I was looking and still am looking for the parents and siblings of Columbus H. Allen, b. June 1, 1848 Ga. died Jan 13, 1896 Calhoun Co. Al. buried Eulaton Meth. Church Cem. Eulaton, Calhoun Co., Al.Married Rachel E. Lloyd on Dec 19, 1875.Had two daus. Nancy C. Allen and Lou E. Allen.
Now, a Lloyd cousin has sent to me a copy of Columbus's will.He names four daughters (surprised).The unknown two are Cyntha E. Allen (Wileman) and Mary A. Allen.We have no idea where they came from.The only thing I can figure out is that he was married before he married Rachel.His will was written in 1893, so if the other two females were born after 1880 which they are not on the 1880 Calhoun Co. Census, how could Cyntha be old enough to be married.
What is odd about the will is he leaves all his real estate and persoanl property that he has and may have at the time of his death to his beloved wife, Rachel, then to be equally divided between his daughters, Lula E. Allen and Nancy C. Martin (Married to Rev. R. H. Martin).
Then to the other two daus, he only leaves them the sum of $5.00 ea. Why didn't they get a share of the estate?
There are no mention of him having any siblings (drat) or parents (double drat).
The executors of the estate are his wife Rachel E. Allen and Smith Parker.Who is this Smith Parker?Is he the uncle of the other two daus? To be name Executor he would have had to be someone that Columbus would have trusted completely.