A. Spain Summerlin

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Augustus Spain Summerlin

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas B B Summerlin and Susan Summerlin
Brother of Mary D Summerlin; William J Summerlin; James H Summerlin; Eliza Summerlin; Caroline Summerlin and 5 others

Occupation: Died at the Alamo
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About A. Spain Summerlin

SUMMERLIN, A. SPAIN (1817–1836). A. Spain Summerlin, Alamo defender, son of Thomas and Susan Summerlin, was born in Tennessee in 1817. He immigrated to Texas from Arkansas with his parents and settled in Nacogdoches. He volunteered for the revolutionary army on October 17, 1835, and took part in the siege of Bexar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. Robert Whiteqv's infantry company, the Bexar Guards. Summerlin 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). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973).

Bill Groneman, "SUMMERLIN, A. SPAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsu18), accessed April 27, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


From http://genforum.genealogy.com/summerlin/messages/432.html

1. Thomas Summerell b ca 1720 Craven or Pitt Co NC, 2. Jacob Summerell Sr b. ca 1742, 3 Jacob Summerlin Jr b ca 1760, 4.Thomas B Summerlin 1797 Duplin NC., d Morehouse Parrish Louisana 1860 of intemperence 5. A.Spain Summerlin b ca 1817. The "Spain" family of Pitt Co NC were neigbors of the Thomas summerlin family in NC. Some people have said that A Spain Summerlin came out of TN; however I have never seen a record indicating same. Most of us researching his father believe that Thomas B Summerlin spent time in GA with the Amason family prior to moving to Montgomery Co Alabama in the late 1820's. There is an old history text that details the court proceedings carried out to divide up A Spain's land grants in Texas.

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A. Spain Summerlin's Timeline

Tennessee, United States
March 6, 1835
Age 18
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States