I descend from Wiley Allen and Elvira AnTyrus Ponds Allen who came from Anson Co., NC in the 1830's to Choctaw Co., ALApparently Elvira suffered from some kind of dementia, perhaps Alzheimer's. Wiley farmed in a community known as Cyril, Pushmataha, or Riderwood. He and Elvira are buried at Bethel UMC outside Butler, AL.They had 8 children: the two oldest sons were killed in the Civil War. The next son, William Morris, became my ancestor.One of his older sisters, Narcissa, ran off with a slave sometime after the 1860 census. She would have been a young teenager. Apparently she and the slave took a team of horses, which later returned. However, nothing more was heard from Narcissa. One telling of this story has the slave being a young man whom the family knew Narcissa was fond of; that's why they didn't go after them.I don't know whether the runaway happened before the end of the war or was the result of emancipation. This is not the kind of story that makes headlines in family histories; however, I find it very intriguing. What would a young couple like this have done in their situation? Any suggestions on how to trace them?