William Malone (Georgia) Nov 18, 2007 12:25:22 GMT -5
Post by Greg C. on Nov 18, 2007 12:25:22 GMT -5
MALONE, WILLIAM T. (1817-1836). William T. Malone, Alamo defender, son of Thomas Hill and Elizabeth (Tucker) Malone, was born at Athens, Georgia, on August 13, 1817. He lived with his family in Alabama, then left his home for New Orleans after getting drunk and incurring his father's wrath. His father followed him as far as New Orleans, but Malone had crossed over into Texas by late 1835. He wrote to his family once after arriving in Texas. According to family tradition, his mother carried the letter with her until it wore away. Malone took part in the siege of Bexarqv as a member of Capt. Thomas F. L. Parrott's artillery company. He later served in the Alamo garrison in Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836. Malone has been described as having dark hair and complexion and missing the little finger of his left hand.