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ORRICK, JAMES (?–ca. 1838). James Orrick, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title on July 10, 1824, to a labor of land four miles north of San Felipe on the west bank of the Brazos River in what is now Austin County. He was listed as a mail carrier in December 1835. He had died before January 5, 1838, when the land commission of Washington County issued certificates for a league and a labor of land to the heirs of James Orrick, late of Austin County.


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).


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

"ORRICK, JAMES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.