I have never seen a date published for the death of Jeremiah Allen, father of the infamous "Allen Clan" who participated in the gunfight in the Carroll Courthouse in 1912.However, I ran across the following article from the Mount Airy Times from 1898.Based upon this article and the fact that in Carroll it usually took about 30 for the proving of a will, I calculate Jeremiah's death to have occurred in September of 1898.
"Brothers Fight in a Court Room
Mount Airy, N. C., Oct. 17 Late Saturday evening, ten miles north of here, in Carroll County, Va., near Fancy Gap, Jack and Floyd Allen, brothers, became involved in a difficulty at a magistrate’s court.Floyd shot his brother in the forehead and received three shots – from his brother Jack.Both used 38-caliber revolvers at close range, and both were living Sunday afternoon.Both men are leading citizens of their community.The trouble grew out of a division of property."
Note: both lived, although Jack had to have a silver plate put into his head and always wore a hat afterward.Floyd, shot in the stomach and chest, also survived, but suffered from dyspepsia the rest of his life. Floyd was executed in 1913 and Jack was murdered in 1916.