Posted By:Robert Allen
Subject:William Allen (1781-1857) of Cumberland Co., KY
Post Date:December 03, 2011 at 23:03:20
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William Allen, born October 16, 1781, in Augusta Co., VA, married Martha (Patsey) Halsey in Cumberland Co., KY on October 22, 1804, and died in Cumberland Co., KY, on October 27, 1857.

His children were Bill Allen (died young), John Allen who married Elizabeth Allen and died August 6, 1842 in Cumberland Co., KY, Perlina/Paulene Allen who married Nathaniel W. Norris, Madison Cary Allen who married Elizabeth Ritchey, Sarah Allen who married David Hunter, Thomas Legrand Allen who married Sarah McConnel, James Allen who married Polly Young and Robert Allen (youngest), born September 3, 1821 in Cumberland Co., KY, who married Margaret Malvina Turk.

According to a family account written in 1908 by Nathan Perry Allen (1835-1909). Thomas Legrand Allen and James Allen, sons of William Allen and Martha (Patsey) Halsey married and moved to "Henry Co., TN" and reared a family. Some family trees I see online say that James Allen died in Henry Co., MO, on October 20, 1850 and Thomas Legrand Allen died in Henry Co., MO, in 1853. I cannot find either Thomas Legrand Allen or James Allen in the 1850 census or them or their widows in the 1860 census in Henry Co., TN, or Henry Co., MO or anywhere else.

Is anybody out there descended from William Allen and Martha (Patsey) Halsey? Does anybody know where Thomas Legrand Allen and/or his brother, James Allen, and/or their spouses and family were in any census, beginning with 1850? Does anybody know what the correct birth date is for James Allen (I have August 13, 1824, but 1824 is wrong because he is older than his youngest brother, Robert Allen, born was born in 1821)?

Those family trees that say that Thomas Legrand Allen had children named John W. Allen (b. 1847) and Ann M. Allen are talking about a different Thomas Allen who married Elizabeth Ford in Warren Co., KY in 1844 and had these two children living in their household in Warren Co., KY in the 1850 census. This Thomas Allen from Warren Co., KY, was the son of William Allen (born Louisa Co., VA) and Mary Carter White.