Judge Edwin Waller (November 4, 1800 – January 3, 1881) was an entrepreneur, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the first mayor of Austin, Texas, and the designer of its downtown grid plan. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year -of the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar until Friday, but 12 days ahead since Saturday. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. The following is a list of mayors of Austin, Texas The grid plan or gridiron plan is a type of City plan in which Streets run at right angles to each other forming a grid.
He was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States, in 1800 to a family settled in the state since colonial times when they emigrated from Buckinghamshire, England. Spotsylvania County is a county in the US state &mdash officially " Commonwealth " &mdash of Virginia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year -of the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar until Friday, but 12 days ahead since Saturday. His family later settled in Missouri. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee
In April 1831, he immigrated to the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Coahuila y Tejas (or Coahuila and Texas) was one of the constituent states of the newly established United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution On July 20, he received a land grant from the government in present-day Brazoria County. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Brazoria County is a County in the US state of Texas located on the Gulf Coast within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan He began a shipping business, transporting cotton from Velasco, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, using his ship, the Sabine, and was once briefly arrested in Velasco for refusing to pay Mexican customs duty. Founded in 1831 Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River in southeast Texas, United States. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana
He very quickly became active in the movement for Texas independence from Mexico. On June 26, 1832, he fought and was wounded at the Battle of Velasco, an early skirmish in the Texas Revolution. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1832 ( MDCCCXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian The Battle of Velasco was a 19th century battle between the Republic of Mexico and the rebelling Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was fought from October 2 1835 to April 21 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas portion of the Mexican In 1833, he became the alcade of Brazoria Municipality. Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Alcalde () or Alcalde ordinario, is the traditional Spanish municipal magistrate who had both Judicial and administrative functions In 1835, he represented the Columbia Municipality at the Consultation in San Felipe de Austin, where he was chosen by the members to serve in the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas. Year 1835 ( MDCCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
On February 1, 1836, he was elected as the Brazoria delegate to the Convention of 1836 in Washington-on-the-Brazos, where he signed the newly adopted Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1836 ( MDCCCXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The Convention of 1836 was a meeting of elected Delegates in Washington-on-the-Brazos Texas in March 1836 Washington-on-the-Brazos is a Ghost town along the Brazos River in Washington County, Texas, United States. The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good At the convention, he served on the committee that helped draft the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. The Republic of Texas was a sovereign Nation in North America between the United States and Mexico that existed from 1836 to
In 1839, he was chosen by Texas President Mirabeau Lamar to survey the site, sell lots, and erect public buildings for the new state capital in Austin. Year 1839 ( MDCCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar ( August 16, 1798 &ndash December 19, 1859) was the second president of the Republic of Texas, following The original landsite for the capital was narrowed to 640 acres (2. 6 km²) that fronted the Colorado River between two creeks, Shoal Creek and Waller Creek, which was later named in honor. The Colorado River is the 18th longest river in the United States. Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club located in Birmingham Alabama, USA is an invitation-only private golf club which opened in 1977 The fourteen-block grid plan was bisected by a broad north-south thoroughfare, Congress Avenue, running up from the river to Capital Square, where the new Texas State Capitol was to be constructed. The grid plan or gridiron plan is a type of City plan in which Streets run at right angles to each other forming a grid. Congress Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Austin Texas. The street is a six-lane tree lined avenue that cuts through the middle of the city from far south Austin and goes The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government A temporary one-story capitol was erected on the corner of Colorado and 8th streets. On August 1, the first auction of 306 lots was held. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman The grid plan that Waller designed and surveyed now forms the basis of the streets of downtown Austin.
On October 13, 1839, he offered his house for the meeting place to establish the first Masonic Lodge in Austin . Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1839 ( MDCCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
On January 13, 1840, he was elected the first mayor of Austin. Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Year 1840 ( MDCCCXL) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year He resigned before the end of his term, however, and moved to Austin County. A new county formed from parts of Austin County and neighboring Grimes County was renamed Waller County in his honor in 1873. Waller County is a County located in the US state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. Year 1873 ( MDCCCLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
In 1861 Waller represented Austin County at the Texas secession convention. Secession (derived from the Latin term secessio is the act of withdrawing from an organization union or especially a political entity As one of the last living signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, he was given the honor of signing the secession ordinance first after the convention president Oran Milo Roberts. Oran Milo Roberts ( July 9, 1815 May 19, 1898) was 17th Governor of Texas from January 21, 1879 to January
In 1873 Waller served as the first president of the Texas Veterans Association.
He died on January 3, 1881 in Austin, where he moved shortly before his death to live with one of his daughters. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common He was buried in Waller County, but his remains were later moved to the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.
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