John T. Garner was a soldier in the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution, noted for a daring action during the Battle of San Jacinto that helped seal the decisive Texian victory.
John T. Garner was born in 1809, and he enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman"s Company in New Portuguese, Kentucky on December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas with that company in January 1836.
He was in Captain William Wood"s Company at The Battle of San Jacinto and was one of the men who destroyed Vince"s Bridge. The others who were with him on that mission were Deaf Smith, John Coker, Dimer West. Reaves, Young Perry Alsbury, Moses Lapham and Edwin R. Rainwater. After the Texas Revolution, he lived in Leon County, Texas for a time and then in 1883, he moved to Travis County, Texas.