Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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LEWELLYN, JOHN -- It is not known when Mr. Lewellyn came to Texas. He did not receive a Headright Certificate. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 28 for 640 acres of land April 13, 1846 for having served in the army from March 16 to September 26, 1836. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of " VELASCO BLUES', at San Jacinto and on May 29, 1850 was issued Donation Certificate No. 208 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Lewellyn was living in Galveston County February 4, 1854 when he sold his Donation Certificate to Jacob D. Cordova for $160.00.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Lewellin, Llewellyn
  • Bounty Certificate: 28
  • Donation Certificate: 208