I am an ALLEN descendant fron MISSISSIPPI. My GMA MARGARET WILSON KELLY (b.2/4/1895 Choctaw Co.AL.;d.101 in 1996). She married GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN (b.1/2/1885; d. ~1969) GEORGE'S mother SUSAN ALLEN (b.12/5/1865-d.7/22/1959) is buried in CONCORD CEMETARY:YANTLEY, AL. Later in life she married W.I.COOLEY. GEORGE'S father is UNKNOWN. GRANDMA said he was illigitimate. Susan had 3 sisters who never married.
1-THEODOCIA (DOCIA) ALLEN 2-MITTAHAHA? (MITT) ALLEN 3-BEAUNA VISTA (BOONIE) ALLEN
Family rumor is 3 "old maids" were spiteful mean and they knew who GEORGE's father was but took it to the grave. GMA SUSIE was very kindhearted. She and her sisters lived on her land in ENTERPRISE, MS. How she got the land we do not know. But, it was owned right before her by S.L.MARSH. Her son GEORGE met my GMA in VIMVILLE, MS. After marriage they went to ARKANSAS to try to farm,but came back & settled in MERIDIAN, MS. Apparently George had family in ARKANSAS?? SUSAN and her sisters were very quiet about their ALLEN family. But, my DAD remembers GRANNY SUSIE telling him they came to LAUDERDALE co. with nothing but a trunk full of confederate money$$$. After the war the money was useless. They were left destitute.
Anyway, I have had the priveledge to find your website. It has an entry for GMA's KELLY (SOLOMON-her father & JESSE-her gpa) line. Incidently, my GMA's g-grandparents were from ANSON COUNTY N.C. They were RICHARD LEE & MARTHA "PATSEY" LITTLE-thier daughter MARTHA m. JESSE KELLY. Gma as far as I can tell was already related to the ALLEN's -JOHN GRAY ALLEN etc.,from ANSON.
But, my FATHER wanted me to see if you had any ideas which ALLEN line his GMA SUSAN & his father- GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN came from. He thought the land, MARSH, or her sister's names may have come up in your personal ALLEN family research. The names are very odd & seem to not match anyone of the names in this ALLEN forum. Also, when I was a kid and interviewed my GMA, she said something about G.W.A. father died in a fire, orphaned kids? and may have mentioned a Ga. ALLEN line????
P.S. GMA was a DAUGHTERS of AMERICAN REVOLUYTION member in MERIDIAN, MS. seems RICHARD LEE of ANSON CO. somehow was related to LIGHTHORSE HARRY LEE. Ilove this genealogy stuff...Thanks