ALSBURY, CHARLES GRUNDISON (?–?). Charles Grundison Alsbury, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was in Texas in company with Addison Harrison in August 1822, when some of the immigrants who came on the Lively found them on the Brazos River. Alsbury took part in a colony election in April 1824 and became a partner of his brothers James Harvey and Horace A. Alsbury. They received title to 1½ sitios (see SITIO) of land now in Brazoria County on August 3, 1824. Charles Alsbury took part in the alcalde election at San Felipe in December 1824 and in early Indian campaigns. The census of 1826 listed him as a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. In 1839 the Alsbury family planned a town to be named Monticello at the mouth of Cow Creek and advertised the site as healthful, with plenty of timber to build a city.


Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). W. S. Lewis, "Adventures of the `Lively' Immigrants," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 3 (July 1899). Daniel Shipman, Frontier Life: 58 Years in Texas (1879). Clarence Wharton, Wharton's History of Fort Bend County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1939).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "ALSBURY, CHARLES GRUNDISON," accessed July 22, 2019,

Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Modified on July 30, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Get this week's most popular Handbook of Texas articles delivered straight to your inbox