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Pernicia Angeline Allen ALLEN
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Birth: 1856
Death: 1931

The Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS - 12 Jun 1930 p6 c 1
Mrs. Angeline Allen, 73 years old and a native Mississippian, died at the home of her grandson, H. C. Bass, north of Pass Christian, this morning at 4 o'clock. She was one of the oldest residents of the community. Funeral services will be held at the residence of her grandson Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. L. Low, pastor of the Baptist church at Long Beach, officiating. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

This is quoted, with corrected spelling erros, from a copy of a paper given to me by a family member in Jan 2008. I do not know who wrote the paper.
"...MOTHER: PERNICIA ANGELINE ALLEN was the daughter of Wm. Allen who was born in Georgia and Malvina Wheeler Allen (whose mother was a Lee). Wm. Allen was older than Malvina W. Allen and had children by a first wife whose name is unknown. These children were Jim, Joe and Ed. One was the father to Emily Allen that married John Copeland, on 7/13/1899, who supposedly was the outlaw. Emily Allen Copeland lived on the corner of Beatline Rd. and Pineville Rd. (this is from Lydia A. Holdeman). Also, this place was where the Copeland gang lived (this from Dorothy Allen's mother, Fanny Salters and Guy Allen). Wm. and Malvina W. Allen lived on a plantation on Espy Ave. (where the curve is and the old cemetery). During the Civil War Northern Soldiers or Carpetbaggers burned the plantation. Angeline was said to have made the statement that when the smokehouse was burned there was so much meat in it that the grease "ran for a mile". They hid the silver and other valuables in the pond but the soldiers or carpetbaggers drained the pond and stole all the silver & etc. The plantation was large and had quite a few slaves. During the war Wm. Allen would go to Mobile in a oxen and wagon to buy staples. He also had large vats or pots down by the beach to boil the water for salt. These were uncovered by Hurricane Camille but were re-covered. After the plantation was burned Wm. & Malvina had to live in a cave. Do not know when Wm. died but after the war Malvina's step-son Jim went to the courthouse in Harrison Co., MS to have new deeds made as the origional ones burned and had them put in his name. He stole the land from his step-mother and possibly, if still living, his father Wm. Allen. (Elsie's note: this step-son might have been Jim the father of Emily Allen that married John Copeland). Malvina was a well educated woman believed to be from Maryland. Lydia A. Holdeman asked her one time why she did not teach her children to read and write and she said that because she had to work in the fields from sun-up to sun-down to feed her children she did not have time. (this is all from Lydia A. Holdeman)..."
Family links: 
  William A Allen
  Myrtle "Melvania" Wheeler Allen (1835 - 1915)
  William Franklin Allen (1854 - 1937)*
  William Robert Allen (1828 - 1906)**
  Elias A. Allen (1831 - 1883)**
  Joseph J Allen (1834 - ____)**
  Hancock E. Allen (1854 - 1913)*
  Pernicia Angeline Allen ALLEN (1856 - 1931)
  William A. Allen (1859 - 1934)*
  Marion Mathew Allen (1861 - 1929)*
  Mary Jane Allen Johnson (1866 - 1936)*
  Thomas A. Allen (1870 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Allen Cemetery
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Alice~aka~Nana
Originally Created by: leonard smith
Record added: Jul 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5595137
Pernicia Angeline <i>Allen</i> ALLEN
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