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.
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