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202. Edward B. ALLEN was born on 23 November 1832 in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on 29 November 1901 at the age of 69 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.

The relationship of Edward as a son is found in the biographical sketch of George M. Allen in History of Vigo County, printed in 1891. The article states that George sas a son of Edward B. and Lucina (Sales) Allen and that his grandfather, Ira Allen, had come to Vigo Co with his father, Peter B. Allen, in 1817.

1850 Census, Harrison Twp, Vigo Co IN, Hh 357
Edward Allen, age 18, was a Clerk and living as a boarder in the home of Charles T. Noble, Clerk of Court.

Edward B. Allen married Lucina S. Sibley, 23 Nov 1852, Aaron Wood [apparently the minister], Vigo Co, IN.

1860 Census, 5th Ward, City of Terre Haute, Vigo Co, Hh 687
E. B. Allen, age 28, County Auditor, b. IN. Lucina, age 26, also b. IN
George 6, Wilber 4 and Sarah, 4 months.
Mary Armstrong, age 28, born in Ireland, was their servant.

9 July 1863. The Terre Haute Guards of the Indiana Legion were called into service by the Governor to repel the invasion of the State. Listed as privates were Edward B. Allen and Oren Allen. I haven't found Oren - could Edward's older brother's name have been Nathaniel Oren?
[Roster found on the Indiana Genealogical Society Member's Only website.]
BACKGROUND: The Indiana Legion was the state militia that was created during the Civil War to protect Indiana's borders. Membership was open to every able-bodied male in the state who was not already serving in the military. Indiana Legion units - consisting of about 100 men - were formed in every township of every county. The members chose the name of their unit, which was often fanciful. These units were supposed to do military training each month and be available to be called up in an emergency, but many units were undertrained & underequipped, or existed only on paper.

1870 Census, 5th Ward, Terre Haute, Bigo Co, p.557, Hh 403
Edward B. Allen, age 39, Freight Agent for the Railroad. Lucina S. age 37.
George M. 17, Clerk in Bank. Wilber B. age 14 and Eddie age 2.
Elizabeth Sibley, age 68, b. NY
Margaret Monnahan, age 14, b. Canada, Domestic Servant

1880 Census, Terre Haute, Vigo Co, ED 4, Hh 230
E. B. Allen, age 49, Railroad Agent, b. IN, parents b. VT [this is an error]
Lucina age 47, wife, b. IN, father b. VT, mother b. NY
Geo. M. age 26, son, sailor
Wilbur B. age 24, son, Bookkeeper
Eddie M., age 12, son, at school
Elizabeth Silby, age 78, mother-in-law, boarding, b. NY, father b. RI, mother b. CT

By 1900, George M. Allen was living in a rooming house in Terre Haute. His occupation given as Postal Service. Presumably both his parents deceased.

Woodlawn Cemetery, [sign also says St. Joseph Cemetery], Terre Haute Vigo Co IN
Edward B. Allen, b. 23 Nov 1832, d. 29 Nov 1901

Edward B. ALLEN and Lucina S, SIBLEY were married on 23 November 1852 in Vigo County, Indiana. Lucina S, SIBLEY was born on 3 April 1833 in Indiana. She died on 23 February 1891 at the age of 57 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.

Terre Haute Daily News (Terre Haute, Indiana), 23 February 1891, p. 4, col. 5; image copy, Hoosier State Chronicles (http:// : accessed 13 November 2015
ALLEN - Lucinda S., wife of Edward B. Allen at 12:30 o’clock this, Monday, morning, of pneumonia, aged 57 years, 10 months and 20 days.
The funeral will take place from her late residence, 500 north Sixth street Wednesday next, at 2 o’clock p. m. Interment at Woodlawn cemetery.
The friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute
Lucinda Sales Allen [her stone is not pictured so I do not know if it actually has the maiden name - I think not since it is italicized]
Born 3 Apr 1833, d. 23 Feb 1891

Edward B. ALLEN and Lucina S, SIBLEY had the following children:



George M. ALLEN was born on 26 August 1853 in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on 23 April 1901 at the age of 47 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.

George apparently never married. A biographical sketch is in the History of Vigo County, printed in 1891, and he appears in the 1900 census, living in a boarding house in Terr Haute.

The sketch states that he was editor & Proprietor of the Terre Haute Express. He was born 26 Aug 1853 and his ancestors on both sides were pioneer settlers on the Wabash. After finishing school he had worked at the Prairie City Bank and for a time worked at banks in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Corinne, Utah. He returned to Indiana and was a teller at First National Bank at Indianapolis until 1878, when he received an appointed of paymaster of the U.S. Navy. In 1882, he returned to Terre Haute and bought the Express, the leading morning daily & weekly Republican paper in western Indiana. He was also a Mason, having been initiated at Lima, Peru in South America while he was in the service of the government.

Also in the History of Vigo County:
The great wooden clock brought here by Peter Allen was in the printing office of George M. Allen, The Express.  It is not only a curiosity but it has an interesting history as well as any of the other pioneers.  By canal and flatboat and packhorse it made a long trip successfully and was one if not the first of its kind in the county.  It is quite tall, and if there had been houses there with ceilings to the rooms it would have had trouble in finding one tall enough it which to stand.   But the early cabins ran to the roof as a rule and by putting it under the low peak it could in this way be put up.  It told the time in Mr Allen's house faithfully until he died, when it was sold at the sale and for years it did duty for strangers until Edward Allen, grandson of Peter, became grown and heard the history of grandfather's clock, and went and purchased it, giving in exchange a new high-priced brass clock, and now back in its old family it merrily is ticking away, no doubt good yet to keep the time for Ed's children, grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute
George M. Allen, b. 26 Aug 1853; died 23 Apr 1901
Note: Son of Edward B. Allen and Lucinda Sales Allen



Wilbur B. ALLEN.



Sarah ALLEN was born in 1860 in Vigo County, Indiana.

Sarah apparently died as an infant or small child. She appeared only in the 1860 census as a four-month-old.



Eddie M. ALLEN was born in 1868 in Vigo County, Indiana.

1910 Census. South Hood River Precinct, Hood River Co, Oregon, Hh 229
Wilbur B. Allen, 54, married 27 years, b. IN (as was the whole family), Farmer
Mary C., wife, 47, 3 children
Mary, dau, 18
Henry Coburn Allen, son, 26, married 2 years
Ethel Dorsey Allen, dau-in-law, 25, no children
Edward S. Allen, brother, age 42