Bayliss, Joseph (1808–1836)


By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: November 1, 1994


Joseph Bayliss, Alamo defender, son of John and Patience Bayliss, was born in Tennessee in 1808. He traveled as a single man to Texas in January 1836 and enlisted in the Volunteer Auxiliary Corps of Texas at Nacogdoches. He went to the Alamo as a member of Capt. William B. Harrison's company, which included David Crockett. Bayliss 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). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985).
Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Bayliss, Joseph,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bayliss-joseph.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994