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Husband: Rev Joel Allen
Born: 1814/05 in Marion Dist, SC
Married: before 1840 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Father: Elias Allen
Mother: Celia Hays
Spouses:
Wife: Nancy Watson
Born: 20 JUL 1817 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Father: Isham Watson
Mother: Mary Hayes
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): James W Allen
Born: 1841/02 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Died: 1861/1865 in Civil War
Spouses:
02 (F): Anna Maria Allen
Born: 1846/07 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Died: after 1870 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Dr Andrew J Bethea
03 (M): William B Allen
Born: 1844/05 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Died: after 1860 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: Cox
04 (M): Rev Joel I Allen
Born: 1850/01 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Helen Louisa Bass; Lulie Meredith
05 (M): David E Allen
Born: 1851/02 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Elizabeth E Bethea
06 (M): Franklin M Allen
Born: 1854/05 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses:
07 (F): Mary Alice Allen
Born: 1857/08 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1870 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Furman Allen
08 (F): Celia Eugenia Allen
Born: 1859/60 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1880 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Preston L Dew
Additional Information

Rev Joel Allen:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1850 Marlboro Dist., SC # 721/721
Joel Allen 35 Farmer $3000 SC
Martha A. 33
James W. 8
Anna M. 7
Wm B. 5
John Sturges 16 Laborer;

!CENSUS:1860 Marion Dist, SC # 1508
Joel ALLEN, 45, Baptist Minister
Nancy, 43
James W., 18
Anna M., 16
William B., 14
Joel J. 9
David E., 8
Franklin M., 5
Mary A., 2
Celia E. 7/12;

!CENSUS:1870 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 76
Joel ALLEN, 55 Divine
Nancy, 53
J. I. (m) 18
D. E. (m) 16
Frk. M. (m) 14
Alice, 12
Celia, 11;

!CENSUS:1880 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 7
Joel ALLEN, 65, Farmer
Nancy, 63 wife
Franklin M., 25 son
Eugenia C., 20 dau;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 170-173

Hays.—Another family of note in Hillsboro Township is the Hays family. The common ancestor of that family was Benjamin Hays; I do not know who his wife was; he raised a considerable family of sons and daughters; the sons, as remembered, were James, Jessee, William H., Joseph B. and Levi H. Hays ; the daughters, as remembered, were Mrs. Elias Allen, the mother of the late Rev. Joel Allen, and Thompson Allen, of Marlborough County; Mrs. Samuel Smith, of Buck Swamp, who died in 1857, and Mrs. John Martin, of Buck Swamp and Maiden Down; there may have been other daughters. These sons and daughters are all dead, some of them for many years, but were the stock of a numerous progeny —down to a second and third and even to a fourth generation ; many of them unknown to the writer, and, therefore, can say but little about them.;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 199-206
...
Nancy, the second daughter, married Rev. Joel Allen; they raised a large family of sons and daughters; the sons were James (killed in the war), William, Joel I., David E. and Frank ; the daughters were Annie, Maria, Eugenia and Alice. Of the sons, William married a Miss Cox, of Florence; they have a large family of children, sons and daughters, and live on the old homestead. Joel I. married, first. Miss Helen Bass ; she died, and left four or five children, sons and daughters; Joel I. married, a second time, a lady near Ridgeway, S. C, named Lulie Meredith ; by her he had three children, when she died, and he is now a widower again, with two sets of children, eight in number. Joel I. Allen, like his father, is a Baptist preacher, and has charge of the Baptist Church at Dillon, and resides there ; is a fair preacher, and has one quality that many preachers do not have —his sermons are short and sensible, and when he gets through he quits —he does not turn round and thrash the straw over again or rehash it; he is a good' man. David E. Allen married Elizabeth (Bettie) Bethea, a daughter of Philip W. Bethea; has raised a family of eight or nine children, sons and daughters ; some of them are married and have families. Frank Allen emigrated some years ago to Greenwood, S. C, and married there— can't say to whom ; he is a first class man. The Allen boys are all good men, straightforward and reliable. Of the daughters of the Rev. Joel Allen, Annie Maria, the oldest, married Dr. Andrew J. Bethea, son of Rev. S. J. Bethea; he died in 1881, and left three sons and two daughters ; the sons are Herbert, Percy and Andrew, and are all young men of fine character. Andrew is now in Wake Forrest College, N. C. ; all unmarried.* [*Herbert Bethea has recently married Miss Eva Manning, daughter of the late Houston Manning. Of the daughters, the oldest, Nettie Bethea, married Rev. Pierce F. Kilgo, a Methodist preacher of the South Carolina Conference, and is now stationed at Williamston and Belton, and is said to be a fine preacher ; they have several children. Georgia, the younger daughter, married W. T. Bethea, her first cousin, who is, and has been, for several years, agent for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company at Dillon, and has been Mayor of the town for three or four years. They have three children, sons, and are doing well. W. T. Bethea is the grand-son of the writer. Eugenia, a daughter of Rev. Joel Allen, married Preston L. Dew; they moved to Greenwood several years ago, and are said to be doing well; they have several children. Alice Allen, the remaining daughter of Rev. Joel Allen, married her cousin, Furman Allen, of Marlborough; they are doing well, and have a large family, sons and daughters'. The Allen family under consideration herein are most respectable, good citizens, worthy to be emulated. Elizabeth Watson, third daughter of old man Isham, married the late George W. Reaves, being his third wife; by him she had five children, three of whom died children; two were raised a son, J. R. Reaves, and a daughter, Mary E. Robert Reaves is one of our leading fellow-citizens, on Buck Swamp he married a Miss McMillan, in the Mullins community, and has raised a large family— I think, thirteen or fourteen children, sons and daughters; he is doing a good part by his children in the way of education. Charles is a leading merchant of Mullins. Samuel W. is a graduate of the Citadel, and is a promising young man* [*S. W. Reaves is now a professor in Clemson College] Robert, another son, is a graduate of a dental school, and has located in Marion for the practice of his profession; he is also a promising young man. Of J. R. Reaves' daughters, the older ones are well educated and stand well ; one or two of them married, to whom unknown; several not yet grown.* [*Mary Reaves, a graduate of Winthrop. died of typhoid fever recently.] Mary married Dr. N. C. Murphy, who died several years ago; she is a practical business woman, a good manager in her business and farm affairs she has three sons and two daughters ; both daughters are married, one to a Mr. McMillan, the other to a Mr. Cain, of St. Matthews. ;

