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ANDREWS, JOHN (?–1838). John Andrews, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was living in Texas as early as March 1824; he probably came from Missouri, where his son, John Jr., was born. He received title to a league and a labor of land now in Waller, Fayette, and Colorado counties in July 1824. The 1826 census of Austin's colony listed Andrews as a farmer and stock raiser aged over fifty. His household included his wife Margaret, a son, a daughter, and a servant. Andrews gave testimony in a lawsuit in the Colorado District in 1827 and in February 1828 was one of the secretaries of the colonial assembly held at San Felipe de Austin. In 1830 his home on the Navidad River was the site of a precinct meeting to choose a representative to a district meeting to be held in San Felipe. Andrews died in February 1838.


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). Telegraph and Texas Register, December 16, 1837, August 17, 1842. Texas Gazette, October 16, 1830. Texas Sentinel, February 5, 1840. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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