This is Lisa in San Antonio.I have continued to try and solve this mystery.I am copying what I sent to Christian the other day.One thing I am still trying to figure out is whether William Andrew's father was definitely William Andrew also.I have this theory that maybe it was Andrew Jasper or Jasper Andrew.I am so confused on this part.Do you have something that gives his name as an absolute?I would greatly appreciate knowing where that came from.Anyway, I hope to hear from you.
P.S.I have been trying to also do some work on the Tedders and Pyburns.I am very confused about this also.Did Jim Tedder have daughters named Sarah and Sallie?Or is the Sarah on the 1860 Scott Co. census Sallie?Any help on this would be welcome also.
I don't know if William Andrews death cert would give any concrete info.Since information for death certificates is obtained from family members it is very possible that his father's name would be listed as whatever he was called by his family and since his father died when he was 2 he may have known little.Savanah remarried to a Herrin so William Andrew was raised by Savanah's second husband.I know that she and the Herrin man had children so William Andrew did have half brothers and sisters.I will have to try and track down my Herrin info.I think it would be worth trying to get a death cert on William Andrew though.I also want to try to find an obituary for him.I think it would have been in the Howe or Poteau paper in OK.
One thing you have to do is get into a "what if" kind of thinking.Originally, I thought what if Savanah met her future husband in Johnson Co., AR while they were there for two years.I am beginning to abandon this theory simply because she would have been only about 12 when they left Johnson Co. for Scott Co.I am becoming more and more convinced that she was tied in with the Allen family of Scott Co.
Columbus married Elizabeth Berry.I talked with one researcher at one time who gave me info that one of the older Allen's in Parks also married a Berry.This would lead me to believe that the Allen and Taylor families were close to the Berry family.I haven't checked the Scott Co. census yet to see if the Berry's, Taylors and Allens lived in close proximity to one another but that would verify their close association if it existed.I also want to check with someone and see if there are any church records for that area.This is where I have the fixation with Jasper Allen who died in 1879 or 1880.I can't remember which at the moment.
The Jasper in question is listed below.
Beverly A. Allen b. 1815 in KY married married Mary J. Logan b. 1820 in AR They were married 20 Nov 1836 in Saline Co. AR.
Their children were: Matilda Allen b. 1839 AR Lucinda Allen b. 1841 AR Malman Allen b. 1843 Carr W. Allen b. 3 Aug 1845 in Montgomery Co. AR Beverly A. Allen b. 1848 AR Rebecca Allen b. 1850 AR Jasper Allen b. 1852 AR Francis Allen b. 1857 AR Samuel Allen b. 1859 AR
I believe Beverly A. Allen's father was Rev. Beverly A. Allen b. 1763 VA.He married Anna Singletary b. 1768 Charleston SC.A little about Rev. Beverly Allen below.
American Biographical Library The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women Volume II American Biographical Notes A The Chicago Historical Society page 3
ALLEN, REV. BEVERLY, removed from Va., merchant in Elbert co., Ga.; became a self taught and effective preacher; upon going in 1794 to Augusta to purchase goods, with his brother Billy, he resisted and killed the marshal (Robert Forsyth, father of the celebrated John F.), fled to Elbert co., was arrested, lodged in jail, rescued by a mob, and fled to the extreme western frontier; d. at an advanced age, apprehensive to the last of being arrested for killing Forsyth. (White's Hist. Ga., p. 448.)
Carr was the brother of Jasper. He married Mary Ann Berry b. 27 Mar 1845 IL.They were married 5 Mar 1865 in Scott Co. AR. Their children were:
John Francis Allen b. 13 Sep 1865 Parks, AR Elizabeth D. Allen b. Feb 1870 Parks, AR Ben Hays Allen b. 1873 Parks, AR George P. Allen b. Sep 1880 in AR Charles Andrew Allen b. Mar 1882 in AR Bussie Carr Allen b. 10 Sep 1885 Parks, AR Addie B. Allen b. Oct 1887 Parks, AR
He was married again to Virginia Hale b. 1851 on 21 Oct. 1920 in Mena, Polk Co. AR Carr was a farmer and a veteran of the Civil War. He joined the Union Army when he was 18 and served as a bugler. He fought in the Battle of Pea Ridge and was with Company E of the 3rd AR Cavalry. He lost a leg and wore a hollow wooden one in which he kept a bottle of liquor according to his great grandaughter, Sybil Condry Jenkins. He homesteaded 40 acres of land in Scott Co., AR (Section 28 of Township 2 North and Range 27 West) on July 15, 1875 at the Dardanelle Land Office. By 1891 when an article was written about him in "Goodspeed", he had sold this land and bought 390 acres at Parks. Later, after 1910, he and Mary Ann moved to Mena in Polk Co., AR.
He was buried in the Duncan cemetery in Waldron beside the grave of his first wife, Mary Ann, and close to several of his children. A grave near his is for John Car Martin Jan. 3, 1906 - April 8, 1945. This may be a grandson or nephew of his. Beverly A. Allen (Jasper's bro) married Eliza T. Berry b. 3 Aug 1850 in Bluffton, Yell Co. AR.They were married about 1865 in AR.
Their children were William Allen b. 25 May 1865 and Bevey Elizabeth Allen b. 4 Apr 1870 in Bluffton.