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PARKER, WILLIAM (?–?). William Parker, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to a sitio of land in what is now Brazoria County and a labor in what is now Waller County on July 8, 1824. The census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. Parker died sometime before January 1, 1830, when Thomas Marshall Duke, administrator of the estate, gave notice that he would be in San Felipe on March 4, 1830, to sell Parker's land.


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, January 23, 1830.


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

"PARKER, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.