VINCE, WILLIAM (?–?). William Vince, one of Stephen Austinqv's Old Three Hundred colonists, and his brothers, Allen, Richard, and Robert Vince, came to Texas in 1822 and settled in the San Jacinto River area on what was to become known as Vince's Bayou, between Harrisburg and the San Jacinto battleground. The family was originally from Georgia. William Vince received title to a league of land in what is now Harris County on July 21, 1824, and a labor of land now in Harris County on November 21, 1832. He petitioned for appointment of a surveyor in the San Jacinto District in October 1824. Evidently Vince was successful in the operation of his plantation; he sent Austin a bill for beef, corn, and servant labor in February 1826. The census of 1826 classified Vince as a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty; he was a single man, and his sister Susan was keeping house for him. On July 31, 1851, Nicholas Adolphus Sterne recorded receiving land certificates from the heirs of William Vince.
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