The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 278
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"Eagle Island," and all of her personal effects, with the request
that I send to the State capital the oil portraits of her late hus-
band (Win. H. Wharton) and his brother, John A. Wharton.
Although I regretted parting with them, I complied with her
wish, and sent the portraits to Austin in 1878.
I have been requested to state for the benefit of the Confederate
Veterans what became of the handsome saddle presented to Major
General John A. Wharton by the Texas Rangers. General Whar-
ton had sent me back to Texas in 1862 to raise more recruits, and
requested me while there to move his family and slaves from
"Eagle Island" up, the country near my father's home, "Liendo,"
for safety. We rented the Shelton Oliver place on the Brazos,
near Hempstead and a few miles from father's. It was there
that his family was living when General Wharton was shot in
Houston, and this 'is the reason that his remains were carried to the
Groce burial grounds to be interred. His saddle, sword, etc., were
carried to the Shelton Oliver place, where a few months later the
house and all its contents were burned to the ground while the
family were away from home.
Although, as stated above, there are no. descendants of this noble
line of Whartons, who emigrated to Texas in 1827, there arce many
cousins in Nashville, Tennessee; also cousins in Jackson, Missis-
sippi, descendants of Judge Jesse Wharton. Another cousin is
J. Houston Wharton of Conroe, Texas, a descendant of George
Wharton, the eldest of the seven sons of John A. and Rhoda
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