It may be a long shot, but some of data coincides. I have Allens born in Alabama who migrated to Texas. Judging from census records, one of the Allens is associated with a set of twins, born in Alabama: George and Andrew, age 16 in 1860. I believe they were the children of a William Allen. I have a little census data on them.
Our eldest Allen is Thomas E. Allen. He states he was born in Mississippi, but at the time of his birth, part of what is now Alabama was called Mississippi. He married Nancy Matilda Reed.
Here is the data I have on Thomas:
The information on Thomas E. Allen and his wife Nancy Matilda Reed is as accurate as possible. At this point, family researchers believe they are the parents of Amaziah "Amzi" E. Allen of Alabama. Amzi's death certificate noted that his father was Emery Allen and his mother Matilda Reed, both of Alabama. To date we have found no other candidates fitting time and place other than Thomas E. Allen and Nancy Matilda Reed.
Thomas E. Allen is found in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1850 and 1860. Thomas E. Allen, husband of Nancy Matilda Reed, was living with Vincent King and his wife Julia in 1850. In 1860, two other Allens, George and Andrew, were living with Vincent King and Thomas was living next door. The Vincent King family fits into our family tree somehow, if only as very close friends of the family.
1860 Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama: 1133-987 King, Vincint 70 m farmer 100 6120 Ga. King, Julia 73 f seamstress SC cannot read or write Allen, Geo 15 m Ala Allen Andrew 16 m Ala
Thomas Allen is family 988. According to census notes, the house was empty when she visited.
1860 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1134-988 Allen Thomas 37 m farmer 300 1000 Miss emply house note betwen Thomas Allen and Sarah Allen 1136-989 (may be a relative; not the Sarah of 1850) Allen, Sarah 42 f seamstress Alabama Allen, John 19 m Ala
door at 987 is Vincent King and wife Julia. Thomas was living with the Kings in 1850. In 1860, two other Allens are living with the Kings --- twins George and Andrew, age 16.
Thomas E. Allen served in the 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery. He died 2 Feb. 1865, at the Elmira Military Prison in Elmira New York. He is buried in plot number 1934 at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Section CSA, Site 2092. Thomas is listed as Thomas C. Allen, but research shows this was an error. Also see file notes on "Alabama's Dead at Elmira." He is also confirmed in the Alabama State Archives as serving in Company C., captured at Fort Morgan on 23 August, 1864. Authority for the record includes the Roll of prisoners of war at Fort Columbus, NYH transferred to Elmira, N.Y. on 4 December, 1864.
Thomas E. Allen was one of the founding members of the Liberty Baptist Church.
A man named Thomas E. Allen purchsed land in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the St. Stephens area: 1 Aug 1853 39.96 acres, cash sale 1 June 1858 39.985 acres, cash sale. Both sales were based on "Act or Treaty April 24, 1820"
# Change Date: 28 FEB 2008
Father: Father of Thomas E. ALLEN Mother: Mother of Thomas E. (--?--)
Marriage 1 Sarah (--?--)
Marriage 2 Nancy Matilda REED b: 1839-1842 in Alabama
* Married: 14 NOV 1860 in Tuscaloosa Alabama
1. Has Children ?Eugene Amaziah , Amzi, Amu, Amizia ALLEN b: Dec 1857 to 1864 in Alabama