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 (last update 1 Sep 2005)

Second Generation

( WILLIAM1)

Children of William Allen and Keziah Anders

1.  Nathaniel Allen [3040] was born 15 November 1782 in Georgia, and died 9 January 1852 in Jasper County, Texas. Nathaniel arrived in the Mississippi Territory with his father and acquired land there before August 1803. He married (1) Penelope Williams probably in St. Helena's Parish, Spanish West Florida about 1810, daughter of Stephen Williams and Delilah Rhodes. This was about the time of the West Florida rebellion and annexation by the United States. Penelope was born about 1790.

When in 1814, the British launched their campaign on the Gulf Coast, Nathaniel enlisted in the 2nd Division, 12th and 13th Regiments of the Consolidated of Louisiana Militia along with brother John and brother-in-law John Stephenson. They served during 1814 and 1815. He was presumably present at the Battle of New Orleans. When most of the family moved to Texas between 1826 and 1830 Nathaniel remained in Louisiana where, in 1830, he owned ten slaves. Penelope became ill and died in December of 1833 probably in St. Helena Parish. Her death, that left Nathaniel with an 8 year old son at home, and the death of his father may have prompted him to pack up and follow the rest of the family west. The inventory of the estate in 1834 was valued at $10,476.25, including twelve slaves valued at $6,200. Litigation by two of his sons-in-law delayed the trip, but not my much. On 9 August 1834 Samuel Draughon, husband of Nathaniel's daughter Nancy, petitioned the court for administration of Penelope's estate. The controversy seems to have revolved around Nathaniel's decision to move to Texas and to name his eldest son William, then 24 years old, administrator of Penelope's estate. Apparently Nancy was concerned that, since William planned to go to Texas with his father, the estate might not be properly settled. Nathaniel prevailed and William was named administrator of Penelope's estate. He discharged those duties in December 1834. 

By 6 April 1835 Nathaniel had arrived in the Bevil District with sons William and John, and daughter Delilah, estranged wife of Robert Conn, and her infant daughter Penelope Conn. He had 12 slaves with him. Nathaniel was granted league of land on Wolf Creek in the Liberty District (now the northeastern part of Tyler County) on 6 April 1835. He may have never made his home there as he appears to have lived in Beech Grove southeast of Jasper, Jasper County. Nathaniel is listed in the 1835 Bevil District, Republic of Texas census. His daughter Delilah, listed as a widow, was living in the household, apparently helping with his 10 year old son John.  Delilah's daughter Penelope Conn was also in the household. At the time, Nathaniel was a farmer and owned twelve slaves. By 1850 that number have increased to twenty-five.

No record of his participation in the Texas revolution has been found. On 6 February 1837 he married his second wife Sarah (Sally) 'Tack' Greigsby in Jasper County, Texas. His son William had married Sarah's sister Ann the year before. She is the daughter of Joseph Grigsby and Sally Graham was born 1 September 1807 in Washington, Daviess County, Kentucky. She was the widow of Duke Glenn who died after having taken part in the Anahuac expedition in 1832. From that marriage she had two sons, David and Joseph, who served the CSA in the 25th Texas Calvary Regiment, and died in POW camps, and one son, Christopher, who served in the Co. E of the 27th Texas Cavalry Regiment as a Private and survived the war. She owned four slaves and a grant of one league of land (issued on 6 November 1834) at the time of the marriage. Nathaniel and Sarah were still in Jasper County, in 1850. Nathaniel died 6 January 1852 at his home. It is not known where he is buried but it could be an unmarked grave in nearby Sanders cemetery with Sarah and many of his Allen relatives. After Nathaniel's death Sarah moved in with her daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law, Richard Sanders. Sarah died there on 9 September 1885.

Children of Nathaniel Allen and Penelope Williams are:

  1. William Allen, born about 1810, Louisiana; died April 13, 1869, Jasper County, Texas; m. 1) Ann Mitchell Grigsby and 2) Frances Harriet Thomason.

  2. Delilah Allen, born 22 October 1811; married 1) Larkin Wales on 28 August 1828; married 2) Robert Conn, about 1830; m. (3) Daniel Chesser after 1835.

  3. Mary Allen, born about 1816, Louisiana, married William Rollins, born about 1814, Louisiana. They lived in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

  4. Sarah Nancy Allen, born 1817, Louisiana; died Louisiana; married Sheppard Draughan on 2 Augudt 1832 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; born 10 February 1810, Louisiana; died 29 January 1870.

  5. John M. Allen, born about 1825, Louisiana; died 1869; married Ann Thiza (Thomason) Bradley on 21 May 1853 in Jasper County, Texas.

  6. Christopher Allen, born about 1833, Texas.

Children of Nathaniel Allen and Sarah Grigsby are:

  1. Nathaniel Allen, born 4 February 1837, Jasper County, Texas; died 1862, Jasper County, Texas; married Rachel Truett.

  2. Sarah Ann Allen, born 1839, Jasper County, Texas; died 1861, Jasper County, Texas; married Samuel Traylor on 22 June 1855, Jasper County, Texas. He was born about 1835 and died before 1860. In 1860 Sarah lived in the home of her mother. Sarah and Samuel had no children.

  3. Elizabeth Allen, born 13 March 1843, Jasper County, Texas; died 9 October 1900, Jasper County, Texas; married Richard M. Sanders on 13 April 1865.

  4. Frances Allen, born about 1845; died before. 1850, Jasper County, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1814 Louisiana in the War of 1812, by Powell A. Casey.
  • 1820 Federal Census, LA, St. Helena Parish, page 358
  • 1821 St. Helena Parish Louisiana Succession Records, Vol. C p.140 Nov. 17,1821
  • 1828 Marriage Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana (Delilah)
  • 1830 Federal Census, LA, St. Helena Parish, page 45
  • 1834 St. Helena Parish Louisiana Succession Records (estate of Penelope)
  • 1835 Texas Land Grants, Liberty District, Tyler County, page 982, abstract 2, Vol 413;22
  • 1835 Census of Texas, John R. Bevil Settlement, Bevil District (Nathaniel, widower)
  • 1838 Tax List, TX, John R. Bevil Settlement, Bevel District
  • 1846 Tax List, TX, Jasper County
  • 1850 Federal Census, TX, Jasper County, page 218b, Nathaniell Allen
  • 1853 Marriage Records of Jasper County, Texas, book MF#1, page 23 (John M.)
  • 1855 Marriage Records of Jasper County, Texas, book MF#1, page 58 (Sarah Ann)
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1860 Federal Census, TX, Jasper County, page 387a
  • *Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families, Nortex Press, Quanah, Texas, 1978
  • National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, "Electronic." [service of David, John and Christopher Glenn]

Research Notes: In the 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish Louisiana Nathaniel and his wife Penelope are counted. Other than Nathaniel, there are no males. This calls William into question though he did turn up with Nathaniel in the 1835 Texas census aged 24. Perhaps he was with a relative when the census was taken. Also counted in the 1820 census are two females under ten, Delilah and Nancy and a female age ten to fifteen; this female has not been identified. Nathaniel and Sarah may have had one more child, Priscilla, born 1850 (after the census).

