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Parks, William (unknown–unknown)

Biography Entry

William Parks was a partner of Joshua Parker as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. They received title to a sitio now in Wharton County on July 24, 1824. The census of the Colorado District for December 1825 listed Parks as a farmer and stock raiser, but his name did not appear in the colony census for March 1826. He may be the William Parks, a single man from New York, aged twenty-four, who applied for land on the west side of Trespalacios Creek.

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).

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Parks, William,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 05, 2020,

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