Robert McAlpin Williamson
Born: 1804? Or 1806?
Died: December 22, 1859 (age 55?)
was a Republic of Texas Supreme Court Justice, state lawmaker and Texas
Ranger. Williamson County, Texas is named for him.
What do you know about Texas
Ranger Williamson? Take this Old West History Made Easy Trivia quiz.
1. Where was Williamson born?
- Clarke County, North Carolina
- Clarke County, Illinois
- Clarke County, Georgia
2. At the age of fifteen, he contracted tubercular
arthritis that caused his right leg to permanently stiffen at a 90
degree angle. In order to walk, a wooden leg had to be fastened to his
knee. What became his nickname?
3. He passed the bar at the approximate age of
nineteen before practicing one year of law in Georgia.
4. When did Williamson come to Stephen F. Austin's
colony (San Felipe de Austin)?
- June 1827
- June 1828
- June 1829
5. What was the name of the newspaper he
- The Cotton Picker
- The Cotton Plant
- The Cotton Plantation
6. He later went on to edit other newspapers. What
is NOT one of the newspapers?
- The Texas Gazette
- The Mexican Citizen
- The San Felipe Telegram
7. He became the first prosecuting attorney for
8. He was made the first Major of all the Rangers
on November 28, in the Texas Rangers. What year was he made the Texas
9. He participate in the Texas revolution fighting
in William H. Smith's 2nd REG. "J" cavalry. What was a battle
he did NOT fight in?
- The Battle of Gonzales
- The Battle of San Jacinto
- The Battle of the Alamo
10. In 1851, what office did he unsuccessfully ran
- Lieutenant Governor of Texas
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Mayor of Dallas, Texas