William Wallace Viser

b. 19 June 1830, d. 25 September 1901

William Washington Viser, 1830-1901
  • William Wallace Viser was born on 19 June 1830 in Fayette County, Tennessee.
  • William Wallace Viser appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery County, Texas. Also in the household were mechanic James F. Cumming and carpenter Dan C. Hoover.
  • He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census.
  • On Tuesday, 30 September 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: ". . . the other hands picking out cotton for Mr Wilson," and on the following day, "Picked out cotton at Wilson,s and in Mr Visers in the evening." On Thursday, "Finished Visers cotton at 12 oclock. . . ." And on Monday, 6 October, "packed a bale of cotton got from Wilson for picking out."
  • He married Amanda Johnson, daughter of B. D. Johnson and Cinthia Harris, on 6 January 1853 in Walker County, Texas, and after Amanda's death he married her sister Cinthia.
  • William Wallace Viser became a widower at the 10 November 1870 death of his wife Amanda Johnson.
  • He married Cinthia Ann Johnson, daughter of B. D. Johnson and Cinthia Harris, on 24 February 1872. Cinthia was a sister of his deceased wife Amanda..
  • William Wallace Viser became a widower at the circa 1873 death of his wife Cinthia Ann Johnson.
  • He married Elizabeth Ann Wycough on 10 August 1873 in Madison County, Texas.
  • The following appeared in the Madisonville Meteor: W. W. Viser was born in Fayette county, Tennessee, June 19, 1830. Moved to Mississippi in 1833, and from there to Walker county, Texas, in 1839. In 1853 he moved to Madison county, Texas, where he has resided ever since. He enlisted in Gould's battalion, Walker's division, in 1862, and served as captain of Company B until October, 1864, when he was promoted to major. His place of residence is Madisonville, Texas.
  • William Wallace Viser died on 25 September 1901 at age 71 in Madisonville, Madison County, Texas.
  • His wife Elizabeth Ann Wycough became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Madisonville City Cemetery in Madisonville, Madison County, Texas.
  • For an account of his CSA service with the Danville Mounted Riflemen, and later as an officer with Gould's Battalion, see his profile in Karen McCann Hett's Danville Mounted Riflemen.
  • For additional biographical information, see The Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Last Edited: 25 Dec 2013

Family 1: Amanda Johnson b. circa 1831, d. 10 November 1870

Family 2: Cinthia Ann Johnson b. circa 1838, d. circa 1873

Family 3: Elizabeth Ann Wycough d. 31 March 1919