2. Peter Allen [3039] was born 21 May 1795 in Tennessee. Little is known of his life prior to his arrival in Johnson County, Arkansas about 1834. He apparently married 1) Elizabeth [last name unknown] on 16 September 1817 in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. She appears to be the widow of [first name unknown] Vaughn and had four young sons. They lived in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana in 1820 and had two sons under 10 in addition to the Vaughn sons. In 1821 Peter was in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana during the settlement of his maternal grandfather's, William Anders, estate. In December 1828 Peter Allen, along with Elizabeth's four Vaughn sons, are named as the five heirs of Elizabeth Allen in East Feliciana Parish. Peter is still in East Feliciana Parish in 1830 with what appears to be three sons ranging in age from under 5 to 30-40, a daughter 20-30 and an unidentified female age 30-40.

It seems that when the rest of the family migrated to Texas Peter elected to move to Arkansas. There was a Moses and William Allen in Johnson County in 1829. These may have been his brothers who returned home and told of the rich farmland and abundant game of the region. Peter first appears in the 1834 tax list for Johnson County, Arkansas with twelve minor and two adult slaves. It is likely that he brought the slaves with him Louisiana.   

In 1837 Peter married 2) Sarah Ring in Johnson County. Sarah was the daughter of William Ring and Sieges Parish and was born 7 April 1812 in Missouri and died 2 February 1867 in Johnson County, Arkansas at the age of 74. In 1839 he executed land transactions totaling almost 800 acres in what is now the town of Hartman. In 1840 Peter and Sarah are listed in the federal census with one son under 5 (William) and one son 10-15 who would appear to be the son under 5 in the 1830 census. `   

The Allen home place in Township 9, Range 24, Section 18, Johnson County, Arkansas still stands today. From Clarksville, take Highway 64 West to County Road 14 North (1/4 mile E. of Hartman). Turn right and go .4 miles to the driveway on your right. This is the "Allen Homeplace". The family cemetery is about 100 feet north of the barn at the end of the drive and contains 32 rock marked graves, and 5 commercial markers. Peter died on 30 September 1852 at home in Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas. He is buried in the family graveyard on the property. Eight years after Peter's death Sarah listed $30,000 in real and personal property; equivalent to about $750,000 in year year 2000 dollars. Sarah died at home on 7 February 1867 and is buried with her husband. 

Children of Peter Allen and Elizabeth Vaughn are:

  1. [first name unknown] Allen, born between 1825 and 1828 in Louisiana.

Children of Peter Allen and Sarah Ring are:

  1. William Allen, born 20 August 1838, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas; died 2 February 1899, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas.

  2. Mary E. Allen, born 24 January 1840, Johnson County, Arkansas, died after 1896.

  3. Augustus Allen, born 7 January 1842, Arkansas; married Mary Elizabeth Harrison 26 January 1873.

  4. Nancy Emeline Allen, born 10 February 1844, Arkansas

  5. Abijah P. Allen, born 8 August 1847, Arkansas; married Hannah Flannigan born 26 December 1875.

  6. Sarah E. Allen, born 23 January 1850, Arkansas; died after 1880.

Bibliography

  • 1817 Marriages of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (Peter and Elizabeth)
  • 1820 Federal Census, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (not proven)
  • 1821 St. Helena Parish Louisiana Succession Records, Vol. C p.140 Nov. 17,1821
  • 1828 Succession Record of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (estate of Elizabeth)
  • 1830 Federal Census, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (not proven)
  • 1834 Property Tax, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 1835 Tax List, Johnson County, Arkansas Territory
  • 1836: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishers, 1891
  • 1836 Tax List, Johnson County, Arkansas Territory
  • 1837 Tax List, Johnson County, Arkansas Territory
  • 1838 Tax List, Johnson County, Arkansas Territory
  • 1839 Tax List, Johnson County, Arkansas Territory
  • 1839 Federal Land Records, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 1840 Federal Census, Spadra Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, page 245a-b
  • 1841 State Census, Spadra Township, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Horsehead Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, page 140b
  • 1850 Slave Schedule, Horsehead Township, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • 1852 Arkansas Probate Index
  • 1860 Federal Census, Horsehead Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, page 988, Sarah Allen
  • 1860 Slave Schedule, Horsehead Township, Johnson County, Arkansas
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • Grave Markers, Allen Homeplace, Johnson County, Arkansas
  •  Family Bible of Lillian Allen
  •  Family Bible of Mary (Allen) Hogins

Research Notes: A persistent story among researchers is that Peter left three children in Center Star, Lauderdale County, Alabama and John Phillips was named their guardian. John Phillips lived next door to a William C. Allen in the early 1800's. William C. Allen drowned in the Tennessee River in 1830, only a few months after marrying Susannah Whitehead.  John Phillips married William's widow about 1831. This William has not been linked to Peter. Susannah had three Allen children when she married Jack Phillips. These are not believed to be Susannah's as she and William had only been married for a few months when William drowned. They may be from a previous marriage of William's and are probably the children some believe to be Peter's. The same story continues that Jack moved to northwest Arkansas. There was a John Phillips in Madison County who appears to have come from Jackson County, Alabama through Washington County, Arkansas but it is not the John who married Susannah. That John died in Lauderdale county in 1868. A son of John Phillips and his first wife, Milton Phillips, did move his family to Johnson County, Arkansas after 1850 then on to Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas. This Milton's son, Milton Phillips, Jr. is buried at the Peter Allen home place in Johnson County. So the story has not been collaborated. 

