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.