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ALLEN, ROBERT (?–1836). Robert Allen, Alamo defender, was born in Virginia. He was a member of Capt. John H. Forsyth's cavalry company, which accompanied Lt. Col. William B. Travis to the Alamo in January 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6 of that year.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). 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]).
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