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Capt Samuel William Allen
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1826
Death: Aug. 8, 1888

SAMUEL WILLIAM ALLEN, a Texas cattleman, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, on January 2, 1826. He was married in Harris County, Texas, on May 9, 1844, to Rebecca Jane Thomas, daughter of Ezekiel Thomas. Allen was a rancher and a partner in the Galveston-based firm of Allen and Poole, the largest shippers of cattle in Southeast Texas. Allen Ranch extended from Clear Lake to Harrisburg. When the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad opened in 1860, one stop was at Allen's private station, known as Dumont. The name was retained for the railroad station in South Houston. Allen died on August 8, 1888, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Harrisburg, Texas.

Capt Coast Guard Pr5 Harris Co. 16th 29 Mar 1862 
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  Rebecca Jane Thomas Allen (1830 - 1919)
  Samuel Ezekiel Allen (1848 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Glendale Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: 188-E
Created by: M. Suzanne "Bisby" Capor...
Record added: Sep 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29887624
Capt Samuel William Allen
Added by: Bruce Hicks
Capt Samuel William Allen
Added by: Bruce Hicks
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Allen began his herd by gathering Longhorn cattle, descended from Spanish cattle brought to the New World, which ran wild throughout Texas. Allen's herd grew rapidly and by the 1860s had gained exclusive shipping rights for cattle to New Orleans and Cuba ...(Read more)
- flgrl
 Added: Oct. 27, 2010
Samuel Allen started his ranch few years after the Texas Revolution. He was NOT related to the "Allen" Brothers who are credited with establishing Houston,TX. Samuel's Ranch, The "Allen Ranch" was one of the first and longest running ranches in the hist...(Read more)
- flgrl
 Added: Oct. 27, 2010

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