Henry Clay Allen lived in Ogle County, Illinois until September of 1881 (see Osceola Co,IA history below) and married Mary Gertrude Wilson 07 Oct 1863 at Paynes Point, Ogle,IL. I would like to connect with decendants of the other men who moved to Iowa with Henry. Also a question: Was Francis Allen related to Henry c. Allen?? Thankyou, Andie Sindt
HISTORY OF OSCEOLA COUNTY IOWA, 1892 CHAPTER VIII In September, 1881, Henry C. Allen landed in Goewey Township, Osceola Co, IA.There came with him, August Thomson, C. Thomson and Francis Allen, these four forming the party. H. C. Allen settled on the northeast quarter of Section 8, in township 98, Range 41, where he still resides, and the others filed upon and settled on claims near him, and are now non-residents. This party commenced housekeeping by putting up a house partly on three quarter-sections, making their home together until later on, when separate houses were to be built.