CARTER, SAMUEL C.
CARTER, SAMUEL C. (ca. 1790–1825). Samuel C. Carter, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was born about 1790 in Georgia. He was a merchant in business with Benjamin Fowler at San Felipe de Austin as early as February 1824. Carter participated in colonial elections in April and took his oath of loyalty to the Mexican government in May. He received title to a league of land on the east bank of the Brazos River three miles south of Manor Lake in what is now Brazoria County on July 8, 1824. He used a trading vessel that he acquired on loan from Robert Rankin to bring supplies from New Orleans to Austin’s Colony. On September 4, 1825, Joshua Marsh wrote Austin from New Orleans that Carter had died at his house of yellow fever and that the sloop, which was thought to be Carter’s, had been delivered to the probate court for sale. Rankin later sought compensation for the vessel but apparently received none.
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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-).
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