Wilson Wade Vann

Wilson Wade Vann

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Sep 1906 (aged 71)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 818
Memorial ID 27410719 · View Source
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He married Margaret Laduska Bishop, daughter of Alfred Allen Bishop and Delilah Morgan on April 21, 1858 in Fayette County, Texas.

Kerr County, Texas 1856-1976 page 231
"Wilson W. Vann was a native of Tennessee, on of those sturdy pioneers whom Bob Taylor said "Tennessee loaned Texas." Like Sam Houston, he followed the eagle's course westward. When a mere boy, he took passage on a merchant's boat at New Orleans, La. and landed at Bagdad, Mexico, near the mouth of the Rio Grande River. He went to Fort Brown where he worked on small merchant boats between Fort Brown and the Rio Grande City for several months, and from there to Indianola, Texas. He left Indianola with C.H. Wellbourne, by whom he was employed, and went to Fayette County. Here he married Margaret Bishop, daughter of Alfred and Delilah Bishop, pioneers from Illinois to Texas 1848. They immediately left again for the West settling in Gillespie County where he engaged in ranching until the Civil War. He took his family to Cistern, Fayette County, Texas and volunteered to join the confederacy. He was in Green's Brigade, under Major Joseph D. Sayer, serving three years and six months; was paroled from prison in Fort Monroe, Va. and returned to Fayette County where he lived until 1869. During this year he moved his family to Henry Tatu's mill five miles south of Kerrville. In 1874 he bought a tract of land from H.M. Burney on Turtle Creek, where he reared his family of three boys and seven girls. in 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Vann moved to Austin, where he was engaged in the mercantile business until the time of his death."


Information submitted by Cathy Morgan.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 27410719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilson Wade Vann (22 Apr 1835–14 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27410719, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .