I have been sorting through the Allen message board again and your queries keep popping up. We "talked" before regarding twins and Alabama.
Is there a history of Indian blood in the Allen line? It should be either Cherokee or Choctaw or both. Trouble is, this Allen family is closed mouthed on their ancestry. In addition to the Thomas Allen I mentioned before, there is the followingWilliam who should be connected to the family somehow:
# ID: I11203 # Name: William W. ALLEN # Sex: M # Birth: ABT 1813 in Georgia # Note:
The two twin boys, George and Andrew, were living with Vincent King and his wife Julia in the 1860 Tuscaloosa, Alabama census. Next door was Thomas E. Allen who had been living with Vincent King in 1850. I feel there is a connection between the William W. Allen family and Thomas E. Allen, but have not yet identified it.
1850 Tuscaloosa Alabama census, 62-62 William W. Allen 37 m w farmer 500 GA Mary Allen 35 f w GA Sarah A. Allen 16 f w AL Martha E. Allen 13 f w Al John Allen 10 m w Al George W. Allen 6 m w twin AL Andrew J. Allen 6 m w twin Al William Allen 4 m w AL
My Thomas was born circa 1824 in "Mississippi." But with changes in states, etc., it could have been Georgia or Alabama.
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 16 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.
Our Allen family left Alabama to go to Mississippi, then back to Alabama, then moved to Cook County, Texas and spread out. Some went to various parts of Texas, others to Oklahoma.