Bro. John M. Allen brought to Texas, from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, the Charter for the First Masonic Lodge in Texas where he became member of Holland Lodge #1.Bro. Sam Houston presided at the Convention when the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas was organized in Houston, Texas on December 20, 1837. He later became member of Holland Lodge #1, as well. Original Members of The Grand Lodge of Texas (December 20, 1837) Sam HoustonThomas J. RuskJeff WrightThomas G. WesternAdolphus SterneI. W. BurtonCharles S. TaylorWilliam G. CookeA. S. ThurstonJohn S. BlackHenry MatthewsJohn SheaChristopher DartAlexander EwingBen MillerE. TuckerL. FowlerW ...
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From whence we came...In March 1835 the first Masonic meeting was held in Texas for the purpose of establishing a lodge in Texas. Six Masons met under an oak tree near the town of Brazoria. They applied to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for a dispensation to form and open a Lodge. A dispensation was issued and later a charter. This first Texas lodge was called Holland Lodge No. 36. It was named after then Grand Master of Masons in Louisiana, John Henry Holland. Anson Jones was the first Worshipful Master of Holland Lodge No. 36, now Holland Lodge No ...
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