Toribio Losoya

José Toribio Losoya (1808 - 1836)

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José Toribio (Toribio) Losoya
Born in San Antonio, Bexar, Texasmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in the Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Texasmap
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Biography

Toribio was born on the 11th day of April in 1808 in the Alamo neighborhood. His parents were Ventura Losoya and Concepción de Los Angeles Charlé (Charloix)[1][2]

He married Concepción Courbière (Curbier, Curvier) . Toribio and wife had at least three children. [3][4][5] Their home was a 2-room stone house, located in the Alamo barrio not far from the Southwest corner of the Alamo mission compound.. This old Indian dwelling had been originally deeded to them with a location near the Plaza de Valero,. on the SW side. [4][5] (the Menger Hotel was built on part of the Alamo Plaza.) in the Alamo barrio near the southwest corner of the mission compound. As a young man, he married and became the father of three children. By 1830, he was a Private By 1830 Toribio had become a private in the Álamo de Parras military company, (Mexican army), serving under Lt. Col. José Francisco Ruiz.[4][5] That year the company built and occupied Fort Tenoxtitlán, Burleson County area of Texas. Losoya and his family remained living in the area, until the company's return to San Antonio de Béxar in September of 1832.[4][5]

They returned to San Antonio and the stone house in September, 1832.[4]

Losoya did not agree with the policies and rule of General Santa Anna. He deserted the Mexican army, and enlisted in the Texian Army in 1835. Thus his commanding officer became Captain Juan Seguin's company of Tejanos. In December, 1835, Losoya served in the |Siege of Bexarwith Juan Seguin. [5]

Losoya, bronze, donated by Coors to San Antonio.

In early 1836 Losoya was in the Alamo Garrison. His immediate company officer would have been Captain Juan Seguin.[5] Over all commander was Col McNeill. When Col. McNeill left for home due to family matters, his overall commander then became Col. William B Travis.. After the Mexican army arrived in San Antonio, Feb 23, 1836, Jose Toribio Losoya brought his family into the Alamo mission chapel for safety when Santa Anna's troops arrived in San Antonio, Bexar Colony.[4][6]

Captain Juan Seguin left the Alamo to secure more reinforcements after Feb 23, 1836. [5]Seguin left 14 of his troops behind as reinforcements. Jose Toribio Losoya was one of these men who stayed behind to help the other Alamo Defenders. The Alamo needed more like 700 troops and supplies. Jose Toribio Losoya's immediate commander then became Col. William B Travis.[4]

March 6, 1836, Jose Toribio Losoya was killed in the Battle of the Alamo along with the other Defenders of the Alamo.. A memorial is in San Fernando Cathedral.

Burial, 1836 San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. Find A Grave: Memorial #8879802 [7]

When Capt. Juan Sequin returned, the Alamo had fallen. References point that Seguin arranged the burial of the remains.

Losoya's wife, and one son, and 2 daughters survived the Battle.

FROM GLO

Bexar 1st Headright, 1 league, 1 labor.

Note: the Republic of Texas awarded heirs Bexar 1st- 1 league, 1 labor Headright, and Goliad 1st , Comal co. approximately 12,882 sq veras Head right, Losoya, Toribio bounty

The sculpture of Toribio Losoya in bronze was created, then donated by Adolph Coors Company to the people of San Antonio, Texas. It is located on Losoya Street. [8][9]

Sources

  1. http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bexar/military/alamo/alamo.txt
  2. http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/history/bios/losoya/losoya.html
  3. http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bexar/military/alamo/alamo.txt
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/index.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/history/bios/losoya/losoya.html
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toribio_Losoya
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVH-3Z4R : 13 December 2015), José Toribio Losoya, 1836; Burial, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America, The Alamo; citing record ID 8879802, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  8. http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/history/hispanic_period/pframe.html
  9. Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras


See Also:

  • Chabot, Frederick C., With the Makers of San Antonio. (San Antonio, Tx.: Artes Gráficas, 1937; reprint, San Antonio, Tx.: Graphic Arts, 1970.)
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Pamphlet, The Story of The Alamo, Thirteen fateful days in 1836. (San Antonio, TX: DRT, nd.)
  • GLO search


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J Toribio Losoya sculpture in Bronze
J Toribio Losoya sculpture in Bronze

Bexar 1st: 1 league 1 labor Headright
Bexar 1st: 1 league 1 labor  Headright

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