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A Parchman at the Alamo?
Posted by: Michael Parchman Date: April 07, 2001 at 18:25:11
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I have discovered that the son of Parmelia "Milly" Parchman,(b. 1805) married to John Gladden King, died in the Alamo. His name was William Phillip King and he was 14 or 15 at the time. He is known as the youngest defender of the Alamo. They lived outside of San Antonio in Gonzales, Texas on a farm at the outskirts of town. The story is that when a group of volunteers came back looking for recruits, his father was about to leave with them, but the son convinced the father to stay behind with the wife, who was pregnant at the time. The story is apocryphal, of course, but the death of William Phillip King, son of Parmelia Parchman King is well established.


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