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us: Wharton, William H. (William Harris), 1802-1839

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  • Variants

    • us: Curtius, 1802-1839
    • us: Wharton, Wm. H. (William Harris), 1802-1839
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Albemarle County (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Waller County (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Brazoria County (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Matamoros (Coahuila, Mexico)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Texas--Politics and government
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Politicians--Texas
            (lcsh) Legislators--Texas
        • Additonal Related Forms

          • us: Jefferson, 1802-1839
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Wharton, William Harris, 1802-1839
        • Sources

          • found: His Texas, 1964?: t.p. (William H. Wharton "Curtius")
          • found: LC in RLIN, 6-17-1987 (hdg.: Wharton, William Harris, 1802-1839; usage: Wm. H. Wharton)
          • found: Reasons why the independence of Texas should be immediately recognized by the government of the United States, 1837: page 12 (signed at end: "Jefferson")
          • found: Gale biography in context via WWW, December 15, 2014 (William H. Wharton, born in Albemarle County, Virginia 1802; died March 14, 1839; descendant of John Wharton of Westmorland, England; leader in the Texas revolution)
          • found: Wikipedia, December 15, 2014 (William Harris Wharton, April 27, 1802-March 14, 1839; served as a delegate to the Convention of 1832; served a president of the Convention of 1833; advocate for Texas independence from Mexico; served as senator from the District of Brazoria, Republic of Texas in 1836; captured by a Mexican ship and was imprisoned at Matamoros; escaped and was re-elected to the Texas Senate in 1838; introduced the Texas "Lone Star" flag which he may have designed; accidentally shot and killed himself while dismounting his horse near Hempstead in Waller County, Texas; Wharton County, Texas and the town of Wharton, Texas are named for him and his son)
          • found: Diplomatic correspondence of the republic of Texas, 1908-1911: volume 1, page 176 (Wharton acknowledges in a letter to Stephen F. Austin that he signed as "Jefferson" the pamphlet entitled Reasons why the independence of Texas should be immediately recognized by the government of the United States)
        • Change Notes

          • 1987-07-09: new
          • 2015-03-03: revised
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