Texas Originals

Green and Sarah DeWitt

Among the most important Anglo settlements in Spanish Texas was DeWitt's Colony, founded in 1825 by Green DeWitt and James Kerr along the Guadalupe River. DeWitt and his wife Sarah moved their family to the colony in 1826. Several years later, Sarah became responsible for one of the enduring symbols of the Texas Revolution.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Image: Portraits of Sarah DeWitt and Green DeWitt. Gonzalez County Museum. Courtesy John A. Moehring.