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EVANS, SAMUEL B.

EVANS, SAMUEL B. (1812–1836). Samuel B. Evans, Alamo defender, son of Musgrove and Abi (Brown) Evans, was born in Jefferson County, New York, on January 16, 1812. His grandfather, Samuel Evans, was a general in the colonial army during the American Revolution. His uncle, Gen. Jacob Brown, was at one time commander of the United States Army. Evans 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). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). Reuben M. Potter, "The Fall of the Alamo," Magazine of American History, January 1878; rpt., Hillsdale, New Jersey: Otterden, 1977). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985). Amelia W. Williams, A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and of the Personnel of Its Defenders (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1931; rpt., Southwestern Historical Quarterly 36–37 [April 1933-April 1934]).

Bill Groneman

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Bill Groneman, "EVANS, SAMUEL B.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fev21), accessed September 30, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.