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, EDWARD -- Shown on page 11 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 as Edw. Lewis, a member of Captain Richard Roman's Company. Most of the men of Captain Roman's Company arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the Schooner Pennsylvania, and it is assumed, but not proven, that Mr. Lewis was among them. He served in the army from February 14 to August 14, 1836. Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 255, signed by Captain Nicholas M. Dawson, who had succeeded Captain Roman in command of the company reads: "This is to certify that Edward Lewis has served three months in the Texian Service in Comp. B 1st reg Volunteers August 14, 1836." Mr. Lewis did not apply for the headright, bounty and donation land due him.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28?