Historical Society hosts 40th annual meeting

100_0774 Betsy Browder Jean Thomason Frances Allen Price   Sherry Feltner May 2nd 2015 at the WT Allen Log Cabin

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. 100_0772 Jim Weaver Ed PriceThe 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.

Dorothy Reid, Mary and Grant Jackson
Dorothy Reid, Mary and Grant Jackson

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.100_0767 Joan Church Jean Thomason Sherry Feltner Irene   Allen Price Dr. Dawn Youngblood Ph.D. Frances Allen Betsy Browder May 2nd   WS Senior Center
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