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STEVENS, THOMAS (?–?). Thomas Stevens (Stephens), one of the Old Three Hundred, arrived in Texas by April 1824, when he took part in an election in the Austin colony. He received title to a sitio of land now in Waller County on August 7, 1824; the census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty; his household included his wife and a son and daughter. Stevens took part in a fight with the Waco Indians in November 1830 near the home of James Stephenson on Caney Creek. He is probably the same Thomas Stevens who fought in the Texas Revolution as a member of Captain Hill's company of rangers from July until October 1836 and received two 320-acre land grants from the republic and state of Texas.
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).
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