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TAYLOR, WILLIAM (1799–1836). William Taylor, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee in 1799. He was one of at least three William Taylors who served in the revolutionary army. As a member of 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, "TAYLOR, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.