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List of American Settlers
in the Colorado District,
Austin's Colony,
March 4, 1823

Compiled by John Tumlinson, Robert Kuykendall, Nicholas Clopper, and Moses Morrison (Adapted for this presentation from Ernest William Winkler, ed., Manuscripts, Documents and Letters of Early Texians, (Austin: The Steck Company, 1937), pp. 18-23).
 

Summary of Data

Number of people 135
Male heads of household 49
Others 86
Farmers 29
Farmers and merchants 2
Farmers and schoolmasters 1
Farmers and millwrights 1
Tanners and curriers 2
Carpenters 2
Surveyors 1
Goldsmiths and silversmiths 1
Tailors 1
Stone masons 1
Clothiers 1
Blacksmiths 2
Sawyers 1
Saddlers 1
 

List of Families


Jackson, Alexander 37 (farmer, owns cattle, hogs, and farming utensils); wife Ann 32; Mary Ann 11; Martha 9; Alexander, Jr. 7; Esther 1; domestics: Charlotte, a girl, 19; Sim, a boy, 17; Sharper, a boy, 12

Ingram, Seth 32 (surveyor, owns books and instruments)

Smith, John 28 (farmer, owns one horse)

McCrosky, John 30 (tanner and currier, owns two horses)

Hunter, Eli 30 (farmer); wife Sally 16

Prewitt, Pleasant 26 (saddler, owns one horse); wife Hanna 22; William 3

Sims, Samuel 32 (tailor, owns one horse)

Kincheloe, William 44 (blacksmith, owns farming utensils); wife Mary 40; Milly 19; Albert 17; Louisiana 15; Nancy 13; Maria 12; Lewis 10; Daniel 7; Augustus 4

Bright, David 53 (farmer, owns horses, hogs, and farming tools); Mary 45; Betsy 21; Nancy 14; George 12

Snyder, Gabriel Straw 29 (farmer, owns mules, cattle, and farming tools); Polly 18

Valentine, Jacob 28

Whiting, Nathanial 27

Sweet, Dennis 14

Beeson, Benjamin 37 (farmer, owns horses, mules, cattle, and farming utensils); Betsy [Elizabeth] 30; Lydia 14; Collins 12; Nepsey 11; Abel 9; Edward [Leander] 8; Benjamin 2

Woods, Zadock 50 (farmer, owns horses and farming tools; Martin 37

Nelson, James 36 (tanner and currier, owns horses); Mary 8; William 6; John 4

Bostwick, Caleb R. 28 (carpenter, owns one horse)

Jones, Jacob 28 (sawyer)

Munson, Lorenzo 23 (farrier, owns one horse)

Burnam, Jesse 28 (farmer, owns horses, hogs, and farming tools); Temperance 24; William 10; Mary 7; John 5; Minerva 3; Nancy 1

Alley, Rawson 27 (carpenter and joiner, owns horses and farming tools)

Alley, John 24 (farmer, owns horses and farming tools)

Alley, Thomas V. 23 (farmer, owns horses and farming tools)

Alley, William 21 (farmer, owns horses and farming tools)

Burnett, Pumphrey 27 (farmer)

Kuykendall, Joseph 20 (farmer, owns cattle, horses and farming utensils); Ann 25

Petty, John 41 (farmer, owns horses, hogs, and farming tools)

Duty, Solomon 42 (blacksmith, owns cattle and hogs); Richard 11

Robinson, Jesse 23 (farmer, owns horses)

McNair, James 24 (clothier)

Marshon, Benjamin 52 (stone mason, owns farming tools)

Gilleland, Daniel 29 (farmer, owns horses, cattle, and farming tools); Priscilla 20; Sarah 1

Williams, Thomas 52 (farmer, owns cattle and farming tools); Nancy 48; Thomas 16; Nancy 13; Polly [Mary] 11

Buckner, Aylett C. 29 (farmer, owns cattle and horses)

Powell, Peter 29 (farmer, owns cattle and horses)

Garrett, Charles 24 (farmer, owns cattle and hogs); Nancy 23; Dickerson 4; Elizabeth 2

Cummins, James 49 (farmer, owns cattle, hogs, and farming tools); Rebecca 32; Mariah 15; Eliza 13; Nancy 11; Willie 5

Kuykendall, Robert 33 (farmer, owns cattle, hogs, and farming utensils); Sarah 27; Robert 8; Molly 5; Sam 3; J. F. Trespalacios 4 months

Tumlinson, James 39 (farmer, owns cattle, hogs, and farming utensils); Elizabeth 37; Littleton 17; James 15; David 11; George W. 9; John 7

Castleman, Sylvanus 46 (farmer, owns cattle and hogs); Elizabeth 37; Nancy 19; Andrew 18; Sarah 17; Elizabeth 13; Lavina 11; Benjamin 7; Jacob 2; domestics: Guy 18; Beck 5

Duke, Thomas 27 (farmer and merchant)

Selkirk, William 30 (goldsmith and silversmith)

Morrison, Moses 30 (farmer, owns horses and hogs)

Clopper, Nicholas 55 (farmer and merchant)

Clopper, Andrew 32 (farmer)

Frazer, John 41 (farmer and school master)

Park, William R. 33 (farmer and millwright, owns one horse)

Linville, Aaron 41 (farmer)

Tumlinson, John 47 (farmer, owns cattle, hogs, horses, and farming utensils); Elizabeth 45; Peter 21; John 18; Andrew 16; Catherine 14; Joseph 12; Elizabeth 8; Mary Ann 6