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BYRD, MICAJAH (?–?). Micajah Byrd, early colonist, was in Texas by January 31, 1824, when he served on a jury to try a theft case. As one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, he received title to a sitio now in Washington County. The census of 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, Hannah, and one daughter. Byrd was a judge in the alcalde election in December 1826 and in January 1827 was appointed to a committee to wait upon the political chief to register the protest of Austin's colony against the activities of the Fredonian Rebellion.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: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). J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 6–7 (January, April, July 1903).
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