Johnson, Lewis

Age: 23
Rank: Private
From: Virginia

Lewis Johnson, Alamo defender, was born around 1813, one of five known children of James Johnson, Sr., a Virginian who moved to Texas in 1829 with his family. 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 undoubtedly was one of the thirteen privates in that company at Camp Cibolo on October 17, 1835, and one of the eighteen noncommissioned officers and privates of that company in the First Division of Col. John H. Moore's regiment at Camp Salado on October 21, 1835.