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 Houston||Thomas J. Rusk||Jeff Wright|
|Thomas G. Western||Adolphus Sterne||I. W. Burton|
|Charles S. Taylor||William G. Cooke||A. S. Thurston|
|John S. Black||Henry Matthews||John Shea|
|Christopher Dart||Alexander Ewing||Ben Miller|
|E. Tucker||L. Fowler||W. R. Underwood|
|William F. Gray||H. Millard||D. F. Fitchett|
|T. J. Hardeman||K. H. Douglass||James H. Winchell|
|Anson Jones||Asa Brigham||Thomas J. Gazely|