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Alig - Tampke House

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It is undetermined as to who built the house and in exactly what year it was built. However, based on the history of the property it is likely the house was built by Benedict Alig in the 1880’s after his purchase of the property in 1879. The State of Texas patented the property on March 24, 1882 to Benedict and his wife, Catherine Alig.

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Griffin Family and Other African-American Settlements in Bexar County

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Enclaves of African American families were developed in the area.  Although, to date, no existing homes or structures of this period have been identified as having been farms and/or ranches, it is known that over 70 cattle and/or livestock brands were registered between 1852 and 1930.  This would appear to indicate that African Americans were farming as they had sufficient livestock to brand.   In addition, a number of African American cemeteries have been located throughout the county.  It is assumed that these cemeteries were in the proximity of the African American settlements.

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