Hi Carol, I am researching the ancestors of Rowena Melissa Allen, b. 11 Jun 1872 in TN.She married Rufus Everett Graves on 26 Aug 1897 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas.Her death certificate says her parents are Hamilton Allen, b. TN, and Lavinia Moseley, b. TN.
I have found the family below in the 1880 Census of Dutch Botton, Cocke County, Tennesse and believe this may be her family.This is all I know of her ancestors.I believe the Roenar M. from this census is my Rowena Melissa Allen.Birth years are estimated from the census with the exception of Rowena, as I know hers:
Hamilton M. Allen, age 38, b. abt 1842 in TN parents born in TN Lennoria M., wife, age 36, b. abt 1844 in TN father b. in VA, mother born in SC CHILDREN:(All born in TN) George A. D., son, age 12, b. abt 1868 Mary E., daughter, age 10, b. abt 1870 Roenar M., daughter, age 9, b. 1872 Idela M., daughter, age 7, b. abt 1873 John D., son, age 3, b. abt 1877 Joseph D., son, age 1, b. abt 1879
Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.