Patrick Henry Herndon (1802 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Rockbridge County Virginia
Death: Died in San Antonio Bexar County Texas
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About Patrick Henry Herndon

HERNDON, PATRICK HENRY (1802–1836). Patrick Henry Herndon, Alamo defender, son of John and Judith (Hampton) Herndon, was born in Virginia in March 1802. His family moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1811. Patrick married Parmelia (or Pamela) Smith in Fayette County, Kentucky, on November 1, 1824; she died on February 5, 1825. He subsequently moved to Navidad, Texas. He joined the Texas army at Bexar on December 15, 1835. On January 14, 1836, he became attached to Capt. John Chenoweth's company. Herndon may have been one of the volunteers who accompanied James Bowie to Bexar and the Alamo on January 19, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


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Patrick Herndon's Timeline

March, 1802
Rockbridge County Virginia
November 1, 1824
Age 22
Fayette County Kentucky
June 3, 1836
Age 34
San Antonio Bexar County Texas