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Gaston, John E. (1819–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

John E. Gaston, Alamo defender, son of widow Rebecca (Warfield) Gaston and stepson of George Washington Davis, was born in 1819. At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Gonzales. Gaston arrived at the Alamo as a member of the relief force from Gonzales on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Bill Groneman, “Gaston, John E.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 09, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995
November 6, 2019