I am searching for the Parents or any further information on a Dr. William H. ALLEN who was born c1825 somewhere in TN (so the census' say). In 1850 Township 5 Range 5, Jackson Co., AL he is living with the William F. HUTTON family (farmer) from TN and his wife Elizabeth b. NC, where he is listed as William H. ALLEN 24 physician b. TN. By the 1860 censusDr. Wm. H. ALLEN is age 34 physician b. TN Paralee 27 b. AL Ada 4 b. AL (she is my main interest) Ann Johnson 7 b. AL. They are living in the Paint Rock P.O. district of Jackson Co., AL.
1870 Coffeetown, Jackson Co., AL census - Aug. 20th William H. ALLEN age 45 physician b. TN Paralee 35 b. AL ADA A. 14 b. AL Jenny C. 9 Wm. H. 2 all kids b. AL and living with them are Becky TATE age 14 b. AL Allen MORRIS 9 b. AL and Thomas COX 47 farm laborer b. SC
My interest in this family is strictly via daughter Ada A. ALLEN. In the 1880 Beat 12, Jackson Co., AL census - June 8th, "Ador" [sic] is married to Alexander MOODY age 32 farmer b. NC and they have a daughter also named "Ador" L. age 1 b. AL Next door to them is Alexander's brother Andrew MOODY age 27 farmer b. NC and wife Alta/Alto?? age 21 b. AL and children Minnie M. 4 and Lula M. 2.
By the 1900 census - Ada (Allen) MOODY is living in Wakefield, Marshall Co., AL - June 7th Ada MOODY b. May 1856 age 44 widow 3 kids 3 living b. AL TN AL Wheeler MOODY son b. Oct. 1882 farmer age 17 b. AL Burket MOODY son b. Feb. (can't read year) age 18 b. AL farm laborer. Living NEXT DOOR is - William H. ALLEN b. July 1865 age 31 b. AL and wife Tempy J. age 29 b. AL Willie F. (poss. Nellie or Millie??) daughter age 5 b. AL Olin ? son b. 1899 AL and "Parslee" [sic - Paralee] his Mother b. Oct. 1833 age 66 widow had 4 children 2 living b. AL VA GA.
In this Same Census a few pages prior is Arthur W. COOPER age 32 b. Oct. 1867 AL AL AL - farmer IDA L. wife age 24 b. Dec. 1875 (she was born 1879) AL AL AL (her father was actually born in NC) Martha E. daughter age 8 months b. AL Living NEXT DOOR to them is Arthur W. Cooper's father James K. P. COOPER age 55 widow b. Dec. 1844 farmer b. AL TN TN and his children etc.
Ida L. MOODY's GRANDPARENTS were Alexander MOODY b.c1810 a Merchant in NC and wife known only as "Octavia" who was born in VA. If anyone knows further details of these families I would be most interested in knowing because I believe I share Ydna with these MOODY's and am trying to find all of the connecting close families to them. Alexander MOODY, Sr. was in the 1850 Stokes Co., NC census and we do have confirmed Ydna Moody family from that county as well as Guilford and other neighboring counties in NC as well as TN, AL, MO, MS, ARK, OH, PA, SC, OK, KS, TX etc. Thank you for any help.