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BROWN, JAMES MURRY (1800–1836). James Murry Brown, Alamo defender, was born in Pennsylvania in 1800. He moved to Texas in 1835 and registered in De León's colony on April 17, 1835. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison. Brown 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). 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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Bill Groneman, "BROWN, JAMES MURRY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.