Juana Navarro

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Juana Navarro was born in San Antonio de Bexar. While her exact birthdate is not known she was baptized on December 28, 1812. Her mother died in 1831, she was adopted by her cousin Ursula. In 1832, she married Alejo who was a relative of the family which had founded Victoria, Texas.

She was at the Alamo when Santa Anna arrived to lay siege to the mission. Following the second day of the siege William Travis sent her to Santa Anna’s headquarters to negotiate an honorable surrender for the Alamo defenders. She returned to the Alamo giving Travis the news of their talks. The next day Santa Anna’s forces overwhelmed the defenders sparing seven women and seven children.

In 1857, she was granted a pension for her services before and during the siege. She died in 1888.

What you may not know about Juana Navarro Alsbury is that the co-commander of the Texian forces James Bowie collapsed from illness on the second day of the siege. She served as a nurse to him throughout the remainder of the siege.

So, Kathy Streib did you know this one?

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

That may be a bit of Texas history that Kathy may not know...then again...

Dec 24, 2018 01:32 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another female saves the day!!

Dec 24, 2018 01:52 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a bit of a historical rarity but interesting just the same.

Dec 24, 2018 03:10 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Kathy may know but I certainly did not as usual! Enjoy your day!

Dec 24, 2018 04:24 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I do remember reading of her but you had to jog my memory!

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 04:25 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a really good one and I enjoyed it. Merry Merry.

Dec 24, 2018 04:45 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I spent some formative years in Houston. Texans are passionate about their history and making sure students know it well... but I don't remember learning this. 

Dec 24, 2018 04:54 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

If Kathy was there she would have gone down in history taking care of others.

Dec 24, 2018 05:00 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like another strong and brilliant woman that I never knew about before this day.  Merry Christmas to you my friend!

Dec 24, 2018 05:42 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I should have remembered this.  Phyllis and I visited the Alamo three years ago.

Dec 24, 2018 07:31 AM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thank you for the interesting history lesson on the Alamo, James. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Eve Day and a very blessed and holy Christmas to you, James Dray, and your family. 

Dec 24, 2018 07:54 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely story, and I did not know much about the Alamo at all.  Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas.  A

Dec 24, 2018 01:03 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- well I'm familiar with Victoria, Texas but did not know this one!!! Same on me!!!   Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 24, 2018 06:18 PM #13
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

So many people play supporting and key roles but never are noticed for their contributions.

Dec 25, 2018 05:41 AM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow James what a story, I had no idea, love it so she kept Jim Bowie alive... incredible story, Endre

Dec 26, 2018 10:47 PM #15
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