Taylor, George (ca. 1816–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: July 1, 1995

Updated: April 30, 2019

George Taylor, Alamo defender, son of Anson and Elizabeth (Maley) Taylor, was born at Tennessee circa 1816. He was the younger brother of Alamo defenders Edward and James Taylor. At the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he and his brothers were picking cotton on the Dorsett farm in Liberty, Texas. Upon finishing the job they left to join the Texas army. It is believed that the Taylor brothers died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, though some evidence suggests that they were victims of the Goliad massacre. Their names were on a list of the Alamo casualties a week before the Goliad executions occurred.

Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). William Fairfax Gray, From Virginia to Texas, 1835 (Houston: Fletcher Young, 1909, 1965). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). Thomas R. Lindley, "Davy Crockett: The Alamo's High Private," Alamo Journal 64 (December 1988). Andrew Jackson Sowell, Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (Austin: Ben C. Jones, 1900; rpt., Austin: State House Press, 1986).

Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Taylor, George,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 29, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/taylor-george.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995
April 30, 2019