Details for Dalrymple, William Cornelius

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015002


Marker Number 15002
Atlas Number 5507015002
Marker Title Dalrymple, William Cornelius
Index Entry Dalrymple, William Cornelius
City Georgetown
County Williamson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes rangers; pioneers; local law enforcement officer
Marker Year 1994
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Presbyterian Cemetery, 20th at Paige St
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (August 3, 1814 - March 29, 1898) North Carolina native William Cornelius Dalrymple served in the Texas Revolutionary forces and as a Texas Ranger during the 1830s. He married Elizabeth Wilbarger in Bastrop County, Texas, in 1840, and settled on the San Gabriel River in 1846. He served Williamson County as one of six commissioners to select the county seat, as Tax Assessor/Collector, and as State Representative in 1855 and 1857. In 1860 Texas Governor Sam Houston appointed him his aide-de-camp and Commander in Chief of the Texas Militia. In 1865 he served as State Senator and delegate to Texas' Constitutional Convention. (1995)

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