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Vinie Henry Allen

Daughter of John & Sarah Sallie LONG Henry
Wife of Aaron E. Allen, married March 1852

Her burial here is based on the following pension application:
Affidavit from Aaron E. Allen's Civil War Pension File
#3-289 (Old #3-446) DEPOSITION C Case of Malinda Allen, No. 696557

"On this 2nd day of October, 1902, at Galena, County of Cherokee, State of Kansas, before me, Geo. W. McKean, a special examiner of the Bureau of Pensions, personally appeared Sarah E. Allen, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says: My age is 71 years. I am a widow of Aaron E. Allen, who served in Company H, 8th Missouri S.M. Cavalry and Company F, 14th Missouri S. M. Cavalry during the War of the Rebellion, and I filed a claim for pension as his widow on May 2nd, 1902.
The soldier Aaron E. Allen, was not born or raised in Arkansas. He was born in Tennessee, and came from Kentucky to Arkansas. I was raised in Madison County, Arkansas and had known Mr. Allen about a year and a half when we were married. The soldier, my late husband, had been married once before he married me. Her name was Vinie. Her maiden name was Vinie Henry. Her father was named John Henry. They lived in Carroll County, Arkansas. I knew her folks, but I was not particularly acquainted with her. The soldier and his wife Vinie were married in March and she died the following October, and she had been dead about 18 months before he and me were married. She was buried in what was called the Phillips Grave Yard, about 4 to 6 miles from Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, on Reed's Creek. I saw her grave many times. There was no headstone, and nothing but some rocks to mark the grave. …"

It appears that the "Phillips Grave Yard" mentioined above is this Cemetery.....since Reuben William Phillips is buried there. In the 1850 census, the family of Aaron Henry was living within a few doors of three Burney families.......and Margaret Burney is buried in the Mead-Gibbs Cemetery...and it is located on Reeds Creek.


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  • Created by: Joy Russell
  • Added: 28 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48920770
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vinie Henry Allen (1836–Oct 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48920770, citing Mead-Burney-Gibbs Cemetery, Purdy, Madison County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Joy Russell (contributor 47079078) .