George Washington Teel entered Texas as part of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred” in 1824. By 1828 he had settled six miles west of present-day San Augustine. He fought in the battle of Nacogdoches and later enrolled in Captain William Kimbrough’s company. Teel was a successful farmer and landowner who befriended Sam Houston. Houston practiced law in San Augustine. George Teel’s son was Wyatt Columbus Teel. These documents were kept by Wyatt Columbus Teel who served as San Augustine County Judge for 18 years.
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