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William FROST

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  • Name William FROST 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1841  Anderson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Killed by Indians 
    Buried Fort Houston Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) http://www.jordan-family.org/texas/:

      On August 7, 1833, a thirty one family wagon train was organized by Rev. Daniel Parker and traveled from Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois to Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

      At this time, Texas was part of Mexico and the Mexican Government did not want new religions to be formed. They would not, however, interfere with a church that was already organized. So, just prior to going to Texas, the travelers organized the Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church.

      They ventured to Austin, Texas to apply for grants of land with a "headright" league of 4,428 acres. An incomplete list of the party and relationships is: . . .

      Name: Joseph Jordan
      Relationship: brother of Francis Jordan, Sr.
      Final Resting place or more information: 1840-Ft. Houston, TX . . .

      Name: William Frost . . .

      The wagon train crossed the Mississippi River via ferry at Chester, Illinois, through the states of Missouri and Arkansas, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, then to the Sabine Rivervia Gaines Ferry at Pendleton, Texas. It was noted that they were in Pendleton on November 12, 1833, the "Night the Stars Fell". Then to San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Palestine, Elkhart and Mexia in Limestone County, Texas. . . .

      The Parkers, Frosts, Greenwoods and Jordans began a settlement and built their cabins of pinetrees. It was located on the headright league of Joseph Jordan, as granted June 10, 1835 in Anderson County, Texas. Soon they platted a townsite and named it Houston, Texas. The settlement was surrounded by Indians. The settlers erected a stockade and a fort because they were surrounded by Indians who were continually harassed the settlers. . . .

      (2) http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt:

      Survey - Person or Concern bearing the land certificate at time survey filed.
      Block - Block number.
      Grantee - Person or Concern to whom the land was actually awarded.
      Leag - League Flag. L = 4,428 acres, B = League + Labor. Labor = 177 acres.
      Section - Section Number
      Abs - Number of the Abstract on file at county courthouse and at the Texas General land Office in Austin.

      * * *

      Survey: WILLIAM FROST
      Blk:
      Grantee: W. FROST
      Leag:
      Section:
      Abs: 25

      * * *

      Survey: ROBERT B FROST
      Blk:
      Grantee: R. FROST
      Leag:
      Section:
      Abs: 287

      (3) Translation of 1835 Mexican Land Grant to William Frost, which translation was provided to the compiler by Kenny Burrow :

      Petition No. 221

      Honorable Special Commissioner of the Enterprise of Citizen D. G. Burnet:

      [I,] Wm. Frost, native of the United States of the North, with due respect appear before you and say: That, attracted by the generous provisions of the colonization laws of this State, I have come with my wife to settle in it if you should see fit in view of the attached certificate to admit me as a colonist, granting me the amount of land I am allocated in the vacant tracts of the said Enterprise. Therefore, I ask that you may be pleased to grant the favor I request, this being what I expect from your sense of justice.

      Nacogdoches, May 19, 1835.

      [s] William Frost

      Order:

      Let the interested party proceed with the accompanying certificate to the corresponding Honorable Empresario in order that he may report on the foregoing petition. Nacogdoches, May 19, 1835.

      Jorge Anto. Nixon [Rubric] Comr.

      Report: Honorable Commissioner:

      I certify that the interested party is one of the colonist introduced by my principal in fulfillment of the contract he made with the Supreme Government of the State on Dec. 22, 1826. Therefore, you may issue the order of survey of the tracts he requests. Nacogdoches, May 19, 1835.

      David G. Burnet by his atty.
      Arthur Henrie [Rubric]

      Decree: Nacogdoches, May 19, 1935.

      [The petition] Having been presented and admitted with the accompanying documents, the surveyor, Citizen Arthur Henrie, shall have the survey made of the tract designated by the interested party, provided it be entirely vacant, and he shall examine the notes in this office, and proceedings shall follow as may be most suitable. Thus I decided and signed with two witnesses according to law.

      Jorge Anto. Nixon [Rubric] Comr.

      Assisting [witness]
      T. Y. Buford [Rubric]

      Assisting [witness]

      James Grant [Rubric]

      Field Notes: Honorable Commissioner:

