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HUGHES, ISAAC

HUGHES, ISAAC (?–?). Isaac Hughes was a partner of John Cooke as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. On August 10, 1824, they received title to a league and a labor of land in what is now Harris County. The first census of Austin's colony in March 1826 showed Hughes as a farmer and stock raiser, a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. On December 15, 1830, however, the ayuntamiento of San Felipe declared the titles of land awarded to Hughes and Cooke null and void since the men had abandoned the country in 1826 without improving their property. An Isaac Hughes, who may or may not have been the same man, was chairman of a meeting in 1844 in Daingerfield to work for clearing cypress obstructions between Jefferson and Port Caddo and attended a meeting of Bowie County citizens advocating annexation in April 1845.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Eugene C. Barker, ed., "Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin, 1828–1832," 12 parts, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21–24 (January 1918-October 1920). 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). Clarksville Northern Standard, April 17, June 12, 1844. Telegraph and Texas Register, April 30, 1845. Texas Gazette, May 8, 1830.

Citation

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"HUGHES, ISAAC," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhu17), accessed November 26, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.