Charles Grundison Alsbury, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was in Texas in company with Addison Harrison in August 1822, when some of the immigrants who came on the Lively found them on the Brazos River. Alsbury took part in a colony election in April 1824 and became a partner of his brothers James Harvey and Horace A. Alsbury. They received title to 1½ sitios (see SITIO) of land now in Brazoria County on August 3, 1824. Charles Alsbury took part in the alcalde election at San Felipe in December 1824 and in early Indian campaigns. The census of 1826 listed him as a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. In 1839 the Alsbury family planned a town to be named Monticello at the mouth of Cow Creek and advertised the site as healthful, with plenty of timber to build a city.
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Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). 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). W. S. Lewis, "Adventures of the `Lively' Immigrants," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 3 (July 1899). Daniel Shipman, Frontier Life: 58 Years in Texas (1879). Clarence Wharton, Wharton's History of Fort Bend County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1939).
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