|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1878, USA|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1929|
Although Joe Thomas Allen's tombstone indicates his birth date is October 27 , 1878 , census records in 1900 , 1910 , and 1920 all list his birth year as 1880 . In the 1880 census records he was listed as six months old with the name Joseph with his parents Anderson and Catherine Allen and brother Charles F Allen ( Charlie Frank Allen # 91876949 ) who was listed as 3 years old , his sister Anna who was listed as 7 , and sister Mary who was listed as 10 . The Unity Cemetery records indicated Joe was an orphan raised by the McMaster family near Dorsey . ( Thomas McMaster and his wife Ann Wilburn McMaster were the McMaster' couple that raised Joe as an orphan . That might explain why the name Thomas was part of Joe's name. ) Joe Thomas Allen married Effie Mattox on December 21 , 1899 in Lee County , Mississippi . The couple's names were listed as J.T. Allen and Effie Mattox .( Effie's mother was Rebecca McMaster Mattox , the sister of Thomas McMaster .) U.S. Census records in Lee County , Mississippi in 1900 indicate the young couple had a nephew Jeff and niece Susie living with them . In later census records those two children were not listed with Joe Thomas and Effie again but instead then their own children were listed . The children of Joe Thomas and Effie Mattox Allen were Joe Anderson Allen who died as a young child without being on a census , Clark Allen who married Betty Marie Stovall , Gilbert W. Allen who married Frankie Mae Westmoreland , Timonia Ann Allen who married Sam H . Partlow , and Jo Belle Allen who married Graves H. Ruff . Joe Thomas Allen died January 4 , 1929 in Lee County , Mississippi .
Effie Ophelia Mattox Allen (1881 - 1951)
Joe Anderson Allen (____ - 1913)*
Clark Allen (1900 - 1964)*
Timonia Ann Allen Partlow (1905 - 1984)*
Gilbert W. Allen (1911 - 1974)*
Jo Belle Allen Ruff (1917 - 2005)*
ALLEN JOE THOMAS OCT. 27, 1878 JAN. 4 ,1929 Dear parents, tho' we miss you much we know you rest with God.
Note: Grave on Row 1
Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Carolyn Allen
Record added: Dec 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121254617