Bonham Elementary is honored to be named after Texas hero, James Butler Bonham. Although Bonham was born in South Carolina in 1807, he is remembered for his dedication in Texas' fight for freedom. James Butler Bonham made Texas his home in November of 1835 and arrived at the Alamo in San Antonio in January, 1836 along with Jim Bowie. On February 16, 1836, Colonel William B. Travis sent Bonham to enlist aid for the army. Bonham returned to the Alamo on March 3, breaking through enemy lines to bring the news that help would soon be on its way. It is believed that James Butler Bonham may have been manning one of the cannons in the interior of the Alamo chapel when he and many others lost their lives on March 6, 1836. "Remember the Alamo!"
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