Thanks for the info on the Drew family. I guess I am too new to this genealogy thing, it takes me a little to digest things. lol. Dad told me Minnie Drew was my cousin. And by what you sent me, my understanding is that if my grandfather and Minnie's mother was brother and sister that would make Dad and Minnie first cousins and Minnie and I second cousins.
If that is true, Florence Ethel Allen Carter was my great Aunt. And she had a brother named Doss Allen. My grandmother and grandfather Allen was dead long before I was born in 1954. My mom and dad divorced when I was 3yrs old. After I became a teenager I contacted my dad and began a relationship with him. Until then all I knew about him was he painted houses for a living and was an acoholic. I think dad remarried once to a Lady named Faye. But my mom never did.
Any way, tracing the Allen lineage has proven to be very difficult. I have started out by Mom telling me all she knew was Dad said his mom and dads name was Doss and Bess Allen.Dad always said he was a twin, as a matter of fact , the third set of twins born to my granparents. But that was in dads drinking days and I thought he was lieing. Well I met dads twin Alvin several years later. Elvin and Alvin was born 23 Aug 1914 in Smithdale, Arkansas. Alvin died first, and all the records I research I can come up with Alvin, but not Elvin. On the 1930 census taken in Cross County, Arkansas, town of Parkin, it shows a Dosie, Dovie, Dorie, Allen, 40 yrs old head of house widowed, with a 21 yr old daughter Effie, and Twin sons of Alva and Elva, age 14. Plus another daughter that I can not read the name of that was 11. The person taking this census was maticulus. Fairly neat penmanship but marked even the streets the families lived on, and it looks like Allens lived on a street called Lousing or something like that . In the box marked Sex there was a M/F and both were plain, neither one was struck through. Almost like she said Mrs. Doss Allen and then when asked her name she said Bessie and the enumerator wrote down Dosie. I know that is far fecthed but every thing is just documented to well. I cannot find Doss anywhere. Unless she was widowed that year of 1930.
I did find a Dossie Allen 19 yrs old in the 1900 census. White Male Single, whom lived in the H. King household as a hireling. It said he had been 2m unemployed had no school could not read could not write and did speak english. Showed him to be a Farm Laborer and was born May of 1881. Says he and his mother and Father were all Born in Tennesse.
Or My grandfather was known as Dossie and the enumerator misspelled it. Now someone on the Allen Heritage came up with a WW1 draft registration i think 1918. The Name Was Doss C. Allen. (hmmm. Dossie, Dosie, Doss C.) I cant find that corrospondence but I think it said he lived in Smithdale, Ark and contact was wife.
This is the entirity of what I know, this this fit with anyones reasearch?