Name: Wilbur Alexander CHERRY Sr.
Given Name: Wilbur Alexander
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
Change Date: 26 May 2009 at 10:50:23
Family records of John H. Cherry, Southlake, TX.
Family records of Eva Cherry Eason, Texas City, TX.
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
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.
Ray Miller; RAY MILLER'S GALVESTON; Pg 70-77, 120-121; US/CAN
976.4139H2MR; FHL, Salt Lake City, UT.
;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.
General Land Office; Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
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
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 BOOK GALVESTON CO.; GALVESTON, TX.; 1838-1899; BOOK P; Pg 97;
FHC, Las Vegas, NV.
D.A.R. RECORDS; National #293406.
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.
; NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS;; Pg 64-65; copy of selected pages received from
Eva Cherry Eason; Texas City, TX.; 2 Oct 1996.
Father: Samuel CHERRY Jr. b: 10 Oct 1779 in New Hampshire, United States
Mother: Abigail DELANO b: ABT 1787 in New York, United States
Catherine Rebecca CROSBY b: 22 Feb 1826 in Sligo, , , Ireland
8 Aug 1847
in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
- Cora CHERRY b: 25 Jul 1848 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Usa
- Charles Chester CHERRY b: 12 Jan 1851 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States
- Edwin Dugat CHERRY b: 6 Dec 1852 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
- Wilbur Alexander CHERRY Jr. b: 14 Oct 1854 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, Usa
- William H. Sandusky CHERRY b: 25 Dec 1856 in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, Usa