- Get Involved
ALLEN, MILES N.
ALLEN, MILES N. (1805–1834). Miles N. Allen, early settler and member of Stephen F. Austin's second colony, was born on September 7, 1805, in Campbell County, Kentucky, the oldest son of Elizabeth (Vice) and Martin Allen. He was sent to Texas with a brother, James Bud Allen, in 1824 to plant a crop and live on the property granted to his father, now in Wharton County. He married Mary P. Dobson and had two children: James W. Allen, who married Penelope Johnston, and Elizabeth Miles Allen. Allen received a quarter league of land now in southern Austin County on May 21, 1827. It was called Eight Mile Point because of the distance from San Felipe de Austin and was on Allen's Creek, named in his honor. On November 29, 1832, Allen was issued title to three-quarters of a league of land in central Austin County. He died on May 6, 1834, at his home and is buried in the Allen Johnston Cemetery on this property.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Martin Allen).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Katherine Allen Harrison, "ALLEN, MILES N.," accessed June 16, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/falkk.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.