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Her program is on the Empresario Grants in Texas. Mexico passed the first colonization law in January 1823 giving the State of Coahuila and Texas authority to grant empresario contracts. The law outlined contract provisions, amounts of land grants, requirements and timelines. Most researchers are familiar with Stephen F. Austin’s grant which was by far the most successful. As many as 20 other emprasario grants were made in various parts of the state, including Wavell’s colony in northeast Texas. Some colonies were more successful than others.
Mrs. Bryant’s Genealogical experience includes: Board of Directors for Hopkins County Genealogical Society Research Library & Archives Service includes offices as President, Vice President, Treasurere and currently Librarian Instrumental in fundraising projects to purchase two buildings in downtown Sulphur Springs to make the library and archives an independent research facility.
Our meeting starts at 6:30 pm in the Lamar Co. Genealogical Society Library, located at 1125 Bonham St., Paris, Texas. Everyone is invited to attend.
Debra Usry, Program chair, V.P, Lamar Co. Genealogical Society