Blair, Samuel (1807–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: November 1, 1994

Samuel Blair, Alamo defender and officer of the Alamo garrison, was born in Tennessee in 1807. He registered as a single man for a quarter league of land in the Power and Hewetson colony on August 4, 1834. On September 10, 1834, he registered for a headright of land in James McGloin's colony. Blair took part in the siege of Bexar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as assistant to the ordnance chief, Robert Evans, with the rank of captain. He 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). 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).
Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Blair, Samuel,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994