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DAVIDSON, SAMUEL (?–?). Samuel Davidson, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received the title to a sitio of land now in Brazos County on July 21, 1824. The grant is located on the Brazos River near Wellborn and includes Minter Springs. Although it is doubtful that he was the original colonist, a man named Samuel Davidson served in James Gillaspie's company in the Mexican War.


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). W. Broadus Smith, Pioneers of Brazos County, Texas, 1800–1850 (Bryan, Texas, 1962).


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

"DAVIDSON, SAMUEL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.