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Washington, Joseph G. (1808–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography

Joseph G. Washington, Alamo defender, son of Andrew and Margaret (Bridger) Washington, was born in Logan County, Kentucky, in 1808. He traveled to Texas in late 1835 with Peter J. Bailey, B. Archer M. Thomas, Daniel W. Cloud, and William Fauntleroy, all future Alamo defenders. Washington and his companions took the oath of allegiance to Texas before Judge John Forbes at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836. They joined the Volunteer Auxillary Corps of Texas and traveled to San Antonio de BĂ©xar and the Alamo in Capt. William B. Harrison's company, which included David Crockett. Washington arrived at Bexar on or about February 9, 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). 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, “Washington, Joseph G.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 01, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/washington-joseph-g.

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