Georgeann Allen (my last known direct maternal ancestor),was born 1842 in Independence Co., Ark. She married Elijah P. McKelvy/McKelvey on 16 June 1863 in Bollinger, MO. He was born 12 June 1837 in TN., and died 12 Jan 1901 in Bollinger, MO. Georgeann was Elijah's second wife; the first is buried in Independence County, Ark., where Elijah was a soldier in the "First Battalion Arkansas Union Six Months Infantry," during the Civil War. Georgeann died 22 July 1917 in Montrose, Colorado. They had 11 children. To my knowledge she never remarried. I have found Georgeann in the 1850 census in Black River Twp., Independence County, Ark. as a child of 7. She's living in the household of Thomas & Mary Hynes. I have no knowledge of whom these people are that she lived with, but they had a few more people living there, also, whom had different last names. Thomas' occupation was that of "schoolteacher." Aside from this, Georgeann can be found in the 1880 census in Bollinger, MO., District 5. We know nothing of whom her parents were. If any of this looks familiar to you, please reply. Thanks, Cindi.