KINGSTON, WILLIAM (?–1845). William Kingston, a partner of Peter Powell as a homesteader in Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was one of twelve children of Thomas and Jane Kingston of Illinois. He was in Texas by May 1823, when he enlisted as a private in a scouting company headed by Moses Morrison, which had been raised to guard against Karankawa Indians in the area around the Colorado River and Tres Palacios Creek. Kingston and Powell received title to a sitio of land now in Matagorda County on May 8, 1827. In 1832 Kingston served under Aylett C. Buckner at the battle of Velasco. Kingston, whose sister Catharine also settled in Matagorda County, died there on March 19, 1845.
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