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BAKER, WILLIAM CHARLES M.

BAKER, WILLIAM CHARLES M. (?–1836). William Baker, Alamo defender, was born in Missouri. He came to Texas as a volunteer from Mississippi during the Texas Revolution. He joined Capt. Thomas F. L. Parrott's company at Bexar on November 26, 1835, and took part in the siege of Bexar. During the subsequent reorganization of the Texan forces he became part of Capt. John Chenoweth's company. Baker left Bexar but returned with the rank of captain as commander of the volunteers accompanying James Bowie on January 19, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973).

Bill Groneman

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Bill Groneman, "BAKER, WILLIAM CHARLES M.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbadr), accessed September 20, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.