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John Allen
Possible son of Richard Allen

Not a lot is known about this family and trying to find other researchers who decend from this family who might help fill in the gaps. One family researcher is Wilma Allen of Mississippi. Your help will be appreciated

John Allen just who is this John Allen and where was he born?

It appears that John is the son of Richard Allen and Malinda Whittle who were married 3 January, 1850 in Sumter Co. AL., and are listed on the 1850 census of Sumter Co.

John married Mary Whittle who may be a relative to his mother, Malinda, no proof.

It appears that John and Mary both have either died or vanished about 1876 or 1877 when the youngest child Martha was born. The 1880 census of Clarke Co. MS., shows that Malinda Allen is head of household with eight others in her house. Richard undoubtly died about 1873 as his youngest child Ruenna Allen is age 7 in 1880. The two youngest children in the household are two grandchildren, Eddie and Martha. These two children are thought to be the children of John and Mary Allen. It is very possible that Richard, John and Mary all died in an epedimic, since they may have all died about the same time.

1880 Census of Clarke Co. Mississippi

                                        Father   Mother
Name: Age: Kin: Occupation: Born: Born Born Allen, Malinda 50 Farming AL. SC SC
Allen, Movina 27 D Farming AL AL AL Allen, Manda 24 D Farming AL AL AL Allen, Martha 20 D Farming MS AL AL Allen, Susan 16 D Field Hand MS AL AL Allen, Theodcia 09 D MS AL AL Allen, Ruenna 07 D MS AL AL Allen, Eddie 05 Grandson MS FL AL Allen, Martha 03 Granddaughter MS FL AL

On the census it states the father of Eddie and Martha was born in Florida, this may be in error. If John was born in Florida he may not be the son of Richard and Malinda and the family tie, is through the Whittle family, thus Malinda and Mary being older and younger sisters, and both marrying Allen men.

Malinda Allen is buried in Bucatunna Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarke Co. MS., and near where Eddie the grandson lived. Her tombstone reads Malinda Allen wife of R.C. or R.G. Allen, born 9 November, 1830 and died 6 April, 1910. Faithful member of the Church last 55 years of her life.

William Edward Allen
Son of John Allen

William Edward Allen was born 4 October, 1873 in MS., and died 11 July, 1955 in Clarke Co. MS.

William is the son of John Allen and Mary Whittle, as stated on his death certificate.

Edward "Eddie" married Martha Louvenia Battle, daughter of Charles Battle. She was born 1890 in MS."

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