WHITLOCK, WILLIAM (1784–1835). William Whitlock, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, son of Robert and Aggy (Stringer) Whitlock, was born in 1784, probably in Caswell County, North Carolina. Robert Whitlock and his family were recorded in the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, and his will was probated there in 1804. On February 16, 1813, William Whitlock, then living in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, married Mary White, the daughter of William and Amy (Comstock) White, in St. Martinville, Louisiana. The 1820 census for St. Martin Parish included William Whitlock and his family. In 1815 Whitlock served in Capt. Shadrack Porter's Infantry Company, Fifteenth Regiment (Baker's), Louisiana Militia, in the War of 1812. William and Mary Whitlock and their four children, with Mary's widowed mother, Amy White, and others, moved to Texas in 1824. On August 16 of that year Whitlock was granted one league of land on the east bank of the San Jacinto River below the crossing of the Atascosito Road. This tract, however, lay beyond the Austin colony limits, and on May 11, 1831, pursuant to the Government of Mexico Resolution of August 27, 1828, Whitlock was granted a league of land on the west bank of the Trinity River. In the 1826 Atascosito census he was listed as farmer and stock raiser. Three children were born to William and Mary in Texas. In March 1835 William Whitlock died in Liberty County. The 1840 Liberty County tax rolls included the William Whitlock estate of 3,321 acres and two town lots, C. Bryan, administrator. The 1846 tax rolls listed Mary Whitlock with 4,428 acres.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Mary S. Maxfield, "Whitlock, William," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwh41.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles