Old Three Hundred

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The name "Old Three Hundred" refers to the settlers who received land grants in Stephen F. Austin's first colony in Mexico. Although not originally enthusiastic about the project, Austin continued the colonization activities after the death of his father, Moses Austin. He traveled to San Antonio, where he met with the Spanish governor Antonio María Martínez. The governor acknowledged Stephen F. Austin as his father's successor, allowing the colonization activities to proceed.

Austin agreed with Martínez to be responsible for all administrative tasks after he arranged for settlers to come to Texas in exchange for land; in payment for his services, Austin would collect 12½ cents an acre in compensation. Austin returned to New Orleans and sought willing colonists and by the end of the summer of 1824 most of the Old Three Hundred were settled in Texas.

Head of household Born Died Family as of March 1826 Notes
Elijah Allcorn 1769 1844 Wife, five children and two servants.
Martin Allen 1780 1837 Wife, nine children
Abraham Alley 1803 1862 Wife, five children Brother of John, Rawson, Thomas and William Alley
John C. Alley 1822 Brother of Abraham, Thomas, Rawson and William Alley.
Rawson Alley 1793 1833 Single Brother of Abraham, John, Thomas and William Alley
Thomas Alley 1826 Single Brother of Abraham, John, Rawson and William Alley
William Alley 1800 August 15, 1869 Single Brother of Abraham, John, Rawson and Thomas Alley
Charles Alsbury Single Brother of Harvey and Horace Alsbury. Died about 1828.
Harvey Alsbury Wife Brother of Charles and Horace Alsbury
Horace Alsbury 1805 June 1847 Single; later married Juana Navarro
Thomas Alsbury 1773 Wife and two daughters Father of Charles, Harvey and Horace Alsbury. Wife Leah Catlett Alsbury. Daughters Leah Ann and Marion B. Served in the War of 1812. Died August 1826.
Simeon Asa Anderson Wife, three children, one slave
John Andrews February 1838 Wife, two children, one servant
William Andrews 1840 Wife, five children, two slaves Daughter married Randal Jones in 1824.
Samuel Angier August 26, 1792 In 1829, married fellow colonist Pamelia Pickett
James E.B. Austin October 3, 1803 August 14, 1829 Helped put down the Fredonian Rebellion. Brother of Stephen F. Austin.
John Austin March 17, 1801 August 11, 1833
Stephen F. Austin November 3, 1793 December 27, 1836
James B. Baily November 13, 1797 September 30, 1835 5 wives and 18 kids Father-in-law of Joseph H. Polley
Daniel E. Balis
William Baratt
Thomas Barnet
Thomas Hudson Barron 1796 1874 2 wives 22 children
Mills M. Battle
James Beard
Benjamin Beason 1837
Charles Belknap
Josiah H. Bell
Thomas B. Bell Wife Prudencio, three children Donated the land on which Bellville was founded in 1846
M. Berry
Isaac Best
Jacob Betts
Francis Biggam
William Bloodgood
Thomas Boatwright
Thomas Borden
Caleb R. Bostwick
John T. Bowman
Edward R. Bradley
John Bradley
Thomas Bradley
Charles Breen
Patrick Brias
William B. Bridges 1795 April 4, 1853
David Bright 1770 September 2, 1837
Enoch Brinson
Bluford Brooks
Robert Brotherington
George Brown
John Brown
William S. Brown
Aylett C. Buckner
Pumphrey Brunet
Jesse Burnam 1792 1883
Micajah Byrd
Morris A. Callihan and
Alexander Calvit 1784 1836
David Carpenter
William C. Carson
Samuel Carter
Jesse H. Cartwright 1787 1848
Thomas N. Cartwright 1798 1846
Sylvenus Castleman
Samuel Chance
Horatio Chriesman
John C. Clark
Antony R. Clarke
Merit M. Coats
John P. Coles
James Russell Cook 1812 1843 Single
John Cooke
William Cooper
Robert Cooper 5 children
John Crownover 1 son Married to Elizabeth Chesney, son John Chesney Crownover born 1799 in Pennsylvania
James Cummings
John Cummings
Rebecca Cummins
William Cummings
James (Jack) Cummins c. 1773 1849
James Curtis, Sr.
James Curtis, Jr.
Hinton Curtis
Samuel Davidson
Thomas Davis
D. Deckrow
Charles Demos
Peter Demos
William B. Dewees Sep. 8th, 1799 Apr. 14th, 1878
John Dickinson
Nicholas Dillard
Thomas M. Duke
George Duty
Joseph Duty March 6, 1801 (Gallatin, TN) September 11, 1855 (Webberville, TX)
Clement C. Dyer
Thomas Earle
G.E. Edwards
