The Fredonian rebellion began in 1825 when the Mexican government gave a vast tract of land to Haden Edwards. Edwards was a empresario and wealthy land speculator.
Unfortunately, people were already living on the land when Edwards came. To fix this, Edwards required the settlers to show him that they had clear titles to the land. If they couldn't, they would be forced to leave.
Show me your titles to the land!!! Or else!!!
That angered a lot of settlers. There was also a disputed election for mayor of Nacogdoches. Edwards declared one person the winner, but someone from a higher rank said otherwise. This angered Edwards.
Settlers also complained to officials as troubles with the colony continued. When Edwards was away from his colony, he left his brother in charge. His brother annoyed the Mexican official with a number of angry letters until the government officials finally decided to cancel Edwards land grant.
Edwards Land Grant
Late in 1826, supporters of Edwards rebelled against Mexican authority.
We are the rebellion!
Their momentary revolt only further resulted in increasing the tensions between Texans and the Mexican government.