Hello Jim.I am posting this follow-up message to your 04/30/01 posting.I hope it reaches you even though 8 years have passed.
I am a descendant of William K. Allan through his daughter Leveina who, I have found,may also have gone by the name Aurilda or Aurilla.Your posting mentions that William K. Allan died in Rice County Kansas in 1893.What is your source for that information?Do you have a death certificate, obituary or other contemporary mention?Do you know where he may be buried?William and his wife, Sarah Allen [sic] are included in the 1880 census for Rice County KS, and also in the 1885 Kansas State census.Son Charles is mentioned in the same household only in the 1880 census. He then shows up, now married to Ella, in Skagit County Washington in the 1885 territorial Census(or perhaps 1887, I'm going by memory here). In the 1880 census for Rice County William and Sarah Allen are both 60 years old. Charles is 20 giving him a birth date of about 1859/60.They are living next door to Robert and Leveina Rutter and family.(I believe this Leveina Rutter was the Aurila Allan mentioned above). She was probably born about 1856 in PA.Leveina apparently died in Kansas in 1889 Robert Rutter and three children moved to Skagit Co. Washington State [I know this from a Skagit County History biographical sketch published in 1906]. I believe the Rutters moved to Washington because Charles S. Allan and his wife Ella Leigh had previously moved there.Robert Rutter's daughter Sarah is enumerated in the 1880 census with the family in Rice County Kansas.She is my great grandmother. She married John W. Kamb in Skagit County in 1900.The marriage record records her mother's name as Aurilda Allen. Sarah died in 1908.Her death record names her mother as Rilda Allen.
I have read several of your posts and understand that you are descended from Charles' brother Daniel J.Allan.I also see your branch still lives in the New Castle PA.I have learned very little about the Allans/Allans before they moved to Kansas.I would love to share information.
Thanks, John Kamb, Jr. 16808 Fir Island Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273