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LEWIS, IRA RANDOLPH
LEWIS, IRA RANDOLPH (1800–1867). Ira Randolph Lewis, government official, was born in Virginia on September 25, 1800, to Dr. Jacob and Deborah (FitzRandolph) Lewis. He was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lived for several years in Mississippi and Louisiana before moving to Texas in 1831. He went first to San Felipe de Austin, then to Cole's Settlement, then to Anahuac, and finally to Matagorda County. He was a prominent lawyer and a member of the Consultation and the General Council of the provisional government. While he was serving on the council in February 1836, he was commissioned a colonel and appointed to raise funds and men from the United States, where he spent the greater part of that year. In 1842 he served as a volunteer in the campaign against Adrián Woll. He married Eliza Julia Hune in 1822, and the couple had four children. Lewis died in August 1867 at the home of his daughter Cora and son-in-law, Moses Austin Bryan, at Independence, Washington County.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Ira R. Lewis Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Matagorda County Historical Commission, Historic Matagorda County (3 vols., Houston: Armstrong, 1986). Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Texas Collection, July 1945. Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).
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