I think this Addison Allen is my great,great grandfather. He was list in 1860 census of Maury Co.,TN with a son, named Willie age 6 months, ( Also wife, Sarah D., son, James age 9, dau., Amanda age 7,andson Andrew, age ).
But in the 1870 census of same county, I find same family with a dau born since last census,that would be Sarah age 8 in 1870. BUT, WILLIE IS MISSING!!! He should be 10 yrs old. My g. grandfather, William Addison Allen in 1870, at age 10 ,stowed away on a wagon train led by Captain Carrell(Newton Addison Carrell), on the way to Texas,. from Maury Co.,TN..This would account for "Willie"not being in TN census of 1870,or,thereafter in TN.
Ever hear a story of one of Addison Allen's son leaving home at age 10 ??