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PERRY, RICHARDSON (1817–1836). Richardson Perry, Alamo defender, son of Burwell (Burrel, Burrell) Perry, an early settler of Texas, was born in 1817. While some historians indicate he was born in Texas, family letters and legal documents suggest Perry was born in Hancock County, Mississippi. He was single and received a land grant in Brazos County on October 10, 1835. Perry took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. 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


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Bill Groneman, "PERRY, RICHARDSON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.