Tuesday, October 01, 2013

180th Birthday of San Augustine, Texas - Looking for Descendants of the Colonists

The historical society in San Augustine, Texas searching for descendants of the following 1833 San Augustine colonists to be special guests at the 180th birthday celebration to be held 26 October 2013 @ 2 pm in Museum Theater, San Augustine.

Email deeddescendants@gmail.com

San Augustine colonists: John Cartwright, Chichester Chaplin, Samuel Davis, William English, Claiborne and William Garrett, James S. Hanks, Wyatt Hanks, Alexander Horton, Benjamin Lindsay, Leonard Mabbitt, Thomas and William McFarland, Philip Sublett, Charles Stanfield Taylor, George, Edward and Henry Teal, I. D. Thomas, Mary Richardson Davis Wilson (wife of Dr Stephen Pelham Wilson) and Elisha Roberts.

They are the 21 colonists who signed the deed dated 11 July 1833 to purchase the land where Thomas McFarland laid out the town. Signer descendants will be recognized. The organizers want at least one person for each signer and would love standing room only!!

The following counties are places where these people and/or their descendants are known to have lived: Anderson, Angelina,Dallas,Harris,Houston,Jefferson,Kauffman,Liberty,Jasper,Nacogdoches,Newton,Panola,San Augustine, Smith,Trinity,Tyler,Natchitoches Parish, LA (Chichester Chaplin).

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