Lewis Johnson, Alamo defender, was born around 1813 in Virginia. On September 24, 1835, Lewis, from the Trinity jurisdiction, entered service as a volunteer in Capt. Robert M. Coleman’s First Company of the revolutionary army. He and his brother Frank participated in the Siege of Bexar, after which his brother was honorably discharged and returned to his family in the Nacogdoches Municipality. Lewis remained at Bexar under the command of Gen. Edward Burleson. On December 14, 1835, he volunteered to garrison Bexar under the command of Lt. Col. James C. Neill. In February 1836 he was one of those at the Alamo who participated in the election ordered by the General Consultation for members of the coming convention. On March 6, 1836, Lewis was killed at the battle of the Alamo.
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