Does anyone know the details of Dr. William Allen b. ca 1808 Kentucky?I believe he m. twice, having a dau. Eliza C. Allen b.13 Mar 1837 Illinois and Mrs. Esther Eliza Levis on 12 May 1844 in Madison Co., Illinois.Who was Esther Levis?She was b.ca 1819 Pennsylvania.By Esther, William had 2 dau.: Jennie b. ca 1845 IL and Kittie b. ca 1856 IA.Eliza and Jennie m. the same man, Otis aka Philip Otis Briggs of Nevada, Iowa.What happened to Kittie and her mother?In 1880, Esther is widowed and living in Des Moines w/Kittie.
William is listed in the 1850 census as a doctor in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.By 1860, he is in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. William and Esther ran the National Hotel in Nevada, Iowa about 1860 before returning to Rising Sun and Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa.
Any information-- on Mr. Levis (if my theory is right), Dr. Allen, Kittie or Esther is greatly appreciated! I guess I have more questions than answers!