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WELLS, WILLIAM (1798–1836). William Wells, Alamo defender, son of Charles and Sarah (Lewis) Wells, was born at Hall County, Georgia, in 1789. He was the father of a son and daughter. He may have traveled to Bexar and the Alamo as a member of Capt. William H. Patton's company. Wells borrowed twenty dollars from Dr. John Sutherland to purchase a Yeager rifle, on his way to the Alamo. Wells died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Albert Curtis, Remember the Alamo Heroes (San Antonio: Clegg, 1961). Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976).
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