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WILLIAMS, JOHN R. (?–?). John R. Williams enrolled as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists and received title to a league and a labor of land in Austin's colony on either January or July 29, 1824. In December 1830 the ayuntamiento at San Felipe heard reports from a committee appointed to inquire into titles made to settlers in the first colony; they learned that Williams had located his land on Clear Creek but had not cultivated his league, that he had cultivated his labor and had disposed of it, and that he had left the country in the spring of 1825.


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.

"WILLIAMS, JOHN R.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.