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Mexican Nation | Grant Dated Aug. 4, 1824
To | Rawson Alley |Recorded in Book Vol. A. page 56 et seq Colorado County, Texas
Note: The grant is recorded in the Spanish language. A certified copy
will appear on page two of this abstract, translated into the English Language
Mexican Nation | Grant (Translated) Dated Aug. 4, 1824
To | Rawson Alley | Recorded in Book New Book pages 1 et seq. Deed Record Colorado
Rawson Alleys Deed- Second Seal 12 rrs. legalized by the Mexican nation for the year 1834 Austin
The party interested paid in this justice court under my charge 12 rrs due for the above seal town of San Felipe de Austin July 5th 1824, Sylvanus Castleman- To the commissioner Baron de Bastrop- Rawson Alley- a native of the United States of America and now resident of this Province say before you that having moved to said place with desire to locate in the Colony allowed by the Superior Govt. of the Mexican Nation to the Empresario D Estevan F Austin, I hope that in admitting me and my family as oned of the settlers of this colony, you will please sell me and give me possession of the tract of land which the law grants to the settlers with the understanding that I shall promptly cultivate the tract assigned me subjecting myself in all cases to the existing laws and defend the rights of Independence and the liberty of the land, I ask you therefore, to do as aforesaid for which I shall receive favor and justice. Town of San Felipe of Austin July 29th 1824. Rawson Alley, Town of San Felipe de Austin July 29th 1824. The Empresario D Estevan F Austin will report about the means and necessary requisites of the petitioners so as to know if he deserves the favor he asks for Bastrop - To the commissioner by virtue of your foregoing decree I must say that the settler Rawson Alley derservesthe favor he asks for and can be admitted as resident in this new Colony on account of his good qualities, circum-stances he is in and his notorious application to the agriculture, rearing of cattle and industries, for which one league and a half of land can be granted him - San Felipe de Austin July 29th 1824, Estevant F Austin at the town of San Felipe de Austin on the second day of the month of August of the year eighteen hundred twenty four the Baron de Bastrop sixth voter of the Hon. provincial senate of Texas, commissioner of the Govt and Estevan F Austin Empresario to establish a new colony in this Province by virtue of the commissions grandedto the former by the
Govt. of this Province Lieut. Colonel D Luciano Garcia by his decree of July 16th 1823, and the order of the political chief of this province Jose' Antonio Sancedo dated June 23rd 1824 and of the powers granted to both under that of the Supreme Mexican Govt. Dated February 18th affirmed by the decrees of the Sovereign constitutional congress and the executive power dated April 11th and 14th 1823, and that of the General Commandant of these provinces Brigadier D Felipe de la Garza issued on the 16th day of June of said year as stated in the report made by said empresario D Estevan F Austin about the emigration of 300 foreign families, granted to us by said commission and decrees and in view of the merit and means of the petitioner RawsonAlley as shown by the foregoing report we have come to sell and grant him, and by these presentsdo sell and grant him in the name of the Govt of the Mexican Nation to him the said Rawson Alley his heirs andsuccessors one leage and a half of land lying in said colony without means of irrigation only with the use of permanent springs which we will give him in possession giving him the title thereto for his safeguard as soon as he pays the dues prescribed by the tariff promulgated by the political chief of the province of Texas May 20th of this year. In testimony whereof we sign with assisting witnesses on the proper day month and year to which we attest-
The Baron de Bastrop - Estevan F Austin- Assisting John Austin- Assisting- Samuel M Williams-
The said commissioner Baron de Bastrop and the Empresario D Estevan F Austin the witnesses James Cooke, Hugh McKinzie and McNair the surveyor Seth Ingram and the party interested Rawson Alley, all repaired to said league lying on the East bank of Colorado River at the place where the Atascosito road crosses it from a point on said bank at an elm marked RA and ( 7 words stricken out Translator) three varas distant from another elm east the surveyor began, measuring 3994 varas to a white oak marked RA Thence southeast 4000 varas, Thence Southwest 1639 varas Thence Southeast 5000 varas where another mound was put forty varas from a black oak South 40 degrees West marked RA and 50 varas from a Evergree oak South 55 degrees West Thence South West 3405 varas to the upper corner of
