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58. Frances WISHARD was born on 13 February 1813 in Nicholas County, Kentucky.13 She died on 25 December 1901 at the age of 88 in Shelby County, Indiana.13

1900 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN, Hh 96
Tindel, Poly, b. Nov 1836, age 63, Wd, 9 children, 7 are living, b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. KY
Laura Thomas, dau, b. Dec 1856, age 43, widow, no children, b. IN, parents b. IN
Alonzo Tindel, son, b. Sep 1870, age 29
Olliver, son, b. Dec 1874, age 25
Lola, dau, b. Jul 1877, age 22
Wiliam, son, b. Apr 1879, age 21
Francis Allen, mother, b. Feb 1813, age 87, widow, 5 children - 4 living, b. KY, parents birthplace unknown.

Frances's brother Stewart lived out his last years in the Soldiers Home in Marion, IN. He was admitted September of 1895. Francis Allen of Mt. Auburn was listed as nearest relative, along with Sally Ormsand, as yet unidentified. Francis died in 1901, but Stewart lived until 1906 - his effects were sent to his daughter Myrtle Brinkman.

Frances WISHARD and Christopher Morgan ALLEN were married on 11 March 1834 in Shelby County, Indiana.64 Christopher Morgan ALLEN107,108,109 was born on 13 May 1810 in Seneca County, New York.13 He died on 11 December 1890 at the age of 80 in Shelby County, Indiana.13

Living with Christopher & family in the 1850 Shelby Co IN census is Robert Allen, age 76, born in Virginia. Surely his father.

1860 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN. Mount Auburn P.O.
Christopher M. Allen age 50, b. NY. Frances age 47, b. KY
John R. age 20, b. IN. Martha 15, Polly Kendall, age 23, Housekeeper,b. IN
Laura A. Kendall age 3, Harvey A. Kendall age 1.

1870 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN
Christopher Allen, age 60, b. NY. Frances, age 57, b. KY. Harvey, age 4, b. IN [surely a grandchild - or the age is wrong]

1880 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN
Christopher M. Allen, age 70, b. NY, father b.VA, mother born NY.
Frances, age 67, b. KY, parents born unk.
Benjamin Vaughan, age 20, son-in-law [actually a gson-in-law], married within the year, farming.
Vida M. Vaughan, age 19, granddaughter, keeping house

THE DAILY REPUBLICAN
Wednesday, March 18, 1885, page 3 column 1
AN EARLY PIONEER
"Sketch of the Life and Career Of One of Shelby County's Oldest Citizens.
Stories about our early pioneers are always interesting. They are rapidly
passing away and in a few years the last of them will be gathered to their
fathers. We have a number of these treasured citizens yet in our midst and
it is proper that the interesting mile-stones of their lives, such as
anniversaries of their deaths and marriages should be carefully recorded.
Among the oldest residents in Shelby county is Mr. Christopher Morgan
Allen, who resides and has resided for over fifty-six years on a farm in
Jackson township, near Mt. Auburn. As March 11th, 1885, was the
fifty-first anniversary of his marriage, the story of his life is recalled
and an outline of the same will prove of interest to all our readers. Mr.
Allen was born in the State of New York on May 13, 1810, and is therefore
nearly seventy-five years of age. His father, Robert Allen, was a
Virginian and his mother was a native of New Jersey. They moved to the
farm of General, afterwards President, William Henry Harrison, at North
Bend, Ohio, in the year 1815, while the war between the country and
England was still raging. From there they came to Shelby county, Indiana,
in December, 1828. This was the year in which General Andrew Jackson was
first elected President of the United States. It is a curious instance of
the slowness with which news traveled in those pioneer days that though
the national election took place early in November, Mr. Allen says they
did not hear of the result in this county until the following spring of
several months afterwards. Ever since the winter of 1828, Mr. Christopher
M. Allen has lived on the farm in Jackson township where they settled so
many years ago. On the 11th of March, 1834, he was married to Frances
Wishard by Alphred Phelps, a well known minister of those days. The father
of Mrs. Allen was Abram Wishard, a Pennsylvanian, and her mother was Sarah
Reynolds, of Ohio. The Allen family consisted of five sons and five
daughters, but the subject of this sketch and two sisters are all that now
remain. One of the surviving sisters is the widow of the late Col. John S.
Moore, and lives in Sullivan county, Indiana. The other, a Mrs. Harris,
resides in Kansas. Christopher M. and Frances Allen have four children,
twenty grand-children and six great grand-children. In August, 1835, Mr.
Allen joined the Freewill Baptist church, under the ministration of one
William Monroe. In 1840, he and his wife joined the Christian church at
Mt. Auburn, of which denomination they have ever since been consistent
members. Most of the time he has held an official position in the church,
being a deacon for a few years and then an elder up to the present time.
This elderly and well preserved couple have always lived on their farm,
pursuing the peaceful avocations of tilling the soil. Being industrious,
frugal and upright in his dealings, Mr. Allen has prospered in worldly
affairs and during his long and useful life has made many warm, friends.
He has never desired office and never held one above the grade of road
supervisor."


