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William Physick Zuber
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1820
Marion
Twiggs County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1913
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

Soldier, farmer, educator, last veteran of the Texas army. Although only fifteen at the outbreak of the Texas Revolution, he served in the Texas army, Fourth Company, Second Regiment. During the battle of San Jacinto he was a member of the rear guard, which was stationed on the north bank of the Buffalo Bayou, opposite the Harrisburg settlement, to secure the army's baggage and attend the sick and wounded. For his services he obtained a bounty land grant of 640 acres. He participated in campaigns against the Indians (1837-1840) on the Texas frontier, and served in the Somervell expedition after the invasion of Mexican general Adrian Woll in 1842. During the Civil War (1862-1864) he enlisted in the Confederate Army, Company H, Twenty-first Texas Cavalry, and campaigned in Arkansas, Missouri, and Louisiana. After the war he served as a school teacher and historian, and was Justice of the Peace in Grimes County, Texas (1876-1878). Late in his life Zuber began composing articles on the early Texas military conflicts and biographical sketches of Texas veterans; many of these were eventually published in various newspapers around the state. His account of the escape of Louis “Moses” Rose from the Alamo was published in the Texas Almanac for 1873. In 1906 he moved to Austin, Texas and found employment as a guide in the Senate chamber of the Capitol. In 1909 he was honored by the Texas legislature as the last surviving veteran of the Army of San Jacinto. Zuber was a Methodist and a Mason. (bio by: Clay Homister) 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Zuber (1780 - 1848)
  Mary Ann Mann Zuber (1793 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa B. Liles Zuber (1828 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel C. Zuber (1854 - 1902)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Physick Zuber (1820 - 1913)
  Mary Ann Zuber Edwards (1826 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Texas State Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Republic Hill Section 1, Row R, #6
 
Created by: DonZas
Record added: Sep 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6772250
William Physick Zuber
Added by: Clay Homister
 
William Physick Zuber
Added by: Clay Homister
 
William Physick Zuber
Added by: Clay Homister
 
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