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Harrison, Andrew Jackson (1809–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Andrew Jackson Harrison, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee in 1809. On October 26, 1860, Commissioner of Claims W. S. Hotchkiss rejected a land bounty claim of Harrison's heirs, claiming that there was "no law for giving donation for dying in service." They later received 320 acres of land for Harrison's "service until 6 March 1836 and having fallen at the Alamo."

Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). Thomas L. Miller, "Mexican-Texans at the Alamo," Journal of Mexican-American History 2 (Fall 1971).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Harrison, Andrew Jackson,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 31, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/harrison-andrew-jackson.

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