Part 4, Note 37
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Dewees, Letters from an Early Settler of Texas, pp. 299-302; W. Eugene Hollon and Ruth Lapham Butler, eds., William Bollaert's Texas (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956), pp. 4, 11; Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1939), vol. 2, p. 489; Colorado County Deed Records, Book H, pp. 148, 153, 154; Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Schedule 1, Colorado County, Texas; Texas Monument, February 11, 1852; Letter of William Jefferson Jones, July 12, 1887, Jones Family File, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus; Fayette County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 899: Peter McGreal v. Leon de Serin, Minute Book G, p. 214; E. M. Wheelock, comp., Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas [Texas Reports], vol. 36 (Houston: E. M. Cushing, 1874), pp. 673-674. De Serin left behind the body of his young daughter, Leonia, who is buried in the Borden Cemetery. Legend has it that she was killed when she was thrown from a horse. The family was apparently gone from Texas by 1860, for they seem not to have been found by the federal census takers in the state that year.