DEARDUFF, WILLIAM (?–1836). William Dearduff, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee. He immigrated to Texas and, on November 5, 1831, registered for a quarter league of land in DeWitt's colony. He entered the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales on March 1, 1836, and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6.
Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). Texas General Land Office, An Abstract of the Original Titles of Record in the General Land Office (Houston: Niles, 1838; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1964).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Bill Groneman, "DEARDUFF, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fde87), accessed June 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.