Names of the men that lived through the battle of san jacinto. I understand that sam houston gave these men land, because texas had no money. My step mother's Great Grand fathers last name was Montogomery and was told told that he choose his land where Montgomery,texas is now.
I was also told that Montgomery,Texas got it's name from Mr Montgomery? Is this ture?
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Good Question, unfortunately, Just knowing that your relation was a Mr. Montgomery isn't quite enough. It was common practice for exactly such a thing to happen. There are several examples of future towns being named after an early founder. This applies not only to towns but counties as well. I would suggest that you research the town or county home page, and see if their Chamber of Commerce can assis you with answers regarding their history.
As far as land grants, General Houston did not award land as payment, although the Republic of Texas did award large tracts of land to new settlers arriving in Texas and to participants in the Revolution. However just because the land was awarded dosen't necessarily mean the land is still in the family. Much of this land was abandoned following the revolution for a variety of reasons. For instance, some very prime pieces of land was simply taken away from many Tejanos. Following the victories at Saj Jacino, many late comers to Texas joined in a general wave of racial kneejerk reactions and participated in the taking of land that formerly belonged to Texas/Mexican individuals for little of no reasons.
Keep searching and good luck!