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IRONS, JOHN (?–?). John Irons, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was in Texas as early as December 20, 1823, when he voted in the alcalde election at San Felipe. He received title to a sitio on the east bank of the Brazos River in what is now Waller County on July 16, 1824, and Seth Ingram surveyed the land. The census of 1826 classified Irons as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. His household included his wife, Polly, four sons, two daughters, and two servants.


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.

"IRONS, JOHN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.