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Manuel Becerra

Manuel Becerra

American land grantee
Manuel Becerra
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Intro American land grantee
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1762
Death 1849 (aged 87 years)
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Biography

Manuel Becerra (1762 – c. 1849) was a Tejano settler and politician in Texas. In the 1820s, he served as the first secretary of the town of La Bahia (today Goliad, Texas) and accompanied Stephen F. Austin's travel to the Colorado River to find a place for a colony. In 1827, he served as síndico (civil judge or syndic) in Martín De León's Guadalupe colony and helped negotiate a treaty with the Karankawa tribe. In 1832, Becerra received a land grant of 8,856 acres (35.84 km) from Austin in today's Refugio County.

Historical Marker

There is a historical marker for Manuel Becerra at Presidio La Bahia 1.5 mi (2.4 km) south of Goliad, Texas. The marker was commissioned and placed by his descendant Estella Zermeño.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20080512200533/http://www.texas-settlement.org/markers/goliad/42.html
http://www.texas-settlement.org/markers/goliad/42.html
https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/mar/25/ep_zermeno_couple_032612_170797/
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