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Kellogg, John Benjamin (1817–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

John Benjamin Kellogg, Alamo defender, son of John Benjamin Kellogg, was born in Kentucky in 1817. He was a resident of Gonzales, Texas, in 1835, when he married Sidney Gaston Miller, the former wife of Thomas R. Miller. Kellogg joined the relief force from Gonzales and rode to the Alamo, where he arrived on March 1, 1836. 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). 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, “Kellogg, John Benjamin,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 21, 2020,

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