WILLIAMS, GEORGE I.
WILLIAMS, GEORGE I. (?–?). George I. Williams, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, may have moved to Texas from Connecticut. He received title to a sitio of land in present Matagorda County on August 19, 1824. The census of 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty, a married man (though his wife was not mentioned in this census), with three sons and two daughters. With his first wife, Lavinia Hobbs, Williams had four children. With his second wife, Nancy, he had one child. In January 1827 Williams attended a meeting of colonists that declared loyalty to the Mexican government and protested the Fredonian Rebellion.
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). Matagorda County Historical Commission, Historic Matagorda County (3 vols., 1986–88). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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