Looking for info on Levi Allen.According to James Ben Allen's death cert., James was born in Ga., as were his parents, Levi Allen and Mary Kembell.Kembell could be mispelled, Kimbell/Kimball.As best as i can tell, Levi and Mary had 2 sons, James Ben and Pete. Pete was the informer on James's death cert.
James Ben Allen died at age 45, in Aug. 1929, Tahlequah, Ok., dob 5/23/1884. The story i was told by one of James' sons was that Levi died in the Spanish-American War, 1898. I have not been able to find proof of this yet. Levi's widow was suppose to have received a widow's pension.(great... another MARY ALLEN!;-})Mary may have died in the 1940's...
I searched the 1880 Georgia Soundex, could find no Levi as a young adult. (He would have had to be young in 1880, due to being in the War.) 1870 Census Index has 3 Levis' but were African-American and wrong ages.
At some point, the Allens moved to E. Oklahoma, possibly by way of Tenn. from Ga.. The time frame is a guess..i know it was before 1908, as that is when James married Una Graves and had 11 children.
i am waiting on Pete's Soc. Sec. appl to see where he was born in 1889. May have more clues.
Also, supposedly, Levi was related to an Allen that owned a furniture store in Ga.
any info greatly appreciated... plz email Dhutfless@aol.com...thx..dea hutfless