      The tract surveyed for Colonist William Frost is situated on the waters of the Trinity River, east of said river near the Comanche Trace and Parker's Creek; and it begins at a landmark raised on a boundary line of Martin's survey, formed by a mound of earth around a post, from which a hickory 16 inches in diameter bears south 74½° west 13 1/10 varas distant and a blackjack 8 inches in diameter bears north 70° west 14 8/10 varas distant. Thence north 19° west surveyed 3,130 varas to the northwest landmark of Martin's survey, formed by a mound of earth around a post, which serves as the 2nd of this survey, from which a post oak 30 inches in diameter bears north 30° east 13 1/10 varas distant and another post oak 10 inches in diameter bears north 11° east 15 2/10 varas distant. Thence north 71° east surveyed 1,000 varas to a blackjack 5 inches in diameter, the 3rd landmark, from which a hickory 10 inches in diameter bears north 37° E 2 8/10 varas distant. Thence north 19° west surveyed 3,800 varas and raised the 4th landmark, from which a blackjack 6 inches in diameter bears south 4° west 14 8/10 varas distant and another blackjack 7 inches in diameter bears south 12° west 23 varas distant. Thence south 71° west surveyed 3,250 varas and raised the 5th landmark, from which a hickory 6 inches in diameter bears south 64° east 14 varas distant and another blackjack 8 inches in diameter bears north 83° east 16 varas distant. Thence south 19° east surveyed 6,040 varas to a blackjack 7 inches in diameter for the 6th landmark, from which a post oak 20 inches in diameter bears north 72½° west 19 3/10 varas distant. Thence south 71° west surveyed 2,000 varas to a post oak for the 7th landmark, from which a hickory 6 inches in diameter bears north 65° west 4 6/10 varas distant. Thence north 19° west surveyed 555 varas to a blackjack for the 8th landmark, from which a blackjack 8 inches in diameter bears south 65° west 18 varas distant. Thence south 71° west surveyed 2,648 varas to a white oak 3 inches in diameter for the 9th landmark, from which a post oak 5 inches in diameter bears south 73° east 11 varas distant. Thence south 19° east surveyed 1,445 varas to a post oak 20 inches in diameter for the 10th landmark, from which a post oak 36 inches in diameter bears north 2° east 36 4/10 varas distant. Thence north 71° east surveyed 6,898 varas to the 1st landmark, thus completing the survey of the league of land you ordered me to have surveyed. Of said tract 4 labors belong to the class of arable land and the remaining 21 are pasture land, its configuration being that represented on the plat which in duplicate I send you herewith. Nacogdoches, June 9, 1835.

      Arthur Henrie, Surveyor [Rubric]

      Nathl. Amory, Translator [Rubric]

      Decree: Nacogdoches, June 9, 1835

      The survey of the league of land of Colonist William Frost having been concluded, issue the corresponding title; and of the two plats presented by the surveyor add one to this record of the proceedings and the other to the testimonio, both being signed by me with my rubric. Thus I decided and signed with two assisting witnesses according to law.

      Jorge Anto. Nixon [Rubric] Comr.

      Assisting [witness]
      T. Y. Buford [Rubric]

      Assisting [witness]
      James Grant [Rubric]

      Title of Possession :

      Citizen Jorge Antonio Nixon, special commissioner of the Supreme Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas for the distribution and possession of land and the issuance of titles to the colonists in the colonization enterprise contracted by Empresario David G. Burnet:

      Whereas William Frost has been admitted as a colonist in the colonization enterprise contracted by Empresario D. G. Burnet with the Supreme Government of the State on Dec. 22, 1826, and the said William Frost having fully established that he is married and finding in him the requisites prescribed by the Colonization Law of March 24, 1825, in conformity with the aforesaid law and the instructions that govern me, in the name of the State I grant to, confer upon, and put the said William Frost in real and personal possession of one league of land situated on the waters of the Trinity, the boundaries of which are delineated on the plat and in the field notes set down by the surveyor, Citizen Arthur Henrie, as seen in this record of the proceedings. Of the said tract four labors belong to the class of arable land and the remaining twenty-one to that of pasture land, which serves as classification for what he shall pay the State according to Article 22 of said law, granting him the terms it designates under the penalties therein established; he being notified that within one year he shall construct fixed and permanent landmarks at each corner of the tract, that he shall settle and cultivate it in conformity with the said law, complying scrupulously with what is ordered therein and elsewhere, and that he shall never convey it in mortmain.

      Therefore, exercising the authority vested in me by the same law and the consequent instructions, I issue the present title and order a testimonio made of it and delivered to the interested party in order that he may possess and enjoy the tract, he, his children, heirs and successors, or whoever from him or from them shall have cause or right. Given in the Town of Nacogdoches on the eighth day of June, 1835, which I sign with two assisting witnesses according to law, I attest - . Interlined - situated on the waters of the Trinity River - valid, I attest.

      Jorge Anto. Nixon [Rubric] Comr.

      Assisting [witness]
      T. Y. Buford [Rubric]

      Assisting [witness]
      James Grant [Rubric]

      (4) www.findagrave.com:

      William Frost
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Feb., 1841, Texas, USA

      The last white man killed by the Indians in Anderson County. His last service in the Army of Texas was either December 1840, or January 1841. He was killed near the Trinity River at West Point, sometime during the latter part of February 1841. He was a son-in-law of the pioneer Joseph Jordan, who had donated the land for the townsite and the cemetery.

      Family links: Spouse: Nancy Jordan Frost (1800 - 1850)

      Burial: Fort Houston Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA

      Created by: flgrl
      Record added: Aug 16, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 40735947
    Person ID I40326  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Samuel M. FROST,   b. Abt 1795,   d. 19 May 1836, Limestone County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth DINKINS,   b. Abt 1795 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Oct 1814  Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F17307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy JORDAN,   d. 8 Aug 1851, Anderson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph J. FROST,   b. Abt 1837, Houston [now Anderson] County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Samuel H. FROST,   b. Abt 1836, Houston [now Anderson] County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F17304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999: Name: Betsy Dinkins Gender: Female Spouse Name: Samuel Frost Spouse Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1814 County: Washington State: Virginia.