The Alamo – Jacob Calloway Darst – kinfolk

The Alamo

Remember the Alamo

Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie & William Travis amongst the 250 who fought.



Jacob Calloway Darst one of 32 men from Gonzales who voluntarily joined to fight and died at the Alamo. Jacob’s father, David Darst was an American Revolution Veteran & his grandfather, Abraham Derst, immigrated from Germany.



This Darst Creek sign is situated on the westbound side of US Highway Alternate 90 where Darst Creek crosses. Darst Creek, which empties into the Guadalupe River is located between Sequin and Gonzales, Texas on a Spanish land grant that Jacob Calloway Darst once held.  This Darst Field Road sign rests along eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 625 in Guadalope County, Texas, just west of Luling, Texas. The Darst Oil Field, just south of Interstate 10, was named for Darst Creek and Jacob Calloway Darst.


Birth: Dec. 22, 1793
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1836
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Alamo Defender. He was a farmer who left for Texas in 1830 with his family and arrived in DeWitt’s Colony on January 10, 1831. He registered for twenty-four labores of land on the Guadalupe River above Gonzales and also for one labor on a small creek that empties into the Guadalupe. In September 1835, he was one of the original “Old Eighteen”, defenders of the Gonzales cannon. On February 23, 1836, he was mustered into service in the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers. He entered the Alamogarrison with this unit on March 1, 1836 and died five days later in the Battle of the Alamo.

(bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)

Family links:
David Darst (1757 – 1826)
Rosetta Holman Darst (1763 – 1848)

Elizabeth Bryan Darst (1796 – 1820)
Margaret C. Hughes Darst (1781 – 1846)

Nancy Darst Crosby (1816 – 1840)*
Mary Elizabeth Darst Brown (1817 – ____)*
Rosetta Darst Hancock (1818 – ____)*
David Sterling Hughes Darst (1821 – 1906)*

Mary Victoria Darst Smith (1784 – 1806)*
Abraham Darst (1786 – 1833)*
Elizabeth Louise Darst Smith (1788 – 1828)*
Isaac Darst (1789 – 1852)*
Sarah Darst Killebrew (1791 – 1813)*
Jacob Calloway Darst (1793 – 1836)
David Holman Darst (1795 – 1869)*
Samuel Darst (1798 – ____)*
Nancy Darst Ewing (1800 – 1843)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: 1C5R

The Alamo
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
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Maintained by: Robert V Darst
Originally Created by: John “J-Cat” Griffith
Record added: May 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8839501



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