Marilyn, I find: 1850 Horry, Horry, South Carolina Nathan Allen35 Francis Allen 25 Wm Tho Allen9 Isaac Allen7 Eliz.Allen4 John Allen 1 1860 Kingston, Horry, South Carolina N. Allen45 FrancesAllen 32 Thos Allen 17 Isaac Allen 15 andElizabeth, John, Mary, Robert and Irene.
I cannot find Isaac after that.
I can track Rebecca Alford from 1860 (with her father Authur Alford in Conway, Horry, SC. In 1870, she is still with her father named Rebecca Alfred, age 19 and there is a 3 year old Isadora Allen.Where is Isaac?
In 1880 Rebecca has moved to Dog Bluff, Horry, SC. noted as Rebecca J. Allin and Isadorah Allin.. now 14 years of age.No Isaac!
1900 Rebecca is still in Dog Bluff with (Isadora is gone) Jane M 19, Oscar G. 14, Martha O 13, Elizabeth S, 10. Still no Isaac... had 5 children and 5 were living.
1910 Still in Dog Bluff, Horry, with her daughter Martha Jane and three grand children, Homer 8, Emma 6, and Gussie 4. 1920 Dog Bluff with son Oscar Allen and children. Gussie is with her.This census list her as the mother of Oscar.
There is grave in Salem Baptist Chruch for Mary Elizabeth w/o Noah Todd.Gravestone list her as the daughter of Isaac Allen and Rebecca Alford. stone reads "Lizzie Alford Allen Todd"
Death certificate for Rebecca Allen notes that Isaac Allen was her husband ..parents Authur Alford and mother Mary Ann Jordan
I found Oscar's death certificate. It does list G. W. Allen and Rebecca Jordan as his parents!!
This is so confusing...Where was Isaac! Going by the 1880 census with the birth of Isadora, they were married??? by 1866 more or less and continued to have children for about15 years. Mary Elizabeth as per headstone b 1883 appears to be the last child.
Why was Mary Elizabeth's headstone "Lizzie Alford Allen Todd"?? I hope we can clear some of this up and find Isaac! I love a mystery.