James Walker Fannin Jr. (January 1, 1804– March 27, 1836) was an American military officer, planter and slave trader who served in the Texian Army during the Texas Revolution.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fannin
James Walker Fannin Jr. (January 1, 1804– March 27, 1836) was an American military officer, planter and slave trader who served in the Texian Army during the Texas Revolution.
July 26, 1863 (aged 70) Huntsville Texas Title / Office: governor (1859-1861), Tennessee United States Senate (1846-1859), United States president (1841-1844), Texas president (1836-1838), Texas governor (1827-1829), Tennessee ... (Show more)
Fannin, James Walker, Jr. (1804–1836). James Walker Fannin, Jr., Texas revolutionary, was probably born on January 1, 1804, in Georgia, the son of Dr. Isham Fannin. He was adopted by his maternal grandfather, James W. Walker, and brought up on a plantation near Marion.
January 1, 1804–March 27, 1836 James Fannin led the rebels massacred at Goliad in 1836. His defeat inspired the victory that secured Texas independence. Fannin moved to Texas in 1834 from Georgia. When the Texas Revolution erupted in 1835, his ambition put him at the center of the action.
After word spread that the Alamo had fallen on March 6, Texas Commander in Chief Sam Houston ordered Col. James W. Fannin to destroy Presidio La Bahia—which he and a large force of Texian volunteers had been fortifying from possible Mexican attack—and retreat to Victoria.
Colonel James Walker Fannin Jr. distinguished himself in a number of skirmishes during the Texas Revolution. He is best known for commanding the ill-fated group of Georgia volunteers and Texans massacred at Goliad, Texas, on March 27, 1836. James Walker Fannin Jr.
James W. Fannin (1804-1836) December 4, 2020 by Lyman James Walker Fannin was born in early 1804 in Georgia. He was adopted by his maternal grandfather, James W. Walker, and raised on a plantation near Marion. In 1819, he entered the U. S. military academy at West Point under the name of James F. Walker, and remained for just over two years.
James Walker Fannin, Jr. was a 19th-century U.S. military figure in the Texas Army and leader during the Texas Revolution of 1835–36. Born January 1, 1804, Fannin was the illegitimate son of a Georgia plantation owner, Dr. Isham Fannin. He was adopted by his maternal grandfather, James W. Walker, and reared on a plantation near Marion, Georgia.
James Walker Fannin, Jr., was born on January 1, 1804, in Georgia. An illegitimate son of a plantation owner, he was adopted by his mother’s father and raised near Marion, Georgia. In 1819 he began attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He dropped out after two years, however, and returned to Georgia.