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Re: Charles R. Allen 1839-1911 - Lawrence Co. MO
Posted by: Jean (ID *****3289) Date: February 21, 2009 at 11:59:12
In Reply to: Re: Charles R. Allen 1839-1911 - Lawrence Co. MO by Gregg Gaston of 857

Hello Greg,
Glad I could be of help. Since you know his Military Unit, you should GOOGLE that "Illinois Civil War Units" and see where this unit fought in Missouri and possibly Arkansas/Tennessee during the Civil War.
I found a file from a Provost Marshall for my great grandfather who was 'captured at 16 yrs of age' west of Shiloh, TN at Parkers' Cross Roads and taken to St. Louis Graviott Street Prison where he was a POW for 4 months. There was a lot of interesting history found in the Provost's Marshall statements of his demeaner, hair/eye color, height and school knowledge. Look deeper at Unit rosters for wounded namas and deserters.

There are lots of government files with information of CSA & Union Soldiers and their units history if you know where to look! Most larger genealogy library departments have all this rosters and more! A Federal Military unit Rosters as well as "Compendedums" of specific assigned units fighting in Southern States can be found. Lists of Union/Confederate Veterans is your key to find more of his civil war battles.

The Illinois State Archives is on line:

I checked the Illinois Land Deed database for E.Allen and came up with: Edmund, Edward, Elijah, Elija and Erastus in Jefferson, Greene Counties along with 6-7 Charles R Allen land deeds in Jefferson County, Illinois dated 1852-1854.
If you can cross check the Census for 1850-1860 on Heritage Quest's on line Census records, you should find how many children he had born in Illinois and Missouri.

There is a good explanation of the Land deeds and how they marked and acres were sold for public land sales. Another ILL database had soldiers records for War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War etc.
By knowing the date(s) of land deeds, you can fill in his migration with his parents birth in New York to his death in Marionville, Buck Prairie Township, Lawrence County, MO.
Cross checking land deeds under Allen will provide you with a clue to reference Census Records for E. Allen in Jasper County, Mo. Sarcoxie is located in Jasper County which butts on the western side of Lawrence County, Missouri. Lawrence County runs the length of Jasper and Newton Counties.
The fact that Charles Richard Allen's parents were listed on his Death Certificate as E Allen and Hannah P you should check the Illinois County Histories for further information. Her birthplace of Plattsburgh, NY was listed on her tombstone at Marionville IOOF.

In the 1880-1900's time frame Counties published their 100 years of history. Check Jasper, Lawrence County Histories under Goodspeed for more of your CR's father E. Allen.

Contact me again at if I you need more places to look or on line sources.

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