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Roberts, Andrew (unknown–unknown)

Biography Entry

Andrew Roberts, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was listed in the census of the Austin colony in 1826 as a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, Sally, a son, and four daughters. He received title to a sitio of land in what is now Fort Bend County on May 11, 1827. His property was near that of Noel F. Roberts. Andrew Roberts was interested in breeding and racing horses on his Oyster Creek homestead. In April 1834 he employed attorney William B. Travis to file suit for him in a case concerning a horse race.

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). William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian Press, 1966). Texas Gazette, August 14, 1830.

Categories:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Sports (Horse Racing and Polo)

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

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

Anonymous, “Roberts, Andrew,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/roberts-andrew.

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