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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LEWIS, ARCHIBALD S.-- It has not been ascertained when Mr. Lewis came to Texas. He enlisted in Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's Company March 31, 1836 for a period of thirty days. On May 26, 1836 he received Donation Certificate No. 221 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He re-enlisted in the army July 27, 1836 and served until January 6, 1838. For this service he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1639 for 1280 acres of land. The Probate Records of Harris County show that Mr. Lewis died in Houston, December 3, 1839. He was a Second Lt. at San Jacinto.

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: Second Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. Benjamin F. Bryant

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Death: 1839 Dec 3
  • Donation Certificate: 221