(TEXAS) WILBER CHERRY
(1820 - 1873 ) American soldier, printer and publisher in the early Republic of Texas. Born in Oswego, New York he ran away from home at age 15 to join in the Texas Revolution. On November 21, 1835, he joined Capt. Andrew Briscoe's company of Liberty Volunteers and subsequently participated in the siege of Bexar. After the Texas Revolution, Cherry joined the Army of the Republic of Texas from 1839 - 40. For a time thereafter Cherry worked as a printer in Austin and in Liberty. He moved to Galveston in 1843 and there, in 1844, with Michael Cronican, whom he had first met during the siege of Bexar, became a publisher of the Galveston Weekly News and was active with the paper until 1853. A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Galveston, July 14, 1851 to H. B. Balton, concerning "Survey made for Clark Beach, lying somewhere on the San Jacinto in its Tributaries" Partial fold separations, light soiling, minor chips at margins, else very good.