Robert McAlpin Williamson

Robert McAlpin Williamson (HM1MFQ)

Location: Anahuac, TX 77514 Chambers County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.345', W 94° 41.276'

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(1804-1859)

Crippled by disease at 15, with a leg permanently bent at the knee, wore a pegleg which like his two natural legs was covered with his trousers. Hence he was nicknamed "Three-Legged Willie."

Settled in Texas in 1827 to practice law. Here at Fort Anahuac in 1832, he made an heroic stand against the commandant, Juan Davis Bradburn, who had jailed his client and friend, Patrick C. Jack, and William Barret Travis (later Alamo commander). Bradburn and associates made a false agreement to exchange Jack and Travis for Mexican soldiers captured earlier by Williamson's men. Following a confrontation, Bradburn at last gave up the Texans, resigned his command, and left Fort Anahuac. But after this betrayal, Williamson took up cause of Texas independence, fighting with words and then with arms at Battle of San Jacinto.

A district judge and a justice of first supreme court of the Republic (1836-39), he also served as a lawmaker, 5th through 9th congresses (1840-45).

In a noted episode, a ruffian is said to have drawn a Bowie knife, saying, "This is the law," but Judge williamson covered it with his pistol, declaring, "This is the constitution which overrules the law."
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HM NumberHM1MFQ
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Marker Number9140
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 336793 N 3292914
Decimal Degrees29.75575000, -94.68793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.345', W 94° 41.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 20.7" N, 94° 41' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)409
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chambers Dr, Anahuac TX 77514, US
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