Thanks for your reply.I believe the age recorded on the census for Stephen Allen is an error. I think the age should have read 50 instead of 30. There is an S.W. Allen born Jan. 16, 1809; died June 27, 1867 as well as an Elen. Allen born 1819; died August 16, 1875 who are buried at Black Oak Cemetery near Grove Oak, AL.The markers are just triangle-shaped rocks with names etched on them.There is a period after Elen which makes me think they abbreviated her name.
I am trying to find someone who can tell me for sure if Stephen and Ellenor are the parents of my husband's gg-grandfather.This would be James Allen who is listed in the 1860 Census at age 6 which fits because he was born in 1854.
I have not been able to find Stephen Allen in the 1850 Census as yet.