Jonathan L. Lindley was born 1814 in Illinois and died defending the Alamo March 6, 1836. He entered Coahuila-Texas in November 1833, as a livestock raiser and applied for a land grant in Joseph Vehlein’s colony on November 4, 1834. When the Texas Revolution broke out in the fall of 1835, he joined Captain John Crane’s company of volunteers and participated in the Siege of Bexar in November 1835. On December 14, 1835 he joined William R. Carey’s artillery company and helped garrison the Alamo’s cannon defense. He was the only representative at the Alamo from Illinois.
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