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Susanna A. "Susan" Wilkerson Dickinson
Birth: 1814
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1883
Travis County
Texas, USA

Alamo Survivor. Born Susanna Wilkerson in Tennessee, she was the wife of Captain Almaron Dickerson and was the sole adult Anglo survivor that witnessed the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of General Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the mission, Captain Dickerson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and their child. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child Angelina survived. Following the fall of the Alamo, Susanna was escorted from the Alamo mission, interviewed by Santa Anna himself and sent by him with a message to Sam Houston. She was a strong woman survivor and remained a patriot of Texas, but the memory of those days would haunt her the rest of her life. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Joseph W. Hannig (1834 - 1890)
  Almeron Dickinson (1800 - 1836)*
  Angelina Elizabeth Dickinson Griffith-Holmes (1834 - 1869)*
*Calculated relationship
Mother of the Babe of the Alamo, Wife of J. W. Hannig
Note: Died at age 68 years (born about 1815) in Tenn according to census records
Oakwood Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 363
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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