Nancy Watson:

Notes:

!FAMILY BIBLE:The Bible was presented to Ellen E. Watson Bass Oct 7, 1881 by William Watson.
Addison J. Bass and Ellen E. Watson married Jan 28, 1879
Addison b Marion Co, 10-11-1848 died 5-29-1901.
Ellen E. born Marion Co, 12-24-1852 died 5-29-1901.
Their children-
Joe Manly Bass b 3-11-1880 md 11-23-1910 died 6-28-1952.
Cherry A. Bass, b-6-16-1882 died 1-3-1939
Maggie E. Bass b-2-3-1884 md 12-29-1912
Rosa David Bass b-2-5-1886 died 6-18-1888-
Robert W. Bass b- 5-10-1889 md 7-14-1918 died 11-17-1952-
Norma Bernice Bass b 11-20-1893-
Eunice E. Bass b 8-23-1898 md 2-5-19223
Magnolia W. Easterling, daughter of Samuel and Frances Watson born 8-27-1864 md 1-1-1890
Isham Watson's family and birthdates:
David Dec 3, 1811, d. Nov 16, 1823,
Matthew, Sept 12, 1813,
James, Sept 3, 1815,
Nancy, July 20, 1827,
Penelope, July 14, 1819,
Isham H. May 13, 1821,
Samuel, Oct 6, 1825,
Mary, dec 7, 1827,
William Oct 7, 1829,
Drusilla, Nov 16, 1830,
Fama, Mar 9, 1832,
Sarah, Aug 9, 1833,
Jane, Feb 26, 1835"

!CENSUS:1820 * Marion Dist, SC pg 67 w/Isham WATSON age 0-9 (1810/20);

!CENSUS:1830;
!CENSUS:1840;
!CENSUS:1850 Marlboro Dist., SC # 721/721
Joel Allen 35 Farmer $3000 SC
Martha A. 33 <--- ? Her or perhaps a 1st wife?
James W. 8
Anna M. 7
Wm B. 5
John Sturges 16 Laborer;

!CENSUS:1860 Marion Dist, SC # 1508
Joel ALLEN, 45, Baptist Minister
Nancy, 43
James W., 18
Anna M., 16
William B., 14
Joel J. 9
David E., 8
Franklin M., 5
Mary A., 2
Celia E. 7/12;

!CENSUS:1870 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 76
Joel ALLEN, 55 Divine
Nancy, 53
J. I. (m) 18
D. E. (m) 16
Frk. M. (m) 14
Alice, 12
Celia, 11;

