Fellow Allen's, It seems my father was married one time prior to my mother. Her Name was Bessie Crisswell, they were married in Earle, Crittenden County Arkansas on 21 Jan 1939. I found the marriage record with certificate number but I have not been able to find a divorce record for them. Elvin and my mother Cora Mae (Newsom) Allen met some time late 40's probably 1948 or so and was married or living together by the time my oldest sibiling was born on June 6, 1949 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. As a matter of fact all my sibilings were born there except for me and I am number 3 child out of 4 children. Their marriage or togetherness would have lasted from 6-6-49 until atleast 01-14-57. Mom has always said she was 3 months pregnant with my youngest sibling when she got her divorce by not telling the Judge and he was born 09-14-57. The only thing that confuses me is I cant find a record of Cora Mae and Elvin being married or divorced. Elvin was married one more time, in 1969 to a lady named Faye, that only lasted 7 months. guess my dad was just hard to live with. lol. Any help you can give me on any of this would be appreciated. I have Genealogy.com and went to my public libary for the first time today and used ancestory.com, hate to say it but it took me my 1st hour to figure out how to get into the info I was looking for.Is anyone out there kin to Bessie (Crisswell) Allen from Earle, Crittenden county, Arkansas. Do I have half brothers and sisters I dont know about? If you need anymore information let me know I think I have given you everything I know for sure. Again, Any help would be appreciated.