A Guide to the Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867]
Born to Tom Hart and Elizabeth O’Leary in Ballymoney, Wexford County, Ireland, Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour (1825-1903) immigrated with her family to the United States in 1834. Following her father’s death upon their arrival, Rosalie and her widowed mother settled in Refugio, Texas. During the Texas Revolution, she and her family fled to Mobile, Alabama, where in 1844 Rosalie married Jean Marie Priour, with whom she had ten children. After the Mexican War, she and her husband and mother relocated to Corpus Christi, where they managed a mercantile business.
Wagner, Frank. "Priour, Rosalie Hart."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 3, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpr32.
A bound typescript composes the Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867], chronicling Priour’s experiences emigrating from Ireland and settling in Texas during antebellum period. The reminiscences discuss social conditions in South Texas, the Texas Revolution, life in the Texas Republic, the Civil War, and her family history.
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Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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