James Dimpkins

James R. Dimpkins (abt. 1804 - 1836)

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Sgt. James R. Dimpkins aka Dimkins
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Died in The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 26 Mar 2019
05:22: Mary Richardson edited the Biography for James R. Dimpkins (abt.1804-1836). (removed the additional alamo source) [Thank Mary for this]
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James R Dimpkins was born in England.
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James Dimpkins was born in , England.
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James Dimpkins migrated from England to America.
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Sgt James R Dimpkins' name spelling has been reported by one source as spelled "Dimkins. All but one sources checked reported this man to be listed as James R Dimpkins. [3]

DOB Estimate of 1804 is based on the fact James R Dimpkins was a Sargeant by 1835, time needed for him to immigrate to America and reach San Antonio, Bexar, Texas and the other Defenders' ages of the Alamo.

He immigrated to America. We find him by 1834 in New Orleans in this reference.[2]This U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about James R. Dimpkins shows:

  • James R. Dimpkins was present in Bexar colony, Texas by 1836.
  • Arrival Place: San Antonio, Texas
  • Source Publication Code: 1494
  • Primary Immigrant: Dimpkins, James R
  • Source Bibliography: DEFENDERS OF THE ALAMO. In Georgia Genealogical Magazine, vol. 37:2 & 3 (Spring/Summer 1997), pp. 84-88.; pg 85. [4] [2]

In New Orleans, James joined the New Orleans Greys under Capt. Thomas Breece.[5]. They marched to Texas together.[6]

Fall of 1835, James R Dimpkins arrived in San Antonio early enough to serve in the siege of Bexar (Oct-Dec of 1835). After fighting this battle, he was promoted to Sergeant of infantry of the garrison with a different commanding officer: Capt. William Blazeby.

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In 1836, Sgt. James R Dimpkins was killed in the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, with the other Defenders of the Alamo. [7] [8] A memorial is in San Fernando Cathedral. [9]

NOTE: Dickens County, Texas is named for James R Dimpkins "Dickens".[10][11]


  1. http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bexar/military/alamo/alamo1st.txt
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/index.html
  3. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi4
  4. Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
  5. Groneman, Bill (1996), Eyewitness to the Alamo, Plano, TX: Republic of Texas Press, ISBN 1-55622-502-4 ,pp. 41–42
  6. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi4
  7. http://hotx.com/alamo/defenders.html
  8. https://tshaonline.org/supsites/military/l/travwb9l.htm
  9. "BillionGraves Index", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVJR-8JSC : accessed 27 December 2014), James H Dimpkins
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickens_County,_Texas
  11. http://www.genealogytrails.com/tex/state/countynamedafter.html

See Also

  • Hardin, Stephen L. (1999), Texan Illiad, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-73086-1

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