I found quite a pile of papers regarding my 4th and 5th great-grandfathers on the Texas General Land Office website. I was wondering if anyone could help me to understand what I have. It appears they were both given land by the Republic of Texas in 1837. But I want to know why. They were both the grantee and pantentee for their land. I don't know what that means, either. There is claims court filing from 1858 for both of them. I just have no idea what I am looking at and what it all means. Any help is appreciated.