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Thomas, B. Archer M. (1818–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

B. Archer M. Thomas, Alamo defender, was born in Kentucky in 1818. He traveled to Texas from Logan County, Kentucky, with Daniel W. Cloud, Peter J. Bailey, William H. Fauntleroy, and Joseph G. Washington. He and his companions joined the Volunteer Auxiliary Corps of Texas at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and proceeded to San Antonio de BĂ©xar as members of Capt. William B. Harrison's company, which included David Crockett. Thomas 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). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Thomas, B. Archer M.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995