The Allen genealogy came from records obtained from Mrs. Grace Allen Hurt, Donelson, Tennessee; and from Mrs. Addison East Allen, Nashville, Tennessee.
Hagan and Ensley information came from Mrs. Hurt and from Davidson County records, State Library, Nashville, Tennessee.
Dates given have been verified by inscriptions from markers at graves.
The Allen Family
The Allen Family which settled in Donelson in the early 1800’s is descended from John William Allen, who does on April 29, 1893.His ancestry is not known.
This John William Allen owned the plantation or farm that is now one of the southeaste4rn subdivisions of Donelson.The home was on Allen Road.
John William was married twice, but the name of his first wife is not known.There were four children by this marriage.
2. i. Harvey Allen m. Parthenia
3. ii. John W. Allen m. Catherine
iii. Annie Allen
iv. Willie Allen
John William Allen married secondly Martha Jane Hagan.They had one child.John died April 29, 1893, and Martha Jane died December 10, 1898.Buried at Mount Olivet, Nashville, Tn.Issue:
4. i. Eugene Allen m. 1) Mary Amanda Bowen
2.) Annie Elizabeth Castleman
2 – Harvey Allen
Harvey Allen (1-John William I) was the son of John William Allen.He married Parthenia ?, and had issue:
5. i. Hatton Allen m. Margaret
6. ii Russell Allen m.
iii. Houston Allen
iv. Will Allen
v. Jennie Allen
vi. Laura Allen
7. vii. Annabelle Allen m. 1.)Cook Shelton 2.)Mr. Harris
3 – John William Allen II
John William Allen II (1- John William I) was the son of John William Allen.He married Catherine ?, and had issue:
i. Brown Allen
ii. JohnWilliam Allen III
4 – Eugene Allen
Eugene Allen (1-John William I) was the son of John William and Maratha Jane Hagan Allen.He was born February 8, 1857, and died September 1, 1933.He was married twice.His first wife was Mary Amanda Bowen (see Bowen Family of Donelson) whom he married July 1879.They had issue:
8. i. Frank Spivey Allen m. Tabbie Green Powell
9. ii. Addison East Allen m. Nell Castleman
iii. Lillian Allen (b. June 13, 1882; d. June 6, 1884)
iv. James Allen (b. Nov. 7, 1886; d. Aug. 23, 1887)
Eugene Allen married (2)Annie Elizabeth Castleman, and had issue:
i. Nannie Butler Allen m. 1.) Leonard Cantrell
2.) Oscar North
10. ii. Grace Allen m. 1.) Edward A. Nunnally
2.) Baxter H. Hurt
11. iii. John William Allen m. Elizabeth Henry
12. iv. Eugene Allen, Jr. m. 1.) Lillian Easley
2.) Ola Pulley
v. Bruce Allen m. Cora
13. vi. Mattie Jane Allen m. Clayton Dorris Baker
5 – Hatton Allen
Hatton Allen (2-Harvey, 1-John William I) was the son of Harvey and Parthenia Allen.He married Margaret ?, They had issue:
i. Stanley Allen
ii. Harvey Allen
iii. Josephine Allen
iv. William Allen
6 – Russell Allen
Russell Allen (2-Harvey, 1 – John William I ) was the son of Harvey and Parthenia Allen.He married and had issue:
i. Howard Allen
10 – Grace Allen
Grace Allen (4-Eugene, 1 – John William I) was the daughter of Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Castleman Allen.She married twice, but had issue by her first husband, Edward Allen Nunnally;
17. i. Edward A. Nunnally m. Jean Parker
18. ii. William Dempsey Nunnally m Sarah C. Bradley
19. iii. Dorothy Jean Nunnally m. Harold A. Phillips
20. iv. Edna Grace Nunnally m. Lloyd W. Steele
11 – John William Allen
John William Allen (4-Eugene, 1-John William I) was the son of Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Castleman Allen.He married Elizabeth Henry and had issue.
22. i. Annie Elizabeth Allen m. John B. Caruthers
23. ii. John William Allen m. Lois Adams
12-Eugene Allen, Jr.
Eugene Allen, Jr., (4-Eugene, 1-John William I) was the son of Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Castleman Allen.He married (1) Lillian Easley, and 2.) Ola Pulley,He had issue:
i. Sarah Jean Allen
13 – Mattie Jane Allen
Mattie Jane Allen (4-Eugene, 1- John William I) was the daughter of Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Castleman Allen.She married Clayton Dorris Baker and had issue.
i. Jean Ann Nunnally
18- William Dempsey Nunnally
William Dempsey Nunnally (10-Grace, 4-Eugene, 1-John William I ) was the son of Edward Allen and Grace Allen Nunnally.He married Sarah Colleen Bradley and has issue:
i. William Allen Nunnally
ii. Sarah Lynn Nunnally
19- Dorothy Jean Nunnally
Dorothy Jean Nunnally (10-Grace, 4-Eugene, 1-John William I) was the daughter of Edward Allen and Grace Allen Nunnally.She married Harold A. Phillips and has issue:
i. Harold A. Phillips, Jr.
ii. Linda Jean Phillips
iii. James Nunnally Phillips
20 – Edna Grace Nunnally
Edna Grace Nunnally (10-Grace, 4-Eugene, 1-John William) was the daughter of Edward Allen and Grace Allen Nunnally.She married Lloyd Wayne Steele, and had issue:
i. Royce Wayne Steele
21-Annie Elizabeth Allen
Annie Elizabeth Allen (11-John William, 4-Eugeuen, 1-John William) was the daughter of John William and Elizabeth Henry Allen.She married John B. Caruthers and has issue:
i. John B. Caruthers, Jr.
ii. Marianne Caruthers m. John Glenn
22- John William Allen
John William Allen (11-John William, 4-eugene, 1-John William) was the son of John Williams and Elizabeth Henry Allen.He married Lois Adams and has issue:
i. Dudley Allen
ii. John William Allen
iii. David Allen
iv. Susan Allen