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Ballentine, John J. (unknown–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

John J. Ballentine, Alamo defender, was born in Pennsylvania. He was a single man and lived several years in Bastrop before the Texas Revolution. He served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

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).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Ballentine, John J.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ballentine-john-j.

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