Matilda Fair Roberts Allen

Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Apr 1879 (aged 70)
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Burial Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 59650133 · View Source
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Matilda Fair Roberts was born in Kentucky, and came to Texas from Louisiana with her parents about 1822. She was married in 1830 to John H. Connell, a native of Pennsylvania, who had come to Texas in 1826 with Sterling C. Robertson. They were the parents of two children: John H. Jr., who married Jennie Howlett; and Josephine, the wife of Anderson Hamblen.

Following John Connell's death in 1834, on December 11th, 1834, Matilda F. Connell was granted a Colonial Headright League. The title to the land, which later fell into Bell County, was dated February 3rd, 1835. Mrs. Connell is listed as one of the earliest settlers on the Leon River and experienced many of the hardships and dangers along with much sorrow during those early days.

Matilda was married in 1835 to Samuel T. Allen, a prominent early Texas settler from New York. There were two children born to Samuel T. and Matilda. They were Thomas R., born April 13th, 1836, and Eunice Amelia, born in 1838. Samuel was killed in 1838.

In 1847, Matilda was married again. This time to Thomas J. Allen, the brother of her second husband. During this marriage the Allens donated 120 acres of the Matilda F. Connell League to Bell County, on which to establish a county seat. Thomas died with yellow fever while editor of the Galveston Journal in about 1854.

A remarkable woman in many respects, Matilda died at the home of her daughter, Eunice Coffee, in Georgetown, where she was buried in the Old San Gabriel Cemetery. [from Story of Bell County, Texas found at the public library in Rockdale, Texas]
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aka Matilda Connell, her husbands were --
:: John H. Connell
:: Samuel Tabor Allen
:: Thomas J. Allen

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