Four Ancestors Ago–David Jones Allen (52 Ancestors)

This post is a part of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by Amy Johnson Crow at www.nostorytoosmall.com.

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.
  • Siblings:
    • Oney (perhaps)
    • Sarah
  • 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.