Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas
Assembled from local land office records after Texas gained its independence from Mexico, the Character Certificate files in the General Land Office in Austin establish the identities of early immigrants to Texas, fix their date and place of settlement, and shed light on their origins and their families. In using this book, then, the researcher has at his fingertips the unique genealogical records of around 5,000 early Texas settlers!
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1835 Certify citizen 1835 Certify foreigner 1835 I certify A.Henrie Anto Nixon Comr April 1835 Certify August 18 Benjamin Lindsey Alcalde Certify foreigner John Colony Egne Michamps Alcalde emigrated 1831 emigrated to Texas family consisting family of three Field Notes George George W good...married with family good...single without family Grant the sitio Hotchkiss Jn Egne Michamps JOHN E Jorge Anto Nixon Jose June 1835 Certify Jurisdiction of Liberty Louisiana married with family Michamps Alcalde Interim Nacogdoches 28 Nacogdoches Aug Nacogdoches Nov Nacogdoches Oct Nacogdoches Sept Nathan Davis native of South native of Tennessee native of USA native USA emigrated native USA single obtained land R.C. McDaniel C.P.O. Radford Berry S.F. Austin Empresario Saml Thompson Alcd Samuel San Augustine Aug San Augustine August San Augustine Sept Sept 1835 Certify sitio & labor Smyth Comr South Carolina survey the sitio Surveyor Sir Thomas USA with wife WILLIAM E Zavala Zavala's Grant