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DAYMON, SQUIRE (1808–1836). Squire Daymon, Alamo defender, was born at Tennessee in 1808. He was a resident of Gonzales, Texas, in 1836. After taking part in the siege of Bexar, he served in the Bexar garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Sometime after February 2, 1836, Daymon may have left Bexar for his home and then returned to the Alamo, possibly with the relief force from Gonzales on March 1, 1836. 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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). 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, "DAYMON, SQUIRE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.