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Maj John Melville Allen
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Birth: unknown
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1847
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Headstone reads:

First Mayor of Galveston, born in Kentucky, erected by the State of Texas 1936.

Bio:

AKA Tampico Allen. 1st mayor of Galveston, 1839-1846. Allen came to Texas in 1830 and joined the Tampico expedition in 1835, but escaped imprisonment. Enlisted in the Texas revolutionary army, was appointed captain of infantry, and served as acting major at the battle of San Jacinto. After annexation, he was appointed United States marshal for the Eastern District of Texas, an office he held until his death. (bio by: Shelley Edwards) 
 
Inscription:
San Jacinto Veteran First Major of Galveston Erected by State of Texas 1936
 
Note: First Major of Galveston.
 
Burial:
Trinity Episcopal Cemetery
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Feb 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13240570
Maj John Melville Allen
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- D McK S
 Added: Sep. 12, 2012
He served honorably for Texas 175 years ago at the Battle of San Jacinto .
- Robert "Scott" Patrick
 Added: Mar. 20, 2011
REST IN PEACE..THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE..
- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: Oct. 31, 2008
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