Charles M. Haskell, Alamo defender, son of George and Elizabeth (Fry) Haskell, was born in 1813. He served in the Bexar garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company, but left on the Matamoros expedition of 1835–36. It is believed that he returned to Bexar and the Alamo with the volunteers under James Bowie on January 19, 1836. Haskell died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.