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.
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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 October 20, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bayliss-joseph.
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