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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) Roster lists party as "Ind" and home post office as Hearne. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(4) "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.
(5) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Bio states Grant was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
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
  • J.D. Grant, birth date 1/6/1818, death date 1/10/1892, burial in Owensville Cemetery East, Robertson County. 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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