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WILLS, WILLIAM (?–1836). William Wills, defender of the Alamo, was a farmer in Brazoria County, Texas. Very little is known about him other than that he is recognized as having died in defense of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "WILLS, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.