Joseph ALLEN…


Joseph ALLEN is my wife’s ggg-grandfather, the father of Marietta Allen HAWKINS, and the grandfather of Joe HAWKINS. He was born about 1810 in South Carolina. I have reason to believe he was from Spartanburg. He married Nancy ???, who was also born about 1810 in South Carolina. In 1840 and 1850 they are residing in Benton Co. Alabama (later became Calhoun Co.). They appear to have arrived there between 1837 and 1839. In 1860 and 1870 they are residing in Talladega Co., Alabama. In 1880, the widower Joseph is found in Fannin Co., Texas with son Willis and daughter Caroline U. (husband George W. MORRISON).
Joseph and Nancy’s children were…
  • Young ALLEN
  • John ALLEN
  • William ALLEN
  • Hugh ALLEN
  • Joseph ALLEN
  • Marietta ALLEN
  • Nancy Jane ALLEN
  • Willis W. ALLEN
  • Caroline U. ALLEN
Who are Joseph’s parents? Joseph’s eldest son is Young ALLEN. Could he be named after Joseph’s father? The 1830 Spartanburg Co., South Carolina census lists a Joseph V. ALLEN on the same page with a Youn? ALLEN and a Willis ALLEN (Jun.).
What is his wife Nancy’s maiden name and who are her parents? 
There are many ALLENs living in Benton Co., Alabama in 1840 and 1850. Some of these could be brothers and may provide clues to Joseph’s father’s name.
These are the ALLENs in Benton Co., Alabama in 1840…
  • Asmuel ALLEN
  • Charles ALLEN
  • Edward ALLEN
  • Hudson ALLEN
  • Isaac ALLEN
  • Jones ALLEN
  • Joseph ALLEN
  • Mathews ALLEN
These are some of the ALLENs in Benton Co., Alabama in 1850…
  • A. L. ALLEN
  • Edward ALLEN
  • Isaac ALLEN
  • Joseph ALLEN
  • Matthew ALLEN
  • Memory ALLEN
  • Spartan ALLEN

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