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JACKSON, WILLIAM DANIEL (1807–1836). William Daniel Jackson, sailor and Alamo defender, was born in Ireland in 1807 and moved to Texas from Kentucky. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison, possibly as a lieutenant of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. 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). Walter Lord, A Time to Stand (New York: Harper, 1961; 2d ed., Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "JACKSON, WILLIAM DANIEL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.