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Susanna A. "Susan" Wilkerson Dickinson
Birth: 1814
Bolivar
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1883
Austin
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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 Spouses:
  Joseph W. Hannig (1834 - 1890)
  Almeron Dickinson (1800 - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  Angelina Elizabeth Dickinson Griffith-Holmes (1834 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 363
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Wilma Smith
 Added: Sep. 19, 2017
The 3rd husband of Susanna, F. P. Herring, is my 3rd cousin 6x removed. Rest in peace, Alamo survivor.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Jun. 18, 2017
Suzanna I thank you for your patriotism for our great state of Texas. I know your in heaven with a lot of the men that was killed at the Alamo and your husband. The great state of Texas and its people are thankful that we had strong women like you helping...(Read more)
- David Milbern
 Added: May. 31, 2017
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