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James Grant

J.D. Grant
Full Name: James Davis "J.D." Grant
Birth date: January 6, 1818
Death date: January 10, 1892

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (3) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
  • House, 16th (1) (2) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
(1) "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.
(2) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Franklin, Robertson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Englewood, Robertson County, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(5) Bio states Grant was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
(6) Roster lists party as "Ind" and home post office as Hearne. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. J.D. Grant, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Other Resources

  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and family group sheet. Lists date of death as 6/1/1892. Descendants of Thomas Grant 2004.
  • J.D. Grant, birth date 1/6/1818, death date 1/10/1892, burial in Owensville Cemetery East, Robertson County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, James Davis Grant, p. 259. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Biographical information based on Owensville Cemetery tombstone inscriptions and out-of-print sources. USGenWeb Project 1996.

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