Richard Starr, Alamo defender, was born in England in 1811. He traveled to Texas as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys, took part in the siege of Bexar, and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Starr died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.