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HUNTER, ELI (?–1829). Eli Hunter, member of the Old Three Hundred and early Wharton County settler, was in Texas as early as January 1824, when his wife, Sarah (Bright), had the child said to be the first girl born in Stephen F. Austin's colony. Sarah, the daughter of David Bright, and Hunter had been married in 1823. Hunter received title to a sitio now in Wharton County on July 24, 1824. He built his home on Peach Creek. The census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer andstock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty. In January 1827 he attended a meeting at Bartlett Sims's house and signed a statement declaring loyalty to the Mexican government and condemning the Fredonian Rebellion. Hunter died in September 1829, and John McCroskey administered his estate.
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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Notes and Fragments, April 1923. Texas Gazette, September 25, 1829.
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