Rec’d of DJ Allen J.O. Five dollars fine
State v. I M Flake (Col)
Oct 17 1888 S. H. Hearne C.T.
Rec’d of DJ Allen J.P. $4.00 it being a fine collected
State vs. Wm Gaines (col) I am to bring this money
to the county treasurer and take his receipt for same.
Sept 5 1887 S.H. Milton
Yet again, I’m unsure of the name. My best guess is SH Milton, but I cannot find anyone like that on an 1880 or 1900 census. The person for whom the fine is due looks to be Wm Gaines, colored. I’ve found a William Gaines, 48, on the 1900 census living in Lilesville. I’m not certain, of course, that it’s the same person and need to see if I can find any court records to document. A $4 fine back then seems to indicate, at least to me, a more serious crime.
On November 28, 1883, David Jones Allen married Rosa Ann Caudle, daughter of John Calvin and Judith Parker Caudle. Perhaps the statement from DN Bennett was regarding purchasing materials to build a house. I would be very likely to believe that if it weren’t for his mother, Nancy, living with him. Maybe he made some improvements to their existing home.
With their marriage came children, the first (Albert B, October 1884) being born within the year. In 1886, their second child Sopherina is born.
By 1887, DJ is a Justice of the Peace for Stanly County, NC.