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Capt Obediah Meredith Allen
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1840
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1926
Henry County
Virginia, USA

24th Infantry Regiment
Obediah and his family lived at his farm in Axton, Va. called "Graystone". He laid the large gray stone step outside the door. He grew tobacco.
Some of Eliza and Obediah's children were:
Anna md. J.R. Bondurant
Nannie md. Joseph H. Stultz
Sallie md. J.H. Hairfield
Lucy md. Edd Bondurant
Fannie md. J.D. Jones
Jones Allen md. Nancy Eggleston
Mary Belle
In 1914 Obediah was an auctioneer!
He was a son of Jones Allen and Susan F. Minter who was a daughter of Obadiah Minter. Where are they buried ?
Jones Allen was a son of Meredith Allen.
Another source says that Obediah's mother was Nancy Cooper.
Obediah had a sister named Nancy.
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri, Dec. 24, 1926, p. 8:
O. M. Allen, 86, a Veteran of the Civil War, one of the oldest and best known citizens in Martinsville, Va., died at this home on Church Street Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. J. P. McCabe.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Born June 6th, 1840, near Mount Vernon in Henry County, Mr. Allen lived in that community for sometime and was first married to Miss Eliza Martin who preceded him to the grave 15 years ago.
In 1914, he was married to Mrs. Molly Williamson.
In the year 1888 he came to Martinsville and engaged in the tobacco business in which he continued until three years ago when he became unable to continue.
Mr. Allen volunteered in the first company to leave Henry County with Captain Reamey and after serving throughout the War, returned to Henry County.
He was made Commander of the Stuart-Hairston Camp of Confederate Veterans of Henry County,Va., and took active part in the work until his death.
Surviving Mr. Allen are his widow and seven children, all of the first marriage.
These included five daughters, Mesdames J. H. Stultz, J. T. Hairfield, Jas. E. Bondurant, J. B. Jones and G. E. Bondurant; and two sons, Jones R. and P. L. Allen.
Also several brothers and sisters.
Ref: Anne Vestal-Miller: THE MARRIAGE REGISTER OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, VOLUME I, 1853-1878, pp. 18 & 19, #38, 7 Nov. 1865: Obadiah M. Allen, Age 25, Born Henry Co., Son of Jones & Susan Allen, married Eliza J. Martin, Age 20, Single, Born Henry Co., Dau. of Ro. H. & Nancy Allen.
Ref: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Marriage Records for Henry County, 1874-1935, 19 April 1914, Line 44: O. M. Allen, Age 73, Wid., Born/Resides Henry Co., Auctioneer, Son of Jones & Susan Allen, Married Mary L. Williamson, Age 65, Wid., Born Franklin Co., Resides Henry Co., Dau. of Silas & (Blank) Bernard.
source:Bruce Locke. 
Family links: 
  Jones Allen (1820 - ____)
  Susan F. Minter Allen (1819 - ____)
  Elizabeth J. Martin Allen (1845 - 1912)
  Mary L. Bernard Allen (1855 - 1934)
  Nannie Sue Allen Stultz (1868 - 1945)*
  Sallie Obediah Allen Hairfield (1869 - 1952)*
  Anna Eliza Allen Bondurant (1871 - 1940)*
  Fannie Allen Jones (1873 - 1958)*
  Peachie Leftwich Allen (1875 - 1965)*
  Lucy Allen Bondurant (1878 - 1967)*
  Robert Allen (1885 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Was his middle name Minter ? ? ?
Oakwood Cemetery
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sect. 1, Lot 91
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Feb 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34036025
Capt Obediah Meredith Allen
Added by: Jenepher & Sandford McElheny
Capt Obediah Meredith Allen
Added by: Jenepher & Sandford McElheny
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