Meredith Allen of Pittsylvania and Montgomery County Virgina
I need help trying to locate information on the family of Meredith Allen.I don't know much about him or the Allen line, but I know that he was born sometime around the year 1818 in Pittsylvania County, Va.I know that he was married to a Sarah Wells who was born about 1815 based on census information.It appears that Sarah must have died sometime between 1860 and 1870 (don't have a death date), because Meredith appears on the 1870 Montgomery County, Va. census with his second wife, Missouri, who must have been born around 1838/9.I know that Meredith and Missouri had a daughter named Harriett Amanda Allen who married my 2nd great grandfather, Henry Clay Beckner, and I know that Missouri passed away in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio shortly after the 1930 census was taken based on a death certificate image that is available on Ancestry.com.Haven't been able to find any other information.
First, who are the parents and ancestors of Meredith?
Second, what was Missouri's maiden name, and who were her parents, and where did she grow up at?Did she have any brothers and sisters.
Third, did Sarah Wells pass away during the marriage, and what was the death date?
Any information that can be provided on the family of Meredith Allen and Missouri LNU would greatly be appreciated.As I mentioned a little earlier, I don't know much about the Allen family other than the fact that they tie into my direct lines, the Simpsons and Beckners of Roanoke and Franklin Counties.