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FRANCOIS, SEBASTIANPrivate
AgeLlewellyn's Company

Sebastian Francois appears in the narratives of the Johnson and Grant expedition as a "young Creole from Missouri who spoke Spanish." At the outbreak of the Texan Revolution, he enlisted at San Augustine, in a company of volunteers commanded by Captain Henry Augustine, who was succeeded, before Bexar, by Captain English, under whom Francois participated in the storming of Bexar.

After the capitulation of Cos he transferred to Captain Thomas Llewellyn's Company, and was one of a squad of eight men under First Sergeant Pittman, who were captured at San Patricio, in the early morning of March 27th. He was sent to Matamoros with other prisoners from the Johnson and Grant parties; where Potter knew him as one of his "Prisoners of Matamoros."

Francois was released with the others, Jan. 29, 1837, and returned to San Augustine, from whence, on April 22, 1837, he memorialized the Congress of the Republic, successfully, for the relief to which he was entitled in lands and pay, as a soldier of Texas. [Memorial, No. 11 1/2, File Box No. 5, State Library; Act of Congress of Texas, approved June 9, 1837; Gammell's Laws of Texas, I, 312.]
 


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NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
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