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Clark, M. B. (unknown–ca. 1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

M. B. Clark, Alamo defender, was born in Mississippi. On January 27, 1836, he enlisted in the company of Capt. John M. Chenoweth in Texas. He may have been one of the volunteers who accompanied James Bowie to the Alamo. Louis Moses Rose, who left the Alamo before its fall, stated that he had seen Clark at the mission (see ALAMO, BATTLE OF).

Robert Bruce Blake, "A Vindication of Rose and His Story," in In the Shadow of History, ed. J. Frank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, and Harry H. Ransom (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society 15, Detroit: Folklore Association, 1939). 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, “Clark, M. B.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994
September 25, 2019