William B. DeWees

William B. DeWees (HM2EMD)

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N 29° 42.251', W 96° 32.514'

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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.
Year Placed1971
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 737815 N 3288536
Decimal Degrees29.70418333, -96.54190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.251', W 96° 32.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 15.06" N, 96° 32' 30.84" W
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