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The State of Coahuila & Texas, Municipality of San Augustine - 18 August 1835: Swanson Yarbrough, Randolph Yarbrough and Swanson Yarbrough, JR. Character Certificates
 

Swanson Yarbrough
2843. San Augustine
August 18, 1835
No.91. Swanson Yarbrough native North Carolina emigrated Feb 1832, married with family ten persons....
Swanson Yarbrough

[ Transcribed from Document ]
The State of Coahuila & Texas
Municipality of San Augustine
I certify that Swanson Yarbrough
a native of N. Carolina of the united
states of America is a man of family
counting of ten persons and a man
of good moral habits industrious and
a good citizan and friendly to the laws
and religions of the country said
Yarbrough emigrated to this country
in Febr 1832 given at the instance
of the party entrusted   Samuel Thompsen
August 18. 1835                             Alcd
 
 

Notes from the Handbook of Texas Online: What is a Alcalde?  Who was Samuel Thompson?



Joseph Randolph Yarbrough
2904. San Augustine
August 20, 1835
No.152. Randolph Yarbrough native USA imigrated 1832 single...

[ Transcribed from Document ]
The State of Coahuila & Texas
Municipality of San Augustine
    I certify that Randolph Yarbrough
a native of Arkansas Territory
of the united States of America
Single man imigrated to Texas
in the year 1832 and is a man of
good Moral and industrious habits and
a good citizen friendly to the laws
and religion of the country given
at the instance of the Party intrusted.
Augst 18th 1835
                           Nathan Davis Commasaryo
 



Swanson Yarbrough, Jr.
2950. San Augustine
September 1, 1835
No.198. Swanson Yarbrough native USA emigrated 1832 single.....
Swanson X Yarbrough

[ Transcribed from Document ]
The State of Coahuila and Texas
Municipality of San Augustine
    I certify that Swanson Yarbrough
is a native of Louisiana of the united
States of America a Single man
Imigrated to Texas in the year 1832
and is a good citizen moral and
industrious and friendly to the laws
and religion of the country given
at the instance of the Party -
intrusted  Augst 18th 1835
                        Nathan Davis Commasaryo
 
 

Notes from the Handbook of Texas Online: In 1827, municipal officials were elected for the first time. Nathan Davis served as alcalde for the Ayish Bayou District, and George English became the first sheriff. For several years these were the only local officials in San Augustine, San Augustine, County, TX.  What is a Commasaryo?  Actually it is spelled Comisario.

From the Handbook of Texas Online - Coahuila and Texas



Received from Annita Powell and YNGHA/Karen Mazock
Transcribed by Renee Smelley

Sources: Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas, Edited by Gifford White, From the files of the General Land Office, Austin, Texas.  Pages 218, 221, & 223.  Character Certificates; Copies of originals.




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