Andrew Warde book had exact date for date of birth. Gave middle name as "Buell". Descendants think the "B" may have stood for Benton. He was always called Porter or Port.
Family records from descendants give his birth year as 1845.
His residence is listed as Canadian, I.T. in the obituary of his father in 1901. Descendants of his referred to him as "Porter" and he's listed as Porter in the 1880 Census.
1870 Census. White Twp, Polk co, AR, Hh 403 [next door to his parents]
1880 Census: Polk Co AR, Ozark. Porter Allen age 33 b. AR, parents b. NY. Mary F. age 32, b. AR, her parents b. GA. Edward F. age 11, Charles H. age 9, and Manerva E. J. age 5 [this is apparently be the child later referred to as Emma by descendants]
1900 Census. Indian Territory. Twp 9, Creek Nation. Hh 435
1910 Census. Pittsburg Co, OK, Canadian Twp, ED 215, Sheet 16, Household 300. Peter B. Allen, age 63, married 42 years, b. AR [parents born Inidiner - Indiana] Mary age 64, wife. Has had 6 children. William, grandson, age 9, b. OK [son of Charles Henry Allen]
1920 Census. Leflore Co, OK, Wister Twp, ED 122, Sheet 2A, Family 23. Troy C. Heflin, head of household, age 24, b. in Oklahoma, his father born in AL, his mother b. AR. Lilly M. wife, age 28, b. AR as were both her parents. Clarence M., Step Son age 8 [surname unreadable]. William O. Heflin, son age 5, Lovdie M. age 3 years, 3 months, and ?Ivie P. age 11 months, daughters. Michael Webb, age 28 and a school teacher, is a boarder. Peter B. P. Allin, Grandfather, age 73, b. AR, both parents b. NY, also lives with the family. He was widowed.
Obituary (newspaper source unknown - but probably in Kern Co, CA)
Note: Clyde, Audy, Maudie, & Edgar Griffith were the children of daughter Minerva Emma. Elsie & Vernie were children of Porter Emmett Allen. John Allen, Millie King & Mamie Griffith were children of son Edward F. Allen. There were several other grandchildren. The children of Edward's first marriage were omitted, as were the children of son Marshall, and the son of Charles H. Allen. Port actually had 17 living grandchildren that I know of at the time of his death.
Peter B. P. "Port" ALLEN and Mary F. DUNAGAN were married in 1868.170,173,174 Mary F. DUNAGAN170, daughter of Andrew Franklin DUNAGAN and Emilia Minerva DEMPSEY, was born in October 1846 in Arkansas.174,175 She died on 20 May 1912 at the age of 65 in Crowder, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.176
Her name is also seen as Dinnegan/Dunnegan/Dunnagan. There were numerous families of this name in Polk Co AR. It is most often seen in databases online as Dunagan.
1870 census gave her age as 24, born in Georgia.
1900 census said Mary said born in AR; her father b. Georgia, her mother b. in NC.
According to information from Shirley Garrison, Mary was hit by a train and killed in March of 1912. She was hard of hearing and had on a bonnet and simply did not hear the train. She is said to be buried in the Crowder, Pittsburg Co OK cemetery.
McAlester, Okla., May 21--Mrs. P. B. P. Allen, a white woman was struck by a Missouri, Kansas and Texas freight train near Crowder and instantly killed.
She is listed on FindAGrave: Birth: 1845. Death: May 20, 1912 [conflicts with family story that she died in March of 1912 - but the newspaper confirms that the family story is in error.]
Peter B. P. "Port" ALLEN and Mary F. DUNAGAN had the following children:
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