In an old Frontier Times magazine, dated September 1927, Volume 4--Number 12, written for Frontier Times by E. H. Alexander, Llano, Texas pages 40, 41" it is shown: "Among the early settlers who came to Texas to better their fortunes was Amos Alexander, who arrived in the spring of 1833.He came from Pennsylvania and brought with him his son, Lyman W. Alexander. After looking over the country he selected land in the valley of the Colorado river, a few miles above the town of Columbus, in Colorado County. Here he hired some men to build his house and put in a field, and leaving his son to superintend the work he returned to the north to settle up his affairs and bring his family to Texas.After reaching home he concluded to move to Bastrop, Texas, and open a store and hotel.In 1834 he took his family to New York bought a supply of goods, and boarded a ship for Galveston.His family on this trip consisted of his wife (no name given), Amos R, a fifteen-year old boy (no name given), and a ten-year old daughter.The ship landed at Galveston in a storm which came near wrecking it, and the captain had part of the cargo thrown overboard, some of which belonged to the family.They went on to Bastrop an opened their store and hotel." (This is the first paragraph of this article.)
In the remainder of the article it states that in the spring of 1835, a band of Indians killed Amos Alexander and shot his son Lyman.
Lyman recovered and served in the army, in the battle of Mission Conception and the Grass Fight near San Antonio.He served in Capt. Jesse Billings' company and was with Houston's army near Gonzales, when word was received of the fall of the Alamo.After serving in other regiments, and when his enlistment expired, he returned to Columbus (where his mother and sister had moved for safety).He served as deputy marshal under Ben McCullough.He also served as count surveyor Fayette County, and afterwards followed the land business.He died in Cooke County (Texas) in 1875.
I thought I would post this in case someone is researching the Alexander surname in Texas.This is not of my line.