3. Lydia Allen [2042] was born 10 February 1788 in Tennessee. She married John Stephenson on 3 October 1805 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. It is believed that they actually lived in Spanish West Florida in an area that would later become St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Because the official religion of Spain was Catholic they would have to travel across the border to the Mississippi Territory to be married. John was born about 1788. In 1814 he enlisted in the 12th and 13th Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana Militia, with Lydia's brother John and Nathaniel, and fought at the Battle of New Orleans. Lydia and John lived in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana in 1821 when the estate of her maternal grandfather, William Anders, was settled. In 1830 they followed most of the Allen family to Mexican Texas where John was issued a Headright Certificate for a league and labor of land by the Jefferson County Board. John served in Captain Harpers's Company under Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto.  His name was omitted from the official San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. Captain William M. Logan, however, in Service Record No. 992, certified that John Stephenson served in his company from 6 March to 6 May 1836, and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. On 28 April 1837 John claimed and was paid $28.50 for his service. On 30 March 1839, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 844 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. John died in Terry, Orange County Texas between 1840 and 1850. Lydia died in Orange County, Texas after 1850.

Child of Lydia Allen and John Stephenson is:

  1. Kesiah Stephenson, born 9 December 1806; died San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; married Thomas H. Lewis, 17 June 1824, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
  2. William Stephenson, born 4 February 1808; died 10 December 1842, Orange County, Texas; married Mary Pruitt, 27 July 1831.
  3. Gilbert E. Stephenson, born 24 December 1809, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; died 19 August 1878; Terry, Orange County, Texas; married Mary Tevis.
  4. Miles Stephenson, born 23 September 1811
  5. John Allen Stephenson, born 19 June 1813, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; married Sarah Williams.
  6. James Stephenson, born 5 January 1815, Louisiana; married Lydia Caroline Lewis, 23 January 1838, Terry, Jefferson County, Texas.
  7. Elisha Stephenson, born 25 February 1817, Louisiana; died 1888, Williamson County, Texas; married Eliza Wallis
  8. George Washington Stephenson, born 4 December 1818; died before 1852, maybe in Renoyla, Mexico; married Elizabeth Griffin.
  9. Robert Stephenson, born 22 October 1820
  10. Lydia Stephenson, born 22 October 1822, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, died December 1894; marrried 1) Hezekiah Reams Williams on 5 October 1837, Jefferson County, Texas; 2) Joel Lewis, 4 December 1845.
  11. Amanda Stephenson, born 7 September 1824, Bevil District, Republic of Texas; died 17 November 1883, Orange County, Texas; married John A. Turner, born 4 January 1814, died 17 November 1883, Orange County, Texas.
  12. Elijah Stephenson, born about 1827, Mississippi, married Sarah Ann Cole.
  13. Louisa Stephenson, born 10 November 1829; died 18 March 1907, Jasper County, Texas; married David Cole, 31 March 1847.
  14. Ezra Stephenson, born 31 October 1830, Terry, Jefferson County, Texas; died 18 July 1862; Terry, Orange County, Texas; married Martha Day on 9 March 1849, Jefferson County, Texas
  15. + Warren Allen Stephenson, born about 1833, Texas.

Bibliography

  • 1820 Federal Census, St, Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1821: St. Helena Parish Louisiana Succession Records, Vol. C p.140 Nov. 17,1821
  • 1836 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1836  Discharge of John Stephenson by Capt. Wm. Logan, Texas State Library and Archives
  • 1840 Census, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Liberty County, Texas, page 337a [Lydia Stephenson]
  • c1860  Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins

4.  William Allen [6666] was born 16 June 1790 and died before 1850 in Texas. About 1800 William migrated with his father to Spanish West Florida (later St. Helena Parish, Louisiana). He married Mary Ann Moore in nearby Amite County, Mississippi, probably about 1810. She was born about 1790 in Tennessee and died after 1850. He appears to have owned land in St. Helena Parish in 1803. William migrated to the Bevel District, Mexican Texas in the 1820's and served during the Mexican Revolution. He was awarded land grants in the Republic of Texas for this service.

Child of William Allen and Mary Moore is:

  1. William N. Allen, born 2 Mar 1818, Madison County, Alabama; died 21 Dec 1897; married Elizabeth Frances Scott, 1849.

Bibliography

  • 1811 Conveyances of West Florida  Parishes, Louisiana, Book B
  • 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish Louisiana
  • 1835 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1836 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1838 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1850 Federal Census, Horsehead Township, Johnson County, Arkansas, 133b
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins

Research Notes: There is some question as to whether William N. is the son of William and Mary. The only record found thus far to connect them is a Mary (age 60) in William N.'s household in Johnson County, Arkansas in the 1850 census. No record has been found to indicate that William and Mary were ever in Madison County, Alabama. It is possible that William N. is the son of Peter Allen and an undiscovered first wife.

5. Mary Elizabeth Allen [2941] was born 14 June 1792 in Tennessee, and died 4 November 1862 in Orange County, Texas. She married (1) [first name unknown] Spiller before 1814. She then married (2) Charles Antonio Myers on 29 November 1833 in Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, son of John and Ann Meyers. He was born about 1790 in Kentucky, and died 1840 in Texas. Charles served during the War of 1812 as Private in the 1st (DeClouet's) Drafted Regiment, Louisiana Militia.

Child of Mary Allen and [first name unknown] Spiller is:

  1. Louvenia Spiller, born 1814, Louisiana.

Children of Mary Allen and Charles Myers are:

  1. Reese Allen Myers, born Aug 1825, Louisiana; died Aft. 1900, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
  2. Francis Cicero Myers, born about 1826.
  3. Sarah Myers, born about 1826.
  4. + James Orin Myers, born September 14, 1829, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; died 3 February 1902, Orange County, Texas; married Sarah Elizabeth Pattillo on 14 November 1858, Orange County, Texas; born 18 July 1832, Orange County, Texas; died 23 December 1913, Orange County, Texas.
  5. Robert Charles Myers, born 7 March 1836, Orange County, Texas; died 1 March 1903, Orange County, Texas; married Rachel Pattillo on 4 August 1858, Orange County, Texas; born 14 September1843, Orange County, Texas; died 15 June 1909, Orange County, Texas.

