I'm totally stumped at finding anything beyond this family...looking for ALLEN researchers that can help with fresh leads in areas for me to look into. FYI for those interested:
1880 Census Norfolk Co., Tanners Creek VA pg 10 name-race-sex-age-occupation-birth (self-father-mother) ALLEN, Michal W M age 27 Laborer-VA-VA-VA "", Rebecca W F age 22 wife-VA-VA-VA "", Charles W M age 6/12 son-VA-VA-VA
Michael ALLEN later became a constable in Norfolk City abt 1885 and was killed in the line of duty.
1900 Census Norfolk Co., Norfolk City VA pg 16 ALLEN, Rebecca W F May 1859 age 41 widow born VA father born Massachuetts; mother born Virginia occupation Day Laborer ALLEN, Arthur M. son W M Sept 1881 age 18 born VA "" Nellie C. daughter W F Sept 1886 age 13 born VA "", Robert M. son W M Jan 1889 age 11 born VA "", Ruby E. daughter W F Sept 1892 age 7 born VA
What I do know about this family is: * Arthur Mahone ALLEN retired from Norfolk City as a Police Dectective. Always lived with his mother as indicated on all the other census records up to 1930, never married that I know of. * Nellie Catherine ALLEN my ggrandmother, married George Herman LITTLE a Norfolk City fire captain * Robert M. ALLEN had married Lois L. (maiden name unknown at this time) * Ruby E. ALLEN had married Estell Montgomery BROWNING and they had a son name Arthur
I've been able to trace my LITTLE surname to Dinwiddie Co. to Norfolk Co., VA. I have a few photos, 1940's newpaper clippings and some further information concerning Nellie "ALLEN" & George LITTLE but nothing else concerning her "ALLEN" family.
Many thanks in advance Catherine email@example.com
PS: Michael ALLEN wife name was Rebecca Jane but I haven't yet found out her maiden name or anything about her family or where their from.