Thomas V. Alley (c.1798 - 1827)

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ALLEY, THOMAS V. (?-1826). Thomas V. Alley, one of Stephen F. Austin'sqv Old Three Hundredqv colonists, was the son of Catherine (Baker) and Thomas Alley. He left Missouri in the spring of 1822 with his brothers, Abraham and John C. Alley.qqv Carrying letters and supplies for Austin, he and his brothers arrived at Galveston by way of New Orleans on the schooner James Lawrence and traveled to the Atascosito Crossingqv of the Colorado River, where other members of the Alley family settled. Alley posted bond as constable of the Colorado District in January 1824; he and his brother William A. Alley, Jr.,qv received title to a league of land now in Brazoria County on July 29, 1824. The Austin colony census of 1826 listed Thomas Alley as a farmer, single and aged between twenty-five and forty. During the spring of 1826, while on a campaign against the Waco and Tonkawa Indians, Alley was crossing the Colorado River when he fell from his horse and drowned.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924-28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 6-7 (January, April, July 1903).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "," http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/AA/fal36.html (accessed September 26, 2007).

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