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PRYOR, WILLIAM (?–1833). William Pryor, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was born in either Virginia or Alabama. He received title to a labor of land now in Waller County on August 24, 1824. By January 1825 he was living on the Brazos River close to San Felipe. William B. Travis recorded in his diary that Pryor died at San Felipe on September 9, 1833. Travis attended his funeral on September 10. Pryor left his estate to his five daughters and disinherited his son.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). 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). William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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