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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, 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, Texas), 2/28/1857, p. 2, crediting 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.
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