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