Empresario Time Line
San FelipeStephen F, Austin (Empresario) (Mexican/US) of families: 100-200 Location/Problems: located along the Brazos River, TX, located in Austin County,
This site had several advantages: sat high on bluff - good for defense, river provided for great water source.
Little ColonyStephen F, Austin (Empresario) and Tejano leaders Jose Miguel de Arciniega, Gaspar Flores de Abrego, Jose Antonio Saucedo & Erasmo of families: 100 Location/Problems: East of Colorado River, north of Old San Antonio road and East of Colorado River. One problem was it was near Comanche hunting grounds and they suffered attacks.
GonzalesAmerican Indians attack Green Dewitt and James Kerr of families: 400 Location/Problems: Located along the Guadalupe River. On the Gulf Coast Plain and the Post Oak Belt. A problem was the American Indian attacks.
San PatricioJohn McMullen and James McGloin (Irishmen) of families: 200 - It was slow growing (84 land titles by 1835) Location/Problems: Along the Nueces R. to west of Refugio.
Problem was the cholera epidemic that swept through settlement.
RefugioJames power and James Heweston were the leaders. of families: 200 Location/Problems: North of the Nueces River ,along the Gulf Coast. Located on the site of an old mission. Cholera affected this area too.
LinnvilleJohn J. Linn (Irishman)
Location/Problems: Located along Garcitas Creek in lush coastal plains. Northeast of Port Lavaca. Problem was the American Indian attacks.
VictoriaMartin de Leon of families: 300 Location/Problems: located along the lower Guadulupe River.
Mainly Mexicans and few Irish, Tejano & US Settlers - this caused numerous clashes among people.