Bibliography

  • 1821: St. Helena Parish Louisiana Succession Records, Vol. C p.140 Nov. 17,1821
  • 1830 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1840 Census, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Texas, page 252a
  • 1858 Marriage Records of Orange County, Texas, Vol A, page 54 (James)
  • 1858 Marriage Records of Orange County, Texas, Vol A, page 49 (Robert)
  • 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Orange County, Duncan Woods, page 327b, Mary Myers.
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1873 Marriage Records of Orange County, Texas, Vol B, page 93 (Daniel)
  • 1873 Marriage Records of Orange County, Texas, Vol B, page 173 (Reese)
  • 1900 Federal Census, Orange County, Texas, page 78b

6. John Benjamin Allen [2035] was born 9 November 1795 in Tennessee, and died 1 October 1864.  When in 1814, the British launched their campaign on the Gulf Coast, John enlisted in the 2nd Division, 12th & 13th Regiments Consolidated of Louisiana Militia along with brother Nathaniel and brother-in-law John Stephenson. They served during 1814-1815 and fought in the Battle of New Orleans. He married (1) Nancy Day on 27 June 1816 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, daughter of William Day and Dicey Cross. She was born about 1796 in Virginia and died 11 January 1832. John migrated to the Bevil District, Mexican Texas after Nancy's death. He was awarded a land grant in what is now Orange County north of the town of Echo, Texas. He then married (2) Luanna Taylor about 1834 in Jasper County, Texas, daughter of Owen Taylor and Spicy McQueen. She was born 9 May 1811 in Tennessee, and died 7 December 1858. When Santa Anna laid siege to the Alamo Captain Benjamin F. Harper immediately raised a company of twenty-eight men at Beaumont, including John Allen. At Liberty, Harper’s company was merged with Captain William M. Logan’s company and set out for San Antonio. They did not make it before the Alamo fell. After the fall of the Alamo Samuel Houston took control of the remaining Texas Army and retreated eastward with Santa Anna in pursuit in what became known as the Running Scrape. Captain George W. Hargraves with twenty-one men, including John and one other Allen, marched to join Houston in San Jacinto but did not arrive until after the surrender of General Santa Anna.John and Luanna are buried in Truett Cemetery, Jasper County, Texas.

Children of John Allen and Nancy Day are:

  1. Elizabeth Allen, born 12 January 1819, Louisiana; died 4 October 1880; married Jesse Lee Carruth.
  2. Thomas Day Allen, born about 1823, Louisiana; died 23 May 1897, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.
  3. Sarah Ann Allen, born 13 December 1827, Louisiana; died 5 April 1904.
  4. William Davis Allen, born 6 August 1818, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; died 14 February 1858. St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; m. 1) Laminda Holden and 2) Lydia Dillon.

Children of John Allen and Luanna Taylor are:

  1. Minerva Ann Allen, born about 1834, Texas; married William Lewis.
  2. John T. Allen, born 23 October 1837, Texas; married Selena Truett on 22 January 1861.
  3. Clementine Allen, born about 1839, Texas; married William H. Truett.
  4. George Allen, born 17 May 1842, Texas; died 9 February 1860; married Phoebe Cole.
  5. Martha Anna Allen, born 20 October 1844, Jasper County, Texas; died 1 December 1914, Orange County, Texas; married (1) M. L. Kelley, 17 November 1869; married (2) David Bland, 17 November 1869, Orange County, Texas; born 27 January 1843, Orange County, Texas; died 25 November 1927, Orange County, Texas.
  6. Nathaniel Allen, born about 1846, Texas.
  7. Elizabeth Allen, born about 1848, Texas.
  8. Spicy Allen (f), born about 1850, Texas; married W. H. Turner.

 Bibliography:

  • 1816 Marriage Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 
  • 1830 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, page 59a
  • *1846 Tax List, Jasper County, Republic of Texs
  • 1850 Federal Census, Jasper County, Texas, page 229a
  • 1852 St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, Succession Papers, 1852, File D4.
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, Texas, page 397b
  • *Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families, Nortex Press, Quanah, Texas, 1978
  • *Irene Reid Morris, Thru the Years : Family Record of Ila Venable Brown

Research Notes: In the 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, in addition to John and Nancy two males under the age of ten are listed. This males have not been identified. No other females are counted which calls Sarah into question. There may some confusion related to John's name. John S. Allen shows up consistently along with the other Allen's. Some researchers believe that John's name is John Benjamin Allen. No records have been found to suggest this and family records refer simply to John. According to Irene Reid Morris (Thru the Years : Family Record of Ila Venable Brown, page 107) John Married Elizabeth Smith in Louisiana after Nancy's death and subsequently left her and moved to Texas.

7. Daniel Allen [2047] was born 13 June 1797, probably in Tennessee, and died before 1882. He married 2) Sina Wells, daughter of John Wells and Susannah Young, on 4 June 1816, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. She was born about 1800. They moved to the Bevil District, Mexico along with his father. Daniel was awarded land grants in the Republic of Texas for service during the Texas Revolution. He served under Captain John McLure in Company F, 1st Regiment, Permanent Volunteers, Texas Army, enlisting between 18 December 1835 and 31 December 1836. Sina died before 1837 and Daniel left Texas and moved to Kemper County, Mississippi where he farmer 40 acres of land and owned 10 slaves. There he married 2) Mary Magdalena McNamee on 5 January 1840 in Kemper County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Jame and Mary MacNamee and widow of High Davis Gaston and was born 13 April 1815 South Carolina. Hugh died aboard the schooner "Tiger" in Matagordo Bay, Republic of Texas on 12 June 1838. Daniel and Mary established a large prosperous farm in Rankin County, Mississippi. In 1860 Daniels two eldest sons managed the farm Daniel died 26 June 1869 in Rankin County, Mississippi. Mary died of pneumonia on 3 March 1880 at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. W. H. White, near Steens Creek, Rankin County. Daniel and Mary are buried in Florence Cemetery, Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi.

Children of Mary MacNamee and Hugh Davis are:

  1. Charles Leroy Gaston, born 8 June 1836, Pleasant Springs, Kemper County, Mississippi; married Jane Dudely on 16 September 1864, Jackson Mississippi.
  2. Hugh D. Gaston, born 2 November 1837, Pleasant Springs, Kemper County, Mississippi, died 22 April 1864 during the Civil War near Columbus, Mississippi of a wound received in a Calvary charge at the Battle of Franklin Tennessee while serving in Hood's Army.

