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The Siege of Bexar Descendants met for their 20th anniversary, on the 170th anniversary of the Siege of Bexar, at Alamo Hall, the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas December 9-11, 2005. THE SIEGE OF BEXAR DESCENDANTS “The Storming of San Antonio”December 5-10, 1835 HOWDY MEMBERS AND GUESTS Welcome to San Antonio and BexarTo CELEBRATEOur20th ANNIVERSARY 12/9/05 […]
Luis Zertuche Castañon was born on March 18, 1820, to Jesus Castañon, a soldier stationed in Bexar, and Guadalupe Zertuche Castañon. According to 1830 census records, Luis spent his early years at San Jose Mission in San Antonio playing alongside his brother Pedro and sister Maria. Other siblings would come later. By age thirteen he […]
William Tennant Austin, soldier and civil servant of the Republic of Texas, was born on January 30, 1809, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Susan (Rogers) and John Punderson Austin. On December 12, 1830 Stephen F. Austin had located land on Buffalo Bayou for William, who had established a mercantile trade before the end of […]
Martin Baty Lewis (1806–1884), soldier and county official, was born in Clark County, Indiana, on January 13, 1806, the eldest son of Sally (Lemasters) and Samuel S. Lewis, who also served at the Siege of Bexar. He married Nancy Moore 1825 in Indiana and they had eleven children. He emigrated to Texas in January 1830, […]