Early Travis County, Records
Selected, condemned, planned and designated by the Congress of the Republic of Texas, as the capital city for the Republic of Texas. Fifty-nine men signed the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas on March 2, 1836. One was a native of England, One of Scotland, one of Ireland, one of Canada, 13 of Virginia, 10 of Tennessee, 8 of North Carolina, 5 of Kentucky, 4 of South Carolina, 4 of Georgia, 2 of New York, 2 of Pennsylvania, one of New Jersey, one of Mississippi, and 2 of Texas, native born in San Antonio de Bexar and educated in universities in Spoain, and Lorenzo de Zavala born in Spain 1788, educated there, and died 1836 while holding the office of vice-president ad interim of the constitution at convention held March 1836.
These and their conterparts who came later were ambassadors, empresarios, consulates of other nations, as well as other foreign dignitaries. They came to the neew nation with its vast areas of varied soils and timber. They brought with them their families and their fortunes.
This is the history of these people as shown by the records in the Travis County Court House. The deeds from the County Clerk’s office, Wills and probate from the County Court, and law suits from the District Courts of Travis County, TX. Texas was a republic for 10 years only, but the records continued uninterrupted by the change from Republic to State, and through the differences of the war between the states.
1978, (2018), paper, 202 pp.