Children of Daniel Allen and Sina Wells are:

  1. William Allen, born about 1822, Louisiana.

  2. Hannah Allen, born about 1823, Louisiana.

  3. Sara Allen, born about 1823, Louisiana

  4. Eli Allen, born about 1831, Louisiana, married Nannie E. [last name unknown]. Both are buried in Florence Cemetery, Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi.

Children of Daniel Allen and Mary MacNamee are:

  1. James Daniel Allen, born 27 Jul y1842, Kemper County, Missouri; died November 1864, near Spring Hill, Franklin County, Tennessee from a wound received while serving in 24th Mississippi Infantry Regiment attached to Hood's Army. He was killed during the cavalry charge during a skirmish Franklin, Tennessee.

  2. John Henry Allen, born 3 August 1847, Mississippi; died 26 October 1862, Rankin County, Mississippi.

  3. Mary Ellen Allen, born 10 October 1850, Mississippi; married Dr. W. H. White, died 16 October 1893.

  4. Susan Louisa Allen, born 2 August 1854, Mississippi; died 18 July 1922.

 Bibliography:

  • 1818 Marriage Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 
  • 1835 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1837 State Census, MS, Kemper County
  • 1839 Tax List, MS, Kemper County
  • 1842 Tax List, MS, Kemper County
  • 1850 Federal Census, MS, Rankin County, page 206b
  • 1860 Federal Census, MS, Rankin County, page 915.
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1870 Federal Census, MS, Rankin Parish, page 44born (Mary)
  • Family Bible of Hugh Davis Gaston and Mary Magdalena MacNamee - Kemper County, Mississippi

Research Notes: In the 1820 Federal Census, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana two males under ten years old are listed. These males have not been identified. The family bible of Daniel's second wife makes no mention of children from Daniel's first marriage.

Children of William Allen and Hannah Pride

8. Sarah Ann Allen [13890]  was born 29 March 1801 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and died 25 February 1859 in Orange County, Texas. She married George Alexander Pattillo on 9 March 1819 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, son of Samuel Pattillo and Francis Hall. He was born 29 February 1796 in Greene County, Georgia, and died 2 April 1871 in Orange County, Texas. Sarah and George lived in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

George was an early Texas settler and political leader. He moved to Louisiana in 1819 where he married Sarah. In 1830 they followed her parents and several siblings to Mexico in what would become Jefferson County, Republic of Texas. In 1832 he was elected Alcade in the Cow Bayou District of the Municipality of Liberty, Texas. He served on the local Committee of Correspondence created by the Convention of 1832 and was named Treasurer of his district by the Convention. He volunteered for military duty and was en route to San Jacinto when the famous battle there was fought. He served as a member of the Republic of Texas General Council from 13 January to 11 March 1836. George held a number of public offices in Austin and in southeast Texas. He served as associate justice of Jefferson County in 1837 before holding the position of justice of the peace in 1838. Although defeated in the 1840 House race, he represented Jefferson County in the House of Representatives of the Sixth Congress (1841-42) and was senator from Jefferson and Jasper counties in the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth congresses of the republic. During this period he was chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills and led a successful fight against the repeal of the tariff. He was also noted as an ardent annexationist. In February 1844, he urged President Sam Houston to appoint an additional annexation negotiator in Washington. In 1845 Texas was admitted into the Union.

After the annexation of Texas, George became the first chief justice of Orange County, in 1852 and 1853. In 1861 he served as justice of the peace for that county. Tax rolls of 1840 show that he had title to more than 3,800 acres of land in Jefferson County and owned five horses and five cattle. During that year he also held the contract to carry the mail from Jefferson on Cow Bayou to Hamilton in Sabine County, Texas. Jefferson, the former county seat on Cow Bayou, was actually a settlement, or scattering of farmhouses, and was never platted as a town site. The area was known as 'Pattillo's Station' where a post office was established and later became the community of Terry. By 1845, it had vanished as a community. In 1844 they moved to Bunn's Bluff on upper Cow Bayou, midway between Beaumont and Orange. There Sarah died in 1859 and George died in 1871. They are both buried in the family plot.

Texas Historical Marker, Ochiltree Inman Park, Front and Third Street, Orange, Orange County, Texas.

George A. Pattillo - A veteran of the War of 1812, Georgia native George Alexander Pattillo (1796-1871) migrated to this area in the early 1830s. He served on the local Committee of Correspondence created by the Convention of 1832 and on the General Council of the provisional government established by the Consultation of 1835. During the Texas Revolution of 1836, Pattillo, who had earlier received a Mexican land grant, joined with other area settlers to aid the Texas Army. Arriving at San Jacinto the day after the decisive battle, he was commissioned by Texas President David G. Burnet to direct the formation of Jefferson County, which included this area. He also became an associate justice for the new county and was a postmaster for the settlement of Pattillo's station, later the Terry community of central Orange County. In the early 1840s Pattillo served this area as a Representative and a Senator in the Republic of Texas Congress, where he actively supported annexation to the United States. In 1852 he was elected the first judge of the newly-formed Orange County. An active Masonic leader in southeast Texas, Pattillo died in 1871 and was buried in a family plot at Bunn's Bluff on the Neches River, where he had lived since 1844.

Texas Historical Marker, 411 N. 5th St., Orange, Orange County, Texas

Hugh Ochiltree (1820-91), George A. Pattillo (1796-1871), and other leading citizens organized this lodge on April 30, 1853. Col. Ochiltree had come to Texas in 1839, fought in the Mexican War, and helped develop the town of Madison (Now Orange). Pattillo settled in the county in 1830, was a local official of the Mexican colony of Texas, a republic of Texas Congressman, and a Veteran public leader. The lodge was chartered under the name by which the town of Orange was known from 1842 to 1858. Officers for the first year were William Smith, worshipful master; Pattillo, Senior Warden; Ochiltree, Junior Warden; A. H. Reading, Secretary; I. H. Hutchings, Treasurer; S. Fairchilds, Senior Deacon; N. Smith, Junior Deacon; Charles Saxon, Tiler. Madison lodge sponsored the town's first public school, 1854-1879, providing housing on the ground floor of the lodge hall--where church services were also held for a number of years. In 1865, a hurricane destroyed the original lodge building. A second was erected in 1878. The present building, with banquet room, offices, and other appointments, was completed in August 1926. Supplemental Plate: Moved from second lodge site at 5th and Elm after sale of property to new, but continuing, location of original Madison Lodge #126, A. F. & a. M.

