Buchanan, James (1813–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: November 1, 1994

James Buchanan, Alamo defender, was born in 1813. He and his wife, Mary, registered as colonists of Stephen F. Austin in 1834. As a member of the Alamo garrison, Buchanan 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). 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, “Buchanan, James,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/buchanan-james.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994