Pleasant Wimberley

Pleasant Wimberley

Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Jan 1919 (aged 95)
Red Rock, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
Burial Wimberley, Hays County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 38764752 View Source
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Pleasant Wimberley was born 02 May 1823 in Wake County, N.C. and died 30 Jan 1919 in Red Rock, Bastrop County, Texas. He was the son of Zachariah W. Wimberley and Quinney "Vaughn" Wimberley of Wake County, N.C.

He left North Carolina in 1843 with several brothers and sisters. Their destination was Texas, but the group spent their first few years in Mississippi and Arkansas; they arrived in Brenham, Texas, on Christmas Day, 1847.

Married Amanda Jackson on 11 Jan 1849 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas. She was the daughter of Isaac Jackson and Zillah Thompson. Amanda Jackson was born 18 Oct 1831 in the Mexican Province of Texas, Lee County Tx.

They settled near Brenham, Texas where he met his wife Amanda Jackson daughter of Isaac Jackson, one of the "Old Three Hundred original colonist that came with Stephen F. Austin) and Zillah Thompson, daughter of Seth Thompson - an American soldier and spy during the American Revolution.

While living in Brenham the family gathered a large herd of longhorn cattle, and in 1855 they drove the cattle north to a ranch on Walnut Creek on the Blanco-Llano county line. They lived in that area for eighteen years, raising cattle and stage horses.

1861 - 1865 Pleasant served in the Confederate States Army, as second lieutenant in the Blanco and Gillespie County Third Frontier District CSA, under Brig. Gen. John D. McAdoo.

In 1870 he relocated his family to Hays County to Cude's Mill (now Wimberley) he purchased the mill and the Winter's home site for $8000.00 and 200 acres in gold, which included the mill tract and the Winters-Cude home. The Wimberley Mill was a gristmill, sawmill, shingle mill, molasses mill, and cotton gin. Pleasant Wimberley's partners were his son Zachariah and grandson, Calvin.

Pleasant Wimberley was the founder of Wimberley, Texas. As they named the town after him.

Children Of Pleasant Wimberley and Amanda Jackson Wimberley

1. Joseph Wimberley b.14 Aug 1850, Brenham, Texas
2. Zillah Ann Wimberley b.23 Sep 1851, Brenham, Texas
3. Zachary Taylor Wimberley b.23 Oct 1853, Wimberley, Tx
4. Isaac Jackson Wimberley b.15 Jan 1856,Blanco Cty, Texas
5. William Hickman Wimberley b.14 Aug 1858,Blanco Cty Tx
6. Sarah Wimberley b.12 Oct 1861,Blanco-Llano Cty Texas
7. Pleasant Wimberley Jr.b.4 Apr 1862,Blanco Cty Line Tx
8. Andrew Jackson Wimberley b.4 Jul 1867,Blanco Cty Tx
9. Elizabeth Mary Wimberley b.23 Jul 1869,Blanco Cty Tx
10. Amanda M.Wimberley b.30 Nov 1871,Blanco Cty Line Tx

Pleasant died on 30 Jan, 1919 in Red Rock, Bastrop County, Texas and is buried in the Wimberley Cemetery, Wimberley, Hays County, Texas.

He is buried in the Wimberley Cemetery. Inscribed on his tombstone are the words: "Pleasant Wimberley-For Whom The Town Was Named."

Pleasant Wimberley's wife Amanda Jackson Wimberley is also both buried in the Wimberley Cemetery, Hays County, Wimberley, Texas. A beautiful city in the Texas Hill Country.

Pleasant and Amanda have a living great grandson, William Burl Cochran. His grand parents were Andrew Jackson Wimberley and Fanny B. "Tanner" Wimberley.

Our cousin Fletcher Gray is the g grandson of Isaac Wimberley and the gg grandson of Pleasant & Amanda Wimberley.

by Fletcher Gray and Terry Lee Cochran

{Biography by Terry Lee Cochran}


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