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William John Lightfoot

Birthplace: Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death: Died in Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA
Cause of death: Died in the battle of the Alamo.
Place of Burial: The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Third Corporal of Captain William R. Carey's artillery company
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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

September 8, 1805
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
March 6, 1836
Age 30
Alamo, Hidalgo, TX, USA
The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA