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Shied, Manson (1811–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Manson Shied, Alamo defender, was born in Georgia in 1811. He was subsequently a resident of Brazoria, Texas, and made his living as a carpenter. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Shied 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). Marion Day Mullins, First Census of Texas, 1829–1836, and Other Early Records of the Republic of Texas (Washington: National Genealogical Society, 1959).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Shied, Manson,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/shied-manson.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

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