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  • ID: I19513
  • Name: Wilbur Alexander CHERRY Sr.
  • Surname: Cherry
  • Given Name: Wilbur Alexander
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Jan 1820 in New Haven, , New York, Usa
  • Death: 12 Jun 1873 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Usa
  • Burial: 13 Jun 1873 Old City Cem., Galveston, Galveston, Texas
  • _UID: B0A7F52C5067D511A8FB99D98CCD1236CB64
  • Note:
    !FAMILY RECORDS:
    Family records of John H. Cherry, Southlake, TX.
    Family records of Eva Cherry Eason, Texas City, TX.

    !BIOGRAPHY:
    Eva Cherry Eason sent copy of pg 18-19 from a book (UNIDENTIFIED);
    but there are some references cited at the end of the article about Wilbur
    Cherry.
    Ike Moore; TWO YOUNG VETERANS OF TEXAS REVOLUTION; M.S. Texas State
    Archives; Enlistment papers of the Republic of Texas connected to the newspaper
    during its infancy.
    Walter Prescott Webb; THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS; VOLUME I; Austin;
    The Texas State Historical Association; 1952; Pg 335; FHL, Salt Lake City, UT.
    Charles W. Hayes; HISTORY OF THE ISLAND AND THE CITY OF GALVESTON;
    Cincinnati, OH.; 1879; Pg 694-698; FHL, Salt Lake City, UT. Rosenbury Library, Galveston, TX.; STEWART''S HISTORY OF TEXAS
    NEWSPAPERS; 1816-1914; The article says Wilbur Cherry came to Texas in 1835,
    and he settled in Liberty County. There on 21 Nov 1835 he joined Capt. Andrew
    Brisco's Company of Liberty Volunteers. He was honorably discharged on 31 Dec
    1840. Wilbur spent the rest of his life in journalism. He began publishing
    "THE GALVESTON NEWS" with his friend Michael Cronican in 1843. Wilbur and
    Catherine had six children. They lived at the corner of 16th & Church Streets
    in Galveston, TX.
    Doc #22:
    Ray Miller; RAY MILLER'S GALVESTON; Pg 70-77, 120-121; US/CAN
    976.4139H2MR; FHL, Salt Lake City, UT.

    !MILITARY:
    ;MUSTER ROLLS OF COMPANIES ENGAGED IN TEXAS REVOLUTION; 1835-1836.
    ;FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS; Pg 172.
    Wilbur Cherry served in THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS ARMY 15 months;
    he received Bounty Certificate No. 190 on 11 JAN 1847.

    !LAND:
    General Land Office; Austin, Texas.

    !DEATH-BURIAL:
    Wilbur Cherry is buried in the Old City Cemetery at 40th &
    Broadway, Galveston, TX. His grave is marked by the State of Texas.
    Rosenburg Library, Galveston, TX.; Obituaries; Galveston
    Newspapers; various articles received from Eva Cherry Eason; in poss of Richard
    A. Cherry, Henderson, NV.
    Doc #23:
    Sidney Sherman Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas; TEXAS HEROES
    BURIED ON GALVESTON ISLAND; Galveston, TX.; Pg 18-19; US/CAN 976.4139G1D3A;
    FHL, Salt Lake City, UT.

    !RESIDENCE-BIRTH:
    1820 U.S. Census: State of NY.; Oswego Co.; Town of New Haven.
    1850 U.S. Census; State of TX.; Galveston Co., Galveston City; pg 250; FHL
    Film #024889.
    1860 U.S. Census; State of TX.; Galveston Co.; Galveston City; pg 33;
    family #275/279; FHL Film #805294.
    1870 U.S. Census; State of TX.; Galveston Co.; Galveston City; pg 100; 1st
    Ward; FHL Film #553085.

    !MARRIAGE:
    ; MARRIAGE BOOK GALVESTON CO.; GALVESTON, TX.; 1838-1899; BOOK P; Pg 97;
    FHC, Las Vegas, NV.

    !BIRTH:
    D.A.R. RECORDS; National #293406.

    !RESIDENCE:
    GALVESTON CITY DIRECTORY; Galveston, TX.; 1859-1890.
    GALVESTON CITY DIRECTORY; Galveston, TX.; 1866-1867.
    GALVESTON CITY DIRECTORY; Galveston, TX.; 1870.
    GALVESTON CITY DIRECTORY; Galveston, TX.; 1872.

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH:
    Doc #17:
    ; NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS;; Pg 64-65; copy of selected pages received from
    Eva Cherry Eason; Texas City, TX.; 2 Oct 1996.
  • Change Date: 26 May 2009 at 10:50:23



    Father: Samuel CHERRY Jr. b: 10 Oct 1779 in New Hampshire, United States
    Mother: Abigail DELANO b: ABT 1787 in New York, United States

    Marriage 1 Catherine Rebecca CROSBY b: 22 Feb 1826 in Sligo, , , Ireland
    • Married: 8 Aug 1847 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
    Children
    1. Has No Children Cora CHERRY b: 25 Jul 1848 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Usa
    2. Has Children Charles Chester CHERRY b: 12 Jan 1851 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States
    3. Has No Children Edwin Dugat CHERRY b: 6 Dec 1852 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
    4. Has Children Wilbur Alexander CHERRY Jr. b: 14 Oct 1854 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
    5. Has No Children William H. Sandusky CHERRY b: 25 Dec 1856 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Usa
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