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HALL, WILLIAM J. (?–?). William J. Hall, early settler and one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, moved to Texas in 1823. On July 10, 1824, he received title to a league now in Fort Bend County. He settled on Oyster Creek, and the census of 1826 listed him as a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty. That year he had a wife, Susanna, a young son, and one servant. In 1828 he served as a captain of the colonial militia.


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). Clarence Wharton, Wharton's History of Fort Bend County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1939).


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

"HALL, WILLIAM J.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.