Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

PENTECOST, GEORGE SAMUEL

PENTECOST, GEORGE SAMUEL (1791–1841). George Samuel Pentecost (Penticost, Pentacost), one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was born in Alabama in 1791. In 1816 he married Martha Ellen Denley. He received title to a sitio of land in what is now Matagorda County on August 19, 1824, and in November 1825 was living on the San Bernard River. The census of 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. His household included his wife, four sons, a daughter, and one slave. In January 1827 he joined other settlers in declaring loyalty to the Mexican government and protesting against the Fredonian Rebellion. He died in Fort Bend County around August or November 1841, leaving at least five children living in that county. A son, George Washington Pentecost, fought in the battle of San Jacinto.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Texas General Land Office, First Census of Austin's Colony, 1826 (MS, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Pentecost, George Samuel," accessed May 04, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpe31.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.