Children of Sarah Allen and George Pattillo are:

  1. Hester Ann Pattillo, born 1820, Louisiana; married Samuel T. Yates, 18 October 1841, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas.
  2. James Hall Pattillo, born 10 March 1821, Louisiana; died 6 January 1867, Orange County, Texas; married Hester Ann Francis Harmon.
  3. Martha Bethena Pattillo, born about 1823, Louisiana.
  4. George W. Pattillo, born 1 February 1825, Louisiana; married Wilhemena Wendling, 22 January 1860, Jefferson County, Texas.
  5. Leroy Pattillo, born about 1826, Louisiana; married Minerva Ann Lewis.
  6. Thomas W. Pattillo, born 10 December 1828, Louisiana.
  7. Daniel A. Pattillo, born 16 November 1830, Texas; married Sarah Ann Acok on 14 September 1857, Orange County, Texas.
  8. + Sarah Elizabeth Pattillo, born 18 July 1832, Orange County, Texas; died 23 December 1913, Orange County, Texas; m. (1) James Orin Myers on 14 November 1858, Orange County, Texas son of Charles Antonio Myers and Mary Elizabeth Allen; born 14 September 1828, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; died 3 February 1902, Orange County, Texas.
  9. Minerva Pattillo, born about 1836, Texas; died about 1858; married Joseph Baugh.
  10. Samuel A. Pattillo, born 7 May 1838, Texas.
  11. William Rufus Pattillo, born 29 March 1840, Texas. He served the confederacy during the Civil War as a Private in 11th (Spaight's) Cavalry and Infantry Battalion Texas Volunteers, Company E.
  12. Simeon Travis Pattillo, born 21 April 1841, Texas.
  13. Lemuel Albert Pattillo, born about 1844, Pattillo's Bluff, Jefferson County, Texas; married Susan M. Goode, daughter of Gideon J. Goode, on 5 September 1876 in Jasper County, Texas. She was born about 1845. He served the confederacy during the Civil War as a Private in 11th (Spaight's) Cavalry and Infantry Battalion Texas Volunteers, Co. E.
  14. Charles Elisha Pattillo, born 13 March 1843, Texas.
  15. Hiram Douglas Pattillo, born 20 October 1847, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1826/27 Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1830 Federal Census, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, M19-44, page 28
  • 1840 Census, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas 
  • 1846 Poll Tax List, Jefferson County, Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Texas, page 246b
  • 1852 Orange County Jurors, Gateway to Texas, page 237 (George A., Thomas and Daniel)
  • 1857 Marriage Records of Orange County, Texas, Vol A, page 43 (Daniel A.)
  • 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Orange County, Precinct 3, page 328a, George A. Pattillo.
  • 1860 Federal Census, TX, Orange County, Duncan Woods, page 322a. [George and Wilhemena]
  • Francis T. Ingmire, Marriage Records of Jefferson County, Texas, 1837-1899, (Mountain Press), page 316. [George and Wilhemena]
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1861 List of Unrendered Lands, Orange County, Texas
  • 1870 Federal Census, Orange County, Texas, page 212a
  • *Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families, Nortex Press, Quanah, Texas, 1978
  • National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, "Electronic." [service of Leroy, Daniel, William and Lemuel]

10. Elizabeth Allen [2044] was born 13 December 1802 in Mississippi or Louisiana. She married Eli Chance on 23 April 1818 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. He was born about 1793 in Montgomery County, Georgia, and died in 30 March 1860 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

Children of Elizabeth Allen and Eli Chance are:

  1. James Chance, born 1820, near Clinton, Louisiana; died about 1899; married Lucinda Brent, August 17, 1842, Hinds County, Mississippi; born 1825, Mississippi.
  2. Ezekial Moore Chance, born about 1821, Louisiana. 
  3. William Chance, born about 1822, Louisiana
  4. John A. Chance, born about 1825, Louisiana
  5. Stephen Chance; born about 1827, Mississippi.
  6. David Chance, born about 1829, Louisiana
  7. Mary Chance, born about 1834, Louisiana.
  8. Eli Chance, born about 1836, Louisiana.
  9. Amanda Chance, born about 1842, Louisiana.
  10. Samuel Chance, born about 1845, Louisiana.

Bibliography

  • 1818 Marriage Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1820 Federal Census, East Feliciana Parish Louisiana
  • 1830 Federal Census, East Feliciana Parish Louisiana
  • 1850 Federal Census, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
  • 1860 Federal Census, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins

Research Note: Many researchers have confused Elizabeth with Elizabeth Cagle who married another Eli Chance in 1816 in Amite County, Mississippi. Children James, Ezekial and Steven have not been proven. 

11. Jemima Allen [3041] was born 9 October 1804 or 1806 in Louisiana, and died  5 Jul 1880 in Jefferson County, Texas. She married William Charles Morgan. He was born about 1803 in Tennessee and died in October 1852 in Jefferson County, Texas. Charles served for about nine months in Captain John Cheshire's Company during the Texas Revolution. In 1877 Jemima filed for and was awarded a widow's pension. In her application she stated that she was 71 years old. In 1880 she lived in the home of her son William and daughter Sarah in Orange County, Texas. Jemima is buried in the Stephenson Cemetery in Vidor, Orange County, Texas.

Children of Jemima Allen and William Morgan are:

  1. Eliza A. Morgan, born about 1837, Texas.
  2. Allen Morgan, born about 1840, Texas
  3. William C. Morgan, born about 1843, Texas.
  4. Sarah E. Morgan, born about 1846, Texas.

Bibliography

  • 1850 Federal Census, TX, Jefferson County, page 238b
  • 1860 Federal Census, TX, Orange County, Precinct 2, Duncan Woods P.O., page 327a, dwelling 229, Jemima Morgan.
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1870 Federal Census, TX, Orange County, Precinct 4, page 227b, Jemima Morgan.
  • 1877 Application for Widow's Pension, Survivors of the Revolution of Texas
  • 1880 Federal Census, TX, Orange County, W. O. Morgan.

