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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, financial records, legal documents, and printed material document the business, organizational, and personal activities of several members of the Eagar family, particularly Robert Eagar, Sarah Eagar, Florence Eagar Roberts, and Harris L. Roberts.

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Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Family papers, Correspondence

Publication Date

2020

Eagar Family Papers, 1866-1966

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