William D. Howell, Alamo defender, was born in Massachusetts in 1797. He was a doctor and lived in New York before traveling to Texas by way of New Orleans in 1835 as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Howell died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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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).
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Bill Groneman, “Howell, William D.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/howell-william-d.
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