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ANTIOCH COLONY, TX

ANTIOCH COLONY, TEXAS . Antioch Colony is a rural African-American community located ... to fifteen families lived in the community, also known as Black Colony, in the early 1870s. Settlers included the Bunton, Champ, Harper, ... continued to maintain Antioch Cemetery located on Old Black Colony Road. By 2000 some twenty people, members of three extended ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/09/2010 - 16:18 - 0 attachments

TENNESSEE COLONY, TX

TENNESSEE COLONY, TEXAS . Tennessee Colony is off of Farm Road 321 fourteen miles northwest of Palestine in ... In 1869 a man named Seymour arrived in town to open a black school, but settlers objected to this and forced him to leave. The first ...

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ST. MARY'S COLONY, TX

ST. MARY'S COLONY, TEXAS . St. Mary's Colony, a black farming community, is located in the far western corner of ...

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ST. JOHN COLONY, TX

ST. JOHN COLONY, TEXAS . St. John Colony is on Farm Road 672 ten miles northeast of Lockhart in northeastern ... County. It was begun in the early 1870s by a group of black families who came from Webberville with the Rev. John Henry Winn to ...

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JAKES COLONY, TX

JAKES COLONY, TEXAS . Jakes Colony, nine miles south of Seguin and two miles west of what is now State ... slaves. In 1904 it had a one-teacher school for seventy black students. There were a few scattered houses and a church in the area in ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 17:28 - 0 attachments

GRANT'S COLONY, TX

GRANT'S COLONY, TEXAS . Grant's Colony was two miles east of Huntsville in central Walker County. It was named ... Two public schools in the area enrolled twenty-four black students in 1898. Cotton and corn were the principal crops raised by the ...

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SIMS COLONY, TX

SIMS COLONY, TEXAS . Sims Colony was a predominantly black community on what was later called Farm Road ...

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DICKINSON, JOHN

... as a witness at a trial to establish the rights of a free black in Harris County. The original colonist may be the John Dickinson who was ... Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 16:35 - 0 attachments

VINCE, ALLEN

... Antonio López de Santa Anna fled the battlefield on his black stallion. In 1838 Sally Vince, a black woman, filed suit against Vince, ... Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October ...

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PIERSON, JOHN GOODLOE WARREN

... Texas, about 1830 and joined Stephen F. Austin 's colony in October 1831, where he continued his surveying activities. He ... later recaptured, drew a white bean on March 25 ( see BLACK BEAN EPISODE ), and was later released from Santiago Prison at Mexico ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 10/31/2012 - 10:25 - 0 attachments