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    [Republic of Texas] William McFarland Partially Printed Indenture Signed. One page with docketing on the verso, 12.5" x 16", Belgrade, Jasper County, Republic of Texas. The document is a transfer certificate for six lots in the town of Belgrade from McFarland to S. H. Everett. McFarland, an early Texas surveyor, founded Belgrade and sold town lots until his death in 1840. During the 1840s and 1850s Belgrade became a center for agriculture and trade and a busy river port served by several steamboats. The original town site is now abandoned and the buildings dismantled. Evenly toned with some weakness at the central horizontal fold, else fine.

    McFarland, with Wyatt Hanks, Frost Thorn, and John M. Durst, purchased eight leagues of land from the Guerrero grant. On August 2, 1832, he participated in the battle of Nacogdoches; in October he represented the Ayish Bayou District at the Convention in San Felipe; the same year he served on a committee to select a site for the town that came to be San Augustine. McFarland was elected alcalde of the town in 1833. In 1836 President Sam Houston appointed him chief justice of the newly organized San Augustine County. He served as the leader of McFarland's Lodge, the third Masonic lodge in Texas. In 1838 he was a member of the Texas Boundary Commission appointed to determine the line between the United States and the Republic of Texas.


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