Republic of Texas Settlers

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This entry was originally written by Wendy Bebout Elliott, Ph.D. FUGA for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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The Republic of Texas ceased to exist when President Anson Jones handed over the reins of government to the United States of America on 19 February 1846. Descent from one of Austin’s Old Three Hundred or other residents of Texas prior to that date has always been a genealogical asset. The following list of publications offers much assistance in investigation of claims to descent:

  • Jennett, Elizabeth LeNoir. Biographical Directory of the Texas Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845. 1941. Reprint. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1959.
  • Compiled Index to Elected and Appointed Officials of the Republic of Texas: 1835–1846. Austin, Tex.: State Archives Division, Texas State Library, 1981.
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas, the Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 3 vols. Dallas: Huggins Press, 1963–85.
  • Ericson, Carolyn R. Nacogdoches: Gateway to Texas, a Biographical Directory, 1773–1849. 2 vols. Ft. Worth, Tex.: Arrow/Curtis Printing, 1974–87.
  • Kemp, Louis W. The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Salado, Tex.: Anson Jones Press, 1959.
  • Morris, Mrs. Harry Joseph. Citizens of the Republic of Texas. Dallas: Texas State Genealogical Society, 1977.
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas. Lineages of Members. Microfilm, 37 reels.
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