John Hubbard Forsyth

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John Hubbard Forsyth

Death: Died in Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA
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Son of Alexander Forsyth and Mercy Forsyth
Husband of Deborah Forsyth
Father of Edmund Augustus Forsyth

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About John Hubbard Forsyth

FORSYTH, JOHN HUBBARD (1797–1836). John Hubbard Forsyth, defender of the Alamo, son of Alexander and Mary (Treat) Forsyth, was born at Avon, New York, on August 10, 1797. He was raised on his father's farm in Livingston County, New York. He studied medicine but never practiced. On April 3, 1822, he married Deborah Smith. He left New York in late December 1828 after the death of his wife, leaving his son, Edmund Augustus, with his father's family. Forsyth traveled to Texas from Kentucky in 1835 as the captain of a volunteer company. In Texas he obtained a commission as a captain in the Regular Texan Cavalry and used all of his available cash to outfit and supply his company. Forsyth and his men traveled to the Alamo with Lt. Col. William B. Travis and arrived in San Antonio de Béxar in early February 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


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August 10, 1793
Age 30
March 6, 1836
Age 42
Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA