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Moore, Willis A. (1808–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Willis A. Moore, Alamo defender, the son of George and Elizabeth M. Moore, was probably born in Robeson County, North Carolina, in 1808. He immigrated to Texas from Arkansas, joined the Texas army at Bexar on November 26, 1835, and took part in the siege of Bexar. On January 1, 1836, he joined Capt. John Chenoweth's company. Moore died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. He was cousin of Alamo defender Robert B. Moore.

Albert Curtis, Remember the Alamo Heroes (San Antonio: Clegg, 1961). 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, “Moore, Willis A.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995