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GILBERT, PRESTON (?–?). Preston Gilbert, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to a sitio of land on the west bank of the Colorado River in what is now southern Colorado County on June 4, 1827. He had met with other members of the colony at the home of Bartlett Sims in January 1827 to adopt resolutions of loyalty to the Mexican government and condemn the Fredonian Rebellion. In March 1832 Austin settled an account with Gilbert for hauling lumber from San Bernard to San Felipe. In 1840 Gilbert was listed as the agent of his wife, Sarah, whose tax payments on a personal estate that included fifty cattle and seven slaves had fallen in arrears. The county census of 1840 reported that Gilbert held title in his own name to 4,857 acres and owned fifty cattle, seven horses, and one slave.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: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). Colorado County Historical Commission, Colorado County Chronicles from the Beginning to 1923 (2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1986).
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