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Holloway, Samuel (1808–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Samuel Holloway, Alamo defender, son of James S. and Martha Owen (Spencer) Holloway, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1808. He came to Texas by way of Tennessee and New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. Holloway took part in the siege of Bexar and remained in Bexar as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


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).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Holloway, Samuel,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/holloway-samuel.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995

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