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The Alamo Defenders


On March 24, 1836, the Telegraph and Texas Register ran the first known list of those who died at the Alamo.  That list was far from complete or accurate.  Over the years, names have been added and subtracted from the list.  Like much of the history of the Alamo, corrections will continue to be made.  In publishing this list, we hope to honor all of those who were at the Alamo.

They came from all walks of life, the oldest known defender being Gordon C. Jennings, and the youngest, Anthony Wolfe's son, age 11.

Whether known or unknown to fame, their cause and country still the same.

Those who gave their lives at the Alamo, Sunday, March 6, 1836:

Name

State

Born

Age

Additional Information

Buchanan, James

Alabama

1813

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Fishbaugh, William

Alabama

?

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Fuqua, Galba

Alabama

1819

1836

Died three days short of his 17th Birthday

White, Isaac

Alabama

?

 

 

Baker, Isaac G.

Arkansas

1804

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Thompson, Jesse G.

Arkansas

1798

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Warnell, Henry

Arkansas

1812

1836

Died, Port Lavaca, June 1836

Jennings, Gordon C.

Connecticut

1780

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Grimes, Albert (Alfred)Calvin

Georgia

1817

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Melton, Eliel Photos

Georgia

1798

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Shied, Manson

Georgia

1811

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Wells, William

Georgia

1798

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Wills, William

Georgia

?

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Lindley, Jonathan L.

Illinois

1814

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Bailey, Peter James III

Kentucky

1812

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Bowie, James

Kentucky

1796

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Cloud, Daniel William

Kentucky

1814

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Darst, Jacob C.

Kentucky

1793

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Davis, John

Kentucky

1811

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Fauntleroy, William H.

Kentucky

1814

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Gaston, John E.

Kentucky

1819

1836

Died, Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Harris, John

Kentucky

1813

1836

 

Jackson, William Daniel

Kentucky

1807

1836

 

Jameson, Green B.

Kentucky

1809

1836

 

Kellogg, John Benjamin

Kentucky

1817

1836

 

Kent, Andrew

Kentucky

1798

1836

 

Rutherford, Joseph

Kentucky

1798

1836

 

Thomas, B. Archer M.

Kentucky

1818

1836

 

Washington, Joseph G.

Kentucky

1808

1836

 

Despallier, Charles

Louisiana

1812

1836

 

Kerr, Joseph

Louisiana

1814

1836

 

Ryan, Isaac

Louisiana

1805

1836

 

Garrand, James W.

Louisiana

1813

1836

 

Smith, Charles S.

Maryland

1806

1836

 

Flanders, John

Massachusetts

1800

1836

 

Howell, William D.

Massachusetts

1797

1836

 

Linn, William

Massachusetts

 

1836

 

Pollard, Amos

Massachusetts

 

1836

 

Clark, M.B.

Mississippi

 

1836

 

Millsaps, Isaac

Mississippi

 

1836

 

Moore, Willis A.

Mississippi

 

1836

 

Pagan, George

Mississippi

 

1836

 

Parker, Christopher Adams

Mississippi

 

1836

 

Baker, William Charles M.

Missouri

 

1836

 

Butler, George D.

Missouri

 

1836

 

Clark, Charles Henry

Missouri

 

1836

 

Cottle, George Washington

Missouri

 

1836

 

Day, Jerry C.

Missouri

 

1836

 

Tumlinson, George W.

Missouri

 

1836

 

Cochran, Robert E.

New Hampshire

 

1836

 

Stockton, Richard Lucius

New Jersey

 

1836

 

Cunningham, Robert W.

New York

 

1836

 

Dewall, Lewis

New York

 

1836

 

Evans, Samuel B.

New York

 

1836

 

Forsyth, John Hubbard

New York

 

1836

 

Jones, John

New York

 

1836

 

Tylee, James

New York

 

1836

 

Autry, Micajah

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Floyd, Dolphin Ward

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Parks, William

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Scurlock, Mial

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Smith, Joshua G.

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Thomson, John W.

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Wright, Claiborne

North Carolina

 

1836

 

Harrison, William B.

Ohio

 

1836

 

Holland, Tapely

Ohio

 

1836

 

Musselman, Robert

Ohio

 

1836

 

Rose, James M.

Ohio

 

1836

 

Ballentine, John J.

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Brown, James Murry

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Cain (Cane), John

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Crossman, Robert

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Cummings, David P.

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Hannum, James

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Holloway, Samuel

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Johnson, William

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Kimble (Kimbell), George C.

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

McDowell, William

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Reynolds, John Purdy

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Thurston, John M.

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Williamson, Hiram James

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Wilson, John

Pennsylvania

 

1836

 

Martin, Albert

Rhode Island

 

1836

 

Bonham, James Butler

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Crawford, Lemuel

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Neggan, George

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Nelson, Edward

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Nelson, George

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Simmons, Cleveland Kinloch

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Travis, William Barret

South Carolina

 

1836

 

Bayliss, Joseph

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Blair, John

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Blair, Samuel C.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Bowman, Jesse B.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Campbell, James (Robert)

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Crockett, David

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Daymon, Squire

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Dearduff, William

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Dickinson, Almeron

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Dillard, John Henry

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Ewing, James L.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Garrett, James Girard

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Harrison, Andrew Jackson

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Haskell, Charles, M.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Hays, John M.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Marshall, William

Tennessee

 

1836

 

McCoy, Jesse

Tennessee

 

1836

 

McKinney, Robert

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Miller, Thomas R.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Mills, William

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Nelson, Andrew M.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Robertson, James Waters

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Smith, Andrew H.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Summerlin, A. Spain

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Summers, William E.

