Allen Birdwell

Full Name: Allen Birdwell
Date of birth: March 22, 1802
Date of death: August 3, 1893

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Rusk
H 22 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Rusk

Terms of Service top

House District 13
Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866
Legislatures: 10th  
Home City/County: Mount Enterprise / Rusk
Counties in district: Rusk
House District 22
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Mount Enterprise / Rusk
Counties in district: Rusk

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Birdwell, age 50, native state Alabama, emigrated from Alabama in 1841, farmer, postoffice Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • BIRDWELL, ALLEN (1802-1893). Born 3/22/1802 in Blount County, Tennessee; died 1893 in Mount Enterprise, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Col. Allen Birdwell included in biographical sketch of his grandson, Joseph Allen Birdwell, M.D., Volume V, pp. 2561-2562. Col. Allen Birdwell, "He had a fair education, was a man whose activity went beyond his immediate home, served in the legislature, representing Rusk county twice, was the leader and practically the founder of the Baptist Missionary church in his county, was a Democrat in politics, and belonged to the Masonic Order." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Allen Birdwell, birth date 3/22/1802, death date 8/3/1893, burial in Birdwell Cemetery, Mount Enterprise, Rusk County. Includes portrait, historical marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Illness of Colonel Allen Birdwell of Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, born 3/22/1802 in Tennessee, member of the legislature in 1853 and 1863, elected colonel of the 19th Alabama regiment in 1836. "An Old Settler Dying: He Was a Member of the First Baptist Church in Texas," The Galveston Daily News, 3/8/1893, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium, and "A Veteran Dying," The Galveston Daily News, 3/27/1893, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). March 27, 1893 March 8, 1893
  • Correspondence between Allen Birdwell and his son John Calhoun Birdwell included in John C. Birdwell's Letters, Personal and Family Collection, Identifier A-0116. Stephen F. Austin State University, East Texas Research Center.
  • Historical marker, Birdwell House, Henderson, Rusk County. "Built in early 1840s for Allen Birdwell, 1851 County Commissioner; Member Texas Legislature 1853-54 and 1863-64." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
State Affairs  
Stores and Storing  
5th R.S. - 1853
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Public Buildings  

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