12. Aaron Allen [2038]  was born 9 October 1806 in Louisiana.

Bibliography

  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins

13. Moses Allen [2039] was born 14 December 1808 in Louisiana, and died in Williamson County, Texas. He married Nancy Williams, daughter of Hezekia Williams and Nancy Reams.  She was born about 1814 in Louisiana. Moses and Nancy migrated to the Nacogdoches District of Mexico (present day Jasper County, Texas) in 1826 or 1827 along with her parents. There in 1838 he was granted a headright certificate for a league and a labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Jefferson County as a first-class grantee under the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. He was also granted 640 acres in Bartlett, Milam and Williamson District (now Williamson County), Texas by governor Hardin R. Runnels for his participation in the Siege of Béxar. In 1840 Moses owned thirty-eight head of cattle and a wooden clock. In 1846 he was listed with land in Jefferson County and he was an original land owner in Bell County which was formed by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1850. He and six of his brothers participated in the Texas Revolution. Moses was in J. Harper's Company for three months in 1836, for which he was issued a bounty certificate for 320 acres of land. For his participation in the siege of Bexar he received a donation certificate for 640 acres of land that he located in Bell County. He is on the muster roll of volunteers in Captain Chesshire's Company in 1835 and received 320 acres of land for this service. His name is on a list of volunteers who marched from the Natchez River on November 16, 1835, under the command of Martin born Lewis. In the 1850 census Moses and Nancy were living in the Milam and Williamson district with their three children; also living with them was Marvin Williams, age twenty, born in Louisiana, and probably a relative of Nancy's. By 1860 Allen had moved to Belton in Bell County, where he raised stock until his death on 1 October 1865.

Texas Historical Marker, Old Stockton Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas

The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell County in 1870. With partner J.O. Darby, the Stocktons purchased over 1,200 acres of the Moses Allen land grant that year. The Stocktons soon built a residence near this site. This cemetery was established in April 1890 upon the death of the Stocktons' fifteen-year-old son, Simion Carothers Stockton. Years later, on December 15, 1908, Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stokton legally designated this property as a family cemetery. The cemetery, which contains over eighty graves and is still in use by the Stocktons' descendants, documents over one hundred years of family history. Those interred here include Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton and twelve of their fourteen children; Ead White, a former slave who remained with the family after the Civil War; numerous children and infants; and three family members who drowned in a hurricane in Corpus Christi in 1919. (1991)

Children of Moses Allen and Nancy Williams are:

  1. Emily A. Allen, born 22 February 1836, Texas.
  2. Rachel E. Allen, born 4 October 1837, Texas.
  3. Elisha W. Allen, born 13 October 1840, Texas. Served in Company D, 11th Texas Cavalry Regiment , CSA during the Civil War.

Bibliography

  • 1818 Marriage Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
  • 1826/27: Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1835 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1835 Texas Historical Marker #5126, Stockton Family Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas
  • 1840 Census, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas (Hannah, Elijah and Moses)
  • 1846 Tax List, Jefferson County, Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Milam County, Texas
  • 1859 Texas Historical Marker #5126, Stockton Family Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell County, Belton, page 322a, Moses Allen.
  • 1885 Deed Records of Eastland County, Texas, Book O, page 322
  • Handbook of Texas Online, Patricia Gilleland Young
  • Bell County Historical Commission, Story of Bell County, Texas, 2 vols., (Austin: Eakin Press, 1988)
  • Madeleine Martin, More Early Southeast Texas Families, (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1978)
  • Worth Stickley Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers, (Austin: Jenkins, 1949; 2d ed., Austin: Pemberton, 1970)
  • Gifford E. White, 1830 Citizens of Texas (Austin: Eakin, 1983)

14. George Allen [2048] was born 1 May 1811 in Louisiana. He married Eveline Eddy on 6 October 1842 in Jefferson County, Texas. She was born 1825 in Louisiana. George and Eveline migrated to Jefferson County, Republic of Texas in August 1826 along with his brothers Benjamin and Moses. When the Texas Revolution began and Samuel Houston mustered an army at San Antonio de Béxar. George enlisted on 18 November 1835 and was honorably discharged on 13 December 1835. Captain James Chessher, the long-time ferryman over Pine Island Bayou, mustered a company of Jefferson and Jasper County volunteers, including George and several if his brothers and joined Sam Houston's forces at Béxar. George and brothers Elisha and Moses were assigned to Lewis' Company. After many delays Colonel Benjamin R. Milam was ordered to raise a force of volunteers to storm Béxar. Two hundred and sixteen men promptly volunteered for this service, including the George and his brothers. For four days intense house-to-house fighting ensued resulting in the surrender of Mexican General Cos and the effective liberation of Texas. After the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto Moses continued to serve as a 2nd Lt. under Captain Benjamin F. Harper in the Texas Militia along with his brother, Moses. George was granted 640 acres for participation in the Battle for Béxar. On 13 October 1850 George was issued Bounty Warrant #715 for 320 acres for his service. In 1874 George and Eveline lived in Rockport, Aransas County, Texas where he filed for a military pension.

Children of George Allen and Eveline Eddy are:

  1. Sarah E. Allen, born 1837, Texas.
  2. Martha Ann Allen, born 1838, Texas.
  3. Albert Allen, born 1847, Texas.
  4. Drusilla 'Dina' Allen, born 1849, Texas or Louisiana.
  5. William Allen, born about 1851, Texas.
  6. Eliza Allen, born about 1853, Texas.
  7. Amanda Allen, born about 1858, Texas.
  8. John Allen, born about 1860, Texas.
  9. Charles Allen, born about 1863, Texas.
  10. Arlie(?) Allen, born about 1866, Texas.
  11. George Allen, born June 1870, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1826/27: Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1835 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1836 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1842 Tax List, Jefferson County, Texas
  • 1846 Tax List, Jefferson County, Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Texas, page 239b
  • 1852 Orange County Jurors, Gateway to Texas, page 237
  • 1852 Tax Assessments, Orange County, Texas (George, Hannah and Elijah)
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1870 Federal Census, Rockport, Refugio County, Texas, page 97a

