Liberty County History

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Kevin Ladd is director of the Wallisville Heritage Park at Wallisville, Chambers County, TX and lives in Hardin, TX. He is chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission and writes for "Texas Illustrated," a monthly publication of the Liberty Gazette newspaper, which is devoted to local history and folklore.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Judge William Watson Perryman

The Liberty Vindicator
Friday, May 22, 1891

Death of Col. Perryman.

Colonel Wm. W. Perryman, after an illness of seven months, died at his home last Thursday (14th) and was buried Friday morning. Col. Perryman was a South Carolinian and was a true type of old-time Southern gentleman; kind, gentle and hospitable to all and was much esteemed by his fellow citizens. He was a man of fine intelligence, social manners, exemplary habits and probity of character. He came to Texas soon after the war and settled on a farm 12 miles north of Liberty. For five terms he was elected by the people to the office of county judge, which position he filled with satisfaction to the people and honor to himself. At the late election he was again a candidate for county judge, and while he was in feeble health and could not make a canvass of the county, was defeated by only a few votes. Judge Perryman was 60 years of age. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Moore. The writer had the pleasure of knowing the deceased well, having been intimately associated with him for several yeas as a member of the board of school examiners, and he knew him to be an honest man – the “noblest work of God.”

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