Peter's Top Matches
About Peter James Bailey, III
Alamo Defender. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in law in 1834. In January 1836 he came to Texas with others from Logan County, Kentucky. They took the oath of allegiance before John Forbes, principal judge of the Municipality at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836 and were enrolled in the Texas army. He with the other enrolled members became part of the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers, lead by David Crockett, all went into the garrison of the Alamo. They all perished in the battle of the Alamo. For Bailey's service to Texas, his heirs received land parcels that are now in Archer, Baylor, and Hamilton counties. Bailey County in the Texas Panhandle was named in Peter Bailey's honor.