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Subject: William Allen - Sarah Slaughter
Author: whhous89
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Classification: Query

There are a number of posts and other online sources that state that William Allen who married Sarah Slaughter had a large family and moved to Smith Co., Tennessee. However, the handwritten recollections of Sarah's grandnephew, William Allen Slaughter, states that his aunt Sarah died childless. There are also some indications that Sarah Slaughter Allen died in Greene Co., Georgia where most of her family resided, not Tennessee.

Does anyone have any documentation to support the fact that the William Allen - Sarah Slaughter family ever lived in Tennessee? Or that a William Allen who lived in Tennessee is the same person who married Sarah Slaughter in Virginia? If there is no documentation, can someone provide a rationale for this identification?

Thank you.