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HARRIS, WILLIAM (?–?). William Harris was a partner of David Carpenter as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. On August 16, 1824, they received title to a sitio of land in what is now Harris County.


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).


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

"HARRIS, WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.