They Came to East Texas, 500-1850, Immigrants and Immigration Patterns


This volume recounts the history of East Texas, focusing on the names of the early settlers. It is the story of the Caddos and associated Indian tribes who arrived about A.D. 500, followed by the Spanish colonials in the seventh and eighteenth centuries, and the influx of Anglo-Americans and European immigrants in the nineteenth century. Information is provided on heads of families, their wives (where known), their date of arrival in Texas, and their place of birth or origin. Maps and physical descriptions of settlements; Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. Census data; and patterns of immigration for the three regions of East Texas-northeastern, central, and southeastern-are provided. Part I discusses Spanish missions, Indian settlements, and European penetration. Part II is devoted to the Caddos, and the Cherokee. Part III covers the Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo colonials; and looks at Texas from 1832 to 1835. Part IV examines the Texas Revolution; East Texas pioneers; 1850 Census data; Southeast Texas pioneers, and provides a population analysis. Appendices contain the valuable data found in the Nacogdoches Censuses of 1809 and 1826. Twenty name-filled tables are a bonus for researchers.

Joe E. Ericson and Carolyn R. Ericson

(2005), 2007, 6x9, paper, index, 248 pp.

ISBN: 9780788433276