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David Grey Allen
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1843
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1893
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

"The LaFayette Sun" - December 19, 1900:

Big Real Estate Deal.

The old Central Hotel property on the corner opposite the Hightower building has changed hands. McGehee, Driver and Co. are the purchasers from the D. G. Allen estate. It is said that this company will erect at an early date a handsome hotel on this corner. This will be a great improvement to the appearance of the square and we hope that other like improvements will be instituted soon. LaFayette is the best town in the state and is going to grow to vast dimensions.
"The LaFayette Sun" - December 12, 1906:

Last Notice.
To those still indebted to the estate of D. G. Allen.

$175,000 is uncollected on his books. This amount is due his wife and children by men and women whom he furnished groceries, dry goods and to raise and educate their children. Many a young man and young lady owe their education to him. The eldest daughter of Mr. D. G. Allen has been relieved of “the disabilities of non age” by the Court, and as her guardians, we will have to soon make a final settlement with her. Therefore all those settling on or before December 25th (of this month) we will make a large reduction in their account.
D. G. Allen was an honest man and requested his executors to pay his indebtedness, which they did 100 cents on the dollar with 8, 10, and 12 1/2 per cent interest. No man can truthfully say he owes them a copper. This being true we feel those who owe his estate ought not to force us to bring suits in order to collect these matters. D. G. Allen had no partners either in his business or real estate. He was sole owner, and any failure to pay what is owing him would be simply robbing fatherless children. I will be in LaFayette for the next few weeks to look after these matters.

J. M. Allen
G. E. Burnett, Guardians.
1850 Iredell County, NC Census:


H. G.(?) Allen 36M Farmer R$650 Born NC
Catherine Allen 34F Born NC
Wm. L. Allen 14M Born NC
John W. Allen 11M Born NC
Jacob L. Allen 9M Born NC
Margaret G. Allen 5F Born NC
James M. Allen 3M Born NC
Sarah E. Allen 1F Born NC
1880 Chambers County, (LaFayette) AL Census:


David G. Allen 36M Merchant Born NC
Sarah Allen 24F Wife Keeping House Born GA
James Allen 32M Brother Merchant Born NC
Oliver Ratchford 47M (Black) Servant-Carpenter Born GA
Millie Ratchford 45F (Mulatto) Servant-Domestic Born GA
Robert Ratchford 8M (Mulatto) Born AL
Family links: 
  Hinchea Elbert Allen (1814 - 1878)
  Catherine Little Allen (1816 - 1897)
  Sarah B. Allen (1851 - 1881)
  Annie McLemore Allen (1860 - 1923)
  Annie LeMerle Allen Battle (1886 - 1918)*
  Norma Allen Oxford (1890 - 1961)*
  William Little Allen (1836 - 1925)*
  Jacob Alonzo Allen (1841 - 1865)*
  David Grey Allen (1843 - 1893)
  James Marion Allen (1847 - 1925)*
  Harriett M. Allen Bowling (1853 - 1929)*
  Catherine Ledora Allen Landers (1855 - 1945)*
  Laura L. Allen Henderson (1857 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
LaFayette Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74663262
David Grey Allen
Added by: Churchwell
David Grey Allen
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David Grey Allen
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