That is what I have been trying to prove or disapprove for a while now.Columbus H. Allen's headstone states that he was born June 1, 1848 died Jan 13 1896.But on the census he states that he is 37 years old.
I have found only 2 Columbus Allens born in GA who could be the one.The one that is the son of Hiram Allen and Cynthia Wofford Cooley.Everything fits, names, locations, other family lines, everything, except for the birthdate.Gut feeling tells me this is the one.If not, then there sure are a lot of coincidences.
The other is Columbus Allen age 2 on the 1850 Walker Co. GA census.His father is a James Allen.I can't find this family on an 1860 or latter census that I have access to.
I know that my Columbus Allen was married previously to marrying my great grandmother Rachel Evelyn Lloyd.He named two daughters from that marriage in his will.One was Mary A. Allen, the other Cyntha E. Wilemon/man.Ihave no idea who the first wife was, where they lived, etc.
This side of my family has been the real mystery, and the only one left alive who might know something, ain't talking!!