James Allison York

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James Allison York

Participated in the Capture
of San Antonio, 1835
A member of
Capt. Moseley Baker's Company
at San Jacinto
Born in Kentucky
on July 4, 1800
Died in Lavaca County, Texas
February 6, 1869

Erected by the State of Texas
Full Name: James Allison York
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:U  Number:3
Reason for Eligibility: Republic of Texas Veteran 
Birth Date: July 4, 1800 
Died: February 6, 1869 
Burial Date: Reinterred July 31, 1937 
YORK, JAMES ALLISON (1800 ~ 1869) James Allison York, Republic of Texas veteran, was born July 4, 1800, in Kentucky. His father's name was James York, but only his mother's maiden name is known - Allison. York moved to Texas with his family in 1821 and settled in present day Austin County.

During Texas' fight for independence, York first enlisted in his brother's company, the Brazos Guards, as a second sergeant on October 7, 1835. York was one of the men who entered Bexar on December 5, 1835, in what later became known as the Storming and Capture of Bexar. After he was discharged on December 13, York enlisted in Moseley Baker's San Felipe Company on March 30, 1836. With Baker, York participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. After being discharged on May 29, 1836, he appears to have joined the Texas Army, again. This time joining George W. Jewell's Company on September 19, 1836.

Because of his service to Texas, York received 640 acres of land for taking part in the Storming and Capture of Bexar in December 1835. He also received 320 acres of land for serving in the army from October 7 to December 23, 1835.

York died on February 6, 1869, and was buried near Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Texas. Because of the neglected state of the cemetery, the State of Texas reinterred York to the Texas State Cemetery on July 31, 1937.

Information taken from biography compiled by Louis W. Kemp and the San Jacinto Monument website, http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/kemp/v940.html.
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