Micajah ALLEN was born Aug 8, 1848 in Mississippi, the son of James ALLEN and Jemima C. COLLIER. In the 1870 census he can be found in the household of his brother-in-law, John CALHOUN. John married Micajah's sister, Permelia ALLEN. His mother Jemima is listed as Caroline MAXEY. His sister Larissa Allen is also listed in the household. Jemima Caroline had remarried in 1854, to John MAXEY.
Micajah Allen died Feb 18, 1880, of pneumonia. He is listed in the mortality schedule as 'Cager Allan'. His mother can be found in the household of his widow, Mary Allan, in the 1880 census. Mary was with child at the time of the census. The child was born June 30, 1880, and died Jan 25, 1883. They are buried side by side at Dry Creek Cemetery, in Poetry, Kaufman Co. TX.