Son of John and Martha Barrow Allen. He married Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth McCracken Alsworth, widow of Frank Alsworth, on 24 December 1868 in Greene County, Illinois.
"1879 History of Greene County Illinois"
Farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 23, P.O. Roodhouse.
Mr. Allen is among the more substantial farmers of Greene County ; he was born here in 1837 ; his father, John Allen, was a native of Tennessee, who emigrated to Greene County as early as 1830, where he married Miss Martha Barrow, by whom he had seven children; four are living: Sarah, who married the late Wylie Pinkerton, and afterward married Joshua Martin; William, who married Mary Shaw; Alonzo, and Nancy.
"Alonzo for many years supported his widowed mother on the homestead, comprising 8o acres; this he eventually purchased from the heirs. After many years he has gathered together a valuable tract of, land comprising 300 acres.
In 1868 Mr. Allen was married to Mrs. Ellen Ellsworth, a daughter of Samuel McCracken, a native of Pennsylvania, as was also his wife, whose maiden name was Brouyn. The former husband of Mrs. Allen was a native of Pennsylvania. Four children blessed the marriage of Mr. Allen to Mrs. Ellsworth: John, Jessie, Albert, and Olive.
Mr. Allen has always taken a deep interest in educational matters, for several terms holding the office of school director; was once judge of election.
Note: Parents of Mr. Allen, on their first settlement in Madison County, Ill., found Alton a village containing but few rude dwellings.
Martha "Patsy" Barrow Allen (1799 - 1860)
Ellen Elizabeth McCracken Allen (1842 - 1929)
Jessie Allen (1871 - 1898)*
Lola Olive Allen Mitchell (1875 - 1945)*
Howard Allen (1883 - 1942)*
Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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