I was intrigued by the WWI photo of a soldier, taken in Germany. The photo was sent to "Mrs Ramon Allen, Glen Easton WVA.
I looked in Marshall Co, Cameron twp, WVA in 1910 census and found Raymond Allen 23, and wife Gracie. In 1910 they were also in the county, same twp. Raymond age 33, Gracie E, 31, no children.
In 1910 census, there were several ALLEN families on the same page as Raymond, some of whom were right age to be Raymond's brothers, one head of house was Sarah B ALLEN, was 57 and widowed. In one household was living Alma MELLON hired girl, age 23. All of these were born in WVA.
Looking at 1870 census, I find Thomas ALLEN, age 57, born ENG, with several children, among them, Martin Allen age 17.
In 1900 census in Marshall Co, I find Martin Allen and Sarah, both born 1853, with 8 children, one of them is Raymond born 1886, and several of the ALLEN heads of household in 1910 census. Checking familysearch.org, I find a family with these in it, in an ancestral file:
Sarah INGRAM, born in Rocklick, Wheeling, WVA, married Martin ALLEN in Marshall Co WVA. He also was listed as born in Rocklick. His parents, Thomas ALLEN and Julie MARTIN.
Here is the family in 1880 census, with Martin, who seems to be the father of Raymond ALLEN.
Thomas ALLEN Self M Male W 66 ENG Farmer --- --- Jula ALLEN Wife M Female W 62 WV Keeping House --- --- Martin ALLEN Son S Male W 27 WV Farm Labor --- --- James ALLEN Son S Male W 19 WV Farm Labor --- --- Ida ALLEN Other S Female W 14 WV --- ---
Source Information: Census Place Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255407 NA Film Number T9-1407 Page Number 69A
Here is the page, with the photo of soldier, and others.
Photos Found In Log Cabin Submitted by Marvin Byard.
These pictures were found in a log cabin on a farm near the intersection of Fork Ridge and a road going to Glen Easton. The farm was owned by Raymond Allen and Eula Mae Allen at one time. The farm was later owned by Samuel Henry, who sold it to the current owners. Other farms in the area have belonged to Gumps, Mellons and Hobbs. The cabin has been built around with siding now and is used as a storage building on the farm.
Please contact Marvin Byard (MBByard@cs.com) if you are related to anyone in the photos.