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VINCE, RICHARD (?–1839). Richard Vince, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, and his brothers, Allen, Robert, and Williamqv, came to Texas in 1822. The family was originally from Georgia. Richard and Robert were partners on August 21, 1824, when they received title to a sitio of future Harris County land on the north side of Buffalo Bayou between Harrisburg and the site that became the San Jacinto battleground. Vince obtained a license to marry Mary Jane Perry on September 22, 1837, but it is not known whether the marriage took place. Vince was administrator for his brother Robert's estate in 1837. Richard Vince died in Fort Bend County in November 1839. On January 1, 1844, Allen Vince gave notice in the Telegraph and Texas Register that he would settle the estate of Richard Vince, deceased, at Richmond on January 29, 1844.


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). Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Adele B. Looscan, "Harris County, 1822–1845," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 18–19 (October 1914-July 1915). "Reminiscences of Mrs. Dilue Harris," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 4, 7 (October 1900, January 1901, January 1904). Telegraph and Texas Register, January 3, 1844.


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

"VINCE, RICHARD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.