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Joseph Robert "Joe" Allred
Birth: Mar. 27, 1839
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1920
Red River County
Texas, USA


Joseph Allred was born on the 27th of March, 1839 at Monroe County, Missouri. His wife indicated in her request for a pension that he had been married prior to the Civil War but would never discuss the matter with her. (Adair County, Missouri records indicate he married Catherine Livingston in 1858; nothing further is known regarding that marriage).
He enlisted August 1, 1863 in Emporia, Kansas into Company I., 14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry in the Union Army. He was described as 25 years old; 5 feet 7 inches in height, blue eyes and auburn hair. He was born in Adair County, Missouri and was a Farmer when he enlisted.
14th Cavalry Kansas Muster Rolls show him present at Fort Scott, Kansas on 4 November 1863 until 31 December 1863 on daily duty as Company Cook. January through June 1864, Private Allred was on detached service recruiting at Fort Smith, Arkansas by order of Lieutenant Colonel Brown. He was furnished a horse and horse equipment since January 25, 1864 (due the U.S. for Horse Equipments and Ordnance Stores $31.81. Due $25 bounty and $2 premium. September and October 1864, he was on daily duty tending Lt. Bowen during his illness. From July 1864 to April 1865 he was on daily duty in Mt. Howty Battery. He had been furnished horse and equipments since January 25, 1864 and was charged the cash value of ordnance, ordnance stores and Army property as reported on prior musters.
His medical records show that he will ill at various times during his enlistment with diarrhea, int. fever, and no diagnosis.
Allred/Alred appears on the Company Muster-Out Roll at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, on June 25, 1865. He was last paid to February 28, 1865. Records indicate that the U.S. was due $14.09 for clothing and $10.00 for arms, equipments, etc. A $27.00 Bounty was paid and $75.00 was due. Remarks indicated that he was a private from enrollment - Due the U.S. for one Spencer Carbine and account retained $10.00.
Joe Allred was married to Eliza Ann Collins on the 29th day of April 1873 by John A. Viars, Minister of the Gospel in Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas. They had nine children together of which five survived. Joe stated in a pension document that they had made their home in Missouri until 1894; were in Iowa until 1899; Utah until 1905; Idaho until 1909, Missouri in 1910, and Texas 1912 to 1920. Joseph became a follower of the Mormons probably in the late 1890's.
Red River County, Texas land records show that J. R. Allred was involved in land transactions from 1885 through 1913. While a resident of Red River County, he and Eliza received $250 from George W. Rearden for "that certain tract of land about 17 miles east from Clarksville beginning at a stake from which a post oak stands ... Eighty acres more or less out of the HP Benningfield Head right survey... 21 day of February AD 1885." [RRC Deeds 9:512]. That December they spent $125 for a 200 acre tract located nine miles east of Clarksville. In 1887, they sold 6 acres to a Mr. Giddens [RRC deeds 32:410-411]. Tax roll records show J. R. Alread owing $313 state and county taxes for 1892. In 1883, he is listed as J. R. Allred. Their next land transaction was 23 years later when Joseph R. Allred entered into a contract for 30 acres he purchased for $600 from his in-laws, J. T. Collvins and wife Corena Collvins. [RRC Deeds 67:518].
At the age of 58 years, Joe applied for a Soldier's Pension. He was a resident of Mincy, Taney County, in the State of Missouri. He declared that he was unable to earn a support by reason of lame back and disease of eyes. He alleged that while on duty at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, on or about June 8, 1865, he was disabled by being thrown from a horse, sustaining a permanent injury to his back. His pension was granted with the last payment of $50 paid on August 4, 1920. Joseph often told his daughter-in-law Thelma that he had begun in the Confederacy and had deserted to the Union Side. He often recounted how he hid on top of a huge boulder while his fellow rebel soldiers searched for him. The official records show an enlistment entirely in the Union Army. Thelma noted that she used to sit at his feet for hours while he told her of his civil war exploits. She would even tie his shoelaces. He was a big hero! He didn't work because of the 27 times he had supposedly been wounded in the War!" Thelma read his conflicting official record and asked "Is this true?" A penchance for embellishment in story telling amongst some of his descendants must be attributed to Joseph Allred!
He died at the age of 81 on October 19, 1920 in Avery. He and Eliza are buried there per a letter by daughter Maude Bullard; however, no records of his burial and no gravestones exist. The only known photo of Joseph is in the possession of his daughter Maude's family.

Family links: 
  William Hackley Allred (1804 - 1890)
  Elisabeth Ivie Allred (1807 - 1870)
  Eliza "Elizabeth" Ann Collins Allred (1855 - 1927)*
  William Hackley Allred (1874 - 1945)*
  Henry Isaac Hartman Allred (1876 - 1949)*
  Albert Franklin Allred (1882 - 1961)*
  Lewis Edward Allred (1889 - 1904)*
  Samuel Jasper Allred (1892 - 1927)*
  Maud Elizabeth Allred Bullard (1894 - 1989)*
  Wilson Monroe Allred (1828 - 1910)*
  Louis Porter Allred (1831 - 1902)*
  Perlina Jane Allred Allred (1833 - 1910)*
  Enoch A Allred (1835 - 1918)*
  Joseph Robert Allred (1839 - 1920)
  Willis Winfield Allred (1847 - 1931)*
  Celeste Rosalia Allred Johnston (1850 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Avery Cemetery
Red River County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Nov 27, 2008
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