If anyone can help me with anything on the origins of this family, I would really appreciate it - I've been looking unsuccessfully for years!
W. W. Allen (one of the W's - not sure which - stood for Washington, or Wash, as he was called), and wife Mary (last name unkown) left Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH in the 1860's, to go to MO, where they settled in Benton Co., MO.He died in Warsaw in Benton Co. on 3/18/1875.Buried there. Nothing further known of Mary.They were the parents of: Joseph Calvin Allen, b. 8/19/1851, who married in MO to Minerva M. George, b. 10/7/1861 in PA, later settling in Twin Falls, ID, where he died in 1928, she in 1934 (They possibly had a son or grandson named George); Annetta/Annette (Nettie or Nellie)Allen, b. 12/16/1856, died four days after her father in Warsaw and buried there; John (probable middle initial H.) Allen, b. between 1858-1866, nothing further known; Edward Everett Allen, b. in Bellefontaine 8/12/1861, married Susan Josephine Lemon in Warsaw on 2/18/1890, later moved to Modesto, CA, where he died 9/5/1934, buried there, and she died in CA 9/4/1952, buried there.They were the parents of eight children: Willis, Bernice, Bess, Edna, Leon, Joseph, Gladys, Edward.Joseph was my grandfather; he married Florence Baine.Leon died young and is buried in MO next to Washington and Annetta.Bernice and Edna both died young in CA.Willis married late in life; owned a large farm in Yuma, AZ.Bess never married.Gladys married Fred Meinhart. Please, Please, HELP!I live an hour from Houston, and while the Clayton Genealogy Library is fabulous, it doesn't have much on Logan Co., OH and I can't get there that often. Is there anyone out there with any information that could help me? Thanks, Cindi