I would label it Texas Colony if pre 1836. Republic of Texas 1836-1846
and Texas as a state 1848 after the Mexican American War.
I looked through Hodge' sources.. Why do you think the date was 1827?. Did you know Texas Colony had many colonies within it? Also the size of Texas that we see today was much larger in 1827. Do you know the specific location where Hodge lived?
I give you some areas of note. I would simply state the historical area
a) Bexar Colony - the largest - Bexar County (San Antonio is the city within.
b) Nacogdoches Colony the 2nd largest in East Texas
c) Peter's Colony in North Texas ( DFW area)
d) McGloin's Colony
e) Austin's Colonies
f) Robertson Colony
g) DeWitt Colony (~ 76 miles East of San Antonio) small but historical
h) Gonzales Colony ~76 miles East of SanAntonio (small but historical )