Whiteside, William B. (1773–1824)

By: Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: August 22, 2019

William B. Whiteside, sometimes recorded as Whitesides, was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1773, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Coffey) Whiteside. He married Luvina Singleton in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on March 2, 1802; they had nine children. Traveling to Texas with members of his family and his wife’s, he became one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists and received title to a sitio of land in what became Waller County on July 19, 1824. Probate records show that he and Luvinia drowned in the Brazos River in September 1824. Austin appointed John P. Coles as guardian of the children.

Eugene C. Barker, ed., "Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin, 1828–1832," 12 parts, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21–24 (January 1918–October 1920). 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).


  • Founders and Pioneers
  • Pioneers

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

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

Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell, “Whiteside, William B.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 03, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/whiteside-william-b.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 22, 2019

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