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    Republic of Texas estate appraisal signed by Gonzales' last alcalde, Andrew Ponton

    Andrew Ponton Document Signed One page manuscript DS "Andrew Ponton" as appraiser, 8" x 9", Navadad, January 16, 1839, being the appraisal of property of the deceased Naom Mixon. Listing includes various farm animals including: "Three cows & steer..." and 1284 acres of land. Boldly penned with light ghosting and uneven margins; near fine condition.

    Andrew Ponton (1804-1850) was a pioneer farmer, stockman, politician, and judge. He was the last elected alcalde of Gonzales, elected in 1835, and was a member of the Gonzales Committee of Safety. In September 1835, when Domingo de Ugartechea demanded that the Gonzales cannon that had been given to the town to be used as a warning to Indians, be surrendered to Mexican soldiers or that Ponton be brought to San Antonio as a hostage, Ponton put off the Mexicans with excuses. He was able to call for help to the settlements and was a defender in the battle of Gonzales. It was to Ponton that William Barret Travis appealed to for men and provisions for the defense of the Alamo on February 23, 1836; the men of Gonzales heeded his call for help.

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