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1883 Biography of Robert W. Allen



--- Robert W. Allen was born September 3, 1850, in Tebo Township, Henry County, Missouri, and was the son of George Jones Allen, who was born April 5, 1809, in East Tennessee. His mother, formerly Miss Esther M. Mitchell and a daughter of William and Nancy Mitchell, was born May 17, 1815, in Brownsborough, Washington County, East Tennessee.
They were married April 17, 1833, and by this union had four sons and four daughters, of whom there are still living four daughters and three sons. They emigrated from their native state to Boone County in 1834, where Mr. Allen was engaged in farming for one year. In the following year he removed to Tebo, then in Rives County, and entered a tract of 350 acres, where he commenced to make improvements, there remaining until his death on March 5, 1850. Mrs. A. survived him only three years, dying February 13, 1853.
The homestead remained as an inheritance to their children, an estate of 350 acres of land and under a good state of cultivation, of which R. W. Allen owns 190 acres.
Of the children now living the eldest is a daughter, Ann E., who was born February 2, 1836, in Rives County, and has for many years been one of the leading educators of her native county; William M. born December 10, 1838, who married Miss Julia M., daughter of Aurelius B. and Eliza Harris, of Henry County; James F. and Isabella J., twin brother and sister, were born September 17, 1841; the brother died May 8, 1863, while in the Confederate service, and Isabella is now a resident of this county; George J., born January 19, 1844, married Miss Bettie J. Fisher, daughter of Jacob and Jane E. Fisher, of Howard County, April 22, 1874; Emma E., born November 1, 1847, married Joseph W. Huston, of this county, November 2, 1871; Robert W., born September 3, 1850, married Miss Sallie Sutherland, daughter of Judge W. L. and Margaret J. Sutherland, October 9, 1879, and they have two children: Clara B., born September 1, 1880, and Robert Logan, born June 28, 1882.
Robert Allen has been a constant resident of the county since his birth. For two years he attended Lenox College, in Iowa, under the tutorship of Samuel Hodge, D. D. Though not having commenced life for himself until at the age of twenty, he has been successful thus far, and now has a fine residence, a good orchard, etc. He received at first from the homestead only thirty acres, but purchased twenty acres subsequently, in 1879, and in 1881, 140 acres more, all of the original 350 entered by his father in 1835. Four members of this family are connected with the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Allen's political sentiments are Democratic.

Owner/Source1883 History of Henry Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 626
Linked toGeorge Jones ALLEN; Robert Walter ALLEN

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