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Texas Patteson History
Posted by: Andrea Kosar (ID *****9459) Date: June 13, 2002 at 08:37:02
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Nelson Patteson went to Texas in 1826, and was put in jail by the mexicans. He was an original member of the Texas Company, wheich owned the lands in the Hill Country known as "Leftwich's Grant." Many of the second sons in Virginia went to Texas by boat in the 1830s and 40s, after the Mexicans began allowing Americans to settle there. Remember that Virginia had the law of "Primogeniture"(sp?) wherein the oldest son inherited, leaving the rest to fend for themselves. In addition, they did not practice crop rotation, so they exhaused the land they had and kept having to move farther and farther west. Contact me if I can be of help. Andrea, Patteson

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