I loved this article but it printed out to 4 and 1/2 pages.I think the newspaper people will throw me out on my ear if I go in and ask them to print that many pages.LOLI had to do a lot of talking to the staffin the newspaper office in Richmond, IN, for them to even consent to keep what I took in for the editors to look at and see what they could do with it.It may or may not get printed.
Had a call from one of my cousins today.She said her mother is so excited about the reunion and is so pleased that it's going to be in KY.They would have loved to come last year but her mother isn't able to travel that long a distance.I think we might have a good turnout. Delores ----- Original Message ----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: Delores Carpenter Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:34 AM Subject: Helping those who don't have a clue... LOL
Here are a list of the 4th generations from John G. and James Allen.This should put it into the range of living individuals parents or grandparents.For those who do know know if they descend from John & Esther Jane.. they should know their grandparents names. Then we can educate them on the rest of their family tree. LOL. What do you think about putting this in the paper?
Rockcastle Co. Allen Family Are you ready for a Reunion?
It all started back in 1802 in Tazewell Co. Virginia when John Allen b. ca. 1770 and his first wife Eleanor began purchasing land and establishing themselves in the newly formed county.We only know of one son from this couple.Robert Allen who married Elizabeth " Betsy" Keskey/Caskey.Robert died in Tazewell in 1833 and his children remained there.
In 1826 John b. ca. 1770, married Esther Jane Neil/Neal in Tazewell. Their first 3 children, viz: Elizabeth Allen b. 1828 m. Benjamin Treadway, John G. Allen b. 1830 m. Margaret "Peggy Campbell, and Thomas Allen b. 1832, were born in Tazewell.
After his son Robert died in 1833, John and Esther and these 3 children sold out the over 1200 acres of land he owned and moved to Scott Co. VA in 1834.Here their next 3 children were born, viz:Samuel Nathaniel Allen b. 1836 m. Elizabeth Greear, Cosby A. Allen b. 1839 never married, and James Allen b. 1841 married Rebecca Lane .
Esther was pregnant with James when her husband John Allen died in Scott County in Jan of 1841.abt. 3 yrs after John Allen's death Esther had a daughter Nancy Jane Allen. Nancy Jane married James Collins. Her son has her father as Geo. Allen from Ireland on her death certificate, but this is doubtful.I think he confused information he had heard growing up as Esther Jane Neil's father Colvin/Calvin Neil came to Virginia from Ireland with his father Patrick.And I don't know if there ever was a George Allen and perhaps her children were all told John was her father.
We do not know what happened to John & Esther's son Thomas as last record we find for him is the 1850 census where he was living in the home with his mother. Their son's John G., Samuel Nathaniel, and James, as well as their son in law Benjamin Treadway all fought for the Confederacy during the war between the states.
Of the children of John and Esther Jane Neil Allen,Elizabeth and her husband Benjamin Treadway settled in Wise County.They did have some descendants that came to Rockcastle then on to Indiana. Samuel Nathaniel Allen stayed in Scott County.Descendants of his still live on part of the land that was his, and where the Allen Graveyard is located.Nancy Jane and her husband James Collins settled in Wise County.James Allen went to Wise Co. but is buried in the Flat Rock cemetery in Rockcastle Co, as his son Samuel Neal Allen moved to Rockcastle and worked as a foreman for the L & N railroad making the tunnel at Mullins Station.This job took his life just a few months after his father James died. He and his father share a headstone. After the death of James, his wifeRebecca went back to Wise County to live with her daughter.John G. and Peggy came to Rockcastle Co. and settled on Crooked Creek.Many of his descendants are still living in the area.Butler Co. Ohio, and Hendricks Co. Indiana as well as Richmond Indiana were favorite migrating spots for this family.Like most back then they went North for the good jobs.
OnSaturday May 24th, at the Christian Appalachian Project at Renfro Valley, we will be holding our 2nd official " Allen Family Reunion."Last Summer we held it in Scott County and was blessed to meet many cousins who still live in the area. This year we thought it would be fitting to hold it where the other half of our family set their roots. A potluck meal will be served around noon, so bring a dish, come early, plan to stay late and visit with family members that you haven't seen in awhile and some that you may never have met.
