WHITE, WALTER C.
WHITE, WALTER C. (?–1837). Walter C. White, early settler, merchant, and public official, came to Texas with the Long expedition in 1821. He left James Longqv's forces and with a single companion planted a corn crop on the Trinity River in what is now Chambers County. He became a trader and operated a boat on the Gulf, but Indians seized the boat at the mouth of the Colorado River in the summer of 1824. White was enrolled in Stephen F. Austin's colony and paired with James Knight as one of the Old Three Hundred families. The partners received title to a league of land in the area of present Fort Bend County on July 15, 1824. The census of 1826 listed White as a single man, aged between twenty-five and forty. He managed a company store at San Felipe, where William B. Travis was his attorney; Knight operated the company trading post at Fort Bend. A schooner belonging to the company plied the river between the settlements. In 1830 the ayuntamiento placed White on a committee to welcome the priest, probably Father Michael Muldoon, to San Felipe; White also served on a committee to report on validity of title in Austin's first colony. He was first regidor in March 1831. White received five votes as a delegate to the Convention of 1836. His company subscribed $10,000 in bonds for maintenance of the government of the republic. White was defeated by William H. Wharton as delegate from Brazoria to the First Congress. In May 1837 White was one of the promoters of the town of Richmond. He died at Brazoria on November 11, 1837.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "White, Walter C.," accessed August 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwh31.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.