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.