Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

MISSISSIPPI TEXAS LAND COMPANY

MISSISSIPPI TEXAS LAND COMPANY. The Mississippi Texas Land Company was founded in Pontotoc, Mississippi, on January 8, 1836, by Benjamin Reynolds, R. P. Currin, James Davis, William Davis, C. Crusman, John D. Martin, A. V. Brown, Willis W. Cherry, A. R. Covan, and William K. Hill for the purpose of trading and speculating in lands in Texas. According to the articles of this association, each partner had to furnish $2,000 for the company to invest in land. On May 8, 1836, the agent of the company, William K. Hill, is stated to have bought 8¼ leagues north of the Trinity River. This land was part of an eleven-league grant belonging to William Hardinqv and sold for $5,000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Articles of Association of the Mississippi Texas Land Company (MS, Benjamin Franklin Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.)

Andreas Reichstein

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.

Citation

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

Andreas Reichstein, "MISSISSIPPI TEXAS LAND COMPANY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ufm02), accessed February 06, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.