|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1833|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1913|
Allen, Elijah S.--Died Jan 9, 1913 at age 79. Born Dec. 27, 1833 in Fayette County, GA. Married Miss Julia M. Lankford Dec. 5, 1855. She survived him. Ten children were born to them, but 1 son and 4 daughters survive: T.L. Allen of Whitehouse; Mrs. W.J. Wright, Panama; Mrs W.A. Jenning, Park Springs; Mrs. U.W. Prater and Miss Nora Allen of Tyler. He and his family moved to Smith County in 1858. In 1906, they moved to Tyler. Elija was the eldest of 12 children. Two brothers survive: J.M. Allen, Mineola; C.E. Allen, Lindale. In Civil War, he was in Co. C., 17th Infantry. --Tyler Courier Times, March 11, 1913, page 7
--TEXANS WHO WORE THE GRAY by Sid S. Johnson --E. S. ALLEN Elijah S. Allen was born in Fayette county, Ga., Dec. 27th, 1833. He married Miss Julia M. Lankford, who was a native of Henry county, Ga. born Sept. 26th 1838; the marriage taking place Dec. 5, 1855, and moved to Texas in Dec. 1858. Enlisted in Co. C., 17th Texas Cavalry in Mar. 1862, and afterward transferred to the 35th cavalry, remaining with that command until the surrender in 1865. He was in the campaigns of his commands during the war, gallant, a loyal confederate soldier that met the strong approbation of his officers and comrades. Mr. Allen has always been a prominent planter and is listed with the few remaining of the old South. Prominent as a citizen and loyal in every sense of the word to the history and glories of the Southland. His post office is Tyler, Texas.
Julia M. Lankford Allen (1838 - 1925)
Thomas L. Allen (1865 - 1951)*
Note: Double stone with Julia M.
Maintained by: Bonnie
Originally Created by: Sue Kyser
Record added: Apr 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18979575
Added: Dec. 31, 2013
Men, as yourself, took risk, suffered many hardships and danger to make Texas the great State she is. May your memory always be recalled with pride.|
Added: Oct. 28, 2009