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Malachi Weston Allen

Full Name: Malachi Weston Allen
Birth date: March 11, 1823
Death date: October 14, 1874

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 6th (3) (4) & 5th (1) (2) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
(1) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(2) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(3) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(4) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Malachi W. Allen, age 30 in 1853, native state Mississippi, emigrated from Arkansas in 1846, farmer, postoffice McKinney, Collin County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • M.W. Allen, "A Pioneer of Collin Co.," burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, with Virginia Royall Allen. Includes biographical sketch, "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." Birth date 3/11/1823, death date 10/14/1874. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned as candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1857 (Francis Lubbock won election). State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 2/28/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Malachi Weston Allen, birth date 3/11/1823, death date 10/14/1874 in Pilot Point, Texas, marriage to Virginia Harding Royall 7/21/1857. Genealogy of Virginia Harding Royall, Collin Chronicles, Volume 19, Number 4, Summer 1999, p. 91, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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