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DAY, JERRY C. (1818–1836). Jerry C. Day, Alamo defender and son of Jeremiah Day, was born in Missouri in 1818. In 1836 he lived near Gonzales, Texas. He was a member of the Alamo garrison during the Texas Revolution, and his father served the Texas forces as a wagoner. Day 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). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "DAY, JERRY C.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.