Cruz y Arocha, Antonio (unknown–unknown)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: December 1, 1994

Antonio Cruz y Arocha, Alamo defender and courier, was one of a number of native Texans who joined Capt. Juan N. Seguín's company for six months' service during the Texas Revolution. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Seguín's cavalry company. Cruz left the Alamo on February 25, 1836, along with Seguín, to rally reinforcements for the Alamo. He later served with Seguín in the battle of San Jacinto.

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).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Cruz y Arocha, Antonio,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994