John Elam
Robert Elder
Charles Falenash
David Fenton
James Fisher
David Fitzgerald 1832 Widowed with one son and daughter. The plot of land now sits in modern Fort Bend County. Fitzgerald died in 1832 and willed the land to his daughter Sarah. She would later sell the entire property to Johnathan Dawson Waters.
Isaiah Flanakin
Elisha Flowers
Isaac Foster
John Foster 1837 2 sons
Randolph Foster
James Frazier
Churchill Fulshear
Charles Garret
Samuel Gates
William Gates
Freeman George 1780 1834 Wife, 8 sons Freeman George received 1 sitios land between San Bernard and Bay Prairie (Matagorda County) and 1 labor of land located Brazos East side opposite San Felipe (Waller County). According to the Handbook of Texas Online, he was given a league and a labor of land (see above) which is known as Matagorda and Waller counties on July 7, 1824. Also one of the original patentees in the vicinity of Old Ocean, Texas, in southwestern Brazoria Co.
Preston Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert
Daniel Gilleland
Chester S. Gorbet
Michael Gouldrich
Thomas Gray
Jared E. Groce 1782 1839
Robert Guthrie
John Haddan
Samuel C. Hady
George B. Hall
John W. Hall
W. J. Hall
David Hamilton
Abner Harris
David Harris
John R. Harris
William Harris
William J. Harris
George Harrison
William Harvey
Thomas S. Haynes
James Hensley
Alexander Hodge 1757 1836 Historical marker erected at Hodge's Bend Cemetery in Fort Bend County (1975), where Alexander Hodge's grave is located.
Francis Holland
William Holland
Kinchen Holliman
James Hope
C.S. Hudson
George Huff
John Huff
Isaac Hughes
Eli Hunter
Johnson Hunter
John Iiams This may be John Williams.
Ira Ingram 1788 1837
Seth Ingram
John Irons
Samuel Isaacks
Alexander Jackson
Humphrey Jackson 17841833 Unable to run his plantation because he chose not to own slaves, Jackson traveled to Texas in September 1823 and built a log cabin outside Austin's colony on the San Jacinto River, a half mile west of the site of present Crosby. When it was discovered that he had settled outside the colony, Jackson petitioned the Baron de Bastrop, who on August 16, 1824, granted him title to a league and a labor of land, including the place where he had settled, in what is now Harris County. To become a legal colonist, Jackson next petitioned the Mexican government to form the San Jacinto District under control of the Austin colony; he was elected alcalde of the new district in 1824, 1825, and 1827, and served as ex officio militia captain of the San Jacinto area.
Isaac Jackson
Thomas Jamison
Henry W. Johnson
Henry Jones
James W. Jones
Oliver Jones
R. Jones
Imla Keep
John C. Keller
John Kelly
Samuel Kennedy
Alfred Kennon
James Kerr
Peter Kerr
William Kerr
William Kincheloe
William Kingston
James Knight
Abner Kuykendall 1777 1834 Brother of Robert and Joseph, father of Barzillia. Commanded the militia of Austin's colony, murdered by Joseph Clayton.
Barzillai Kuykendall Son of Abner Kuykendall
Joseph Kuykendall
Robert Kuykendall
Hosea H. League
Joel Leakey
Benjamin Linsey
John Little
William Little
Jane H. Wilkinson Long 1798 1880 Mother of Texas
James Lynch
Nathanael Lynch
John McCroskey
Arthur McCormick
David McCormick
John McCormick
Thomas McCoy
Aechilles McFarlan
John McFarlan
Thomas F. McKinney 1801 1873 Father of the Texas Navy
Hugh McKinsey
A.W. McClain
James McNair
Daniel McNeel
George W. McNeel
John McNeel
John G. McNeel
Pleasant D. McNeel
Sterling McNeel
Elizabeth McNutt
William McWilliams
Shubael Marsh
Wily Martin 1776 1842
William Mathis
David H. Milburn
Samuel Miller
Samuel R. Miller
Simon Miller
James D. Millican
Robert Millican
William Millican
Joseph Minus
Asa Mitchell
John L. Monks
John H. Moore Aug. 13, 1800 Dec. 02, 1880 Single Indian fighter, builder of Moore's Fort, and leader at the Battle of Gonzales. Married Eliza Cummins, daughter of Jack Cummins listed above.
Luke Moore
Moses Morrison
William Morton
David Mouser
James Nelson
Joseph Newman c. 1787 1831 Wife Rachel Rabb, 10 children Brother in-law to John Rabb and Thomas J. Rabb, he ranched and farmed a sitio near Bonus.
Charles Isaac Nidever
M.B. Nuckols
James Orrick
Nathan Osborn
