Hi Kim & other Allender descendants,
Do you know of a William Allender who married Mary Stealey (sometimes Staley or Steely, etc.) in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on 03 May 1810? They moved to Daviess County, Indiana before 1830 and William died there before 10 August 1846. Their children were Joseph, born about 1812; Sarah (Sally), Elizabeth, Amanda and Mary Ann that I know of--perhaps others. Joseph married Frances Elizabeth (or Eliza) Hall on 04 February 1837 in Daviess County, Indiana and had at least two children: William Francis Allender, born 18 June 1837, and Randolph Allender. Sarah/Sally married David Thomas, on 19 March 1832 in Daviess County. Elizabeth married James Hyatt on 28 January 1845 in Daviess County. Amanda married William Sutton on 07 September 1848 in Daviess County. Mary Ann married Thomas Harrell on 03 August 1836 in Daviess County. I would like to know more about William Allender and any of the Allender children. Mary Stealey is connected to my Houston family in that she was the mother of a child, James Houston, born out of wedlock November 1799. This same James Houston lived in Daviess County near the Allenders and was the administrator of the estate of William Allender when he died in 1846. I would also like to know what happened to Mary Stealey Allender, wife of William, after his death.