Society Members and their guests gathered at the White Settlement Senior Services Center for the 40th Annual Meeting of the White Settlement Historical Society, founded in 1975. Guest Presenter Dr. Dawn A. Youngblood, Ph.D., Archivist at the Tarrant County Archives, gave a Power Point Presentation on “The Allen Family Collection” held at the Archives, donated by the late Frances Allen, a Society Charter Member. The Allen Family was a pioneer farming family that settled in the west side of Tarrant County in 1854, coming into the White Settlement area to homestead land as part of a 10-family wagon train from Todd County, Kentucky and others in the group from Warren County, Tennessee. James K. Allen II’s son William Terry Allen built the 1864 Log Cabin Home now on the grounds of the White Settlement Historical Museum grounds.
Six Allen Family descendants attended the meeting and visited the Museum afterwards to see the W.T. Allen Log Cabin – they are cousins Betsy Dearing Browder, Jean Thomason, Frances Allen, Sherry Allen Feltner, her mother Irene Allen Price and Joan Church. Birthday cupcakes and punch, a fruit tray and Grapette Soda was enjoyed by all who attended.
The Society meets again on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Senior Center North Ballroom. New and renewal memberships are available at $10 for a single person and $15 for a couple or family. Memberships help to fund an annual $500 Scholarship for a senior graduating from Brewer High School affiliated with the active Society membership. Visit the Society webpage for more information – http://www.wsmuseum.com/WSHS