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18. Ann Eliza HAYS28,29,30 was born on 4 September 1851 in Johnson County, Arkansas.4,7,26,31 She died after 1932 at the age of 81 in Crawford County, Arkansas.4,12 She was buried at Pevehouse Cemetery - no marker in Crawford County, Arkansas.

In the 1900 Census, Ann stated that she had 14 children, 10 were living. I have names of 10 of the children from the various censuses. They had been married 32 years at that time. Ann gave the place of birth of both her parents as Tennessee; she was born in Arkansas.

By 1910, Ann stated that only 9 of her children were living. They were living in Erath Co, TX

1920 Census. Van Buren Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 349
Annie Allen, age 69, b. AR, parents b. MS
Elbert, son, age 27

Annie E. Allen applied to the state of Arkansas for Pension as a Widow of a Confederate Soldier on 9 April 1923. She stated that she was born on 4 September 1851; was a resident of Crawford County; her husband died 20 Dec 1912. Nealy Owens and O. M. Vinsant certified they had known her for 14 & 30 years respectively and knew her to be a resident of Arkansas. She was incapacitated for manual labor by reason of old age and had no property exceeding $500 not including the value of her homestead. She had no income in excess of $250 per year. On a similar document S. T. Matlock and Nealy Owens again certified the above facts and admitted that they did not know about his Army service but lived in the same neighborhood with the applicant. Both certifications dated 14 Apr 1923. Proof of Henry Clay Allen's service came from B. R. Jacobs of Idabel, OK who said he had known Henry C. Allen for about 60 years and that he was a Conferedate soldier in Company E Infantry of 19th Arkansas, Hardies Regiment, Churchill Division from about Dec of 1862 to about May 1865, Lee's Surrender. Dated 27 Apr 1923. F. M. Cecil, of Vandervoort, Polk County, AR, also testified that he had known Henry C. Allen for sixty years and that he served as stated by Mr. Jacobs; dated 2 May 1923. The Pension Board did approve her full pension but no amount is stated. A copy of a Questionnaire from the State Auditor's Office, ordered 7 Jan 1932, proves that Ann was still living at that time. She gives her full name as Ann Eliza Allen, born 4 Sep 1852 [she had stated 1851 earlier] in Jonson [sic[ County, AR. She was married to Henry Clay Allen on 2 Jun 1868 in Croford Co, AR. She was making her home with her daughter Lula Phillips in Van Buren. She owned no property and had no income other than her Arkansas Confederate Pension; she used "most all" of her pension each month for her own benefit. [I'm not at all sure she filled out this form herself though it has her signature on it - her hand was quite strong and steady for a lady 81 years old. And on the application in 1923, she had signed with "her mark".]

1930 Census. Van Buren Twp, Crawford Co AR. Ann E. Allen, mother-in-law, age 77 & widowed was living with Oscar T. Phillips and his wife Lula M. She is said born in Arkansas, her parents born Mississippi [they had come to Arkansas from Mississippi].

Buried in Pevehouse Cemetery in Crawford County AR. No marker. She is probably the Eliza Allen from Crawford Co who died Dec 7, 1933, as listed on the Arkansas Death Record Index on However, a family tree on Ancestry of a descendant of son Ulysses has a year of death for Ann Eliza as 1945. Another, a descendant of her daughter Lula or Lola, says she died 7 Dec 1933 - but that appears to also be picked up from the Ancestry database.

Ann Eliza HAYS and Henry Clay ALLEN were married on 2 June 1868 in Crawford County, Arkansas.4,12 Henry Clay ALLEN4,30,32, son of PETER BUELL/BENTON ALLEN and MARY ROWENA HOSKINS, was born on 16 November 1843 in Sevier County, Arkansas.31,33,34,35 He served in the military in 1862–1865 at Company E Infantry, 19th Arkansas, Hardies Regt, CSA in Civil War.4 He died on 20 December 1912 at the age of 69 in Crawford County, Arkansas.4,12,33 Henry was buried at Peevyhouse Cemetery - no marker in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Age was 9 in 1850 census.

