Who are the parents of Jeremiah S. ALLEN (1791-1852)?

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WikiTree profile: Thomas Allen
in The Tree House by Thomas Allen G2G Rookie (170 points)

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Hi Thomas, welcome to Wikitree.  If there is a profile for Jeremiah S. Allen on Wiktree, it helps if you can post the profile link when you ask a question about it.  When I used the search function, I found a Jeremiah J. Allen (1791-1852).  Is that the same person?

by Michael Schell G2G6 Mach 3 (38.8k points)
edited by Michael Schell
Yes, the middle initial appears as J or S for Jeremiah Allen (1791-1852) which can be indistinguishable in upper case handwritten form.  He was born in NC, and was in Randolph County, GA for the 1850 census.  Both he and Martha died about 1852 but dates not confirmed. Lots of mysteries about Allen family, 1800-1850.  Trying to solve all I can!  Thanks!
OK that's useful.  Your priority should be to build out your own tree back to Jeremiah.  You might be able to go back one generation using US census data, which is free on FamilySearch.
I'm researching Jeremiah as well.  He died in 1856 according to administrative court documents.  His son, Jeremiah Heath Allen from his first marriage, was administrator.  Jeremiah Heath Allen died in 1859 without a will and his father in law, George Hays, was administrator to his estate.  Jeremiah Allen's second wife, Martha A Doles, is on the 1860 census living with her married daughter, Sarah Jane Allen Ellis.  Her young sons are also living there.  Martha is listed as "insane" on the 1860 census.  There was a guardianship document in 1867 about Jeremiah's underage guardianship for the two youngest sons.  This seems to be necessary because Martha died in 1866-67.  I found a Jeremiah H. Allen on the 1850 census for Hyde County, North Carolina, 18 years old, listed as a laborer.  This could be Jeremiah Heath Allen and could indicate Jeremiah Allen is from Hyde County, North Carolina.  Others on another site are claiming Jeremiah's father was a Jeremiah Allen in Northampton, North Carolina, but the 1800 census for that Jeremiah doesn't show a son Jeremiah's age listed.  I'm just beginning to research the Hyde County possibility.  It looks like there were six or so Allen (possibly) brothers listed on the 1790 census in Hyde County.  Hope this helps.
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Hi Thomas, and welcome to WikiTree. If you would upgrade to a full membership (which is free) it would be a lot easier for us to search Jeremiah S Allen for you.  You might even be able to add a few clues for us.

But you are asking questions in the right forum.

Once again, welcome to WIkiTree.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

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