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WILSON, JOHN [1804-1836]

WILSON, JOHN (1804–1836). John Wilson, Alamo defender, son of John and Jane (Nevin) Wilson, was born in Pennsylvania in 1804. He was one of at least six John Wilsons in the Texan army during the Texas Revolution. Very little is known about him other than 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). Amelia W. Williams, A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and of the Personnel of Its Defenders (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1931; rpt., Southwestern Historical Quarterly 36–37 [April 1933-April 1934]).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "WILSON, JOHN [1804-1836]," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.