1849 - 1888 (38 years)
||Stephen W. Allchin |
||Oct 09, 1849
||Escambia county, Florida, USA
||Jun 05, 1880
||Waller county, Texas, USA 
||May 12, 1888
||Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA
||Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA
- Steven Allchin was a dray line operator (a teamster or freight hauler) in the Waller county area. An article was written in a Hempstead newspaper critical of the county sheriff Tom McDade and his deputies. Allchin told one of the deputies he agreed with the article and that he would be glad to take credit for it. The deputy shot him and he returned fire. The deputy was killed. Allchin was later ambushed by two other men and killed.
The Hutchinson Daily News, Hutchinson, Kansas, April 5, 1888
A Fatal Affray.
HEMPSTEAD, Tex., April 4. -- Deputy Sheriff Richard C. Chambers was shot and instantly killed here this afternoon by Stephen W. Alchin, a well-known citizen. The latter wrote a communication in a weekly paper, reflecting upon the official conduct of Sheriff McDade and Deputy Chambers. When Chambers met Alchin to-day a quarrel ensued, and both opened fire simultaneously. A bullet pierced Chambers' heart, and Alchin was fatally wounded and cannot live, it is believed, twenty-four hours.
The San Antonio Daily Light. Friday, April 6, 1888, p. 1.
A terrible tragedy occurred at Hempstead day before yesterday. Richard C. Chambers, deputy sheriff, was shot dead by Stephen W. Allchin. The trouble arose over a newspaper article written by Allchin condemning certain public acts of the deputy sheriff, and his father-in-law, Sheriff McDade.
The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, May 20, 1888, p. 2.
SHOT OFF HIS HORSE.
Stephen W. Allchen, Who Shot Deputy Sheriff Chambers, Killed -- Died of Injuries.
HEMPSTEAD, Tex., May 19. -- Mr. Stephen W. Allchen was shot off his horse and instantly killed at 11 o'clock to-day by Deputy Sheriff Dick Springfield and Mr. Jack McDade, a young farmer. The tragedy took place on the main street of the city, and within a few feet of the spot where Deputy Sheriff Chambers fell by a shot from the Winchester rifle of the deceased on the 4th day of April last. The men were arrested by Sheriff McDade and placed in the county jail.
The circumstances of the former tragedy are probably well known by the readers of The News.
At the time of the tragedy to-day Mr. Allchen had his rifle across his lap. Before the former tragedy and since his recovery from the wound received at that time Mr. Allchen had always carried his rifle, either on horseback or his buggy. He had repeatedly stated to his friends that he did this only for self protection.
Your correspondent interviewed the defendants this evening and they claim that the deceased had threatened their lives on several occasions, and that they believed he would carry out the threats.
The deceased leaves a family. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and Knights of Honor, and these organizations will inter the remains tomorrow.
The two men who shot Allchin were convicted of manslaughter.
||Jun 13, 2017 |
||Carrie Amanda (__), b. Oct 1848, Texas, USA , d. |
||Jun 21, 1876
||Waller county, Texas, USA 
- The record looks like "ALLEHIN", Stephan and DUCK, Amanda C.
1880 census, TX, Waller, p 38, ed 158, June 10
-- HH 410/451
DUCK, M.L., W, M, 38, mechanic, SC, SC, SC
DUCK, N.A., W, F, 32, wife, SC, SC, SC
DUCK, L.B., 14, dau, AL
DUCK, W.M., 9, son, TX
DUCK, A.L., 7, dau, TX
DUCK, L, 4, dau, TX
DUCK, A, 1, dau, TX
-- HH 411/452
ALCHIN, S, W, M, 29, teamster, FL, SC, SC
ALCHIN, C, W, F, 29, wife, AL, GA, GA
DUCK, S, W, F, 12, step-dau, student, TX, SC, SC
1910 census, TX, Waller, ed 169, 15-B, May 3, HH 326
BLASINGAME, Joseph M, head, M, W, 44, widowed, TX, AL, TX
BLASINGAME, Mabel, dau, 18, TX, TX, TX
BLASINGAME, William, son, 15, TX, TX, TX
ALLCHIN, A. Carrie, mother-in-law, F, W, 60, widowed, AL, AL, AL
|+||1. Savanah Duck, b. Jun 1868, Texas, USA , d. Apr 30, 1904, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA (Age ~ 35 years)|
- [S135] 1880 US federal census, 1880 census, Waller, p. 38, ed 158, June 5, HH 411/452.
- [S590] Marriage Book, Waller county, book A, p. 165.