Etheldred Allen was born ca1786 in NC. An Etheldred Allen is on the index for the 1810 Census in Anson Co, NC. Eldred Allen patented land in Perry Co Al in 1826. It appears that he moved to Choctaw Co Al by 1850 and shows on the Census there as E Allen. The last known census entry for him is there in 1860 in the J Fendley of GA household.
Etheldred Allen married Lydia Lee, Daughter of Richard Lee of NC (last Anson Co). Richard's will, 1823, was probated in Perry Co, Al. Etheldred Allen is named as Lydia's husband in the probate proceedings.
I believe that Etheldred was the father of Joshua Allen who died in Greene Co, AL in 1849. Three of Joshua's orphans, Mary, Lydia, and Joseph, seem to be in the household of E and Lidda Allen on the 1850 Choctaw Co census. Joshua had remarried the same month as his death and his new bride apparently wanted no part of the procedures. She waived her right of administration first to Joshua's brother John Allen(John G Allen?) in Choctaw Co, then to her brother in Law Gray Allen.
Etheldred Allen died during a period for which the probate records in Choctaw Co burned. I will probably not be able to prove the relationship of Etheldred to Gray Allen or the other brothers. I am looking for any info on this family. Please contact me here or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help me with proof or have further info on this family.