John Flanders (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)

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John Foster Flanders

Death: Died in The Alamo, Republic of Texas
Cause of death: Defending the Alamo
Place of Burial: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Levi Flanders and Mary Flanders
Brother of Jane Flanders; Enos Flanders; Betsey Flanders; Hannah Johnson Flanders; Polly Flanders and 4 others

Occupation: Died at The Alamo
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About John Flanders (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)

FLANDERS, JOHN (1800–1836). John Flanders, Alamo defender, son of Levi and Mary (Sargent) Flanders, was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1800. He was in business with his father in Massachusetts until they argued over foreclosing on a mortgage held by a widow. Flanders left for Texas and never communicated with his family again. He settled in Gonzales and was part of the force from that town that rode to the relief of the Alamo. He entered the Alamo on March 1, 1836, with this company and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


John Flanders/Flandres, 36, was born 1800 in NH (memorials say MA), arrived in Texas in 1832 and at one time a resident of the Austin Colony. He was a Private in the Gonzales Rangers. In 1839 his estate was certified to receive one third league in Harrisburg County on Carpenter's Bayou, a branch of Buffalo Bayou as bounty for service by the Republic of Texas, the tract was bought for $120 by a W.D.C. Harris of Houston from administrator of the Flanders estate, Allen Vince. In 1851, Flanders heirs received an additional 1920 acres of land "for having fallen with Travis in the Alamo,


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John Flanders (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)'s Timeline

November 6, 1801
March 6, 1836
Age 34
The Alamo, Republic of Texas
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States