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William B. DeWees

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Columbus, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 42' 17.11464000012", -96° 32' 31.36391999988"
    Texas State
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    (1799-1878) Early Texas settler. Came here from Kentucky, 1822, when Texas was part of Mexico. Received a large land grant in 1824 as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300 colonists. Worked as blacksmith and trader. After Columbus was burned in Texas Revolution, 1836, he laid out new (present) town and gave land for courthouse and school. His correspondence, published (1852) as Letters from an Early Settler of Texas to A Friend, provided valuable eyewitness accounts of the Runaway Scrape of the revolution, and life in colonial Texas.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

William B. DeWees Historical Marker Location Map, Columbus, Texas