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According to Stephen F. Austin’s register of families, Michael Scanlan (or Scanlon) was born in Louisiana about 1809. A single man working as a trader, Scanlan arrived in Texas in 1830 August and settled in Austin’s colony.

The Michael Scanlan Papers contain passports and other travel documents and a land transfer. Items include applications and passports for travel to the United States. The land document transfers property in Austin's Colony from Jeremiah Scanlan O'Connor to Michael Scanlan.


Personal papers, Property records, Travel documents

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Scanlan (Michael) Papers, 1831-1834



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