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Fauntleroy, William H. (1814–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

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.

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, “Fauntleroy, William H.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995