killed in a predawn attack along with about 187 other defenders during the Battle of the Alamo.