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William John Lightfoot

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Death: Died in Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA
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Son of Henry Taylor Lightfoot and Nancy L. Lightfoot
Brother of Henry L. Lightfoot; John W. Lightfoot; Mary Lightfoot; Jesse H. Lightfoot; Elijah Holiday Lightfoot and 7 others

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About William John Lightfoot

LIGHTFOOT, WILLIAM JOHN (1805–1836). William John Lightfoot, Alamo defender, son of Henry Taylor and Nancy (Webster) Lightfoot, was born in Mercer County, Kentucky on September 8, 1805. The family moved to Missouri Territory by 1816 and to Union County, Arkansas, by 1824. William John was living in Fort Bend County, Texas in 1830 and in Gonzales in 1836. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a third corporal of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

from: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli39

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William John Lightfoot's Timeline

1805
1805
1836
March 6, 1836
Age 31
Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA