Martin De Leon

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Martin De Leon

Austin and most of the Texas empresarios did not come from Mexico. Martin De Leon was different. He was the only Mexican empresario to found a colony in Texas.

Facts:

Born: 1765, Tamaulipas, Northern Mexico, Mexico

Died: 1833 Victoria, Texas

Children: Fernando De Leon, Silvestre De Leon

In 1807 De León petitioned the Spanish governor at San Antonio, to establish a colony in this vicinity.