W. G. Sharp Collection 1817-1923
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John Salmon "Rip" Ford (1815-1897) was a physician; soldier and military commander in the Mexican War and Civil War; elected official in the Texas Senate and House of Representatives; and editor of the Texas Democrat and the Brownsville Sentinel. From the description of Ford, John Salmon "Rip," papers, circa 1836-1896. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 319168288 Born near Greenville, South Carolina, on May 26, 1815. Came to Texas in June 1836 and served as...
Oran Milo Roberts (1815–1898) was a jurist and governor of Texas, 1879-1883. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1836, was admitted to the bar in 1837, and moved in 1841 to San Augustine, Texas, where he opened a successful law practice. In 1844, Sam Houston appointed Roberts district attorney of San Augustine, and in 1866, Governor James Pinckney Henderson appointed him district judge. Roberts also taught law at the University of San Augustine. Roberts earned...
Moses Austin Bryan, 1817-1895, became Stephen F. Austin's secretary in 1832. Bryan enlisted in the Texas army in 1836 and served at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of the Somervell Expedition in 1842, and enlisted in the Third Texas Regiment during the Civil War. In 1873, Bryan helped organize the Texas Veterans Association and served as its secretary until 1886. From the description of Moses Austin Bryan papers, 1814-1930, (bulk 1836-1889). (San Jacinto Museum of History)...
San Augustine, Texas, banker and civic leader W. G. Sharp was descended from George Washington Teel, one of the original 300 settlers Stephen F. Austin brought to San Felipe, Texas, in 1824 and moved to San Augustine in 1827. Sharp was a lifelong lover of Texas history and collected documents relating to Texas history. From the guide to the W. G. Sharp Collection 67-6., 1817-1923, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin) ...
David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870) was born in Newark, New Jersey. About 1817 he moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana, and in 1831 to Texas. He was ad interim president of the Republic of Texas from March 17 to October 22, 1836. In 1836 he was elected vice president of the Republic of Texas, serving part time as secretary of state and acting president. From the guide to the David G. Burnet letters MS 188., 1836-1859, (Woodson Research Center, ) Born April 14, 1788,...
U.S. senator from Texas, legislator of the Texas (Republic), jurist, and army officer. From the description of Petition of Thomas J. Rusk, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015419 Army officer, jurist, Texas legislator, and U.S. senator. From the description of Thomas J. Rusk letters, 1835-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70956387 From the description of Thomas J. Rusk collection, 1826-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70956384 Edwar...
As commander of the doomed Alamo garrison, Colonel William Barret Travis became a legendary figure in Texas history. Born in South Carolina in 1809, Travis went on to study law and marry Rosanna Cato before moving to Texas. He left his family behind and settled in Stephen F. Austin's colony to practice law. With the coming of war with Mexico, Travis became an army officer and was ordered to reinforce the Alamo garrison in San Antonio de Bexar. He took command after James C. Neill gave up the pos...
Texas politician, soldier, and frontier hero. He was the first president of the Republic of Texas and served as a United States Senator for that state. From the description of Letter, ca. 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699442 From the description of Letter, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435304 Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the war of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years amon...
David Spangler Kaufman (1813-1851) was a lawyer, soldier and politician, who served as the first Jewish United States Congressman from Texas. He was born in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, studied law in Natchez, Mississippi, and moved to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1837. After moving to Texas, Kaufman practiced law, fought in military campaigns against Native Americans, served as a member of the Republic of Texas's House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, and the Texas Senate. After annexation ...