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Proved before James W. Smith, notary public, in Austin City, Travis County, Texas. Delivered to R. L. McKinney, 22 February 1873.
    Blackstone Hardeman received a Texas land patent, 30 June 1848. It was 19 50/100 Labors of Land in the San Patricio District on the San Diego about 45 miles west of Corpus Christi, beginning at the S.W. corner of a survey made for Ross Byers.611 On 1 March 1869 in Travis County, Texas, William N. Hardeman, administrator of the estate of Blackstone Hardeman, deceased, for $10, sold to Peter Hardeman of Colorado County, Texas, a tract in the San Patricio Land District granted to Blackstone Hardeman, deceased, on 30 June 1848, 3451 acres less 595 acres sold to W. S. Oldham, and less 1259 acres, 1597 acres. Endorsed for $10.00, 23 March 1869 by P. Hardeman to John B. Hardeman of Colorado County, Texas.612 On 22 August 1869 in Nueces County, Texas, John B. Hardeman of Colorado County, Texas, for $1,050, sold to Lewis G. Brown of Nueces County, a tract in Duval County, Texas, in the San Patricio Land District granted to Blackstone Hardeman, deceased, by the State of Texas, 30 June 1848.613 On 20 July 1870 in Colorado County, Texas, power of attorney by Peter Hardeman residing in the Empire of Brazil in South America, to my true and lawful attorney in fact J. B. Hardeman of Colorado County, Texas, for $1,050, sold to Lewis G. Brown of Nueces County, Texas, the tract in the San Patricio Land District. /s/ Peter Hardeman by J. B. Hardeman, attorney in fact. Proved before F. Ohlenburger, deputy clerk of the District Court of Colorado County, Texas, 20 July 1870, at Columbus, Texas.614

    611 Nueces County, Texas, Deed Book I, p. 276. Recorded 4 November 1869.
    612 Nueces County, Texas, Deed Book I, p. 276-278. Recorded 22 October 1869.
    613 Nueces County, Texas, Deed Book I, p. 278-279. Witnesses: W. G. Collins, C. Huffman. Proved by W. G. Collins, 22 October 1869, Corpus Christi, Texas.
    614 Nueces County, Texas, Deed Book K, p. 116-117. Recorded 6 August 1872.