The Absalom Delaplain League

In early 1855 the Wends who had arrived in Galveston on the Ben Nevis the previous December struck a deal with Absalom C. Delaplain to purchase the league of land he owned in what was then Bastrop County. Delaplain had arrived in Texas twenty years earlier, just prior to the beginning of the Texas Revolution. The documents below tell the story of Delaplain and his family, and the purchase of his league of land by the Wends.

Visit the Texas Government Land Office web site to purchase the map of the Delaplain League shown below [view full size image]. This map shows the Delaplain League and the original parcels deeded to its first Wendish settlers.