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Williams, Solomon (unknown–1838)

Biography Entry

Solomon Williams, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to a sitio and a labor of land in the area of present Matagorda and Waller counties on August 7, 1824. He voted in the alcalde election at San Felipe in December 1824 and in January 1827 signed a statement declaring loyalty to the Mexican government and protesting the Fredonian Rebellion. Williams had at least one child, Susan, who married Charles DeMoss's son William DeMoss, and then, later, E. M. Thomas, of Brazoria. Williams died by May 3, 1838, and Thomas was named to be his estate's administrator.

Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). 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). Matagorda County Historical Commission, Historic Matagorda County (3 vols., 1986–88).

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

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

Anonymous, “Williams, Solomon,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 27, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/williams-solomon.

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