William Lewis, Republic of Texas veteran, was born in New York City, New York in 1810, to Joseph and Mary Lewis. At the age of 24, circa 1833, Lewis and his brother, John Edward, moved to Texas, where they joined Stephen F. Austin's fourth colony.
Leaving their families behind, William, along with his brother, joined Texas's fight for independence. According to family records, William participated in the Siege of Bexar and San Jacinto. For his service, he received a league and a labor of land, bounty land and donation lands. After Independence, William returned to Fayette County, and held several different positions, including: Justice of the Peace (1852), Postmaster for Cedar (1859), County Assessor (1865 - 1866), and County Judge (1870). William died on December 27, 1870, and is believed to have been buried in the Lewis Cemetery, now called the Cedar Cemetery.
His marker has been lost to time, so his descendant, Myrnell Lewis Pollard, had a cenotaph, or memorial marker, placed in the Texas State Cemetery next to his brother's grave.
Burial: Texas State Cemetery Austin Travis County Texas, USA Plot: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 Row:L Number:15
Created by: Bev Record added: Mar 31, 2005
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