A Guide to the Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860
In February 1839, Jefferson Allen represented Jackson County, Illinois, on the commission to select a Williamson County seat. By 1853, he owned a mill and wheat farm in Jackson County, on which he lived with his wife and daughter.
Laws of The State of Illinois Passed by The Eleventh General Assembly. "An Act to Establish the County of Williamson." Vandalia, Ill.: William Walters, 1839.
The Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, document the life and interests of Allen. Two missives to Allen's nephews, Jefferson Allen Babbitt of Washington County, Texas, and Jarrad G. McCain, concern his farm, religious views, and news of family and friends.
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Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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