Daniel Bourne, Alamo defender, was born in England in 1810. He and his brothers immigrated to America, and Bourne moved on to Gonzales, Texas. He took part in the siege of Bexar as a member of Capt. T. F. L. Parrott's artillery company. He later served in the Bexar garrison in Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Bourne died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.