I recently compiled the following information concerning Elbert Allen - my GGG Grandfather. He was the son of David Allen Sr. - also of Cleveland County North Carolina. I hope researching find this interesting and useful.
James Ford Allen
Elbert Allen - Son of David Allen and Elizabeth (Camp ?) Born 1822 - Died March 4 1886 - Buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Shelby NC
Marriages - (1)Married to Nancy Weaver (1823) (2) Married to Caroline Hopper, 29 April 1875 -Witnesses - M.L. Putnam, P.M. Roberts, M.L. Bell He was 55, she was 41
Summie Allen born- My records from my niece list her/him. I can find nothing to back it up. Marcus A. Allen born 1843 - killed at Sharpsburg Williams S. Allen born 1845 Rosalinda Allen born 1848 Larkin Allen born 10 July 1848 in Cleveland County, North Carolina - died June 1st 1918 David Jackson Allen born 3 May 1849 Andrew Allen born 1850 Eli Frank (Shat) Allen born 1852 James (Jim) Crowder Allen born 5 September 1855 Pinkney Shuford Allen born 27 April 1857
In 1850 Census - Listed as a Farmer In 1860 Census - Listed as a Day Laborer - Born in NC - was listed as not being able to read or write In 1870 Census - Listed as living in #4 Township, White Planes In 1880 Census - Listed as living in #3 Township
Tax Records Capt. Martin's Company for the year 1845/payable 1846 70 Acres Land - Value $90 - 1 WP (white person?) - $.97 1/2 Capt Moore Martin's Company for the year 1846/payable 1847 70 Acres Land - Value $90 - 1WP - Taxes $1.04 Capt Jo Forbes Company for the year 1847/payable 1848 70 Acres Land - Value $90 - 1WP - $1.24 Capt Forbises Company for the year 1849/payable 1850 70 Acres Land - Value $90 - 1WP Capt Forbis Company for the year 1850/payable 1851 70 Acres Land - Value $90 - 1WP Capt Mooneys Company for the year 1852/payable 1853 0Acres Land - 1WP SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND 1852 HE SOLD OR LOST HIS LAND
It appeared as if he stayed home from the Civil War as his name is not listed in any of the records I have.