A few weeks ago I met brothers Gordon and Truman Blocker who have done extensive historical research on Samuel May Williams recipient of the Mexican land grant on which much of Sugar Land is sited.
Gordon has co-written a book about Williams called The Forsaken Patriot. Without doubt he is a forgotten patriot because few people realize he and business partner Thomas McKinney financed the Texas Revolution. Click here to read a synopsis of the McKinney-Williams partnership.
Williams was also the instrumental administrator of Stephen F. Austin's colony. I've read more than half of Gordon's book and learned quite a lot about this key figure in the history of Sugar Land and the State of Texas.