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ALLENDER Family

ALLENDER Family

Posted: 975672000000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1045441722000
Surnames: ALLENDER, FORD, HENDRY, CHERRY, MCTARSNEY, TURNER, VOLAND, ALLISON
Thomas ALLENDER and his wife Armilia HENDRY came to Brown Co.IN Hamblen Twsp.in 1850,after the census had been taken in Monroe Co.OH where they were listed,with their children.Armilia was the daughter of Nicholas HENDRY and Mary CHERRY.They are buried in Unity Baptist Cemetery,on Spearsville Road.
Their youngest son Thomas was born in Brown Co.IN IN 1851.He married Elizabeth TURNER,Aug.30,1875,in Brown Co.IN,daughter of Elisha Danuel TURNER and Rebecca MCCOY.Elizabeth and Thomas were parents of Cecil, Omer, Bert,and Dan ALLENDER,Mary Nettie ALLISON,
Hazel VOLAND,and Chloe,who married Charles Ford,son of Joseph A.Ford and Lydia ABBETT.
My mother Charlene FORD b. 10/14/1909 Brown Co.Hamblen Twsp.d.1995 Johnson Co.IN,was the oldest daughter of Charles FORD and Chloe ALLENDER.Their other children were Chester,Mabel,Geneva,Virginia,Irene,Paul,Wayne,Carl,Betty,
Richard,RoseMary,and Robert.They moved to Johnson Co.IN where she married Oliver McTarsney,and they were parents of 12 children.Charles and Chloe Ford later moved to Columbus IN,and are buried in the Edinburgh,IN cemetery.

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1332832952000
Classification: Query
I know this is several years later but THANK YOU FOR THESE! I'm a Thomas Allender descendant and these posts have been very valuable to me. I do hope you get this message.

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1332858649000
Classification: Query
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.

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1332874159000
Classification: Query
I wish I could help right off the bat with your Allenders. Unfortunately, mine are mostly from Brown County, Indiana at the moment. I will keep my eyes/ears open in case I do come across anything.

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1332875001000
Classification: Query
Thanks. I would appreciate any info you may come across that could possibly fit.

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1552340916000
Classification: Query
Hi! I'm a descendant of Christopher Stealey, who was Mary Stealey's father. I suspect that your Mary Stealey Allender may have died sometime between 1830 and 1840. Joseph Allender was listed as a hoh on the 1840 census in Daviess County and there was a young man between the ages of 20 and 30 in the household. Joseph would have been 28. There was also an older man between the ages of 60 and 70 which could have been William; he had been listed as aged 50 to 60 on the 1830 census. William's presumed wife (Mary) was aged 40 to 50 on the 1830 census but no female of that age is listed in Joseph's 1840 household. The only female listed is 20 to 30 years of age.

Have you had a chance to investigate Christopher Stealey, our common ancestor? He was also the father of John Stealey of Monongalia County and Jacob Stealey of Harrison County. I have been trying to learn more about him and where he might have lived before he came to Monongalia County, (now) WV.

Sharon Carter
sharoncarter345@gmail.com

Re: ALLENDER Family

Posted: 1552408133000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stealey, Allender, Houston, Shockley
Hi Sharon,
I need to clarify that I am not biologically related to the Stealey family. Mary Stealey was the woman with whom my biological 4th great grandfather, James Madison Houston, had a child (also named James Houston) out of wedlock. This occurred when both lived in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1799. There was a court case establishing that the child was fathered by James Houston. Mary kept and raised the child. On 3 May 1810, Mary Stealey married William Allender in Monongalia and by 1830 they had left Monongalia and moved to Daviess County, Indiana. The child, James Houston, became a magistrate in Daviess County and administrated the estate of William Allender when he died before 10 August 1846. Mary Stealey and William Allender had at least five children of their own. I do have court records that show that Mary Stealey Allender is the same women with whom James Madison Houston had a child, and that the child was named James Houston, and settled with Mary and her husband in Daviess County, Indiana, where they all died.

I have not done much research on the Stealey family; only with regard to their connection through Mary Stealey to my Houston family. I can tell you that there were three marriages in addition to that of Mary Stealey and William Allender in Monongalia that involved persons surnamed Stealey:
Peter Stealey married Nancy Miers 26 February 1804
Rawley Scott married Christiana Stealey 27 September 1808
Cornelius Berkshire married Elizabeth Stealey 23 November 1809

I also have some references involving the Stealey surname from court documents in Monongalia:
Monongalia County, (West) Viirginia, Deed book Records 1784-1810 (Old Series Volumes 1-4)
p. 54, Christopher Stealey was witness to a deed 23 November 1797.
p. 108, John and Prudence Stealey to Davis Shockley and others, trustees 13 April 1801.
p. 113, John Stealey's still house 20 November 1800.
Monongalia County (West) Virginia, Records of County, District and Superior Courts, vol. 1, 1776-1799
p. 23 - 69 - 1800, District Court, Monongalia County. John Stealey summoned to answer Edward Carrington, for the use of the United States, in a plea of debt for $66.95 and $90 damage 18 March 1799. Carrington exhibited the following bill against Stealey, "the said defendant in June 1795, was and is ever since the owner of a certain parcel or tract of land upon which land a certain Christopher Stealey, the father of John, did work two stills in distilling spirituous liquor....." Judgment was rendered in favor of Carrington; 10 May 1800 Stealey petitioned for re-trial.

p. 83 - 35b - 1798, personal papers, Monongalia County, 31 May 1796, Charles Donaldson and Susannah his younger daughter and Christopher Stealey entered into an agreement whereby Donaldson binds his daughter to Stealey who is to pay 800 pounds for 800 acres of land to include the old improvement and the Blackburn Glades, no money to be paid until Susannah reaches age 21, she being 11 years old on 1 May 1796. Expenditures (clothing, lodging, schooling, etc.) of raising the child and whatever is furnished to Donaldson while in confinement to be deducted from the purchase price.

p. 105 - 30 - 1796. District Court, Monongalia County, Christopher Staley [sic-Stealey] informant in case of John Alleswald charged with accessory after the fact in the murder of William Donaldson by Charles Donaldson; Alleswald was charged with trying to break Charles Donaldson out of jail.

p. 130 - 34a - 1797, District Court, Monongalia County, Christopher Stealey summoned "to show cause why an information should not be filed against him on a presentment of the Grand Jury against him for retailing 'spirituous' liquor called whiskey at his still house in Monongalia County in the month of January last past without having obtained a license." 22 May 1797, September 1797 term of court, quashed (abated/voided).

As to where Christopher Stealey came from prior to his appearance in Monongalia County, I can't say. I can tell you that Purnell Houston, father of James Madison Houston, was originally from the area of Maryland where it abuts Delaware (Eastern Shore). He served in the Revolutionary War and moved to Monongalia County after the end of his service. Davis Shockley, also closely associated with the Houston and Stealey families came from the same area of the Eastern Shore in Maryland-Delaware. It may be that the Stealey family was from that area as well. Have you checked to see if Christopher Stealey may have served in the Revolutionary War? If he did, and there was a pension application, it may give you additional information about him.

Good luck with your research!
Constance T. Shotts
constanceshotts@theancestorsearch.com
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