THOMAS, EZEKIEL (ca. 1797–ca. 1834). Ezekiel Thomas, early settler, was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, around 1797 and was in Texas by 1822, when he was living in the San Jacinto area. On August 19, 1824, as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, he received title to a league of land that later became part of Harris County. The census of 1826 listed Thomas as a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, Elizabeth, and two small daughters. Part of his original land grant was offered for sale by the county sheriff in 1838. Thomas died about 1834.
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