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The roots of the Eagar family go back to the early days of Anglo-American settlement in San Antonio, Texas. Wilson I. Riddle first came to the city in 1839, returning in 1841 with his wife, Elizabeth Mary Menafee. The couple's first child, Sarah, was reputedly the first Anglo child born in San Antonio. Sarah Riddle married Robert Eagar in 1866 and had three children. Mrs. Eagar and her daughters were early members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and among the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905.

Correspondence, property records, legal and financial documents, and personal material in the Riddle-Eagar family papers are associated with several family members, dating from soon after the arrival of Wilson I. Riddle in San Antonio, Texas.

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Alamo, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Correspondence, Family papers

Publication Date

2020

Riddle and Eagar Families Papers, 1840-1945

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