A Guide to the Nepomuceno Castrillon Papers, 1837
Nepomuceno Castrillon was a resident of Texas in March 1836, when the republic declared independence from Mexico. As a result of this citizenship, Castrillon obtained a land grant in Nacogdoches County the following year. Pierre Robleau served as his lawyer in the transaction.
The Nepomuceno Castrillon Papers, 1837, document Castrillon’s May 1837 acquisition of a land grant in Nacogdoches County, Texas, to which he was entitled as a citizen of the Republic of Texas at the time of revolution. The collection consists of photostats of legal documents required for the land grant, including the contract of sale, an affidavit by Castrillon stating that he did not aid Mexico, an affidavit assigning Castrillon’s power of attorney to Pierre Robleau, and an affidavit assigning Robleau’s power of attorney to Arnold Thonvenin.
This collection is open for research use.
Nepomuceno Castrillon Papers, 1837, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection reprocessed by Kalu Ogbaa and Kim Faulkenburg, 1979.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers