2. Ann Allen

Ann and Matilda Allen Headstone

Headstone of Ann and Matilda Allen in St. John's Cemetery, Pilot Point.

ALLEN, ANN (1832-1889): Ann Allen was born into slavery in 1832. As a girl, Ann lived and worked on Woodson Palmer Allen’s plantation in Woods-Shop, Chambers, Alabama. While enslaved, Ann married Sam, also a slave on the Allen plantation. After their marriage, Sam and Ann had eleven children; Sandy (1853), Martha (1854), Harriet (1856), Nick (1856), Simon (1859), Jose Ann (1861), Jennie (1863), Thomas “Manus” (1867), Eliza (1870), Tilda (1871), and Mary (1873). After emancipation, Sam and Ann took on their former master’s last name and worked as tenant farmers on land adjacent to the Allen plantation. In the early 1880s, Ann and her entire family left Chambers County, Alabama and headed west along the newly founded rail line that ran from Chambers County, Alabama to Denton County, Texas.

Once they arrived in Pilot Point, the Allen family rented land and worked as farm laborers under their own account and made a decent living for themselves. Sam and Ann lived next to their son Sandy, his wife Churry (1857), and their two children; Sam (1873) and Harriet (1876). Only a few years after their arrival in Pilot Point, Ann died of unknown circumstances in 1889. Ann was survived by her husband, children, and numerous grandchildren. Ann was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Pilot Point, Texas. Two years after Ann’s death, her daughter Matilda passed away and was buried beside her mother. The two share a headstone St. John’s Cemetery.

Ann Allen | Isaac Allen | Matilda Allen | Thomas Allen | Martha Billingslea | John Burton | Louisa Burton | Dora Davis | Wash Davis | Charles Ellis | Mrs. Charles Ellis | Gus Finch | Josaphine Finch | Mary Turner Fourteen | Eliza Jane White Green | Hezekiah Griffin | Lindsay Haflin | Melvinie Hays | Charity Shears Holloway Helm | Henry Holloway | Georgia Ann Holstein | Abraham Lyles | Mary Varner Lyles | Marvin Newsom | Charles Oliver | Peggy Oliver | Mary B. Finch Peace | James Robinson | Harriet Davis Shears | Henry Shears | Lucy Shears | Risom Shears | Henry Smith | Lissie Smith | Little Smith | Agle Lee Truitt | George Truitt | Lou Smith Truitt | Ceborn Vaughner | Lewis Vaughner | L.D. "Lover" Vaughner | Jennie Lyles Walker | Infant Ware | Infant Ware II | Mattie Finch Washington | John D. White | Washington Whitlow | Amanda "Mandy" Truitt Williams | Angeline Williamson

The People of St. John's - St. John's Cemetery - Gone to Texas

Citations: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 April 2018), memorial page for Ann Allen (1832–1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32002436, citing Old Slave Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by RMLeahy (contributor 46809355); "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910", database with images, FamilySearch 21 July 2017), Saml Allen, 1885.