Chapter 7 Section 1 Notes: Austin Establishes a Colony. Moses Austin Paves the Way. 1. 1821: Moses Austin began the Anglo American colonization of Texas. 2. He knew Spanish laws. 3. He lost his lead business in the depression of 1819.
Every man would receive:
640 acres for himself
320 acres for his wife
160 acres for each child
80 acres for each slave
Persons with useful skills other than farming and ranching received more.
Settlers paid Austin 12.5 cents an acre and Austin surveyed (measured off the land) and provided documents giving ownership or title to the land. The 12.5 cents per acres covered these costs.
the Texas Rangers.