Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Republic of Texas: Group of Four Documents Signed by Notable Texians. (1) Clement C. Dyer Autograph Document Signed, "C. C. Dyer Probate Judge". One page, 8" x 5.5", November 4, 1846, "State of Texas/ Fort Bend City", appointing Robert Hodges and John Ryon "apprasors [sic] to appraise a certain town lot in Richmon[d]". Dyer (1799-1864) was one of Stephen F. Austin's illustrious Old Three Hundred. Docketing on verso contains the signature of John Hunter Herndon, the first lawyer admitted to the bar in Fort Bend County and a member of the 1842 Somervell expedition. Toned and fine.
    (2) Washington County: Land Sale Document Concerning the Estate of Thomas Gay and Containing Several Signatures, such as Horatio Chriesman, Washington County Chief Justice William H. Ewing, founder of Hempstead County James W. McDade, and wealthy plantation owner Terrell Jackson. Three pages, 8" x 10", December 6, 1842, "Republic of Texas/ County of Washington". This document includes an appraisal assignment and land auction settlement for property belonging to merchant and large land owner Thomas Gay in Washington County. Docketing on verso reveals that this "Chriesman Report" was filed on January 30, 1843. Horatio Chriesman was a surveyor for and member of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. In the early 1840s, Chriesman offered to donate some of his land in Washington County as a home for the Texas Republic's capital, but his offer was rejected. He has signed this document "Horatio Chriesman/ Executor of Estates of T. Gay". Near fine.
    (3) Fayette County: La Grange Town Lot Land Document. One and one-half pages, September 4, 1840. This rare document contains the signature of Jerome B. Alexander, a veteran of the Texas Revolution who was cruelly executed by the Mexican Army in September 1842 after surrendering with Captain Nicholas M. Dawson at the Battle of Salado Creek. Before his death, Alexander owned many acres of land in Gonzales and Fayette County in addition to two town lots. Very good.
    (4) Fayette County: "Inventory and Appraisement of the estate of William T. Floyd", Including Three Slaves. One and one-half pages, 7.75" x 9.5", October 24, 1840. Signed by Henry Fanthorp and Abraham Womack, the inventory lists values of items such as "one negro girl (Emily) a girl about ten years . . . 350.00"; "One negro woman named Betsy aged about fifty years . . . 300.00"; "One negro girl named Maniku aged about six years . . . 300.00"; and "one double Barrell Shot gun . . . 25.00". Small amount of tape repair to weakness at the folds. Very good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 854

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 19 days left to consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424