Gwin, Hollingsworth, Sevier, Triplett, Lewis,
Hearn, Mercer, Pollard
THE ALLEN FAMILY
NATHAN ALLEN, the Immigrant, came to North Carolina
from England. It is thought that the Allen
family originally went to England from France and
the name to have been spelled ALAN.
At the time of the Revolutionary War, Nathan Allen
was sent north to Massachusetta and was killed
just before the Battle Bunker Hill which was
fought on June 17, 1775. About the same time
his son, GREEN ALLEN, (2nd gen.) was sent south to
Georgia to fight. There he married and
settled down to raise his family. It is
thought that they lived
Henriettee or Macon, Georgia.
GREEN ALLEN, second generation, had at least one
son --our ancestor, Green Allen (3rd gen.) He was
born on August 1, 1797 and was married to
Elizabeth Pollard on July 11, 1820 by Rev. Harmon
Mercer, Esq. They had three
children: George T. Allen, William Green
Allen, and Susan Sophia Allen and each of these
married and had children of their own. I
have been able to find descendants of George
but not of either William Green or Susan Sophia
Elizabeth Pollard Allen died between March 10,
1832 and November 14, 1833 for on this last date
Green Allen married Susan Roby. She was born
on September 14, 1813. They were married by
Rev. Frank Hearn. They had twelve children—ten of
whom lived to have children of their own.
Sometime between 1844 and 1846 Green Allen, his
wife, and ten children—three by his first
wife—moved to Leake Co., Mississippi. The
Family Bible states that Welcome Berry Allen was
born in Georgia on November 28, 1844 and the next
child, Catherine Ford Allen was born in
Mississippi on December 29, 1846.
Making the trip from Georgia to Mississippi were
at least three other families, the Allens, the
Shelbys, the Edwards, and the Robys. I
believe this last to be the family of Malachi or
Ky Roby, a Captain in the Confederate Army and the
brother of Susan Roby Allen.
The names of Green and Susan Roby Allen’s children
who were born in Georgia were: Nathan Harrow
Allen, Martha Jana Allen, Robert Van Allen, Eliza
Ann Allen, Malachi Tip Allen, Elizabeth An Jack
Green Allen, and Welcome Berry Allen. Those
born in Mississippi were: Catherine Ford Allen,
Miles Turner Allen, John Marcus Allen, James
Timotha Allen, and Emma Roby Allen.
The family were Baptists. Green Allen died
on March 7, 1875 and Susan Roby Allen died on
January 30, 1876. Both are buried in
the cemetery in Thomastown, Mississippi.
The Green Allen Family Bible -- at
least part of it -- is in very good
condition and is being cared for by Lottie
Hollingsworth, a grand daughter of Welcome Berry
Allen who lives in Kosciusko, Mississippi. I
have seen it and have taken all the
dates and names directly from it.
I have received much help from descendants
of Green Allen in compiling this data.
Margaret Allen Sevier, a daughter of Robert
Van Allen and lives in Gulfport, Mississippi gave
me the historical data on the forebears of Green
Allen and their coming to the United States.
Others who have helped me are: May Allen
Mansell, Norma Mann Triplett, Tip Allen, Lottie
Hollingsworth, Clarance Gwin, Emma Eugenia Allen
Dewitt Allen, and my father W. Roby Allen.
If any one knows or has any more information on
any thing about our family I would appreciate
hearing from them.
This write-up was found in a folder
with “Allen Family” on the tab in the Drew,
Mississippi library. Type-o’s were left in
place and transcribed by Kim
M. Pollard, March 20, 2002.
listed in this page:
ALLEN, GREEN ALLEN, (2nd gen.), GREEN ALLEN, (3rd
gen.), Elizabeth Pollard- Elizabeth Pollard Allen,
Harmon Mercer, Esq., George T. Allen, William
Green Allen, Susan Sophia Allen, Susan Roby,
Frank Hearn, Welcome Berry Allen, Catherine Ford
Allen, Shelbys, Edwards Malachi or Ky Roby,
Harrow Allen, Martha Jana Allen, Robert Van Allen,
Eliza Ann Allen, Malachi Tip Allen,
An Jack Green Allen, Miles Turner Allen. John
Marcus Allen. James Timotha Allen, Emma Roby
Hollingsworth, Margaret Allen Sevier, May Allen
Mansell, Norma Mann Triplett, Tip Allen, Clarance
Eugenia Allen Lewis, Dewitt Allen, W. Roby
family tree is available via e-mail from Kim