Anthony Wolf (England) Nov 20, 2007 19:27:26 GMT -5
Post by Greg C. on Nov 20, 2007 19:27:26 GMT -5
WOLF, ANTHONY (1782-1836). Anthony Wolf, Alamo defender, was born on February 17, 1782, probably in Spain. Sources about his early life are contradictory. Several historians have speculated that Wolf was Jewish and emigrated to Texas from England, but to date no firm evidence of this connection has surfaced. He apparently settled in the Louisiana-Texas territory prior to 1818 and was employed as an Indian scout and interpreter. On September 15 of that year he was sent as an emissary to the Wichita Indians on the Brazos River. On October 6, 1822, he traveled to Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was introduced to Governor José Félix Trespalacios by James Dill.qv Dill described Wolf as having been "Born and raised a Spanish subject...." One month later Wolf accompanied José Antonio Mexíaqv on an expedition to treat with the Cherokee Indians. Prior to the Texas Revolutionqv he went through a long illness and convalesced at the home of John W. Hallqv at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Wolf served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey'sqv artillery company and died in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836. At the time of his death he was accompanied by two sons, aged eleven and twelve. Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson,qv an Alamo survivor, later stated that a defender named "Wolff" asked the Mexicans for clemency, but was killed. His two young sons were killed in a room with Alamo survivors, their bodies removed on bayonets. In 1841 Mary V. (Durst) Tauzin filed for one league and labor of land, claiming that she was Wolf's widow. She was apparently denied the claim, and David S. Kaufman was named the administrator of Wolf's estate.