William T. Malone was son of Thomas Hill and Elizabeth (Tucker) Malone, born on August 13, 1817 in Athens, Limestone county, Alabama. He was the eldest son of Thomas, a planter, who had strict scruples about alcohol. Description of William: dark hair, dark complexion with a missing little finger on left hand. Sources states William's Birth place as Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. 
When he was 18 years old, William had been on a "drinking spree" with friends. This caused an altercation with his father. Due to this, William left for Texas, going first to New Orleans. He then crossed into Texas most probably in the fall of 1835.His father forgave him and tried to find William, but never caught up with him. When he reached Texas he learned William had died in the Alamo.
He wrote to his mother, in late 1835, a letter she kept with her until it was worn out..
William participated in the siege of Bexar, being assigned to Capt. Thomas F.L. Parrot's artillery. 1836- William was assigned to the Alamo garrison. Commanding officer was Capt William R. Cary's artillery.
William was killed in the Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836. Remains were buried in San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar colony, Texas. The family of William sent a messenger looking for William only to find out that he had died in the Alamo.
Bounty for HEIRS Heirs were awarded Donation Cert 640Acre for Siege of Bexar, 640 Acre Stephens Co. ptd , 1920 Acre for service 28 Sept 1835 to March 6, 1836 when he fell at Alamo, and 1920 acre Parker co., ptd to heirs
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On 5 Mar 2019 at 20:21 GMT William Vaughan wrote: