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Augustus Chapman Allen

  • Birth 4 Jul 1806 Canaseraga, Allegany County, New York, USA
  • Death 11 Jan 1864 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 150, Lot 15156
  • Memorial ID 3357

Western Frontiersman. He was graduated at the Polytechnic Institute at Chittenango, New York, began to teach mathematics and he resigned his professorship to accept a place as bookkeeper for the H. and H. Canfield Company, New York in 1829. In 1832, he with his brother John moved to Texas and settled at San Augustine. By June 1833, they were established in Nacogdoches, joined a coterie of land speculators and soon were engaged in a variety of enterprises, chief of which was traffic in land certificates. During the Texas Revolution, they protected the Texas coast to land troops and supplies for the army. After the Revolution was resolved in early 1837, he helped to establish the town of Houston, Texas, as Capital of the Republic of Texas, which the US Congress accepted in May 1837. Until his brother John's death in August 1838, they were owners of more than a hundred leagues of land in the area as shareholders in the Galveston City Company. Due Augustus Allen's Failing health, he decided to leave Houston in the early 1840s and he engaged in business relations with Benito Juárez in Mexico. In 1852, Allen was appointed US consul for the port of Tehuantepec on the Pacific Ocean and was given the same position for the port of Minotitlán in 1858. Due to his failing his health, he closed his private business, went to Washington D.C., went to resign his consulships in January 1864 and died of pneumonia at age 57.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Chapman Allen (4 Jul 1806–11 Jan 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3357, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .