Near La Vernia in Wilson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson (ca. 1814-1883), wife of Almaron Dickinson, killed at the Alamo, survived the battle. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna gave her a letter dated March 7, 1836 for Sam Houston in Gonzales. Susanna travelled east from San Antonio with her infant child Angelina Elizabeth Dickinson and Joe, Colonel Travis' servant. At the Cibolo Crossing on the Gonzales Road she encountered Sam Houston's troops and gave them the news that the Alamo had fallen.
Erected by La Vernia Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas Independence • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1836.
Location. 29° 22.327′ N, 98° 5.995′ W. Marker is near La Vernia, Texas, in Wilson County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 775, 0.3 miles north of Elm Country Drive (County Highway 340), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Vernia TX 78121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cibolo Crossing on the Gonzales Road (here, next to this marker); Concrete Cemetery Rector Chapel Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Immanuel Lutheran Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Chihuahua Road (approx. 1½ miles away); La Vernia (approx. 1½ miles away); Suttles Pottery (approx. 1½ miles away); Rector Chapel Bell (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vernia.
Also see . . . Dickinson, Susanna Wilkerson (ca. 1814–1883).
On February 23, 1836, the family moved into the Alamo. After the battle of the Alamo on March 6, Mexican soldiers found her—some accounts say in the powder magazine, others in the church—and took her and Angelina, along with the other women and children, to Músquiz's home. The women were later interviewed by Santa Anna, who gave each a blanket and two dollars in silver before releasing them. Legend says Susanna displayed her husband's Masonic apron to a Mexican general in a plea for help and that Santa Anna offered to take Angelina to Mexico. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.