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LOVELACE, EDWARD (?–1824?). Edward Lovelace was a planter from Sicily Island, Louisiana, and one of the Old Three Hundred colonists. In June 1821 he accompanied Stephen F. Austin to Texas. After helping finance the purchase of the Lively, he and his brother Jackson returned to Texas on the vessel, disembarked at the mouth of the Brazos River, and in 1822 planted a corn crop in a bend of the river on land now in Fort Bend County. According to a letter from his nephew, Henry Holstein, to Austin, Lovelace drowned before September 1824-without ever receiving title to his land.


Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). 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.

"LOVELACE, EDWARD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.