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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]
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[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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Biography

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]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bill Groneman, "SHIED, MANSON," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsh60), accessed March 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alamo_defenders
  3. http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/index.html
  4. 1836 Facts about the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence, edited by Mary Deborah Petite
  5. "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJR-8FLY : accessed 28 April 2015), Manson Shied, 1836; citing San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas, BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012).
  6. http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/land-grant-search/index.cfm


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