James Kenny, Alamo defender, son of James Kenny of Kentucky, was born in Virginia in 1814. He immigrated as a single man to Texas in 1834, enlisted in the service on September 28, 1835, and served in Capt. Robert M. Coleman's company until December 14, 1835. He then enlisted for another four months' service. Kenny served in the Alamo garrison and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.