VINCE, ROBERT (?–ca. 1837). Robert Vince, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, was one of four brothers granted land on Buffalo Bayou between Harrisburg and the San Jacinto battleground. The family was originally from Georgia. Vince was partner with his brother Richard Vince when they came to Texas in 1822 with their brothers Allen and William Vince. On August 21, 1824, Robert and Richard received title to a sitio on the north side of Buffalo Bayou in what is now Harris County. The census of 1826 listed Robert Vince as a farmer and stock raiser, a single man aged between sixteen and twenty-five. In December 1830 he petitioned for an additional league of land, but the ayuntamiento at San Felipe granted him only a half league in Harris County in 1832. He was dead by February 28, 1837, when Richard Vince was appointed administrator of the Robert Vince estate by the first session of the Harris County probate court.
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