Confederate Service: Company E Infantry, 19th Arkansas, Hardies Regt, Churchill Division from about Dec 1862 to about May 1865.
Was living on the homestead in 1901 at the time of his father's death.

1870 Census. H. C. Allen, age 28, and Anneliza, age 18 and son C. B. age six months, were living next to door to her father Elias Hays in Cedar Creek Twp, Crawford Co AR.

1880 Census. White Twp, Polk Co, AR
Henry C. Allen, age 38, b. AR, parents b. NY, farmer
Ann E., age 28, b. AR, parents b. TN
Charles B. P., son, age 10. Henry W., son, age 9. Robert E., son, age 5.
Ulysses S., son, age 3.

In the 1900 Census, Henry Clay and family were with his father in White Twp, Polk Co. Henry C. Allen was the enumerator for this census. Hh 491
Henry C. Allen, b. Nov 1841, age 48, married 32 years, b. AR, parents b. NY
Ann E., wife, b. Sep 1851, age 48, 14 children - 10 are living, b. AR, parents b. TN
Julia F., dau, b. Mar 1879, age 21
Dora S., dau, b. Mar 1886, age 14
Flora M. dau, b. Aug 1888, age 11
Albert B., son, b. Jan 1892, age 8
Elbert C., son, b. Jan 1892, age 8
Luler M. dau, b. Aug 1894, age 5
Peter B., father, b. Nov 1811, age 88, wd., b. NY, parents b. NY

1910 Census. Justice Precinct 1, Erath Co, TX, Hh 78
Huckaby and Berlin Road
Clay H. Allen, age 68, married 1 time for 43 years, b. AR, parents b. IN
Annie E., wife, 58, 14 children - 9 are living, b. AR, parents b. AR
Elbert C. and Albert D., both 18, sons.
Lula M., dau, age 16.

Buried in Pevehouse Cemetery in Crawford County AR. No marker.

Ann Eliza HAYS and Henry Clay ALLEN had the following children:



Charles B. P. ALLEN.



Henry W. ALLEN.



Robert E. ALLEN.



Ulysses Sidney "Euly" ALLEN.



Julia Frances ALLEN.



Dora S. ALLEN was born in March 1886 in Arkansas.30



Flora M. ALLEN was born in August 1888 in Arkansas.30



Albert B. ALLEN12 was born on 2 January 1892 in Arkansas.30 He died after 1917 at the age of 25.36

Albert and Elbert were twins.

Albert registered for the World War I Draft on 5 Jun 1917
Albert B. Allen, living Rt. 2, Van Buren, was age 25, born 2 Jan 1892 in Crawford Co, Arkansas. He was single. He was of medium height, medium build, with brown hair and eyes.



Elbert C. ALLEN37 was born on 2 January 1892 in Arkansas.30 He died in January 1970 at the age of 78 in Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.38

Freda Hays Barnett lists Albert and Elbert, twins. Albert is buried in Pevehouse Cemetery with no marker.

5 Jun 1917 World War I Draft Registration
Elbert C. Allen was 25, born 2 Jan 1892 at Van Buren, AR - he lived on Rt. 2, Van Buren, and was a farmer. He was single, his mother his dependant. Medium height & weight, gray eyes, light hair

1940 Census. East Van Buren, Van Buren Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 152
Woodrow Ave outside city limits - lived in same place in 1935
Tom Phillips, 42, Farmer
Lula, wife, 45
Gearl, son, 20
Juanita, dau, 17
Elbert Allen, bro-in-law, 48, widowed, farm labor

Elbert C. Allen - in the "Prior" Birth Certificates in Arkansas. Born Jan 2, 1892 to Anna Eliza Hays [mother's name only is on these certificates] in Polk Co.

25 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration
Elbert C (middle initial only) Allen, lived at 6840 Otis Ave, Bell, Los Angeles Co, Calif. He was age 50, born 2 Jan 1892, near Cove, Polk Co, AR. C. N. Moore of Rt. 2, Van Buren, AR would always know his address. He was employed by Calif. Vegetable Concentrates, Inc. at 218 Architects Bldg, in Los Angeles City.
Description: 5'8", 149 lbs. Gray eyes, brown hair



Lula Mae ALLEN.