DUCOS, ARMAND (?–?). Armand Ducos, in association with Alexander Bourgeois d'Orvanne, received two colonization contracts from the Republic of Texas. A contract of June 3, 1842, permitted the settlement of 1,200 families or single men in the region of the Uvalde, Frio, and upper Medina rivers, at least one-third of the colonists to be settled within eighteen months. The second contract, dated July 6, 1842, permitted the settlement of 500 families on the Rio Grande between the mouth of the river and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, but no evidence is extant that the grantees located any settlers on either grant.
Rudolph L. Biesele, The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831–1861 (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1930; rpt. 1964). William Campbell Binkley, The Expansionist Movement in Texas, 1836–1850 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1925).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Rudolph L. Biesele, "DUCOS, ARMAND," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdu04), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.