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John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251309422000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1251388177000
Surnames: allen
I'm looking for information on John L Allen. He was born 1860 in Virginia. He married a woman named Lizzie ?. They had 3 kids. Eva(1896-?)Spencer(1901-1957 my great grandfather)& Rubie(1913-?)In the 1930 census he's married to a woman named Susan. Does anyone know anything about his first wife Lizzie or his parents? If anyone can help I would be very grateful. Thank you.

Crystal

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251825486000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allen, Snead, Spencer
On the 1900 census for Halifax co. va John L. Allen in listed with a Susan E. with a daughter name Eva it looks like Susan E might have been Susan Elizabeth which might account for the nickname of Lizzie. the index lists him as John C. Allen but it is an L on the page.
He was born in Mar of 1860 and Susan E. in Apr of 1875
and EVa Jan 1897.

According to the 1880 census there is a JNO L. Allen listed as a 20 year old with two kids.
Ada D. age 3 and Lewis Char age 1 no wife listed. Was this the wife Lizzie you might be refering to. It looks like they might have married around 1876 and she died by 1880. according to the 1910 he and Lizzie have been married since 1895 and since he is living with a Susan E. in 1900 its probably her. Except he says he has only been married once. but both kids and wife could have died before 1895 from the first marriage

Married Susan Elizabeth Spencer 5 dec 1894 in Halifax co. va
His parents were Lafyette Allen and Mary Snead.

in 1900 he is living next door to a Louis Sneed/Snead
So I am sure this is the right one.

He is listed on the world connect board under John Lafayette Allen if you want to look him up and get in contact with the ladys who listed it.

Hope this helps.
Sue

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251827657000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1251890370000
Surnames: allen
Hi Sue. Thank you so much for the information. Now I know where my great grandfather got his name. It was his moms maiden name. I keep forgetting that some of the names on the census records could be nicknames because that's the name they go by all the time. Again thank you so much for the information and for replying.

Crystal

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251830323000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1251890426000
Surnames: allen, lafayette
You are welcome. My ancestor was a John Allen from Scott co. va. so when I saw the name I had to check it out.

I am glad that it was of use to you and you will be able to go on with it. the Name Lafayette is not a normal Allen name so it might not be so hard to find him in the records in Va.

Good luck,

sue

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251920930000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1252456989000
Surnames: allen, palmer
My "Aunt" Lizzie Palmer was raised in Richmond, Va. By her mothers family. According to the Census she had an Uncle John L. Allen buried in Richmond, Va.

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1251990712000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1252457506000
Surnames: allen, withers
My Allens all seem to be in the New England area. However, I did get introduced to another woman at the Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles who may be working on your Allen family in Virginia. One of her John Allens was married to a Barbara Withers. She's not yet on Ancestry but she said you can reach her on Facebook. Her name is Dr. Victoria Simmons. Good luck, R. Evanchuk

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1252010120000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1252457648000
Surnames: allen
Hi my name is Edward Allen and my great grandfather was Charles F. Allen b.1822 in Wardsboro Vt. Windham Co. Father was Samuel Jr. and his father was Samuel Sr. Jr. was born 1792 Uxbridge, Mas. and I believe Sam Jr was also born in Uxbridge. All these Allens came from a town in Mas. that part of the town was refered to as Allens Place. Are these Allens familar to you? I need some help. They all seem to go back to England and an immigrant named Joseph (think thats the name). Please contact me. Thanks

Ed Allen
eallen35@wowway.com

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1252024976000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1252457798000
Surnames: allen
Hi Ed. I'm sorry I don't know those names. Of course I can't get past Lafayette Allen. I have heard that my dad's family did come from England. But I can't find which relative it is. I'm really stuck on my dad's family. I'll look up the names you mentioned and see what I can find out. Thank you for responding to my post.

Crystal

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1253396184000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1253675713000
Surnames: allen
Hi. Do you know anything about John L Allen? This is my fathers family and it's really hard to find any information on his family. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Crystal

Re: John L Allen born 1860 Virginia

Posted: 1253396292000
Classification: Query
Thank you for her name. I just got set up on facebook so I will look her up.
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