Worth S. Ray. Austin Colony Pioneers: Including a History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery, and Washington Counties Texas and Their Earliest Settlers. Austin: Published by the author, 1949. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 378pp. Illustrated. Original publisher's red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. With scattered light penciled researcher's marks, and one name underlined, else a beautiful copy in near fine condition.

    Worth S. Ray's work on Stephen F. Austin's second, or little colony is considered to be among the best references on the early colonization of central Texas. Much of the information contained has been drawn from scarce manuscripts, court records, and family histories. Includes many biographical sketches of early Texas pioneers. A great reference for genealogists and students of early Texas history. Though it has been reprinted, the original editions are quite scarce. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

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