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TUMLINSON, ELIZABETH PLEMMONS (1778–1829). Elizabeth Plemmons Tumlinson, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, in 1778. She married John Jackson Tumlinson, Sr., and they had seven children. In 1821 Elizabeth and her husband left Arkansas for Texas to settle in the colony being established by Stephen F. Austin. Elizabeth was widowed in July 1823 when her husband, who was serving as alcalde of the Colorado District, was killed by Indians. When the colonists were granted title to their headrights Elizabeth received a league and a labor of land that had been selected by her husband, on the Colorado River at the site of present Columbus. Elizabeth lived on this property until her death in January 1829. After her death the land was divided among her heirs.


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). Dan E. Kilgore, A Ranger Legacy: 150 Years of Service to Texas (Austin: Madrona, 1973). Samuel H. Tumlinson, Tumlinson, A Genealogy (Eagle Bay, British Columbia, 198?).

Samuel H. Tumlinson


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

Samuel H. Tumlinson, "TUMLINSON, ELIZABETH PLEMMONS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.