Edith Kinnison was the daughter of Edwin W Kinnison and Matilda "Tillie" Brown, granddaughter of Archibald Kinnison and Charlotte Wood, great-granddaughter of Mark Kinnison and Nancy Davis... and I have more information about the Kinnison family. Here is a bio of Edwin W Kinnison:
Pictorial and biographical memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana : together with biographies of many prominent men of northern Indiana and of the whole state, both living and dead.
Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1893, 773pgs.
Pg 647- "EDWIN W. KINNISON In tracing back the ancestors of the Kinnison Family we find that the great-grandfather of our subject, Charles Kinnison, came originally from England and settled in Pocahontas Co. W. Va., where he became an extensive land owner. He was married in this country to Miss Mattie Day and seven children were born to this union as follows: David, Amos, Nathaniel, Mark, Mattie and two not remembered. Mr. Kinnison followed agricultural pursuits in West Virginia, cleared a farm, and became the owner of 2,000 acres of land. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was engaged in the secret service in a battle with the Indians at West Point. His sons cleared up tracks from the 2,000 acres owned by Mr. Kinnison and became prosperous citizens. Mr. Kinnison lived to be seventy-eight years of age and was one of the old-time pioneers of West Virginia, and an early member of the Masonic Fraternity.(MY NOTE- This sentence would make Charles born abt 1739).His son, Mark Kinnison, the grandfather of our subject, was born in West Virginia, and there secured but a limited education. He was married to Miss Nancy Davis, daughter of William Davis (who was a near relative to Jefferson Davis) and Priscilla (Grimes) Davis. The Davis family is of Welsh ancestry. To Mark Kinnison and wife were born eight children: Davis, Charles, Mark, Archibald, Hiram, Ruth, Elizabeth and Nancy. Mr Kinnison settled on part of his father's farm in Pocahontas Co. WV cleared this and made a good farm. In November 1833, he came to the Hoosier State; settled at Hawpatch, La Grange Co. where he remained one year and then came to the farm now occupied by our subject. This was all wild land at that time, and Mr. Kinnison cleared up a good farm of eighty acres, assisted by his sons especially Hiram. He lived to be seventy-seven years of age and was a member of the Methodist Church. In politics he was a Democrat and Abolitionist. He was a hard-working, pioneer citizen and was universally esteemed. His son, Archibald Kinnison, father of subject, was born in West Virginia and was a boy when he came to Benton township, Elkhart County with his father. The pioneer schools of those days afforded him a limited education, reading, writing, and spelling, but most of his time was spent in assisting his father on the farm. After reaching man's estate, he married Miss Charlotta Wood, daughter of Niah Wood, one of the pioneers of Noble County Ind., and a descendant of one of the colonial families. His father was colonel in the Revolutionary War. Mr. and Mrs Archibald Kinnison settled on land now owned and occupied by our subject soon after their marriage, and to the original tract added from time to time until they became owners 160 acres. Mr. Kinnison cleared this farm and became one of the most substantial farmers and stockraisers of his section, all the result of industry and good management on his part. He and John D. Elsea introduced the first herd of Durham Short Horn cattle in the county and in other ways he has contributed to the advancement of the county. He visited Europe in 1878, traveled through the countries France, Germany, Switzerland and England. He ever attended strictly to business and never cared to hold office of any kind. The first church built in the township received liberal contributions at his hands and he was ever active in all good work. He died on his farm when sixty-seven years of age, and gave each of his sons $4000 in cash. He was a man whose uprightness and honesty were above reproach and whose career would serve as an example to all. He was the father of four children: George, James, Edwin and Willis. The third in order of birth of these children, Edwin W. Kinnison, is a native of this county, born April 25, 1852, and like the average farmer's boy, his time in youth was divided between attending the common school and in learning to work on the farm. In selecting a companion for life he chose Miss Tillie F. Brown, daughter of William and Mary (Bean) Brown, and one child, Edith, who was born May 11, 1881, has blessed this union. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Kinnison settled on the home farm, where our subject was born and which has been in the hands of the family for nearly forty years, and they are now the owners of 230 acres of land. Mr. Kinnison is a practical farmer and stock-raiser and is one of the prosperous young tillers of the soil in the county. In politics he supports the Republican party. His brother George was in the Civil war and served in an Indiana regiment. Our subject is a genial, well- posted man, deservedly popular, and capable of holding any office in the gift of the people of his county. In the year 1892 he was elected commissioner of his county."
I don't know where she married R Clarke Allen, but they had divorced by 1920 because Edith Allen and her son James E Allen were living with her father Edwin and his second wife, Florence in 1920 and 1930 in Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.
Edith is tied into my tree through the Kinnison line.My great-great-great grandmother was Ruth Kinnison Rhea, sister of Archibald, Edith's ancestor.I have more family information.There are quite a few Kinnison researchers and they have really helped me a lot.
By the way, Edith had a DAR membership:
From Ancestry.com,Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (152 Vols.) :
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 64 page 25
Mrs. Edith Kinnison Allen.
DAR ID Number: 63078
Born in Elkhart County, Ind.
Wife of R. Clarke Allen.
Descendant of Sergt. Silas Wood.
Daughter of Edward Kinnison and Matilda Brown, his wife.
Granddaughter of Arch Kinnison and Charlotte Wood, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of Niah Wood and Polly Hoyt, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Silas Wood and Asenath —, his wife.
Silas Wood (1753-1814) served as sergeant, 1777, in Capt. William Ellis' company, Col. Alexander Scammell's New Hampshire regiment. He was born in Concord, N. H.; died in Swanton, Vt.
Also Nos. 39441, 50709.
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