!CENSUS:1880 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 7
Joel ALLEN, 65, Farmer
Nancy, 63 wife
Franklin M., 25 son
Eugenia C., 20 dau;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 199-206
...
Old man Isham Watson was the founder, it may be said, of the family on Catfish, in name and fortune. Barny Watson, his father, was married twice ; whether he had a child or children other than Isham, by his first wife, is not known. Isham Watson married and settled on Catfish, near where Antioch Church now stands, in the first part of the nineteenth century, a poor man; his wife was Miss Mary Hays, a sister of the late John C. Hays ; the results of the marriage were five sons, Matthew, James, Isham H., Samuel and William; and seven daughters, Nellie, Nancy, Elizabeth, Mary, Verzella, Fama and Jane ; all raised to be grown and all married, and all now dead, except the daughters, Mary and Jane.
...
Nancy, the second daughter, married Rev. Joel Allen; they raised a large family of sons and daughters; the sons were James (killed in the war), William, Joel I., David E. and Frank ; the daughters were Annie, Maria, Eugenia and Alice. Of the sons, William married a Miss Cox, of Florence; they have a large family of children, sons and daughters, and live on the old homestead. Joel I. married, first. Miss Helen Bass ; she died, and left four or five children, sons and daughters; Joel I. married, a second time, a lady near Ridgeway, S. C, named Lulie Meredith ; by her he had three children, when she died, and he is now a widower again, with two sets of children, eight in number. Joel I. Allen, like his father, is a Baptist preacher, and has charge of the Baptist Church at Dillon, and resides there ; is a fair preacher, and has one quality that many preachers do not have —his sermons are short and sensible, and when he gets through he quits —he does not turn round and thrash the straw over again or rehash it; he is a good' man. David E. Allen married Elizabeth (Bettie) Bethea, a daughter of Philip W. Bethea; has raised a family of eight or nine children, sons and daughters ; some of them are married and have families. Frank Allen emigrated some years ago to Greenwood, S. C, and married there— can't say to whom ; he is a first class man. The Allen boys are all good men, straightforward and reliable. Of the daughters of the Rev. Joel Allen, Annie Maria, the oldest, married Dr. Andrew J. Bethea, son of Rev. S. J. Bethea; he died in 1881, and left three sons and two daughters ; the sons are Herbert, Percy and Andrew, and are all young men of fine character. Andrew is now in Wake Forrest College, N. C. ; all unmarried.* [*Herbert Bethea has recently married Miss Eva Manning, daughter of the late Houston Manning. Of the daughters, the oldest, Nettie Bethea, married Rev. Pierce F. Kilgo, a Methodist preacher of the South Carolina Conference, and is now stationed at Williamston and Belton, and is said to be a fine preacher ; they have several children. Georgia, the younger daughter, married W. T. Bethea, her first cousin, who is, and has been, for several years, agent for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company at Dillon, and has been Mayor of the town for three or four years. They have three children, sons, and are doing well. W. T. Bethea is the grand-son of the writer. Eugenia, a daughter of Rev. Joel Allen, married Preston L. Dew; they moved to Greenwood several years ago, and are said to be doing well; they have several children. Alice Allen, the remaining daughter of Rev. Joel Allen, married her cousin, Furman Allen, of Marlborough; they are doing well, and have a large family, sons and daughters'. The Allen family under consideration herein are most respectable, good citizens, worthy to be emulated. Elizabeth Watson, third daughter of old man Isham, married the late George W. Reaves, being his third wife; by him she had five children, three of whom died children; two were raised a son, J. R. Reaves, and a daughter, Mary E. Robert Reaves is one of our leading fellow-citizens, on Buck Swamp he married a Miss McMillan, in the Mullins community, and has raised a large family— I think, thirteen or fourteen children, sons and daughters; he is doing a good part by his children in the way of education. Charles is a leading merchant of Mullins. Samuel W. is a graduate of the Citadel, and is a promising young man* [*S. W. Reaves is now a professor in Clemson College] Robert, another son, is a graduate of a dental school, and has located in Marion for the practice of his profession; he is also a promising young man. Of J. R. Reaves' daughters, the older ones are well educated and stand well ; one or two of them married, to whom unknown; several not yet grown.* [*Mary Reaves, a graduate of Winthrop. died of typhoid fever recently.] Mary married Dr. N. C. Murphy, who died several years ago; she is a practical business woman, a good manager in her business and farm affairs she has three sons and two daughters ; both daughters are married, one to a Mr. McMillan, the other to a Mr. Cain, of St. Matthews. ;

(01) James W Allen:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1850 Marlboro Dist., SC # 721/721
Joel Allen 35 Farmer $3000 SC
Martha A. 33
James W. 8
Anna M. 7
Wm B. 5
John Sturges 16 Laborer;

!CENSUS:1860 Marion Dist, SC # 1508
Joel ALLEN, 45, Baptist Minister
Nancy, 43
James W., 18
Anna M., 16
William B., 14
Joel J. 9
David E., 8
Franklin M., 5
Mary A., 2
Celia E. 7/12;
!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 199-206
...
Nancy, the second daughter, married Rev. Joel Allen; they raised a large family of sons and daughters; the sons were James (killed in the war), William, Joel I., David E. and Frank ; the daughters were Annie, Maria, Eugenia and Alice. ;

(06) Franklin M Allen:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1860 Marion Dist, SC # 1508
Joel ALLEN, 45, Baptist Minister
Nancy, 43
James W., 18
Anna M., 16
William B., 14
Joel J. 9
David E., 8
Franklin M., 5
Mary A., 2
Celia E. 7/12;

!CENSUS:1870 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 76
Joel ALLEN, 55 Divine
Nancy, 53
J. I. (m) 18
D. E. (m) 16
Frk. M. (m) 14
Alice, 12
Celia, 11;

!CENSUS:1880 Marion Co, SC Bethea # 7
Joel ALLEN, 65, Farmer
Nancy, 63 wife
Franklin M., 25 son
Eugenia C., 20 dau;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 199-206
...
Nancy, the second daughter, married Rev. Joel Allen; they raised a large family of sons and daughters; the sons were James (killed in the war), William, Joel I., David E. and Frank ; the daughters were Annie, Maria, Eugenia and Alice.
...
Frank Allen emigrated some years ago to Greenwood, S. C, and married there— can't say to whom ; he is a first class man. ;

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