John M. Hays, Alamo defender, was born in 1814 and moved to Texas from Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Capt. John Chenoweth's company on January 14, 1836. He ran unsuccessfully for one of the two positions for delegates to the Texas convention representing the garrison at Bexar. Hays died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Bill Groneman, “Hays, John M.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 31, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hays-john-m.
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