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Samuel T. Allen

SOURCE: Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, Austin, TX: Book Exchange, 1941. Sesquicentennial Re-print Edition, San Augustine, TX: S. Malone Printer, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1986, p. 43

Samuel T. Allen, native of New York State, was an early citizen of Viesca (later Milam County). In 1832 he was arrested and imprisoned at Anahuac, with Patrick Jack, W. B. Travis, and Monroe Edwards, by the Mexican Colonel Bradburn. Their release was effected by the armed demands of a band of fellow Texans led by William H. Jack. A member of the General Council in 1835, he attended the Consultation of the same year as a delegate from Milam. He represented the same district in the House of Representatives of the First Congress, 1836-1837. Sometime after 1834, Allen married Hester Roberts Connell, daughter of Elisha Roberts of the 1833 Convention, and widow of John Connell of the 32 Convention. He fought in the last part of the Texas Revolution. The owner of twenty thousand acres of land, Allen was killed by the Indians at three forks of the Trinity, in November 1838. - See History of McLennan, Falls, Bell, and Coryell Counties, 785; Johnson-Barker, Texas and Texans, I, 69; Texas Historical Quarterly, VII, 260; House Journal of the First Congress of the Republic; Journal of the Consultation of 1835.

We must say a special thank you to Vanessa Deshazer of Menifee, CA, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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