Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
"...always said if I ever saw a man uglier than I am, that I was going to shoot him.--A homely stranger.
Featuring this month
Surveyor/Manager of the DeWitt Colony
Anglo-Mexican Federalist Patriot
Texas Independence Leader
14 July 1827 "Now know ye that I, the said Green DeWitt....appoint James Kerr....my true and lawful agent and attorney...in my name as empresario....to do and perform all....duties imposed on me..."
"Shoot away, stranger, if I'm uglier then you I don't care to live."--James Kerr
His Biography---A Texas Family by General James Kerr Crain 1957His Family Bible---Includes families of Shade, Annis and Jack, first black Texians west of the Colorado
Story of neighbor/colleague William Bracken
A saga of failed efforts to protect his interracial family in mid-19th century Texas
PEOPLE OF TEXAS .Have you, then, the constitutional right to separate from the Republic of Mexico, and declare yourselves free and independent? .The oath you took when you became citizens of Texas was, "I swear to support the Constitution of the republican federative Government of Mexico, and the laws of the same." So long as that constitution exists, so long you must sustain it .An independent government would .to those in the ordinary ranks of life .bring poverty, and toil, and war, and taxes--James Kerr January 1836
La Colonia de DeWitt
"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824
Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and