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Another Brick Removed

A link provided by my 'genealogy angel' directed me to information that helped in removing several bricks from the wall in the research of my Allen ancestors.

An article in the Cleveland Journal of Cleveland, Ohio dated 5/27/1905 described a 100th birthday party given for a 4th great-grandmother, Martha (Robinson) Allen, the widow of Charles Allen, took me beyond the information I had on this family dating from 1835.

I had information on this family line arriving in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio from ca 1835. The newspaper article gave some detail as to her birth situation in 1805, her early life, her marriage cicumstance and the family lifestyle after arriving in Ohio and settling in Chiilicothe.

From the Familysearch Record Research site I was able to obtain copies of the death records for both Charles & Martha. Martha's record, born 16 May 1805 in Amelia Co., VA., she died 14 May 1907, record indicates her parents as; father, James Robinson born in Scotland, United Kingdom and mother Tabitha Robinson, birthplace unknown. Charles death record indcates a birth date of ca 1788 in KY and a death date of 2 Mar 1872, both in Franklin Co., OH.

My genealogy angel also provided a link to an article describing the wedding of a granddaughter of Charles & Martha, Miss Caroline "Carrie" Williams to William Clifford, Jr. which Grandmother Martha (Robinson) Allen attended on the 14th of April 1886.

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Thought I would share my good fortune with my AfriGeneas family and say THANK YOU once again to my 'Genealogy Angel'.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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