I am Doug Allen, son of Ralph, son of Frank, son of Elijah and Elizabeth Lantz.
I'm working on the history of Elijah Allen's family.He was born 1843 in Fayette Co., Ohio and came to WV with the 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War.Before he mustered out he married Columbia Groganand stayed in Barbour Co.After her death he married Mary Enlow.After Mary died he married Elizabeth Lantz.
Plans are under way for a reunion of this family on the last Sunday of July.There has been an annual reunion for the past several years but it hasn't really been advertised.
I have sent for Elijah's military records and hope to get a stone honoring his service.He is buried in an unmarked grave beside his 2nd wife Mary.That is in the Jerusleum Methodist Church Cemetery in Barbour Co.
If you have family info or are interested in the reunion contact me through the forum or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.