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James Grant James Grant
Full Name: James Davis "J.D." Grant
Date of birth: January 6, 1818
Date of death: January 10, 1892

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Franklin / Robertson   Robertson
H 27 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Unaffiliated Hearne / Robertson   Robertson
(1) Franklin, Robertson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Englewood, Robertson County, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) "In 1878, James D. Grant was elected to the Texas Legislature and served two terms, the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Legislature . . . An interesting tidbit is that during J. D.'s first term, he was shown to be from Hearne, Texas, whereas in the second term, he was from Franklin. I have not found any land records to show he owned any land around Hearne. Nor, can I find any records that his family ever moved to there." Descendants of Thomas Grant, 2004.
(4) Bio states Grant was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(5) Roster lists party as "Ind" and home post office as Hearne. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(6) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and family group sheet. Lists date of death as 6/1/1892. Descendants of Thomas Grant, 2004.
  • Biography, James Davis Grant, p. 259. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Ancestral file lists date of death as 1/10/1892. FamilySearch.
  • Interment in Owensville Cemetery East, Robertson County, TX. Birth date 1/6/1818. Death date 1/10/1892. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical information based on Owensville Cemetery tombstone inscriptions and out-of-print sources. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Grant, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  

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