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WHITESIDE, WILLIAM B. (1773–1824). William B. Whiteside, sometimes recorded as Whitesides, may have been born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1773. He married Lavina Singleton in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on March 2, 1802; they possibly had nine children. One of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, he received title to a sitio of land in what became Waller County on July 19, 1824. Probate records show that he and Lavinia died in September 1824. The William B. Whiteside who bought a lot at San Felipe in December 1829 and received payment from the ayuntamiento in September 1830 for guarding a prisoner named Hiram Friley may have been a nephew.


Eugene C. Barker, ed., "Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin, 1828–1832," 12 parts, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21–24 (January 1918–October 1920). 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).


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

"WHITESIDE, WILLIAM B.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.