Great Grand Father's Visit to the Alamo in 1854 Apr 5, 2017 21:42:16 GMT -5
Post by hbjemison on Apr 5, 2017 21:42:16 GMT -5
Hi everyone, new member here and I have something you might find interesting. I have a 27 page journal (typed from original) written by a distant relative and my Great Grandfather, detailing a trip they took to Texas in 1854. My Great Grandfather's name is Shadrack Jemison and his cousin Robert Jemison, were plantation owners and some of the early settlers of Taladega, Alabama. I believe they were also probably related to Green Benito Jameson. Anyway, what is interesting about the journal is it details a first hand account of their travels from Taladega, to Galveston then across Texas to San Antonio and their visit to the Alamo. Their reference to the Alamo is only about half a page long, but it talks about the room where "Davies" name is cut into the wall. I know nothing about Alamo history, I've been there once, plan to go back this fall, but I'd like to learn more about the battle and particularly Green B. Jameson's role, inasmuch as we may be very distantly related. Anyway, if anyone (moderator perhaps) wants to take a look at the journal and see if it Is worthy of uploading to the site, I'd be glad to make a copy and mail to to them. It is really a charming document, talks about how they traveled, the landscape, folks they met along the way, particular friends they visited from Taladega who migrated to Texas. Apparently they left their wives at home and made the most of their trip. Footnote: I know it seems that Shadrack Jemison would have to be more distant than my Great Grandfather, but my father was born in 1911, his father, also named Shadrack, was born in 1861. We came by the journal by way of a lot of family material that is archived at Alburn University.