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    Stephen F. Austin Land Transfer Document Signed "Estevan F. Austin." Two and one-half pages, 8.5" x 12", on seal paper, in Spanish, Villa de San Felipe de Austin, December 18, 1830. The deed states, in Spanish, "Estevan F. Austin, Empresario to establish Three Hundred Families within the ten coastal leagues on the coast of the Mexican interior, between the La Baca River and the San Jacinto River; and special commissioner of the Supreme Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas for the partition and possession of lands, and issuing of titles inside the empresario's limits to the new Colonists..." to grant "one sitio" of land situated on the Bay of Carancawa (Carancawa Bayou) to "Nancy Artemecia McFarland, the widow of Jose White." Countersigned by W. T. Lightfoot and C. C. Givens. The execution of this deed was one of the four steps required for an immigrant to obtain land in Austin's Colony. Docketed incorrectly to "Nancy A. Madison" for "One League of land...on Carancawa Bayou."

    Joseph (Jose) White was a member of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. In 1821, the Spanish government granted Moses Austin, Stephen's father, a permit to settle three hundred families in present-day Texas. Moses died before he could see the plan to fruition, but the venture was taken up by his son. White came to Texas via Georgia in 1824 and, by 1828, had been elected alcalde, a position whereby the holder is both mayor, head of the city council, and judge rolled into one, of San Felipe de Austin. He died on June 14, 1830.

    Reference: Streeter 14


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