Since I posted to you the last time, have found out from Columbus Allen's will that undoubtably he was married before he married Rachel Lloyd,in 1875, as in his will dated 1893, he names two daughters, Syntha Wilemon/Wileman and Mary A. Allen.No one in the family knew anything at all about these two daughters.My elderly aunt (92) say she's never heard of them.We don't know who their mother was, or what happened to the two of them.On the 1880n Calhoun Co. Al census, it lists Columbus, Rachel, Nancy and Lou.The other two daughtes are not listed with them.It also says that Columbus was born in GA in 1848, and that both of his parents were born in GA.
Columbus and Rachel had two daughters also, Lula "Lou" (my grandma)married Caleb Milton Ford, and Nancy C. Allen married Rev. R. H. Martin.
On the Civil War Muster Roll fromGenerations Family Tree Program it lists several C. H. Allens, one was a Lt. and the other was a Private.I believe they were from ARK. and LA.