Gabriel Straw Snyder's league on said river where a poplar tree of ,feet in diameter stands, marked R A and ten varas from another poplar west Thence up along the river's meanders to where he began, having one league in superficie bounded on the Southwest by said Colorado River Northwest by John Haddon's leaague Northeast by National lands and Southeast by Gabriel Straw Snider's league then we went to the said Half a league on said River and opposite the above name league and from a poplar on the West bank of said river marked RA seven varas distant from another poplar Southeast the surveyor began measuring 3000 varas Southwest where a mound was erected thence South 47 deg. East 5027 varas where another mound was erected Thence Northeast 2000 to said Colorado River to a hackberry two feet in diameter marked RA and lying fifteen varas from another hackberry North 70 deg. West Thence up along the river's meanders to where he began the first linehaving one half a league of land in superficie bounded Northeast by said Colorado River and on the other sides by national lands, we gave posession to said Rawson Alley of said lands taking him by the hand over them telling him in loud and audible tones of voice that by virtue of the commisiion and the powers granted us and in the name of the Govt. of the Mexican Nation we put him in possession of said lands with all their uses, rights, appurtenances and hereditaments for himself, his heirs and assigns and the said Rawson Alley finding himself in real and personal possession of said tracts without opposition, shouted, pulled grasses threw stones, planted stakes and performed the other necessary ceremonies being warned that he is under obligation to cultivate them inside of two years as prescribed by law. In testimony whereof we said commissioner Baron de Bastrop Empresario Estevan F Austin and Assisting witnesses sign for want of a Notary according to law to which we attest: At the town of San Felipe de Austin on the third day of the month of August of the year eighteen hundred twenty four-
The Baron de Bastrop- Estevan F Austin, Assisting John Austin, Assisting Samuel M Williams- The Baron de Bastrop, commissioner of the Govt. sixth voter of the Hon Senate of the Texas Province and the Empresario D Estevan F Austin principal Judge of the new Colony of the Brazaos and Colorado Rivers Lieut.
Colonel and Commandant of the Militia We certify that the foregoing instrument is litterally copied from the original on file in the archives for the colonization of said Colony in charge of the said Austin that it was amended, corrected and compared in presence of and with the aid of the witnesses Guillermo Pettus, Seth Ingram and Juan M Farlan in Testimony whereof we sign it with assisting witnesse for want of a Notary as per law to which we attest: At the town of San Felipe of Austin on the fourth day of August in the year 1824 4deg. y 3 deg.
The Baron de Bastrop Estevan F Austin Assisting. John Austin Assisting, Samuel M Williams
Before me Robert Brotherton County Clerk and recorder for the County of Colorado personally appeared William B Dewies and Thomas J Tone and made oath that were well acquainted with the signatures of Baron de Bastrop Commissioner for Austins Colony and Stephen F Austin Empresario and that they believed the to the foregoing instrument to be theirs.
Given under my hand and private seal there being no county seal provided this 11th day of July 1837.
Robt. Brotherton, County Clerk and Recorder
Sumitted by Bob Gillespie
The State of Texas
County of Colorado
Whereas, Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, late of Fayette County Texas, departed this life intestate, on the 24th day of May 1902, leaving a considerable estate, which is hereinafter set out, and leaving as her only heirs, Phillipine Wetzel, wife of John Wetzel, residents of Wharton County, Texas, Mina Krause, wife of Henry Krause, residents of Lavaca County, Texas, Christian Hahn, a resident of Wharton County, Texas, and Peter Hahn, a resident of Colorado County, Texas, and
Whereas, by deed dated August 26, 1905, the said Philipine Wetzel joined by her husband, John Wetzel, conveyed all her right, title, claim and interest in and to the estate of her mother, the said Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, deceased, to Peter Hahn and Christian Hahn, for a valuable consideration fully set out and stated in said deed, to which reference is here made, whereby the said Peter and Christian Hahn acquired an additional one fourth interest in and to said estate, in addition to the one half thereof acquired by them by inheritance, and the remaining one fourth thereof belongs to the said Mina Krause by inheritance, and
Whereas, administration is pending upon said estate in the County Court of Colorado County, Texas, with the said Peter Hahn, as administrator, and all debts properly chargeable to said estate have been paid off and discharged, and the following property being all of the property, both real and personal, belonging to said estate, is now subject to partition and distribution among those entitled thereto, which said property of said decedent is as follows:
About 1000 acres of land, situated in Colorado County, Texas, out of and a part of the J. Ehlinger League of land and being all of the land owned by said decedent in said league.