15. Elisha Allen [2049] was born 16 December 1813 in Louisiana and died 6 March 1895 in Williamson County, Texas. He married Margaret F. Wood on 4 September 1849 in Jefferson County, Texas. She was born 28 October 1831 in Mississippi and died on 10 July 1904. Elisha migrated to Jefferson County, Republic of Texas in 1827 along with his mother and brother Elijah. His older brothers, Benjamin, Moses and George arrived in Jefferson County a year earlier. When the Texas Revolution began and Samuel Houston mustered an army at San Antonio de Béxar, Captain James Chessher, the long-time ferryman over Pine Island Bayou, mustered a company of Jefferson and Jasper County volunteers, including Elisha and several if his brothers and joined Sam Houston's forces at Béxar. Elisha and brothers George and Moses were assigned to Lewis' Company. After many delays Colonel Benjamin R. Milam was ordered to raise a force of volunteers to storm Bexar. Two hundred and sixteen men promptly volunteered for this service, including Elisha and his brothers. For four days (5-10 December 1835) intense house-to-house fighting ensued resulting in the surrender of Mexican General Cos and the effective liberation of Texas. Elisha was awarded a land grant  of 640 acres in the Republic of Texas for his participation in the storming of Béxar (Donation Warrant No. 6). Shortly after their marriage they moved to Williamson County, Texas. Elisha and Margaret are both buried in Old Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas. The Texas Historical Commission erected an historical marker at Elisha's grave in 1976.

Texas Historical Marker, Old Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas

(December 16, 1813 - March 6, 1893) A native of Louisiana, Elisha Allen moved with his parents in 1827 to what is now Orange County. When the Texas Revolution began, Allen joined the army and fought at the Siege of Bexar, Dec. 5-6, 1835. He explored the Texas frontier with a survey party in 1838. In 1849 he married Margaret Wood; they had 8 children. A Williamson County pioneer, 1850-1870, Allen settled on Indian Creek in Bell County in 1870 and helped build a community church and schoolhouse.

Children of Elisha Allen and Margaret Wood are:

  1. + George Albert Allen, born 9 July 1850, Williamson County, Texas; died 19 November 1898; married S. R. [last name unknown]; buried in Old Bartlett Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas.
  2. Elisha Marion Allen, born 28 January 1854, Williamson County, Texas, died 22 October 1900; married Jennie [last name unknown], born about 1856, died 29 July 1901. Both buried in Old Bartlett Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas.
  3. Sarah Ann 'Sallie' Allen, born 21 April 1856, Williamson County, Texas.
  4. William Benjamin Allen, born 20 May 1859, Williamson County, Texas.
  5. + Mary Melvina Allen, born 14 July 1862, Williamson County, Texas; died 3 October 1894. married William Edward Laughlin.
  6. + John Moses Allen, born 24 March 1865, Williamson County, Texas; died 1935; married Mary Jane [last name unknown], born 1863 died 1914. Both buried in Bartlett City Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas.
  7. Samuel Oliver 'Sam' Allen, born 12 December 1867, Williamson County, Texas; died 29 March 1887; buried in Old Bartlett Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas.
  8. Rachel Drucilla Allen, born 8 September 1872, Bell County, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1826/27: Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1835 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1836 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1849 Francis T. Ingmire, Marriage Records of Jefferson County, Texas, 1837-1899, (Mountain Press), Book P, page 25.
  • 1850 Federal Census, TX, Jefferson County, page 239b
  • 1860 Federal Census, TX, Williamson County, Georgetown, page 295b, Elisha Allen.
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1870 Federal Census, TX, Williamson County, Circleville, page 443a, Elisha Allen.
  • 1880 Federal Census, TX, Bell County, Precinct 3, page 335b, Elisha Allen.
  • 1893 Texas Historical Marker, Old Bartlett Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas
  • Grave markers in Old Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas

16. Benjamin Allen [2040] was born 4 November 1815 in Louisiana. He married Martha McNutt on 10 November 1843 in Austin County, Texas. She was born about 1824 in Tennessee. Benjamin migrated to Jefferson County, Republic of Texas in August 1826 along with his older brothers Moses and George. By 1850 Benjamin had settled in Williamson County, Texas where he owned three slaves; 1 black male 30, 1 mixed female 18 and 1 black male 16.

Children of Benjamin Allen and Martha McNutt are:

  1. Martin A. Allen, born 1844, Texas.
  2. Anna C. Allen, born 1847, Texas.
  3. William Allen, born 1848, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1826/27: Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1836 Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, 1986
  • 1843 Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850
  • 1850 Federal Census, Williamson County, Texas, page 344a
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins

Research Notes: Family records state that Benjamin was born 15 Nov 1815. In the 1850 census Benjamin stated that he was 28 years old placing his birth date in 1822. This seems unlikely as land records indicate that he arrived in Texas with his father in 1826, his mother following with the younger children the next year.

17. Elijah Allen [2041]  was born 24 September 1817 in Louisiana, and died in Orange County, Texas. He married 1) Mary Jane Hart in 1839 in Jefferson County, Texas. She was born about 1821 in Georgia and died before 1870. Elijah migrated to Jefferson County, Republic of Texas in 1827 with his mother Hannah and brother Elisha. His older brothers, Benjamin, Moses and George arrived in Jefferson County a year earlier. Elijah was awarded land grants in the Republic of Texas for service during the Texas Revolution which included 320 acres in Jasper County on 9 February 1846. After Mary's death Elijah remarried to 2) Phoebe Cole on 4 April 1870 in Orange County, Texas.

Children of Elijah Allen and Mary Hart are:

  1. Thomas William Allen, born 1842, Texas, died 1909, Texas; married 1) Zilpha Ann Coward; married 2) Mary Vetella Rose.
  2. Benjamin Richard Allen, born 14 March 1843, Orange County, Texas; died 28 September 1914, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  3. Daniel Allen, born 1848, Texas.
  4. John Allen, born 1850, Texas.
  5. George Allen, born 1853, Texas.
  6. Marion Allen, born 1853, Texas.
  7. Owen Allen, born 1854, Texas.
  8. Percy Allen, born 1858, Texas.

Bibliography:

  • 1826/27: Las Sabinas, The Orange County Historical Society, Orange, Texas, 1986, p.15 
  • 1840 Census, Jefferson County, Republic of Texas (Hannah, Elijah and Moses)
  • 1846 Tax List, Jefferson County, Texas
  • 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Texas, page 239b
  • 1852 Orange County Jurors, Gateway to Texas, page 237
  • 1852 Tax Assessments, Orange County, Texas (George, Hannah and Elijah)
  • 1852 Cattle Brands Registered in Orange County, Texas
  • c1860 Undated Letter believed to be from Augustus Allen to Mary (Allen) Hogins
  • 1860 Federal Census, Galveston County, Texas, pages 432c/433a

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