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NIDEVER, CHARLES ISAAC (?–?). Charles Isaac Nidever, an early settler whose name appeared on the original list of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists as Isaac N. Charles, came to Texas with Daniel Shipman in 1822. The two received title to a league of land in what is now Brazoria County on May 21, 1827, but Nidever was dead before that date. After he and Shipman had planted a corn crop in 1822, they left Martin Varner in charge of the crop while they returned to the Red River area to join other colonists. Nidever died on the trip somewhere in North Texas. The Telegraph and Texas Register of March 21, 1837, continued the use of the incorrect name when it listed I. N. Charles as a land grantee who owed dues to the government.


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). Worth Stickley Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers (Austin: Jenkins, 1949; 2d ed., Austin: Pemberton, 1970). Daniel Shipman, Frontier Life: 58 Years in Texas (1879).


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

"NIDEVER, CHARLES ISAAC," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.