Charles Wilcox born Jan 18, 1785

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Charles Wilcox born Jan 18, 1785 - that business completed acted of documents with...
that business completed acted of documents with by regarded the is has yesterday of proceed Court detected to bo And parties, Ax old, old Texan, but not quite old as the NEWS made liim a short time since, writes a pler.aant letter member of tho editorial staff, correcting correcting a little error in the age of the writer--a matter of some importance to a widower. Capt. Charles "Wilcox, of inahuac, is the man, and one the last in Texas to do or suffer He says, upon the authority of his mother, that he was born January 1785, which only makes him in his ninety-first year, instead of ninety- two years old, as. recently stated by NEWS. · Captain Wilcox came to Texr.s and anchored in Gc.lveston 'harbor on the 20th day of May, 1830, foity-five years ago. He spent the summer of 1830 at Uarrisburg, on Buffalo bayou [the town of Houston had not then been thought of;] wont to New Orleans in the fall, and returned to Anahuac--then tho principal, principal, or rather only, town on Gaiveston Bay--March 3, 1831, where ho has remained until the present day. He. followed followed the ocean twenty-seven years before he come to Texas. He is a patriarch after the manner of olden times. He has always kept a store 4-nahuac, but has always kept flocks and herds. He has always had a stored larder, and knows how to appreciate appreciate it; somo hard dollars quietly hid away for old age; lived at peace with 'his kind; cau bring down his brace of wild ducks or £;eese on wing with his double-barreled gun; his feelings still warm towards old ·Mends, and he writes to his i»d friend; u Vv r ben I took my bitters this morning I drank the health of -- · r , a plate of stnel: the more hammer him the brighter he gets." The old man is like gold, always bright, and well nigh indestructible. a

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News27 Aug 1875, FriPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)27 Aug 1875, FriPage 1
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