I am looking for any information that someone might have regarding Millie/Milley Ann Allen and/or Arena Silvia Allen who both married John Hamilton Bradford.All information that I have found on the internet (which has been few and far between, but consistent) has listed Millie and Arena as having both been born in Georgia; however, I have found the 1880 census for John Hamilton Bradford and it lists Arena's birthplace as being Tennessee and one of Millie's children as having her mother being born in Tennessee as well.As all birthdates that I have found in other genealogies that list the children and Arena are consistant with the ages given in the 1880 Census, it seems incongruous that the birth places given would be so consistently wrong.So, as you can expect, I am utterly confused.
I am hypothesizing, based solely on the last names of the two Allen wives, that the two were sisters.This just may very well be idle supposition on my part, but given the facts that they seem to have both been born in Tennessee, have both obviously moved to Prairie County, Arkansas at some point, and that they share the same last name, it seems to be a justifiable conclusion.
Below is the information that I have for John Hamilton Bradford and his second and third wives.
If anyone can assist me in this endeavor, I would very much appreciate it!!
-------------------------------------------- John Hamilton Bradford born: 31 Jul 1818 - Jackson County, Georgia died: 25 Sep 1893 - Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas
-marriage 1 (7 Jan 1841 - Cherokee County, Georgia) Anna S. Butler They had 5 children
--marriage 2 (21 Sep 1854 - Prairie County, Arkansas) Millie (or Milley) Ann Allen born: 25 Mar 1836 died: 16 Mar 1859 Children: 1)Elias Bradford born: 20 Aug 1855 - Prairie County, Arkansas died: 20 Sep 1880 2)Mary Ann Bradford ** born: 12 Jan 1859 - Prairie County, Arkansas died: 12 Oct 1907 - Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas
---marriage 3 (19 Jul 1862 - Prairie County, Arkansas) Arena Silvia Allen ** born: 5 Aug 1842 died: 15 Nov 1884 Children: 1)Elizabeth Allen Bradford ** born: 05 Oct 1867 - Arkansas died: 15 Nov 1884 2)Sylvia Grace Bradford ** born: 18 Jul 1870 - Arkansas died: 20 Nov 1905 3)George Lee Bradford ** born: 24 Mar 1874 died: 08 Dec 1958 4)Margaret "Maggie" Estelle Bradford ** born: 24 Feb 1876 - Arkansas died: 20 Nov 1918 5)Matthew Espery Bradford ** born: 12 Apr 1879 - Arkansas died: 19 Feb 1939
**LISTED IN 1880 U.S. CENSUS WITH J. H. Bradford and living in Eagle, Lonoke County, Arkansas**