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MARSHALL, WILLIAM (1808–1836). William Marshall, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee in 1808 and was a resident of Arkansas at the time of the Texas revolution. He came to Texas as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys, took part in the siege of Bexar, and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Marshall died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. No bounty or donation land was ever recorded in his name.


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, "MARSHALL, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.