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DWYER, EDWARD (?–1854). Edward Dwyer (Dyer), early San Antonio resident, a brother of Thomas Dwyer, was born in Ireland. He was a partner of William Elliott in San Antonio about 1839. In 1840, with George W. Blow and José Antonio Navarro,qqv he was appointed to investigate fraudulent land claims in the Bexar District. On July 18, 1843, he married Mrs. Marianna Leal Ramón; they had four children. Dwyer was mayor of San Antonio in 1845 and owned a row of buildings facing the site of the present courthouse. He died in San Antonio in April 1854.


Frank H. Bushick, Glamorous Days (San Antonio: Naylor, 1934). Frederick Charles Chabot, With the Makers of San Antonio (Yanaguana Society Publications 4, San Antonio, 1937). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).


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