5/23–I decided to make this one of my 52 Ancestors posts even though it is incomplete as of this time. Once I’ve posted all his ephemera, I’ll post something more complete.
I decided I would like to give a little background information on David Jones Allen as we are peeking into his life as a farmer and justice of the peace.
The facts so far:
- Born to William and Nancy McSwain Allen on 13 Jan 1859.
- Oney (perhaps)
- Lives in the Center Township of Stanly County, North Carolina
David’s father, William, died during the Civil War and Nancy was left to raise their children alone. She never remarried. I do believe David had another sibling, I’ve found the name as Oney but I have not found my own proof of the name. This child was evidently dead by 1860 as there is no other mention of her.
I haven’t been able to find him on the 1870 census with his mother and sister, Sarah.
In 1879, he’s 20 years old.