Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

ROSE, JAMES M.

ROSE, JAMES M. (1805–1836). James M. Rose, Alamo defender, son of Dr. Robert Henry and Frances Taylor (Madison) Rose, was born in Ohio in 1805. He was a nephew of James Madison, fourth president of the United States. Rose came to Texas from Arkansas at the time of the Texas Revolution and joined David Crockett sometime between early January and early February of 1836. He served in the Alamo garrison and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Alamo survivor Susannah W. Dickinsonqv remembered Rose talking to her husband, Almeron Dickinson, about a narrow escape during the early stages of the Alamo siege. She described Rose as being of medium height and heavy set, having a full square face, and speaking very rapidly. She also stated that he had light freckled skin, sandy hair, blue grey eyes, and broad, stooped shoulders.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). C. Richard King, Susanna Dickinson: Messenger of the Alamo (Austin: Shoal Creek, 1976). Walter Lord, A Time to Stand (New York: Harper, 1961; 2d ed., Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978).

Bill Groneman

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, Bill Groneman, "Rose, James M.," accessed July 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/frocb.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on July 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.