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Malachi W. Allen
Full Name: Malachi Weston Allen
Date of birth: March 11, 1823
Date of death: October 14, 1874

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)   5th (3) (4)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman
(1) 6th Legislature - 11/5/1855, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Malachi W. Allen, age 30 in 1853, native state Mississippi, emigrated from Arkansas, farmer, postoffice McKinney, Collin county, p. 457. House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Malachi Weston Allen, born 3/11/1823 in Louisiana, died 10/14/1874 in McKinney, Collin County. Interment in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney. "He was elected to the State Senate of Texas on 01 Aug 1853 and served with distinction for several years. He was assigned the task of surveying the boundary line of Collin, Fannin and Grayson Counties." Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned as candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1857 (Francis Lubbock won election). State Gazette (Austin, Tex.), 2/28/1857, p. 2, crediting the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Malachi W. Allen, born "about the year 1821" in Washington County, Arkansas, came to Texas, and was "chosen a member of the state legislature before the period of the Civil war." Home at McKinney, Texas, farmer and stock raiser, died 1874. USGenNet, 1998.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Public Lands  
    Spirituous Liquors, Sale of  
     

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