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Taylor, Edward

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Taylor, George

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Taylor, James

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Taylor, William

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Walker, Asa

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Walker, Jacob

Tennessee

 

1836

 

Abamillo, Juan

Texas

 

1836

 

Badillo, Juan Antonio

Texas

 

1836

 

Espalier, Carlos

Texas

 

1836

 

Esparza, Gregorio (Jose Maria)

Texas

 

1836

 

Fuentes, Antonio

Texas

 

1836

 

Jimenez, Damacio

Texas

 

1836

 

King, William Phillip

Texas

 

1836

 

Lewis, William Irvine

Texas

 

1836

 

Lightfoot, William J.

Texas

 

1836

 

Losoya, Jose Toribio

Texas

 

1836

 

Nava, Andres

Texas

 

1836

 

Perry, Richardson

Texas

 

1836

 

Andross, Miles Deforest

Vermont

 

1836

 

Allen, Robert

Virginia

 

1836

 

Baugh, John J.

Virginia

 

1836

 

Carey, William R.

Virginia

 

1836

 

Garnett, William

Virginia

 

1836

 

Goodrich, John Camp

Virginia

 

1836

 

Herndon, Patrick Henry

Virginia

 

1836

 

Kenny, James

Virginia

 

1836

 

Main, George Washington

Virginia

 

1836

 

Malone, William T.

Virginia

 

1836

 

Mitchasson, Edward F.

Virginia

 

1836

 

Moore, Robert B.

Virginia

 

1836

 

Northcross, James

Virginia

 

1836

 

Zanco, Charles

Denmark

 

1836

 

Blazeby, William

England

 

1836

 

Bourne, Daniel

England

 

1836

 

Brown, George

England

 

1836

 

Dennison, Stephen (or Ireland)

England

 

1836

 

Dimpkins, James R.

England

 

1836

 

Gwynne, James C.

England

 

1836

 

Hersee, William Daniel

England

 

1836

 

Nowlan, James

England

 

1836

 

Sewell, Marcus L.

England

 

1836

 

Starr, Richard

England

 

1836

 

Stewart, James E.

England

 

1836

 

Waters, Thomas

England

 

1836

 

Wolfe, Anthony (Avram)

England

 

1836

 

Wolfe, son age 12

England

 

1836

 

Wolfe, son age 11

England

 

1836

 

Burns, Samuel E.

Ireland

 

1836

 

Duvalt, Andrew

Ireland

 

1836

 

Evans, Robert

Ireland

 

1836

 

Hawkins, Joseph M.

Ireland

 

1836

 

Jackson, Thomas

Ireland

 

1836

 

McGee, James

Ireland

 

1836

 

Rusk, Jackson J.

Ireland

 

1836

 

Rusk, Jackson J.

Ireland

 

1836

 

Ward, William B.

Ireland

 

1836

 

Courtman, Henry

Germany

 

1836

 

Thomas, Henry

Germany

 

1836

 

Ballentine, Richard W.

Scotland

 

1836

 

McGregor, John

Scotland

 

1836

 

Robinson, Isaac

Scotland

 

1836

 

Wilson, David L.

Scotland

 

1836

 

Johnson, Lewis

Wales

 

1836

 

Brown, Robert

Unknown

 

1836

 

Day, Freeman H.K.

Unknown

 

1836

 

Garvin, John E.

Unknown

 

1836

 

George, James

Unknown

 

1836

 

McCafferty, Edward

Unknown

 

1836

 

Mitchell, William T.

Unknown

 

1836

 

Mitchell, Napoleon B.

Unknown

 

1836

 

Roberts, Thomas H.

Unknown

 

1836

 

Smith, William H.

Unknown

 

1836

 

Sutherland, William Depriest

Unknown

 

1836

 

White, Robert

Unknown

 

1836

 

John (last name unknown)

Unknown

 

1836

 

Baxter, Joseph

 

 

Newly Discovered Defenders

Edwards, Samuel

 

 

Newly Discovered Defenders

Edwards, William

 

 

Newly Discovered Defenders

Gordon, Pelitiah

 

 

Newly Discovered Defenders

McClelland, Ross

 

 

Newly Discovered Defenders

Joe, Travis' slave

 

 

Known Survivors

Alsbury, Juana Gertrudis

 

 

Known Survivors

Dickinson, Angelina Elizabeth

 

 

Known Survivors

Dickinson, Susanna Wilkerson

 

 

Known Survivors

Esparza, Anna Salazar

 

 

Known Survivors

Esparza, Enrique

 

 

Known Survivors

Esparza, Francisco (child)

 

 

Known Survivors

Esparza, Manuel (child)

 

 

Known Survivors

Esparza, Maria de Jesus Castro (child)

 

 

Known Survivors

Gonzales, Petra

 

 

Known Survivors

Guerrero, Brigido

 

 

Known Survivors

Navarro, Gertrudis

 

 

Known Survivors

Perez, Jr., Alejo Alsbury

 

 

Known Survivors

Saucedo, Trinidad

 

 

Known Survivors

Rose, Louis (Moses)

 

 

Unproven Participants

Villanueva, Andrea Castanon

 

 

Unproven Participants

Allen, James L.

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Baylor, John Walker

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Brown, Robert

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Coy, Trinidad

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Cruz y Arocha, Antonio

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

De La Garza, Alexandro

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Desauque, Francis L.

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Dimmitt (Dimitt), Phillip

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Highsmith, Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Johnson, William P.

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Lockhart, Byrd

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Nobles, Benjamin F.

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Oury, William Sanders

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Patton, William Hester

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Smith, John William

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Smither, Launcelot

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Sowell, Andrew Jackson

 

 

Surviving Couriers & Foragers

Sutherland, John

Alabama

1792

1867

The Alamo garrison hired his medical services

Trammel, Burke