|Birth: ||May 13, 1843|
History of Davis county, Iowa 1882 -
Allen, James H., farmer and stock-raiser, section 6, postoffice Pulaski; was born in Union township, this county, May 13, 1843. His father, John A. Allen, being among the first settlers of the county. Mr. A. spent his youth assisting on the farm and attending the pioneer schools. He enlisted in May, 1861, in the Second Iowa Infantry, but being under age was rejected, and in October, 1862, with the same result; tried again April19, 1864, was accepted and joined company I, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry; was in the battles of Kenesaw Mt., Nickajack, Peach Tree Creek, Ball's Knob, etc.; was wounded near Atlanta, July 22, with a fragment of shell, but soon reported again for duty; being at the fall of Atlanta, with Sherman to the sea, at Orangeburg, Columbia, etc., was in the grand review at Washington. He was married April 8, 1863, to Miss Mary F. Elrod, a native of Indiana, daughter of Rev. John Elrod, late chaplain of Thirteenth Iowa Infantry. They have two children living, Lizzie A. and Maud M. and four deceased, Elmer, Clara, Veda and Willie. Mr. Allen owns a fine farm of 215 acres.
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Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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