Abram Allen was the son of George Allen and Elizabeth (Blackwood) Allen.His parents recorded his name as "Abraham Allen".Business and Courthouse records in Christian Co., Ky. use both names plus A. Allen, and Abe Allen.His grandfather and an uncle were always known as "Abraham" and their records as land-owners appear in deeds of Montgomery Co., TN. up to about 1820.
Abram Allen was born 12-29-1798 in Orange Co., NC. He was brought as a baby to Montgomery Co.,TN. where some of the family had already established homes.They bought land on Big Fork Creek, near where Little West Fork Creek enters.Years later this area was to be known as Preacher's Mill.The Allen family all lived in TN, that is in the early 1800's.
The records of Christian Co., KY shows that Abraham Allen and Sarah Galbreath were married 2-14-1837, by the Rev. A. G. Curry, a Presbyterian minister.Abram was 38 yrs and Sarah was nearly 25 yrs of age.Abram's family was comfortably well off for the pioneer days, (beginning of depression).Abram was one of a LARGE number of children. I don't have record of any of their names.
Abram hauled salt and other things from the Illinois Country to the KY-TN line, where farmers were glad to buy.After he had made money, he then got married and bought a farm near Allensville, KY, (Todd Co.).All of his children were born there, Jerome Allen b 7-1857, (married Mary Bohannan Sebree 1897), Martha Lenora Allen, and 2 more boys, names unknown by me??In 1853, he sold the farm and bought land in Christian Co. in the bend of Big West Fork Creek, between Barker's Mill and Logan's Mill.Abram always paid cash for everything and was never in debt.
The story with CLUES goes on...one of the unknown sons had two girls, Mable Moody Allen and Myrtle Moody Allen (Boone), who have given some of this info.Notes from Ruth A. Hays, whom I don't know who she is, however, the info is more about the family as well as the slaves, Lawson and Sam and his children.
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