Katherine P. Miller

ALSBURY, THOMAS (1773–?). Thomas Alsbury, Jr., oneof Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was born in Virginia in 1773. He married Leah Jane Catlett on August 7, 1796; they had ten children. Alsbury fought in the War of 1812. The family came to Austin from Kentucky between May and July 1824. On July 8, 1824, Alsbury received title to two leagues and 1½ labores of land that later became part of Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Waller counties. The census of 1826 listed him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged over fifty. He was accompanied to Texas by his wife, sons Charles, J. Harvey, and Horace Alsbury,qqv and two daughters.

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).

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