Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
La Colonia de DeWitt de Coahuila y Tejas, Republica Federal de Mejico

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Empresario Greene DeWittThe DeWitt Colony of Texas was comprised of independent small farmers and ranchers from the "upper southern" frontiers of the young United States of the north who answered the call of visionary Hispanic leaders to help build and secure a second liberal federalist and democratic republican society on the American continent under the Mexican Constitution of 1824. Loyal Mexican citizens until racist dictatorship threatened life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness, DeWitt Colonists played an equal or greater role in resistance to dictatorship that led to Texas independence than the much larger Austin colonies. It was in Gonzales where the first resistance to the centralista dictatorship based on principle occurred and where Stephen F. Austin organized a broader response to the occupation of San Antonio de Bexar by the centralista dictatorship.

DeWitt colonists were the only Texans to respond to besieged colleagues in the Alamo (4% of the total population of the DeWitt Colony died in the Alamo while Alamo casualties represented less than 0.5% of the total population of Texas). It was in Gonzales where the provisional government of Texas assembled an army whose victory at San Jacinto resulted in independence.

The Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas is dedicated to the study and dissemination of information about the "web" of human, familial, social, economic and political relationships that gave rise to and comprised the DeWitt Colony region in the period 1700-1846, now parts of Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and Wilson Counties of Texas.

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