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SUTHERLAND, WALTER (?–?). Walter Sutherland, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to one sitio of land in the area of present Brazos County on August 10, 1824. According to the census of 1826 he was a single man, aged between twenty-five and forty. He was a farmer and stock raiser and had six servants. Worth S. Ray, in his Austin Colony Pioneers (1949), states that Sutherland was dead before the Washington County tax roll was made in 1837 and that his widow, Cassandra Sutherland, married W. B. Patterson in 1838.


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). Worth Stickley Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers (Austin: Jenkins, 1949; 2d ed., Austin: Pemberton, 1970).


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

"SUTHERLAND, WALTER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.