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EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS E.

EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS E. (?–?). Gustavus E. Edwards, member of the Old Three Hundred and an early Wharton County settler, came to Texas in 1822. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. His wife died en route to Stephen F. Austin's colony. Edwards received title to a league of land now in Wharton County on August 19, 1824. In 1825 he was operating the Robinson ferry at the site of Washington-on-the-Brazos. He was postmaster at Piney in October 1836. His daughter, Mary Jane, married Robert McAlpin Williamson in Austin County on April 21, 1837. In July 1837 Edwards sold his Austin County farm and moved to his league in Wharton County. He was living at Wharton in 1856, when Williamson died at his home.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 6–7 (January, April, July 1903). Duncan W. Robinson, Judge Robert McAlpin Williamson (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1948). Telegraph and Texas Register, October 1836, July 29, 1837. William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966).

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"EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS E.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fed03), accessed December 19, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.