Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


ROBERTSON, JAMES WATERS (1812–1836). James Waters Robertson, Alamo defender, son of Felix and Lydia (Waters) Robertson, was born in Tennessee on February 18, 1812. He was married to Sarah Carson. Robertson came to Texas from Louisiana, took part in the siege of Bexar, and later served in the Alamo garrison. 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). 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, "ROBERTSON, JAMES WATERS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.