The following is a list of the known couples of this family, that would be 4 generations from John G. & Peggy as well as James and Rebecca.This should bring the family to a close enough range that should you be a descendant, they will either be your parents or grandparents.If you are interested in attending, and want more information regarding hotel info ect.. Please contact Delores Allen-Carpenter at859-986-8568 or 606-256-9053.If you still wonder if you may be a part of this family you can email Sheila Allen-Winterberg at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
4th generation from John & Esther, through son John G. Allen m. Margaret "Peggy" Campbell
Ulus Taylor Allen & Ada Mullins David Clark Allen & Lonna Clark Molly Allen & Charles McNew Nannie F. Allen & Victor Allen Owen Victor Allen & Martha Kidwell Vernon Franklin Allen & Stella McGuire William Ernest Allen & Edna Shell Bonnie Myrtle Allen & Henry Owens Delia Mae Large & Andrew Vanzant Julia A. Large & Robert Halcomb Minnie Large & Minnie Hatcher Danie Byrtle Large & Stanley Allen Ira T. Large & Edna Christine Morris Martha Large & Everett Hickey Polly Sally Elizabeth Owens & Elzie Allen Cordelia Owens & Sherman Singleton America Owens & Matt Franklin Powell Ida Belle Owens & Tom Powell Luther Owens & Eliza Rose, 2nd wife Laura May Allen Henry Lenton Owens & Thressel Josie Allen & Sherman Clark, 2nd husb. Virgil Eugene Hale Pearl Hale & Robert Mullins Gillis Allen & Dorothy Northern Sam Clarence Allen & Dorothy Jennings Venus Allen & ? Kates Kennison Allen son of Grover Cleveland Allen. Oakley May Hale & George Harding Forster Hale & Ora Juanita Hamblin Doyle Lee Hale & Carla Mae Hamblin Orbin R. Hale & Ruth Corcoran Dorothy Hale & Otto Henry Nunnery Ethel Sarah Hale & Walter Lloyd Blackledge Lois Hale & Robert McIntyre, 2nd husb. Kenneth Neal Jean Isabel Hale & Paul Joseph Haigh George Washington Allen & Alma Lena Miller Reatha M. Allen & Ronald B. Wilson Polly Allen & Eddie Owens Esther I. Allen & Clyde Vanwinkle Laura M. Allen & Forster L. Abney Clarence Allen & Ruth McGuire Effie Mae Mullins & Robert Smith Beatrice Allen & William Barry Powell Stanley R. Allen & Dania Byrtle Large Vester Allen & Cora Abney Hazel Allen & William Singleton Winifred Augusta Allen & Woodrow Wilson Reed Curtis Wendall & Bernice Brockman Joseph Ponder & Delila ? Charles Thomas & Nettie Alcorn Delia Allen & ? Saylor, 2nd ? Jennings, 3rd Luther Croucher Lola Allen & William Wren Ethel Allen & Robert Webb George Washington Allen & Jessie L. Brusaw, 2nd Mable Young Maude Allen & Roy Jackson Oaks Joseph Allen & Melba ?, 2nd Verlie James, 3rd, Edna Carpenter Charles Allen & Dorothy Warner, 2nd Charlotte Johnston William Bradley Allen & Delores Dees, 2nd Stella Bridget Allen. Easter Ann Allen & Kelley Allen Laura May Allen & Luther Owens Delbert Monroe Allen & ?son of Theodore Roosevelt Allen. Alma Lee Allen & Waldo E. Mullins Gillis Clinton Allen & Jeanette ? Ruth Delphia Allen & John Halcomb Oscar Pennington Mullins & Nancy Childress Cordelia Mullins & Vernon Powell Albert Mullins & Ethel Thomas Velma Pearl Mullins & Bradford Collins 2nd Roy L. Croucher Lelia Mullins & George Phillips Sally Edith Hunt & General Hale Thelma Thomas & James H. Miracle Jones Lee Allen & Viola Hale Ruby Allen & ? Powell (daugther of Martin Allen) William Franklin Allen & Wilma ? ( son of Clabourn Allen) Laura Demia Allen & Henry Cook Sarah Ann Allen & Charles Forsythe Edward F. Allen & Bertie Easter Forster Orbie Allen & Esther Mullins Flonnie Allen & Lewis Chaney Victor Randle Allen & Nannie F. Allen Zora Allen & William Burgess Shell Georgia Allen & Samuel E. Davidson Bentley Allen & Gertrude Davidson Ardella Allen & Walter Carpenter Clinton Allen & Una Hillard Oma May Alcorn & William Neal Alfreda Ruth Allen & Luther Himes, 2nd Allen Alcorn, 3rd Levant Gabbard Edward Edwin Allen & Geneva Mae Proctor Effy Jerlene Allen & Maynard Powell Maxine Allen & Kenneth Kendrick William Elzie Ash, son of Ida M. Allen (he died in Europe, one son William Elzie Jr. ) Geneva Allen & John William Anglin
4th generation from John and Esther through son James Allen m. Rebecca Lane
Nancy J. Childress & Oscar Mullins Sylvester Vanzant & Esther Irene Wincel Tiney Lee Vanzant & Ruby Mae Wilson, 2nd Betty Ruth Taylor William Roy Vanzant & Ollie Mae Lane James Vanzant & Dorothy ? Sollie G. Allen & Edyth Falin Juniatta Rose Allen & Burton Gregory Oakley Mae Allen & Robert Collins Virgil Hayes Allen & Katherine May James Burkham Allen & Reva May Stewart James Cecil Stapleton & Shirley Marie Lamb Christy Belle Lovell & Judge Matthew Lane Walter Lovell & Mildred Irene Robinette Matilda Mae Lovell & Elbert Jackson Lane Ophelia Allen & Larry Bailey Lanny G Allen & Joan E. Fink Rosie Smith & Frank Bledsoe Isaac Smith & ? Ray Smith & Eva Lee Berry Eva Dell Hood & ? Lawson, 2nd Mark Twain Taylor, 3rd Jay Smith