|Birth: ||May, 1867|
Attorney and counselor at law. He grew up in the South Reconstruction era. He was the son of Peyton Austin Bowden and Elsie, and stepson of Joseph Allen, whose surname he took. He attended Atlanta University, studying literature, while simultaneously working on a turpentine farm and teaching to pay his way.
He was a teacher at Perry, Georgia, a principal of the Mitchell Street school in Atlanta, and then a teacher in Newnan. While working, he studied law by correspondence. He was admitted to the bar in Atlanta in 1899, and began active practice in 1906. He married Willie Reese on June 25, 1907. They had four children: Elsie, Peyton, Muriel (Burnett) and Fannie.
"He sees what some other men of both white and colored races are beginning to see, that most of our other problems will solve themselves if we can but develop an intelligent, industrious, home-owning, home-loving citizenship."
[Info, portrait, and quote from "History of the American Negro and His Institutions", 1917]
Willie Maud Reese Allen (1885 - 1967)*
Elsie Mae Allen (1909 - 1998)*
Peyton Austin Allen (1911 - 1922)*
Fannie Louise Allen (1915 - 1999)*
Plot: African American Grounds
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99081711