The day I met Stephen F. Austin was an experience. I remember it like it was yesterday. Stephen was a Empresario. He picked out ranchers and farmers
He was a empresario. A empresario is a person that had been granted the right to settle on land in exchange for recurting and taking responsibility for new settlers
I am a Farmer and i am the mother of a little boy. my husband Had spoken with Stephen and my family ended up being one of the 300 families to move to a new colony. Texas.
Of course my son and husband were coming with me. were one whole family! we made sure to bring clothes and food for the bumpy ride. My husband of course, is really overprotective and wanted to bring something to defend ourselves with.
We had left with our stuff on another horse/wagon. Many other families traveled like us and others by boat. To think, I was 25 back then and its only been 3 years.
I remembered that there was a drought at some point during the trip which was very scary for my family but in the end, it was all worth it. thank you Stephen Fuller Austin.