1820 Mill Creek, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Allen Robert Males in Household / Females in Household
2 under 10 1 under 10
1- 10 to 16 1- 10 to 16
2- 16 to 26 1- 45
1-45

1830 Shelby Co., Indiana Census Jackson Township pg 400 image 748
Allen, Robert Males in Household / Females in Household
1 under 5 1 under 5
1 - 5 under 10 2 - 20 under 30
1 - 15 under 20 1 - 50 under 60
1 - 20 under 30
1 - 50 under 60

1840 Shelby Co., Indiana Census Jackson Township
Robert and wife are still alive 60-70 years of age with two children
a male 15 under twenty and a female 15 under 20.


Frances WISHARD and Christopher Morgan ALLEN had the following children:

214

i.

Ann M. ALLEN was born in 1835 in Indiana.110

215

ii.

Polly ALLEN107 was born in 1837 in Indiana.110

In 1860, Polly Kendall, age 23, is living with her parents. Would appear to be this daughter, perhaps widowed. She had two children, Laura A. age 3 and Harvey A. age 1.

1870 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN, Hh 115
George Kendall, age 34 [Married within the year - Oct 1869]
Polly, age 34
Laura, age 13

1880 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co In, Hh 58
George Tindall, age 43
Polly, wife, 43, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY
Henry M., son 9
Alonzo E., son 8
Martha Frances, dau age 6
Oliver K., son 4
Emma L, daughter, age 2 [Emma Lola]
Willie Hallie, son, age 1

1900 Census. Jackson Twp, Shelby Co IN, Hh 96
Tindel, Poly, b. Nov 1836, age 63, Wd, 9 children, 7 are living, b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. KY
Laura Thomas, dau, b. Dec 1856, age 43, widow, no children, b. IN, parents b. IN
Alonzo Tindel, son, b. Sep 1870, age 29
Olliver, son, b. Dec 1874, age 25
Lola, dau, b. Jul 1877, age 22
Wiliam, son, b. Apr 1879, age 21
Francis Allen, mother, b. Feb 1813, age 87, widow, 5 children - 4 living, b. KY, parents birthplace unknown.
Note: The next family is Kendall - did the enumerator misunderstand Polly's name? Or was she first married to a Kendall and then George Tindall and she gave the wrong name in 1870? I have not found a marriage record.

216

iii.

John R. ALLEN was born in 1839 in Indiana.107,110


This child was listed as Peter R. in 1850.
In 1860, the son of this age was listed as John R. Allen. Changed his name?

Name: John Reynolds Allen Sex: M Birth: 22 AUG 1839 in Shelby County, IN 1 Death: 19 JUN 1919 in Marion County, IN

Father: Christopher Morgan Allen b: 13 MAY 1810 in Seneca County, NY
Mother: Frances Wishard b: 13 FEB 1813 in Nicholas County, KY

Marriage 1 Mabela Barlow b: 9 MAY 1843 in Shelby County, IN
Married: 1863
Children
Oliver Morton Allen b: 9 FEB 1865
Eliza Allen b: 1876 in Marion County, IN


217

iv.

Henrietta ALLEN107 was born in 1844 in Indiana.110

In 1860, the daughter age 15 is listed as Martha. She was perhaps Martha Henreitta?