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WATERS, THOMAS (1812–1836). Thomas Waters, Alamo defender, was born in England in 1812. He emigrated to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. Waters took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison in Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Waters 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


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

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