320 acres of land, situated in Travis County, Texas.
Trac lot 6, in block, 2, and 1&Mac218;2 of lot 3, in block, 2, in the City of Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.
Note of A. F. Gloger for $250.00, and note of A. F. Glogers sons for $35.00 and the balance in the hands of the administrator of said estate, as showed by his annual report filed July 11th, 1905, and it is here distinctly understood and admitted that the above is all the property belonging to said estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, deceased, and that all other property both real and personal held in her name at the time of her death, was held in trust by her for benefit of said Peter and Christian Hahn, which trust is here recognized and admitted, and all notes given for the purchase price of any of said trust property, since the death of said decedent, and payable to Peter Hahn adm. Is hereby recognized as the property of said Peter Hahn and Christian Hahn.
And for the purpose of fixing the rights of the parties in said estate, and closing said administration, the parties hereto make and execute this conveyance.
Therefore, know all men by these presents, that we, Peter Hahn and Christian Hahn, for and in consideration of the premises and for the purpose of partition and fixing the rights of the parties hereto in said estate, have granted sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, sell and convey unto Mrs. Mina Krause, wife of Henry Krause and undivided one fourth of the property, both real and personal, above set out, as belonging to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Hah, deceased, to have and to hold the above described undivided one fourth of said property belonging to said estate, together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto, in any wise belonging unto the said Mrs. Mina Krause, her heirs and assigns forever. And we, Mina Krause, joined by her husband, Henry Krause for and in consideration of the consideration above stated, have granted, sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, sell and convey unto the said Peter Hahn and Christian Hahn, jointly, an undivided three fourths of the property, both real and personal, above set out as belonging to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, deceased, together with all our right, title, claims and interest in deed to any and all other property, real and personal, held by said Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, deceased, in her name, at the time of her death, in trust for said Peter and Christian Hahn, which trust we hereby recognize and admit, and in executing and accepting this instrument, the said Mina Krause and husband hereby forever release said estate and said administrator from any and all other claims or demands of any character whatever she may have against said estate or said administrator, hereby accepting the property herein allotted to her in full satisfaction of all claims she may have against said estate or said administrator.
To have and to hold the above described property herein conveyed, together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in any wise belonging unto the said Peter Hahn and Christian Hahn, their heirs and assigns forever.
Witness our hands this 28th day of August A. D. 1905
Deed, Colorado County, Volume 30, Pages 325-327
Submitted by David Hahn
The State of Texas
County of Fayette
Know all men by these Presents: That I A. B. Kerr of the County of Fayette, state of Texas, in consideration of the sum of seventy Dollars paid in cash, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have Granted, Sold and Conveyed, and by these presents do Grant, Sell and convey, unto Wm Cavitt, Austin Daniels, Isam Granger, Thos Walker, C. King, Wm Granger, John Haugton, P. Roberson, B. Clark, J. Wilkins, Sam Jarmen & A. Burnham of Colorado County Texas, a certain tract of land for Burial purposes, Described & bounded to wit a part of the Jesse Burnham League in Colorado County Situated in Clear Creek, beginning at the S. W. corner of a tract sold to Jack Arthur, thence East about 200 varas to a gully, thence down the gully to Clear Creek thence down the creek to Blaska (?) S. E. corner thence North to the beginning containing 4 acres more or less, To Have and To Hold the above premises, together with all and singular the rights and appurtinances (sic) thereto in anywise belonging unto the said named Parties or their successors heirs and assigns, forever. Witness, my hand at Flatonia, this 22 day of Oct. A. D. 1885.
A. B. Kerr
The State of Texas
County of Fayette Before me M. A. Hopkins a Justice of the Peace & Ex officio Notary Public in and for Fayette County, Texas, on this day personally appeared A. B. Kerr Known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same for the purpose and consideration therein expressed.
Given under my hand and impress of my official seal at my office in Flatonia this 22 day of October A. d.1885.
M. A. Hopkins JP & Ex off. NP
Endorsement: Filed for Record the 21st day of Dec 1885 at 3 oclock P. M.
Henry Wagenfuhr, C. C.
Colorado County, TX Deed Book 2, page 491
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm