William H. Fauntleroy, Alamo defender, was born in Logan County, Kentucky, in 1814. He traveled to Texas with Peter J. Bailey, Daniel W. Cloud, Joseph G. Washington, and B. Archer M. Thomas in late 1835. On January 14, 1836, he and his companions took the oath of allegiance to Texas and were mustered into the Volunteer Auxiliary Corps at Nacogdoches. Fauntleroy traveled to the Alamo as a member of Capt. William B. Harrison's company, which included David Crockett. He arrived on or about February 9, 1836, and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6 of that year. His name is often misspelled as Fontleroy or Furtleroy.