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Andrew Lafayette "Fate" Allee
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1844
Saline County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1895
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA

Andrew Lafayette "Fate" Allee was born Aug 23, 1844, in the southern part of Saline County (now Grant County), Arkansas, to Josiah Allee and Mary Jane Pelton Allee. His mother died when he was quite young. His father volunteered to serve in the Mexican-American War, where he was killed in 1846, leaving Fate orphaned at two years old. His uncle, Abraham Allee, became his guardian and he was raised to follow farming.
Just prior to his 17th birthday, Fate enlisted in Co F, 11th Arkansas Infantry on July 19, 1861. He was one of 7000 Confederates who valiantly defended Island Number 10 near New Madrid, MO, until the commander was forced to surrender on April 8, 1862. Fate spent several months as a prisoner at Camp Douglas, IL. Later that year he was part of a prisoner exchange at Vicksburg, MS. He then served in the 11 & 17 Consolidated Ark. Inf.; Co B, Anderson's Unattached Battalion, Ark. Cav. as a 2nd Lt; and as an independent scout in the McMurtry Brigade, under Captain Webb. A story told by a member of Webb's forces depicts Fate as an honorable man, although Webb's forces were generally considered to be less than honorable.
On May 6, 1866, Fate married a cousin, Martha Elizabeth Grant. The area in Arkansas where they lived had been overrun during the Battle of Jenkins Ferry in 1864. Fields, streams and rivers were rife with spent ammunition. Although the family stories don't tell us, we can only surmise that the Allee family members who left Arkansas did so due to the devastation of the war.
Fate relocated his family about 1869 to Denton County, Texas, along with Abraham and some of his family. Fate and Martha had three children, all of whom married into the Lucas family. Sometime after Frank's birth in 1872, Martha died.
The widowed Fate married Anna Elizabeth "Bettie" Allen on January 30, 1876, in Collin County. Fate and Bettie farmed in Palo Pinto County, adding four more children to their family before his death on July 4, 1895. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Anna Elizabeth Allen Allee (1844 - 1931)*
  Martha Elizabeth Grant (1846 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Josiah Thomas Merrill Allee (1867 - 1965)*
  Josiah Thomas Merrill Allee (1867 - 1965)*
  Mary Jane Allee Lucas (1869 - 1947)*
  Abraham Frank Allee (1872 - 1946)*
  Thomas Merrill Allee (1877 - 1948)*
  Margaret B. Harwood (1879 - 1966)*
  William Elbert Allee (1885 - 1952)*
  Andrew Lafayette Allee (1889 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ballew Springs Cemetery
Parker County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Beth Richards
Originally Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: Jun 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20096850
Andrew Lafayette Fate Allee
Added by: Beth Richards
 
Andrew Lafayette Fate Allee
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R.I.P. my GG-Grandfather.
- Penny
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- RoxღEd
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Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Nov. 16, 2011
 
 
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