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DeWitt, Green C., 1787-1835



Born in Kentucky, Green DeWitt (1787-1835) was a prominent early Texas settler who in 1825 established a colony on the Guadalupe River adjacent to Stephen F. Austin's colony. DeWitt collaborated with other notable Texans such as Byrd Lockhart, James Kerr and José Antonio Navarro, as well as garnering financial support from his wife, Sara Seely DeWitt. Ultimately, however, the colony was unsuccessful and DeWitt's contract was not renewed in 1831. Continuing to pursue land interests, DeWitt travelled to Monclova in 1835, but he contracted a fatal illness and died on May 18.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Austin papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00359

The Austin Papers are composed primarily of the collected personal and official records of Moses Austin and Stephen F. Austin, documenting an era in Texas history marked by increased Anglo colonization, strained relations with the Mexican government, the Texas Revolution, and eventually the founding of the Republic of Texas.

Dates: 1676; 1765 - 1889

Lorenzo de Zavala papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00029

Lorenzo de Zavala, Mexican liberal statesman, later settled in Texas, became involved in the Texas Revolution and served briefly as ad interim Vice-President of the Republic of Texas. Papers consist chiefly of correspondence to Zavala from Santa Anna, Mexía, other prominent Mexicans and others, as well as some of Zavala's correspondence and later materials about Zavala and his family.

Dates: 1818 - 1936

Green C. DeWitt papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00401
Scope and Contents

Papers include a letter from DeWitt (1787-1835), empresario, to the Commandant of Arms at La Bahia, reporting clashes with Indians in DeWitt's Colony and requesting troops for protection, as well as a power of attorney (1827) signed by DeWitt, appointing James Kerr acting empresario for DeWitt's Colony; and a fragment of a typewritten transcript of an anonymous letter describing events and conditions in Gonzales, DeWitt's Colony, 1832.

Dates: 1827 - 1832

Henry H. Vollentine collection

Identifier: camh-arc-004847

The Henry H. Vollentine collection, 1831-1969, includes materials collected by Henry and Genevieve Vollentine regarding Gonzales County and other Texas history, as well as printed penmanship ephemera.

Dates: 1831 - 1969

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Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836) 3
Texas 3
Battle of San Jacinto (Texas : 1836) 2
Land grants 2
Mexico 2