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Lake Creek Settlement - Reference List 

 Before July 8, 1837

 DATE  PERSON  PLACE MENTIONED  SOURCE / NOTES
 1833  Jacob Shannon  Lake Creek Settlement

 Jacob Shannon to Rutha Miller, Texas, Austin's Colony, Lake Creek Settlement, Articles of Agreement, August 8, 1833. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume N, p. 254. 

 This a wonderful document in that Jacob Shannon states that his sister Rutha Shannon Miller and he are "both of the Colony [Austin's Colony] and the Settlement [Lake Creek Settlement] aforesaid."   Jacob and Rutha Shannon were children of Owen Shannon and Margaret Montgomery Shannon. "Lake Creek Settlement" is a term already in common usage in 1833 before the death of Owen Shannon.

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 1833  Rutha  Miller  Lake Creek Settlement  Jacob Shannon to Rutha Miller, Texas, Austin's Colony, Lake Creek Settlement, Articles of Agreement, August 8, 1833. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume N, p. 254. 

 This a wonderful document in that Jacob Shannon states that his sister Rutha Shannon Miller and he are "both of the Colony [Austin's Colony] and the Settlement [Lake Creek Settlement] aforesaid."  Jacob and Rutha Shannon were children of Owen Shannon and Margaret Montgomery Shannon.  "Lake Creek Settlement" is a term already in common usage in 1833 before the death of Owen Shannon.

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 1833  Matthew Hubert  Lake Creek Settlement

 Jacob Shannon to Rutha Miller, Texas, Austin's Colony, Lake Creek Settlement, Articles of Agreement, August 8, 1833. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume N, p. 254.

Matthew Hubert is named in the Articles of Agreement and he signed as a witness at Lake Creek Settlement along with John Shannon.

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 1833  John Shannon  Lake Creek Settlement  Jacob Shannon to Rutha Miller, Texas, Austin's Colony, Lake Creek Settlement, Articles of Agreement, August 8, 1833. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume N, p. 254.

John Shannon signed as a witness at Lake Creek Settlement along Matthew Hubert.

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 1835  Owen Shannon  Neighborhood of Lake Creek

 Will of Owen Shannon, dated April 12, 1835. Austin County Clerk, "Old Probate Files."

This the will of Owen Shannon in which he bequeaths his "real or landed property as follows One Quarter League of Land being in the neighborhood of Lake Creek" to his wife, Margaret Montgomery Shannon.

The will mentions Wm. Clarke. Witnesses to the will include: Henry Goff, Mary Corner, Matthew Hubert, James J. Foster, William C. Clark, Benjamin Rigby and George Allen.

Supporting probate documents indicate probate was conducted early in 1835 before the April 12, 1835 date of the will which seems to indicate that Owen Shannon dated his will with the wrong date. The year should be 1834, not 1835.

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 1836  William Mock  Lake Creek Settlement  Obituary reporting death of Ann Rebecca Mock on November 29, 1836 on Lake Creek settlement. December 17, 1836 edition of the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper.  William Mock and Ann Mock are identified as Rebecca Ann Mock's parents.
 1836  Ann Mock  Lake Creek Settlement  Obituary reporting death of Ann Rebecca Mock on November 29, 1836 on Lake Creek settlement. December 17, 1836 edition of the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper.  William Mock and Ann Mock are identified as Rebecca Ann Mock's parents.
 1836  John Springer  Lake Creek

 John M. Springer to Jeremiah Warsham, Deed, December10, 1836. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume A, pp. 3 and 4. 

 "Done in Lake Creek..."

Witnesses to this deed include: B. B. Goodrich, Matthew Hubert, William Keys, William C. Clark and William Cartwright.

 1836  Jeremiah Warsham  Lake Creek  John M. Springer to Jeremiah Warsham, Deed, December10, 1836. Montgomery County Clerk, Deeds, Volume A, pp. 3 and 4. 

 "Done in Lake Creek..."

Witnesses to this deed include: B. B. Goodrich, Matthew Hubert, William Keys, William C. Clark and William Cartwright.

       
       
       
       
       
       


 After July 8 1837

 DATE  PERSON  PLACE MENTIONED  SOURCE / NOTES
 1837  W. W. Shepperd

 Montgomery

Town of Montgomery

 Telegraph and Texas Register, July 8, 1837, Vol. II, No. 25, p.4, Houston, Republic of Texas.  Advertisement for the sale of lots in the Town of Montgomery.  This advertisement was the first time the names, Montgomery or town of Montgomery, had ever appeared in print to refer to a place in Texas. 

 W. W. Shepperd and J. W. Moody "for company" 

 1837  J. W. Moody

 Montgomery

Town of Montgomery

 Telegraph and Texas Register, July 8, 1837, Vol. II, No. 25, p.4, Houston, Republic of Texas.  Advertisement for the sale of lots in the Town of Montgomery.  This advertisement was the first time the names, Montgomery or town of Montgomery, had ever appeared in print to refer to a place in Texas.

 W. W. Shepperd and J. W. Moody "for company"

 J. W. Moody was the Auditor of the Republic of Texas

 1837  Wiley Harrison

 District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  Charles B. Stewart  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  William Buchannon  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  James Houston Buchannon  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  Jos. L. Bennett  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  W. W. shepperd  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  T. H. Webb  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1837  Charles Garrett  District of Lake Creek

 At the Store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town of Montgomery

 W. Buchannon to C. B. Stewart, Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek, Deed, August 2, 1837. Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A, pp. 241-243. 

 This a wonderful document in which Wiley Harrison as guardian of minors, William Buchannon and James Houston Buchannon conveys 1/2 of a League of land to C . B. Stewart. 

 This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that ties the names "District of Lake Creek" and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the Town Montgomery" all together in a single document showing that they are all referring to the same place.  

 "Town of Montgomery" now appears in a deed less than a month after it appeared for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper on July 8, 1837. Before July 8, 1837, the terms Montgomery, Town of Montgomery, Montgomery Prairie, Montgomery Settlement and Montgomery Trading Post never appear in any documents.

 Witnesses: Jos. L. Bennett, W. W. Shepperd, T. H. Webb, Chas. Garrett.

 1870  Evin Corner  Lake Creek Settlement  Evin Corner's Affidavit in his Republic of Texas Pension Application. "I, the said Evin Corner do also swear that I volunteered a second time under J M Wade at Lake Creek Settlement on or about4th day of July AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six..."  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Corner, Evin, Type: PE, Reel #: 210, Frame: 265 and 266.
 1870  J M Wade  Lake Creek Settlement  Evin Corner mentions the name J. M. Wade in his Affidavit in his Republic of Texas Pension Application. "I, the said Evin Corner do also swear that I volunteered a second time under J M Wade at Lake Creek Settlement on or about4th day of July AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six..."  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Corner, Evin, Type: PE, Reel #: 210, Frame: 265 and 266.