9. Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen Headstone

Headstone of Thomas Allen in St. John's Cemetery, Pilot Point.

ALLEN, THOMAS (1867-1886): Thomas “Manus” Allen was born in 1867 in Beat 9, Chambers County, Alabama to Sam (1823) and Ann Allen (1832). Thomas born in the years immediately following the Civil War and Emancipation, was born free, but his parents and many of his siblings were born into slavery on Woodson Palmer Allen’s plantation in Alabama. Thomas was the eighth of eleven children born to Sam and Ann; 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, Thomas’s family continued to live and work near the Allen plantation until the early 1880s when they moved to Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas. In North Texas, Thomas’s father rented land and worked as a farmer under his own account. Thomas worked with the rest of his siblings as a laborer on his father’s farm. Thomas met an untimely end in 1886 at nineteen-years-old. Thomas died of uncertain circumstances and was buried in a family plot in St. John’s Cemetery in Pilot Point. Thomas was survived by his parents and siblings. Shortly after his death, Thomas’s mother Ann (d. 1889) and Matilda (d. 1891) passed away and were buried near their son and brother.

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: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch 12 August 2017), Thomas Allen in household of Samuel Allen, Woods-Shop, Chambers, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district ED 22, sheet 136B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0005; FHL microfilm 1,254,005.;  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.