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GRAMMONT, JOHN J. H. (?–?). John J. H. Grammont arrived in Texas between March 1836 and October 1837 and received an unconditional certificate to land in Victoria County on May 3, 1841. At various times from 1839 to July 25, 1843, he was a county surveyor, first in San Patricio County and later in Victoria County. From June 1842 to January 1843 he was mayor of Victoria; he represented Victoria County in the Eighth Congress of the Republic of Texas, 1843–44. He was made notary public of the newly founded Cameron County on January 29, 1849, and elected county clerk on May 21. Grammont was one of nine men who incorporated the Brownsville Lyceum, dedicated to the encouragement of scientific and literary pursuits, on December 18, 1849. After serving as secretary of a citizens' meeting to discuss rights to land between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, he was defeated in the Brownsville mayoral election of March 28, 1850. He was not listed in the 1850 census, and the time and place of his death are unknown.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Carolyn Hyman


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Carolyn Hyman, "GRAMMONT, JOHN J. H.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed April 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.