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Allen Birdwell
Full Name: Allen Birdwell
Date of birth: March 22, 1802
Date of death: August 3, 1893

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Rusk
H 22 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Rusk
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BIRDWELL, ALLEN (1802-1893). Born 3/22/1802 in Blount County, Tennessee; died 1893 in Mount Enterprise, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Col. Allen Birdwell included in biographical sketch of his grandson, Joseph Allen Birdwell, M.D., Volume V, pp. 2561-2562. Col. Allen Birdwell, "He had a fair education, was a man whose activity went beyond his immediate home, served in the legislature, representing Rusk county twice, was the leader and practically the founder of the Baptist Missionary church in his county, was a Democrat in politics, and belonged to the Masonic Order." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Alabama State Militia, Colonel. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Correspondence between Allen Birdwell and his son John Calhoun Birdwell included in John C. Birdwell's Letters, Personal and Family Collection, Identifier A-0116. East Texas Research Center, 2005.
  • Allen Birdwell, birth date 3/22/1802, death date 8/3/1893, burial in Birdwell Cemetery, Mount Enterprise, Rusk County. Includes portrait and photos of Birdwell House historical marker ("Allen Birdwell, 1851 County Commissioner; Member Texas Legislature 1853-54 and 1863-64"). Find a Grave.
  • Illness of Colonel Allen Birdwell of Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, born 3/22/1802 in Tennessee, member of the legislature in 1853 and 1863, elected colonel of the 19th Alabama regiment in 1836. "An Old Settler Dying: He Was a Member of the First Baptist Church in Texas," The Galveston Daily News, 3/8/1893, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium, and "A Veteran Dying," The Galveston Daily News, 3/27/1893, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). March 27, 1893 March 8, 1893
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    State Affairs  
    Stores and Storing  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Public Buildings  

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