Dickson or Dictrone Allen married Sarah Butler. Sarah was born @1806 in Logan County (now Simpson County), Kentucky. Dickson was born @1804. They were married in the later part of the 1820's. They had 3 children that went to live with their grandparents, James and Charity Lowe Butler, after Sarah died in childbirth on 6 January 1831.According to a letter written by her father, James Butler, who was living in Simpson County, Kentucky at the time, to his brother, William Butler, who was living in Yadkin County, North Carolina, she died praising God and singing.
By the time James died in 1835 the children were no longer in the Butler household.Who took them?Did Dickson remarry?There is a Dickson Allen listed in the 1840 census of Warren County, Kentucky. Living next to him is his father Lee Allen (Sr.).However the enumerator appeared to error on the census.There are no markings on the Lee Allen line and no marking to indicated the age of Dickson Allen, only his family members.
The following lawsuit information was provided courtesy of Dorothy Steers the Volunteer Archist for Simpson County US GenWeb.
Within Simpson County Kentucky Archives File 593-1845, on 22 Nov 1845, DICKSON ALLEN gave a deposition in Warren Co, KY in a case involving a controversy over land in Simpson County which Dickson's father had bought in 1824 from Benbrook. Dickson's father was LEE ALLEN, SENIOR. Dickson has three brothers, AVERY,GILBERT, and LEE ALLEN JR. "Lee Allen had bought this land for a negro boy as the consideration and which Benbrook got." (A deed reference in the file was Benbrook to Lee Allen, dated 27 Oct 1823.) The summons for DIXON ALLEN was served 22 May 1845 and signed, "DICKSON ALLEN".
In the same file was a writing dated 1 Nov 1845: "The witness LEE ALLEN is going to depart this Commonwealth before the next term of Simpson Circuit Court and will be absent from the Commonwealth when said suit will be tried."
The deposition of LEE ALLEN was taken 8 Nov 1845: "My father purchased from Ezekiel Benbrook, I think about 100 acres, made about 1824...he having been one of the earliest settlers in the country & he had possession from his first settlement in the country...my brother GILBERT ALLEN...my brother AVERY ALLEN." Both Dickson and Lee Jr. mention their brother's names in their depositions.
Lee Allen Jr. was born 5 Aug 1800. Lee Allen Jr. married Nancy G. Logan before 1826.They lived, farmed, and had several children in Buttersville, Allen County, Kentucky. Several members of this family including Lee Allen Jr are buried in Wade Cemetery in Allen County, Kentucky.
Lee Allen Sr. purchased land in Allen County, Kentucky, 28 September 1815. "Sept. 28, 1815. Between Normon S. CLARDY and Rachel his wife of the state of Kentucky Allen County...and Lee ALLEN of said county and state....$800...sell unto the said Lee ALLEN...100 acres....Signed: Normond S. CLARDY, Rachel CLARDY Wit: Jno B. SMITH, Daniel REED, James McCONNELL" From page 176 Allen County, Kentucky Deed Book B 1815-1819
The last references I have been able to find for Dickson Allen were those of his sworn depositions for his father in the fall of 1845.Where did Dickson and his family go? Where are Avery and Gilbert?Lee Allen Jr is fairly easy to trace, but the rest of his siblings and the exact place and time of his parents death are illusive.
Can you help solve this mystery? Any assistance anyone can give me would be much appreciated.