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THOMPSON, JESSE G. (1798–1836). Jesse G. Thompson, Alamo defender, son of John and Grizell (Ellis) Thompson, was born in Arkansas in 1798. He was married to Patience Carr. He immigrated to Texas and became a resident of Brazoria. Thompson enlisted in the service of Texas on October 23, 1835, and served in Captain Seal's ranger company until January 25, 1836. He later served in the Alamo garrison. Thompson 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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

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Bill Groneman, "THOMPSON, JESSE G.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.