Claiborne Wright was born 1810 in North Carolina. He entered the Texan army on November 1, 1835, and took part in the Siege of Béxar. He was discharged on December 13, 1835, and left Béxar for his home in Gonzales. Wright returned to the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales, arriving on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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William Parks, Alamo defender, was born 1805 in North Carolina. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. Robert White’s infantry company, the Béxar Guards. Parks died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Willis A. Moore, Alamo defender, was born 1808 in North Carolina. He joined the Texas army at Béxar on November 26, 1835, and took part in the Siege of Béxar. On January 1, 1836, he joined Capt. John Chenoweth’s company. Moore died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. He was a cousin of Alamo defender Robert B. Moore.
Tapley Holland, Alamo defender, was born 1810 in Ohio. He took part in the Siege of Béxar. Later he served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. Holland died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Jesús (Comanche) Cuellar, member of the Texas cavalry during the revolution, bore the name Comanche from having been a Comanche captive. In 1833 he was an alferez in the Mexican army in Tamaulipas. He was a guide for Domingo de Ugartechea in November 1835 and was ranked as a lieutenant under Martín Perfecto de Cos at the siege of Béxar in December 1835, when he deserted the Mexican forces, reported to Edward Burleson the weakness of Béxar’s defenses, and offered himself as a guide for the Texans into San Antonio. Opposed to Antonio López de Santa Anna because of an injury Santa Anna had inflicted on his brother, Cuellar joined Dr. James Grant for the proposed Matamoros expedition of 1835–36, but got only as far as Goliad, where he joined the troops of James Walker Fannin, Jr. Cuellar devised a scheme for the defeat and capture of José de Urrea’s army and led Urrea’s men into a pass where he expected Fannin to trap them, but Urrea retreated to San Patricio before Fannin could attack. Cuellar was later sent to Refugio to give warning to William Ward and from Refugio went to join the Texas army. The General Council designated Cuellar a captain. He died at Goliad in 1841.