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HANNUM, JAMES (1815–1836). James Hannum, Alamo defender, son of Washington Lee and Martha (Robertson) Hannum, was born in Pennsylvania on August 8, 1815. He served in the Alamo garrison and 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, "HANNUM, JAMES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.