Jones, John (1810–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: February 1, 1995

John Jones, Alamo defender and officer of the Alamo garrison, was born in New York in 1810. He traveled to Texas by way of New Orleans as a sergeant in Capt. Thomas Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as lieutenant of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Jones 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). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Jones, John,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 01, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995