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SINGLETON, GEORGE WASHINGTON

SINGLETON, GEORGE WASHINGTON (ca. 1788–1830). George W. Singleton, member of the Old Three Hundred and early Wharton settler, was born around 1788 and probably came to Texas in 1824. The census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. At that time his household included his wife, Sally, five sons, and two daughters. In January 1827 he attended a meeting that claimed loyalty to the Mexican government and condemned the activities of the Fredonian Rebellion. Singleton received title to a sitio of land in what is now Wharton County on May 14, 1827. He was living on the San Bernard River in February 1830. In December 1830 Green DeWitt wrote of Indian depredations in the Gonzales area and said that the Indians had killed George W. Singleton at the mill on the Guadalupe. It was probably his son, George Washington Singleton, Jr., who applied for land in January 1832, stating that he was twenty-three years old and had lived in the colony for eight years.

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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). Ethel Zivley Rather, "DeWitt's Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 8 (October 1904). Texas Gazette, February 6, 1830.

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