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Lieut James M. Allen
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1842
Greencastle
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1912
Chanute
Neosho County
Kansas, USA

James M. Allen

CHANUTE TIMES, DEC 7, 1913

Death of James M. Allen
A Prominent Neosho Pioneer Accident Results Fatally

James M. Allen died at his home, 401 South Lincoln avenue, Sunday night at eleven o'clock. Death resulted from an accident in which both the skull and spine were in jured. He was driving in with J. F. Byers from the south road that
the Good roads Commission, of which Mr. Allen is a member is having built when the accident occurred. A bolt broke and the shafts dropped frightening the horse. Mr. AlLen in attempting to get out of the buggy fell and struck the back
of his head. Physicians of the family had no idea that the injuries were so serious until Friday evening. After that he grew steadily worse until the end came on Sunday evening. A short funeral seivice was held at one o'clock Monday at the Allen residence, 401 South Lincoln and from there the body was taken to Erie for interment in the Erie cemetery. Funeral services were held by Rev. J. R. McFadden, pastor of the Methodist church. A special coach was attached to the
two-ten train to Erie for the friends who wished to accompany the body to that place. The returning local was held at Erie until after the burial service.

James M. Allen was born January 31st, 1842, in Putnam county, near Green Castle, Indiana, in September, 1860. He entered Asbury University, now De Paul University, which institution he attended until the following April when he,
together with number of other Students of the University enlisted in Company K, 16th Indiana Volunteers Infantry for one year. He was mustered out at Washington, D. C. in June, 1862. His regiment was reorganized and he reenlisted and was mustered in as a Sargeant August 16th, t$. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in July 1863. While taking passage down the Red River on the river boat "City Belle' he was taken prisoner May 1st, 1B64, by the Confederate forces
at Snaggy Point, and was, by them, taken to Tyler, Texas. October 20th of the same year, under the name of Andrew H. Patrick, a fellow prisoner who had previously escaped, he was exchanged and returned to his regiment, where he was
commissioned First Lieutenant in May ar.d served until the end of the war July, 1865. He was discharged with his regiment at Indianapolis September 7th, 1865, he moved to Kansas and settled on a claim in what is now Neosho county. August 27th, 1867, he married Eva Foster at Baldwin, Kansas. There after they continued to make their home on the farm until November, 1883, when they moved to Erie, Kansas, where Mr. Allen together with his nephew, Will T. Allen, organized the private banking firm under the name of Allen & Allen. In this business he continued for sixteen years, at the expiration of which time he disposed of his interest in the bank and with his family moved to Chanute where he has made his home ever since.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Foster Allen, and four
children, J. -- ter Allen of Chanute, Kansas, Mrs. E. L. Rosebush of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Clay Allen, of Seattle, Washington and Ada Allen of Chanute, another son, Harry, the first born, died in infancy, at the age of four years.
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Residence Greencastle IN; a 19 year-old University Student.
Enlisted on 4/23/1861 at Greencastle, IN as a Private.
On 4/23/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. IN 16th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/23/1862 at Washington, DC
On 8/17/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 16th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/30/1865 at New Orleans, LA
He was listed as:
POW 5/1/1864 Snaggy Point, Red River, LA
Paroled 10/20/1864 Tyler, TX
Promotions:
Sergt 8/17/1862 (As of Co. I 16th IN Infantry (3-years))
2nd Lieut 5/31/1863 (Not Mustered)
1st Lieut 4/9/1864
born 1/31/1842 in Putnam County, IN
died 12/1/1912 in Neosho County, KS
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Mr. Allen was born January 31, 1842, in Putnam county, near Greencastle, Ind. In September, 1860, he entered Asbury university, now De Pauw university, which institution he attended until the following April, when he, together with a number of other students of the university, enlisted in Company K, Sixteenth Indiana volunteer infantry, for one year. He was mustered out at Washington, D. C., in June 1862.

While taking passage down the Red river on the river boat "City Belle," he was taken prisoner, May 1, 1864, by the Confederate forces at Snaggy Point, and was, by them, taken to Tyler, Texas.

October 20 of the same year, under the name of Andrew H. Patrick, a fellow prisoner who had previously escaped, he was exchanged and returned to his regiment, where he was commissioned first lieutenant in May and served until the end of the war, July 1865. He was discharged with his regiment at Indianapolis.

August 27, 1867, he married Eva Foster at Baldwin, Kansas.
He was a member of the state legislature in 1873, defeating C. F. Hutchings, now of Kansas City, Kansas. While in the body he gave warm support to the bill, which is now law, making taxes payable semi-annually instead of only once a year, as formerly.
In 1867 he was a member of the board of county commissioners, and was re-elected in 1871, being chairman of the board his second term. He was appointed chief of police by Mayor D. M. Kennedy in 1903, serving a year or more.

Sources: http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1943170
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/James_M_Allen.htm 
 
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 Spouse:
  Evaline Mildred Foster Allen (1843 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Henry N. Allen (1868 - 1873)*
  Ada Allen (1885 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Hill Cemetery
Erie
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 2006
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Lieut James M. Allen
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