PARKS, WILLIAM (?–?). William Parks was a partner of Joshua Parker as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. They received title to a sitio now in Wharton County on July 24, 1824. The census of the Colorado District for December 1825 listed Parks as a farmer and stock raiser, but his name did not appear in the colony census for March 1826. He may be the William Parks, a single man from New York, aged twenty-four, who applied for land on the west side of Trespalacios Creek.
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).
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