Wyly, Alfred Henderson (1808–1867)

By: Thomas W. Cutrer

Revised by: Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: August 1, 2019


Alfred Henderson Wyly, soldier of the Texas Revolution, was born in Virginia in 1808, the son of Robert and Dorcas Balch Wyly. His arrival date in Texas is unknown, but he joined the Texas army at Groce's Retreat on the Brazos River in early April 1836, where he organized and was elected to command a small company from the "Redlands" region. The company was assigned to Col. Sidney Sherman's Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, and served at the battle of San Jacinto. Wyly was discharged on July 24, 1836. He married a widow named Josephine Louise Williams in Nacogdoches on February 4, 1857. By 1860, the family lived in Upshur County and had four children by Josephine’s first marriage and three by their own. Wyly gave his occupation as “professor.” At some point after 1860, Wyly moved to Hempstead in Waller County where he died on May 11, 1867. He is buried in the Hempstead Cemetery.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Stephen L. Moore, Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign (Lanham: Taylor Trade Publications, 2004). Stephen L. Moore, Savage Frontier, 1835-1837: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas (Denton: University of North Texas, 2007).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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1952
August 1, 2019

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