SEWELL, MARCUS L.
SEWELL, MARCUS L. (1810?–1836). Marcus L. Sewell, Alamo defender, was born in Overton County, Tennessee, between 1810 and 1815. He traveled to Texas by way of Huntsville, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, before settling in Gonzales. He was a shoemaker by trade. On February 23, 1836, Sewell was mustered into the Gonzales Ranging Company by Capt. Byrd Lockhart. He rode to the relief of the Alamo with this group, which arrived on March 1, 1836. Sewell died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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