The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937 Page: 246
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
one of her brothers. It was not until the month of November
that they could leave, and then it was on a small schooner crowded
with other passengers.
Despite all these disadvantages they arrived safe in Galveston
Bay, being obliged to stop there before going to Matagorda. Mrs.
Fisher and Annie were much surprised to see the changes which
had occurred on the island during their absence. At the time they
left, in May, 1836, there was not a house on the island, and when
they returned in November, '38, there was quite a flourishing
little town called Galveston. The schooner was detained in the
bay considerable time discharging the portion of her cargo intended
for that place. So it was not until nearly Christmas that the
Fisher family arrived at their home. Annie was at this time a
well grown girl, in her sixteenth year, and here we will close
the reminiscences of her childhood.
At the age of twenty-two, in the year 1845, she married a young
lawyer from Baltimore, Wilmer Dallam, son of a prominent Balti-
more family. In August, 1847, Mrs. Dallam was left a widow,
with one little baby girl, born in March of that year. She re-
mained a widow until 1852, when on July 1 she married Mr.
John W. Harris, a Virginia gentleman, who had come to Texas
to practice law and was well known and highly respected.
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