Thanks for responding to my query. The information you provide is very interesting. Can you tell me if your Richard Jacob Allen married Narcissa Mathilda Merrill, called Tilda? Georgia (Railsback) Black posted the following information: Richard Jacob Allen B: 1829 P: Tennessee M: Oct. 6, 1856 P: Dallas Co., Texas D: 1869 P: MARRIED: Mathilda Merrill B: 1840 P: Cass Co., Missouri D: 1869 P:
All family accounts of Richard Jacob Allen indicate that he and Tilda expired in 1869 and that is why Melvina went to live with her Uncle Alex Merrill. It is possible that the death date is an assumption based on limited knowledge of the facts. I believe the first place I noted a death date for Richard was in a McCullough County Historical Society Publication: The History of McCullough County.