1782 - 1835 (53 years)
||Noah Tevis |
||Feb 01, 1782
||Baltimore, Maryland, USA 
||Dec 06, 1835
||Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA 
||Jirou Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA
The petition and grant to Noah Tevis, as recorded in the General Land Office (from "The Story of Beaumont" by Florence Stratton).
* Punctuation and capitalization as in original petition.
"To the Special Commissioner of His Excellency Lorenza de Zavalla's colony, Noah Tevis, a Native of the United States of the North, with due respect; would appear before you and says: That induced by the liberal provisions of the colonization laws of this State, I have come with my family, composed of my wife and seven children, to settle in it; if in view of the accompanying certificate you deem it proper to admit me as a colonist of said Colony, granting me the quantity of land to which I am entitled in the vacant Territory of the same. Therefore I request you to do as aforesaid, wherein I shall receive justice and favor.
Nacogdoches, December 13, 1834."
TITLE OF POSSESSION
"I, Citizen George Antonio Nixon, Special Commissioner of the Supreme Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas, for distributing lands, giving possession thereof, and issuing titles to the Colonists under the Colonization Contract of his Excellency Lorenza do Zavalla: Whereas, Noah Tevis has been admitted as Colonist under the Colonization Contract entered into by His Excellency Lorenza de Zavalla with the Supreme Government of the State on the 12th day of March, 1829. The said Noah Tevis fully proved that he is married, his family consisting of eight persons, and the qualifications required by the Colonization law of March 1825, being founded in him, in conformity to said law, and to the instructions by which I am governed, in the name of the State, I grant and transfer unto the said Noah Tevis, and put him in real personal possession of one-half a league of land, it being all vacant land found in the locality where he has his house and field on the West bank of the river Neches, the boundaries whereof are described on the map and field notes returned by the Surveyor, Citizen Arthur Henrie . . . Therefore exercising the powers in me vested by the proper law, and subsequent instructions, I issue the present title and order that a testimonio of it be transcribed, and be delivered to the party interested, so that he may own and enjoy the tract of land.
Given in the town of Nacogdoches on the 16th day of the month of January, 1835. Signed by me with two assisting witnesses according to law.
GEORGE ANTO NIXON,
Assisting: Joseph Carrire Commissioner."
Assisting: Eligion Albarado
State of Texas
In September, 1835, Noah Tevis sold to Henry Millard fifty acres of his original grant for a consideration of $500. Noah Tevis died December 6, 1835, less than a year after the land was granted to him, and left his estate to the management of his widow, Nancy Tevis, who in 1837 sold to Joseph Grigsby fifty acres of land.
||Jan 10, 2008 |
||Nancy Choate Nixon, b. Oct 06, 1795, Louisiana, USA , d. Jan 04, 1863, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age 67 years) |
||Jul 24, 1811
||Saint Martinville, St. Martin parish, Louisiana, USA 
| ||1. Elizabeth Tevis, b. Jun 15, 1812, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||2. George Washington Tevis, b. Jan 17, 1815, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||3. Mary Tevis, b. Apr 24, 1817, Texas, USA , d. Apr 10, 1880 (Age 62 years)|
|+||4. Andrew Jackson Tevis, b. Dec 15, 1819, Texas, USA , d. Nov 18, 1874, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age 54 years)|
| ||5. Levena Tevis, b. Apr 04, 1822, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||6. Delilah Tevis, b. May 18, 1825, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||7. Napoleon Bonaparte Tevis, b. Jun 06, 1827, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||8. Roland J. Tevis, b. Jul 10, 1829, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||9. Luvisa Tevis, b. Feb 15, 1832, Texas, USA , d. |
| ||10. Noah Tevis, b. Jul 16, 1834, Texas, USA , d. |
- [S1077] Gedcom - Leymeister, Jennifer.
- [S1078] Gedcom - Fagerburg, Helen Rehart.
- [S1081] The Story of Beaumont, Stratton, Florence, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 58, 132, 170, 173, 187.
- [S1079] Carolee, posted on Tevis GenForum board.