White, Robert (1806–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: September 1, 1995

Robert White, Alamo defender, was born in 1806. He was a resident of Gonzales and served in the siege of Bexar in the rank of lieutenant. Following the battle, White was promoted to captain and commanded one of the Bexar garrison's infantry companies, the Bexar Guards. It is possible that White left Bexar before the siege of the Alamo for his home in Gonzales and then returned with the relief force from the town. White 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). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973).
Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “White, Robert,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 15, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/white-robert.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995