WHITESIDES, BOLAND (?–?). Boland Whitesides, pioneer settler, son of Jonathan Whitesides and nephew of James Whitesides, was in Texas as early as April 1824, when he took part in a colony election. He was paired with his brother, Henry Whitesides, as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. They received title to a sitio of land in the area of present Brazos and Grimes counties on August 10, 1824. A conflict in their title and the deed given to Jack C. Davis caused some difficulty in 1825, when William T. Millican bought Henry Whitesides's land.
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).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."WHITESIDES, BOLAND," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwh34), accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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