Son of Montogmery Houston Allen and Lillie Wood born in Nelson County on March 5, 1896. Through three marriages he fathered 15 children. In his first marriage to Florrie Belle Via they had Houston Edward and Charlie Jr., Houston died in 1927. Charlie then married Dorothy Virginia Kidd and together they had 6 children. His last marriage was to Helen Lavenia Charlton who raised all the children including the additional 7 she and Charlie had together.