William Parks
Joshua Parker
William Parker
Isaac Pennington
George S. Pentecost
Freeman Pettus
William A. Pettus
John Petty
J.C. Peyton
James A.E. Phelps
I.B. Phillips
Zeno Philips
Pamelia Picket
Joseph H. Polley 28 Dec 1795 26 Mar 1869 Wife, Mary Bailey Son-in-law of James B. Bailey
Peter Powell
William Prater
Pleasant Pruitt
William Pryor c. 1775 1833 Wife Betsy Trammell, 6 children His death was recorded as 9 Sept 1833 in the diary of William B. Travis. Pryor's will states he was from Botetourt County, Virginia.
Andrew Rabb
John Rabb
Thomas J. Rabb
William Rabb
William Raleigh
L. Ramey
David Randon
John Randon
Frederic H. Rankin
Amos Rawls
Benjamin Rawls
Daniel Rawls
Stephen Richardson
Elijah Roark
Earle Robbins
William Robbins
Andrew Roberts 1844 Wife Sally, four daughters, and one son
Noel F. Roberts C. 1820 C. 1825 Harriet Pryor
William Roberts aft. 1856 Elizabeth Pryor
Edward Robertson
Andrew Robinson Sr. 1852 Wife Nancy and two children First settler
George Robinson
James Ross
June Salmeron
Joseph San Pierre
Robert Scobey
Marvin Scheick
James Scott
William Scott
William Selkirk
Owen Shannon 1762 1839 Margaret & children
David Shelby
Daniel Shipman NC 20 Feb 1801 Goliad County Texas 4 Mar 1881
Moses Shipman
Bartlet Sims
George Washington Singleton Related to Charla Kaye Moore Sisk
Phillip Singleton
Christian Smith
Cornelius Smith
John Smith
William Smeathers 1767 1837
Gabriel S. Snider
Albert L. Sojourner
Nancy Spencer
Adam Stafford
William Stafford
Thomas Stevens
Owen H. Stout
John Strange
Walter Sutherland
David Tally
John I. Taylor
George Teel
Ezekiel Thomas
Jacob Thomas
Jesse Thompson
Thomas J. Tone
James F. Tong
Samuel Toy
John Trobough
Elizabeth Piemmons Tumlinson born 1778 died 1829 Wife of John Jackson Tumlinson whom was killed while crossing the Guadalupe rive by Waco Indians
James Tumlinson
Isaac Vandorn
Martin Varner
Allen Vince
Richard Vince
Robert Vince
William Vince
James Walker
Thomas Walker
Caleb Wallice
Francis F. Wells
Amy White 10 Mar 17751853 White moved to Texas and claimed her 4,428 acres on the west side of the San Jacinto River on August 16, 1824. Mother of eldest son, Reuben White. Sister-in-law of Humphrey Jackson.
Joseph White
Reuben White 17951848 White moved to Texas in 1824 and received a grant of one league on the east bank of the San Jacinto River on 19 Aug 1824 (the area now known as Barrett Station), south of the Jackson plot (White's Uncle). Son of Amy White.
Walter C. White
William White
Boland Whitesides
Henry Whitesides
James Whitesides
William Whitesides
Nathaniel Whiting
William Whitlock
Elias D. Wightman
Jane Wilkins
George I. Williams
Henry Williams
John Williams
John R. Williams Built "The Old Place" along Clear Creek, which eventually became the oldest remaining structure in Harris County, Texas. It is now part of Houston's Sam Houston Park
Robert H. Williams
Samuel M. Williams
Solomon Williams
Thomas Williams
Zadock Woods akaZaduck 1773 1842 Served in the battle of Gonzales, the battle of Concepción, the Grass Fight and the Runaway Scrape. Colonist of Texas, Zadock Woods was one of the "Old Three Hundred" who established a colony area with land purchased from Stephen F. Austin. A veteran of the War of 1812, he served in the battle of Gonzales, the battle of Concepción, the Grass Fight and the Runaway Scrape. His homestead was a fortified inn, known as Fort Woods, built to provide protection from Indian attacks on the colonists. He was the oldest man killed in the "Dawson expedition" September 1842.

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Joseph Polley has a profile that can be linked to the table -- Polley-175. I've added the category to his profile, and am adding other info.
posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Steven, I happened to see on your page one of the men who was a courier for the Alamo and survived the Alamo.. I had his profile, so posted it on here as well.


This includes all females, and men who were scouts an couriers. Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Steven,

I left on your page the Category for Old Three Hundred..


posted by Mary Richardson