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George Allen

(April 12, 1812 - June 5, 1854)

 
 
George Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
1. George Allen Marker
Inscription.  Texas War for Independence soldier; served also in Somervell Expedition against aggressors in Republic of Texas.

Born in New York state. Came to Texas in 1830s. Settled 1838 in Houston, to help his brothers, Augustus C. and John Kirby Allen, establish city. George Allen in 1839 became first committeeman appointed to make improvements in shipping artery, Buffalo Bayou.

He married Harriet E. Fenley of Nacogdoches; they had 3 sons.
Recorded - 1973

 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10590.)
 
Location. 29° 45.465′ N, 95° 22.76′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on West Dallas Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Founders Memorial Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1217 West Dallas Street, Houston TX 77019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Kirby Allen (here, next to this marker); John R. Reid (a few steps from this marker); John W. Moore
Allen Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
2. Allen Family Plot
(a few steps from this marker); James Collinsworth (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Ehlinger (a few steps from this marker); Archibald S. Lewis (a few steps from this marker); John Austin Wharton (a few steps from this marker); David Porter Richardson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers Associated with the Allen Brothers
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Gravemarker of Rowland and Sally (Chapman) Allen image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
3. Gravemarker of Rowland and Sally (Chapman) Allen
Parents of Augustus C., John K., and George Allen (all of whom are the subject of historical markers in this cemetery).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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