Gone to Texas (often abbreviated GTT), was a phrase used by Americans emigrating to Texas in the 1800s.[1] During the Panic of 1819, many left the United States and moved there to escape debt.[2] Moving to Texas, which at the time was part of Mexico, was particularly popular among debtors from the South and West.[3]
Emigrants or their abandoned neighbors often wrote the phrase on doors of abandoned houses or posted as a sign on fences.[4][5][6][7]

This newspaper article is from page 99 of the April 9, 1836 edition of the Niles' Weekly Register, published in Baltimore. The article is the report of a notable Davy Crockett story about his threat to go to Texas if they did not re-elect him.
While speaking in Nacogdoches, Texas in early 1836, shortly before his death at The AlamoDavy Crockett is quoted regarding his last campaign for Congress: