Susannah Bates was born to Cyrenius Bates and Emily Ann Brown in Ohio.
While living with her Uncle Thomas Franklin Brown and working as a domestic, she met Robert B. Van Allen. They were married Oct. 21, 1864 in Vermilion, IL. Her Uncle Thomas signed, evidently as a witness.
These known children were born to this union, Elma, Parris P., Robert Beckham, Roy R. and Blanche Van Allen.
Her spouse Robert B. Van Allen, was a blacksmith, then became a U.B. minister. Susannah died before 1919.
Robert Beckham Van Allen
1843–1919 (m. 1864)
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