I am desperately trying to locate some (*any!*) living descendants of Winfield Scott ALLEN who, according to 1875 and 1885 Kansas state census records, was born before 01 MAR 1849 somewhere in NY.
He married my GGG Aunt, Cassander Loretta REEVES (c1851-1935) on 27 JAN 1873 in Grundy Co., IL but the newlywed couple soon departed NE Illinois along with the rest of my REEVES family for the Harvey & McPherson Counties region of south-central KS. The ALLEN family settled in Galva Twp., McPherson Co., KS while most of the other REEVES families settled a few miles further southwest in Harvey Co., KS.
Winfield Scott and Cassander L. ALLEN had the following 5 children while living in McPherson Co., KS:
1. Casper W. ALLEN (b. BEF 01 MAR 1874), m. Pearl ___________ 2. Herman ALLEN (b. BEF 01 MAR 1876), m. Florence ALLISON 3. Rose ALLEN (b. BEF 01 MAR 1878), m. Walter FRANKLIN 4. Anna E. ALLEN (b. 24 JUL 1880), m. Hubert MILLER 5. Sylvia ALLEN (b. 27 JUN 1888), m. Carroll HARAUGHTY
Winfield Scott ALLEN was originally a farmer but later became a general merchant.
The family apparently moved to CA sometime between 1888 and 1921 because Winfield Scott ALLEN allegedly died on 20 DEC 1921 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA. Wife Cassander Loretta followed him later in death on 15 FEB 1935, again in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA.
Is anyone researching this specific family? If so, I have some wonderful photos and family biographies to share with them and I'm hoping to learn more about this family too!