Barbara and all--
I am a new member of this forum as of today. I am very interested in corresponding with you about my Allen ancestors. I have copied below a transcription of a document I inherited with my gr-grandmother's papers. She is the "Mary Clyde Lee" mentioned toward the end. "Frances Hines" is my grandmother and "Mary Ann" is my mother. I have many primary sources for the James and Mary H. Allen in the document and will be glad to share.
Anyway, the document below came to me with no source or author. You clearly have some of the same information. Let's talk! (see below)
The name appears with William the Norman Conqueror in the
invasion of England-but spelled "Alleyn". The family multiplied and
scattered over England and Scotland and migrated from there to
different parts of the world. The name is now generally spelled
" Allen”, but sometimes "Allan" — the "y" having been dropped
from the original name.
When Scottish liberty was lost by English supremacy, many of
her people migrated to North Ireland, and among them, some of the Allen
family. At that time they had embraced the Presbyterian faith as against
About the year 1754, Samuel Allen and wife, and his brothers, James,
John, and Hugh, migrated from North Ireland to America, landing in New
York. They enlisted under General Braddock and took part in the French
and Indian War. Two of the boys, James and John, were killed at Braddock’s
defeat and Hugh was afterwards killed at Pittsburg, Pa. Samuel and family
moved south and settled in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Samuel and his four boys enlisted in the American army and served
under Generals Marion, Pickens, and Sumpter. Two of the boys were killed,
whose names are not now known. The other two, Reuben and William, survived
After the war the family settled in Pumpkintown in Greenville
District, S.C. It was there that the family attached themselves to the
Oolinoi Baptist Church, and at which the older ones are now buried.
Reuben had one son, James, who was born in Walton County, Ga. in
1776. He moved to South Carolina and married Elizabeth Chastain in 1805.
Their children were: John, Tilda, Samuel, Jennie, Nancy, and James.
John married Sarah Goss. Lived and died in White County, Ga.
Nancy married Thomas Black- lived in White County, Ga.
Jennie married Irwin Simmons of Pickens County S.C. She died
at Ducktown Tenn. leaving four children: James, Samuel, Elijah and Elissha.
Tilda never married -lived to be old and died at the home of
Samuel Allen at Cartecay, Ga.
Samuel D. Allen was born in Pickens County, S.C. Jan. 10th,
1818. On Feb. 1st, 1842, he was married to Theresa Smith at Cartecay, Ga. -
by Rev. B. B. Quillian. They had seven children: Wilburn, James Robert,
William Andrew, Albert, Dessie, Havana, and Laura. Samuel Allen died at
Cartecay, Ga. March 4th, 1912.
James Allen married Miss Elizabeth Sisk of White County, Ga.
They lived in White County, Ga. then in Forsyth County, Ga. and in
Atlanta, where he died. Their children were: Georgia, Mahala, Mary
Hazeltine, Ellie, Sis, and John.
Georgia married a Mr. Saye. They had three children: John,
Mahala married James Dye. They had five children: Thomas,
Cora, John, Mae, and Ruth.
Ellie married Press Moore. They had four children: Lillie,
Ollie, Levy, and ---------------.
Sis died without marrying.
John married first Miss --------- and had one child, Jettie. His second wife was Miss Nell----- and they had one child, Herman.
Mary Hazeltine married Philip Lythurgus Fuller, in Atlanta,
Ga. They had two children, James Marshall, and Nellie Lenora.
James Marshall Fuller married Miss Laura B. Thornton. They
had five children: Inez, James Marshall, John Hamilton, Melvin, and
Inez married G. R. Greebie of Chicago, and has one son,
James Marshall -- never married.
John Hamilton never married.
Mary married ??????? ??? ,has one son.
Nellie Lenora Fuller married James Edward Daniel. They had
three children: Mary Clyde, Alice Mae, and William Fuller.
Mary Clyde married Robert Edward Lee. They had one child,
Nellie Frances, who married Gordon Harrell Hines, and has one daughter,
Alice Mae died at eleven years of age.
William Fuller Daniel married Miss Mamie ---- and lives in Smyrna Ga.