Micajah Byrd, early colonist, was in Texas by January 31, 1824, when he served on a jury to try a theft case. As one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, he received title to a sitio now in Washington County. The census of 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, Hannah, and one daughter. Byrd was a judge in the alcalde election in December 1826 and in January 1827 was appointed to a committee to wait upon the political chief to register the protest of Austin's colony against the activities of the Fredonian Rebellion.