GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY DOCUMENT, OCTOBER 16, 1830
GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY. W. B. BOLLES CERTIFICATE FOR TEXAS LAND. New York City: October 16, 1830. Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company document signed by three trustees representing Lorenzo de Zavala, Joseph Vehlein and David G. Burnet. One page, 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Made out for "one labor" or land containing roughly 177 English acres to "W. B. Bolles" and bearing a map showing the East Texas empresario in which the property was located. Uncut sheet as printed. Very good. The Bolles family was one of the early pioneer families who settled in Texas. "The town of Rockwall was located in 1846 by Dr. Elgan (Elgin) and Mr. Gray. W. B. Bowles (Bolles) built the first house on the hill 36 years ago." (see Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 24.)
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