Claiborne Wright, Alamo defender, son of James and Patsy (Stigall) Wright, was born in North Carolina in 1810. He entered the Texan army on November 1, 1835, and took part in the siege of Bexar. He was discharged on December 13, 1835, and left Bexar for his home in Gonzales. Wright returned to the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales, arriving on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.