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Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC

Family Group of

James Allen* b ca 1789 Rutherford CO, NC d 6 Apr 1874 Cherokee CO, NC
[NOTE: Descendants erected a memorial marker in Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC. Since this couple were church members, they may be interred there.]
occ: hatter (first in Cherokee CO, NC)
son of Drury Allen of Rutherford CO, NC

m 1 Nov 1810 Rutherford CO, NC, Elisha Weeks bm, TO

Phoebe Johnston* b ca 1792 Rutherford CO, NC d 2 Mar 1869 Cherokee CO, NC
dau of

issue: (Were there others?)
1(M) William Allen b ca 1812 Rutherford CO, NC d ca 1871 - 1879 Cheorkee CO, NC
m ca 1830 TO
Cynthia _____ b ca 1813 NC d after 1880 Cherokee CO, NC

2(F) Martha H. Allen b 17 Feb 1815 Rutherford CO, NC d 19 Sep 1895 buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m never but had two children by Willis S. Parker

3(F) _____? Allen b ca 1820 - 1825 NC d

4(M) James? Allen b ca 1824 NC d

5(F) Mary M. "Polly" Allen** b ca 1825 Rutherford CO, NC d after 1902 Cherokee CO, NC memorial tombstone placed in Hanging Dog Bapt Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
photo of Reason & Mary M. "Polly" (Allen) Roberts
m ca 1844 to
Reason "Rease" Roberts** b ca 1825 Buncombe CO, NC d after 7 Jul & before 1 Sep 1902 Cherokee CO, NC

6(M) Jonathan Batey W. Allen b 26 Apr 1826 Macon CO, NC d 30 Apr 1887 buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m ca 1864 TO
Mary Ann "Polly" Dockery b 10 Apr 1845 Buncombe CO, NC d 14 Nov 1931 Cherokee CO, NC buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC

7(F) Rebecca "Becky" A. (Arminda?) Allen b May 1847- by tombstone; by census 1828; 1830; 1833; 1838; 1840 in NC] d 10 Mar 1913 buried Rafter Cemetery, Tellico, Monroe CO, TN
m ca 1855 TO
Joel "Joe" M. Roberts b ca 1838 NC d ca 1881 - 1899 buried Rafter Cemetery, near Tellico, Monroe CO, TN

8(M) Philip Benjamin Franklin "Dock" Allen b 28 Jan 1832 Macon CO, NC d 28 July 1907 buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m ca 1866 TO
Harriet A. Davis b 28 Nov 1844 Haywood CO, NC d 20 Apr 1901 buried Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC

9(F) Phoebe L. Allen b ca 1834 NC d

sources: Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge's research on censuses, death and birth certificates, marriage records, draft cards, social security indexes, burial indexes, obituaries, and tombstone inscriptions

Thanks to Cousin Bill Allen (now deceased) for a copy of James and Phoebe (Johnston) Allen's marriage record!

** great-great-great-grandparent &
* great-great-great-great-grandparent of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

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