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NELSON, GEORGE (1805–1836). George Nelson, Alamo defender, son of William Nelson, was born in South Carolina in 1805. He came to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. He was wounded in the siege of Bexar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Nelson died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, along with his brother, Edward Nelson.


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).

Bill Groneman

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