|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1833|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1910|
He lived at Allen's Creek, Largo which was named after him.
He lost his leg in a hunting accident. He was crossing a fence when he leaned his 12 gauge, rabbit eared shotgun against the fence. It fell and accidentally went off. One of the first rabbit eared shotguns, which replaced the muzzle loader.
When the family moved to Florida by wagon train in 1843, a freed female black slave (Millie Morton) came with them. John Earl Allen and his family remained in the Crystal River area while James Elbert Allen and his family moved further South and settled in the Largo area. At the time that was part of Hillsborough County and Millie Morton went with them. She remained with the family until her death. In the 1870 census she estimated herself to be around 100 years old. She was buried on the old property at Allen's Creek in Largo, FL.
Zacheus had a false leg that he hated. It was reported by family members of being seen laying in the yard rusting.
He used the nickname Zee because he was self conscious of his full name.
Zacheus served in the Civil War
Coast Guard in Crystal River, FL
Postmaster of DeSoto from Jan 1892-June 1893
His father was James Elbert Allen 1803 GA - before 1970
It is reported that he is buried by his brother, John Earl Allen in the Old Crystal River Cemetery, Crystal River, FL. I have been unable to prove or disprove this. There are no records of his burial.
His father was married twice.
1st wife: Lettie Poe
2nd wife: Matilda Willis, GA
They had 9 children:
Zacheus Elbert Allen
Jesse Wesley Allen
John J Allen
William Hilliard Allen
Enilla ( May) Ann
George T Allen
Sarah Mouten Willis Allen (1838 - 1905)
James Proctor Allen (1857 - 1924)*
John Pinkney Allen (1860 - 1932)*
Elbert Jackson Allen (1863 - 1924)*
His Memory is Blessed
Maintained by: Cathy Allen Meeks
Originally Created by: Donna McPherson
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44241612
Allen, Zacheus E./REGIMENT NAME:9th Regiment, Florida Infantry/COMPANY:C,A/SOLDIER'S RANK IN:Private/SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:Private|
Added: Aug. 6, 2012
To a great-grandfather I never met but have learned a lot about. Rest in peace. I|
Cathy Allen Meeks
Added: Dec. 20, 2010
Added: Jul. 28, 2010
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