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BUCHANAN, JAMES (1813–1836). James Buchanan, Alamo defender, was born in 1813. He and his wife, Mary, registered as colonists of Stephen F. Austin in 1834. As a member of the Alamo garrison, Buchanan 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, "BUCHANAN, JAMES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.