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WILBARGER, MATHIAS (1807?–1853). Mathias Wilbarger, son of John and Ann (Pugh) Wilbarger, was born in Kentucky, probably in 1807 or 1808, and came to Texas in 1829 to join his brother Josiah P. Wilbarger. In 1830, ten miles north of present Bastrop, the two brothers made a settlement. In 1850 Mathias Wilbarger resided in Williamson County. He died on February 20, 1853, at Georgetown.


Frank Brown, Annals of Travis County and the City of Austin (MS, Frank Brown Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Zachary T. Fulmore, History and Geography of Texas As Told in County Names (Austin: Steck, 1915; facsimile, 1935).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"WILBARGER, MATHIAS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.