208. Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN108,111,112,139,149,150,151,152 was born on 12 February 1844 in Polk County, Arkansas.22 He served in the military in 1862–1865 at Company E Infantry, 19th Arkansas, Hardies Regt in Civil War. He died on 29 September 1933 at the age of 89 in Polk County, Arkansas.139,153,154
Nathaniel O. Allen served in Company E, 19th Arkansas Infantry in Civil War. (Hardies Regt., Churchill Division) Discharged 27 Dec 1862.. Friends testified in his pension application that he served from Dec 1862 to about May 1865. [I believe the discharge date was entered on wrong line of form.] He applied for his pension 1 Apr 1924 when he was 79 years old. In Dec of 1933, his widow Ella applied to continue the pension. In the Civil War Pension application, Ira B. Allen is listed as administrator of the estate of Nathaniel O. Allen.
1870 Census shows Nathaniel O. Allen age 26, Sarah E., age 26, Catharine & Jane, both age 1; "Adaline" age 22 as housekeeper. [This is no doubt Nathaniel's sister Adeline helping out with the twins!]
1880 Census - Precinct 4, Lamar TX. N. O. Allen age 36, b. AR, parents b. NY. He had apparently just married Allena C. who was age 19, b. in Georgia. The children were obviously Sarah's: Fanny & Emma, age 11 [The twins continued to go by these names rather than those given in the 1870 census], Sarah E. age 9, Annie A., age 8, all born in Arkansas. Then Chas. O. age 5 and Otto F. age 3 were born in Texas.
Have land records showing purchase of 160 acres near Camden, Arkansas, in 1901:
1900 Census. Nathan was the Census Enumerator for Ozark Twp, Polk Co AR; p.350A
Either Nathan gave her year of birth as wrong for Mary in 1900, or Ella stated the wrong year of their marriage. Mary was definitely listed as a stepdaughter with the surname Birdsong in 1900 and her birth was stated as Oct. 1894. Ella stated in her application for Nathan's Civil War Pension that they married 10 Jan 1894.
1910 Census. Polk Co AR, White Twp. ED 115, p. 2B. Family 48. Nathaniel O. Allen, age 66, Married three times, the last time for 16 years. Born AR, parents born in New York. Wife Rebecca R. [this must be the wife called "Ella" in 1920], age 43, she has had 6 children and all are living. B. Texas, her father born in TN, mother b. in TX. Josephine, daugher, age 10, and Ira B., son age 7. Mary Birdsong, stepdaughter, age 18, b. TX, her father born in TN, her mother b. AR [which is incorrect if Rebecca R/Ella is her mother]
The surname of the second wife of Nathaniel is unknown. They are said to have had at least 7 children. Allena appeared with Nat in the 1880 Census in Lamar Co TX. His first wife had been buried in 1878 in Polk Co AR. Then by 1894, he was marrying the third wife, Ella.
1920 Census. Polk Co AR, White Twp, Cove Town, ED 112, Sheet 1A, Family 9. Living on Watson Road is Nathaniel O. Allen, age 75, b. AR, parents b. in NY, house carpenter. Wife Ella, age 53, b. TX. Her father b. TN, her mother b. MS. Ella J, daughter age 20, b. AR - Teacher in the public school. [Ira would have been only 17 - I don't know why he isn't listed as part of the household. He wasn't deceased as he was later administrator of his father's estate.]
N. O. Allen's Will was written 28 Sep 1925. He bequeathed $1 to each of his children: Mrs. Fannie Goff, Mrs. Emma Wright, Mrs. Letha Womach, Mrs. Gussie Barton, C. O. Allen, A. F. Allen, Minnie C. Allen, O. N. Allen, Mrs. Josephine Luttrell, and Ira B. Allen. Wife Ella to receive all property. No Executor was named. Wit: J. C. Allen, W. H. Chapman.
Funeral home records state that Nathaniel was a "Southern Soldier". He died at his home in Cove. Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Cove, Polk Co AR on 1 Oct 1933. Services were at the Cemetery on that Sunday, conducted by Rev. James Simpson. Ira B. Allen is listed as Administrator - likely his youngest son. The casket & vault were bought elsewhere so the charges were $50. Pall bearers were listed as G. G. Godd, D. O. Dover, Robt. Hunter, G. R. Price, C. R. Plunckett, and S. S. Teeter.
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Sarah Evelyn LEBOW were married on 16 December 1867.155,156 Sarah Evelyn LEBOW, daughter of Hiram LEBOW and Sarah BLEDSOE, was born on 7 May 1843 in Illinois.157,158 She died on 29 November 1878 at the age of 35 in Polk County, Arkansas.158
Buried Cecil Community, Vandervoort, AR.
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Sarah Evelyn LEBOW had the following children:
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Allona C. MCDANIEL were married on 21 November 1879 in Lamar County, Texas.158 Allona C. MCDANIEL was born in 1861 in Georgia.159 Allena's father was born in North Carolina; mother born in Georgia. She died between 1890 and 1894 at the age of 29.158
I found Allona's name and exact birthdates of her children in the FamilySearch Tree.
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Allona C. MCDANIEL had the following children:
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Rebecca Ella COKER were married on 10 January 1894 in Red River County, Texas.139 Rebecca Ella COKER150, daughter of Charles COKER and Elizabeth COSBY, was born on 4 November 1864 in Manchester, Red River County, Texas.139,160 She died on 29 October 1946 at the age of 81 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.153,160,161
Information given on the pension application indicates that Ella was not the first wife. She may have married previously as well - she probably was Ella Birdsong at the time of her marriage to Nathaniel Allen.
Funeral home gives year of birth as 1865. Funeral services were at the Presbyterian Church, Cove AR; her religion was listed as Church of Christ. Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Cove, Polk Co AR, "beside of Husband". Ira Allen, listed as Administrator - likely her stepson, youngest son of Nathaniel. She died of acute congestive heart failure & hypertensive heart disease. Her father was Charles Coker; her mother Elizabeth Cosby. Cost for her funeral was $408.85 - the casket alone was $385. There was a charge of $20 for getting the remains from Ft. Smith - there is a Ft. Smith address of 309 N. 20th, although she noted to be of Cove. Perhaps she was at the home of a child when she died.
Nathaniel Orrin "Nat" ALLEN and Rebecca Ella COKER had the following children: