Oh Anjanette - how I wish I knew what the A.E. stood for.This is from the Lamar Co. TX 1860 census & the enumerator only used initials.She listed herself as 48 years old (in 1860) & born in VA.
Others in the household were:
R.E. ALLEN, 25 female, b. TN, head of household, farmer J.J. ALLEN, 16 male, b. TN W.J. ALLEN, 14 male, b. TN (I think this is my g-gf) F.M. ALLEN, 23 male, b. TN - Teacher T.F. KENEDY, 31 male, b. TN M.E. KENEDY, 27 female, b. TN J.A. KENEDY, 9 male, b. TX A.R. KENEDY, 3 female, b. TX
I have a marriage certificate showing my g-gm (Mary A. Elizabeth Bowden WILLIAMS) m. to W. J. ALLEN 1865 in Lamar County TX.And, again, only initials used for W.J. ALLEN on the marriage certificate.