BROWN, ROBERT (ca. 1818–?). Robert Brown, Alamo defender, was born around 1818 and arrived in Texas in October 1835, a single man. He is mentioned by William Barret Travis in a letter of February 25, 1836, as being one of the men who sallied forth from the Alamo to La Villita to burn huts that were affording cover to Mexican troops. Brown was sent out of the Alamo, probably as a courier, sometime later in the siege. He continued to serve the Texan forces during the revolution and guarded baggage and supplies at Harrisburg.
Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Bill Groneman, "BROWN, ROBERT," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbrdc), accessed May 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.