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ELAM, JOHN (?–?). John Elam, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers, was in the Austin colony as early as April 20, 1824, when he voted for the Baron de Bastrop as deputy to the Constituent Congress of the eastern division of the Provincias Internas. Elam's title to a league of land was granted on August 7, 1824. The census of March 1826 listed him as a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. In October 1830 William Munson advertised lumber for sale on the land granted to Elam, and on December 15, 1830, the ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin declared the Elam league on the Brazos River vacant because he had abandoned the country without improving the land.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). 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). Texas Gazette, October 9, 1830.
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