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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Robert M. Coleman
Robert M. Coleman was the 37 year old Mina representative. In the summer of 1835 Coleman commanded a volunteer company organized to attack the Twakoni Indians and in the fall of 1835 he commanded the Mina Volunteers. After the Convention, he joined the Texas Army at the battle of San Jacinto and was aide-de-camp to General Sam Houston from April 1 to July 15, 1836. Only a year after the battle though, he was discharged from the army for distributing pamphlets criticizing Houston’s action at San Jacinto. Unfortunately, Coleman met an untimely end when on July 1, 1837 he drowned while bathing in the Brazos River at Velasco. Coleman County is named after him.