PREWITT, PLEASANT M.
PREWITT, PLEASANT M. (1797?–?). Pleasant M. Prewitt (Pruit, Prewett?), one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers, was in Texas as early as 1823, when a census of settlers in the Colorado District listed him as a twenty-six-year-old saddler with a wife, Hanna (Hannah), twenty-two, one young child, and one horse. This may have been the Prewett family that came on a boat from St. Louis, Missouri, with Horatio Chriesman and others in 1822. Prewitt received title to a sitio of land on Caney Creek in what is now Matagorda County on July 24, 1824. He voted in an alcalde election in San Felipe de Austin on December 22, 1824.
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