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.  He was a carpenter before he enlisted in the military during the Texas Revolution.
In 1835, Manson Shied enlisted in the Texan army, and was in time to serve in the Siege of Bexar, (October-December, 1835).
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.  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. 
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.