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Manson Shied (1811 - 1836)

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Manson Shied
Born in Georgia, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Republic of Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Apr 2015
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Manson Shied, Alamo defender, was born in Georgia in 1811. After emigrating to Texas, Manson Shied lived in Brazoria, where he registered, filed claim for a land grant in Brazoria, Texas. [1] He was a carpenter before he enlisted in the military during the Texas Revolution.[2]

In 1835, Manson Shied enlisted in the Texan army, and was in time to serve in the Siege of Bexar, (October-December, 1835).[3][4]

In 1836 Manson stayed on in the Bexar colony in the Garrison of the Alamo as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. [1] Sheid was killed in the battle of the Alamo March 6, 1836, along with the other Alamo Defenders. A memorial is in San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. [5]

Note: The republic of Texas awarded heirs of Manson Shied: Robertson 1st bounty 836 Acres in Limestone Co.; Robertson 1st, 429 Acres in Hill Co.;and Fannin bounty 977 Acres in Jack co. for service. [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bill Groneman, "SHIED, MANSON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed March 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  4. 1836 Facts about the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence, edited by Mary Deborah Petite
  5. "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 April 2015), Manson Shied, 1836; citing San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas, BillionGraves ( : 2012).

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