Thanks for the info on the ancestry of Rody Allen. I did have some information that made me think he might be a son of Nathaniel Allen.
Rhoda Amanda and Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus are not two seperate people. Rhody and Elizabeth only had six children and you list seven. Rhoda Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus Allen is one person.
Here are my sources for my information on this family:
1. Boone/Hudgens/Jeffrey Family History by Laverne Harris Winkler [Merrell Doyle Hudgens is a descendant of Sarah Boone, daughter of Edward Boone]Compiled Records, Roswell,NM
2. Thomas Taylor and Benjamin Branch of Nashville, TN and Related Families by Ethel Taylor Ford; Amarillo, TX 1972
3. Family History/Oral History of Merrell Doyle Hudgens and Elvira Jeffrey; Unpublished Personal Note: Elvira Jeffrey Hudgens lived with my gr-grandmother's family after the death of Merrell Hudgens. We have stories passed down from generation to generation.
4.Photographs: 1. Elvira Jeffrey and Merrell Doyle Hudgens cr 1880 2. Elvira Jeffrey and Merrell Doyle Hudgens with their 6 children 1888 3. Faded Photo of Elvira and Merrell Hudgens 1888
5. Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 Ancestry Publication [Available Online]
Amanda's full name was Rhoda Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus Allen. One family story is that she was named after several of her father's sisters or aunts because she was the last child and they didn't want to hurt feelings. She is listed as: Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus Allen Rhoda Amanda Allen Amanda Mahaley E. Allen Rhoda Elizabeth N. Allen Rhoda Mahaley Allen
The 1900 Guadalupe Census listes her as Rhoda Amanda Allen and her mother-in-law Mrs. S. A. Waller (mother to her second husband) as living with her. This is the same person as Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus Allen.
Rhody and Elizabeth had 6 children: 1. Luke S. Allen b. 24 Oct 1832 Marion Co., AL 2. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Allen b. 1836 Marion Co., AL 3. William B. Allen b. 14 Jul 1837 Marion Co., AL 4. George M. Allen b. 1839 5. Alice Allen b. 1840 (died before the 1850 census) 6. Rhoda Amanda Mahaley Elizabeth Narcissus Allen b. 2 Jun 1842 Marion Co., AL.
Do you have a source for two Amanada's? I don't have any information that Rhody and Elizabeth had another child.
Thanks for the exchange of info. I will look for more info on Nathaniel and the rest of the Allen Clan.