Losoya, José Toribio

Age: 27
Rank: Private
From: Spanish/Mexican Texas

José Toribio Losoya, Alamo defender and one of Capt. Juan N. Seguín's company of Tejanos, was born in the Alamo barrio on April 11, 1808, to Ventura Losoya and Concepción de Los Angeles Charlé. The family's two-room stone house, an old Indian dwelling that had been deeded to them, was on the Plaza de Valero near the southwest corner of the mission compound. As a young man, Losoya married Concepción Curbier and became the father of three children. By 1830 he was a private in the Álamo de Parras military company, serving under Lt. Col. José Francisco Ruiz. That year the company built and occupied Fort Tenoxtitlán, where Losoya and his family remained until the company's return to San Antonio de Béxar in September of 1832.