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Looking for Samuel Allen and Family in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Journal by RickConvers

I have been searching for my Great-grandfather Samuel Shadrick Allen b.1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas. d.1940 Ponca City Oklahoma or near there. I know that according to family accounts he came to Oklahoma sometime before 1900 and that my Great-grandmother Cora Mae was his fourth wife. We know for a certain that he owned a dry goods store on the Kaw Reservation in Oklahoma as this information and photos are included in Oklahoma History books. The only children they had I know of were my Grandmother Barbara Ann Allen b.August 1932 d.June 2012 and Reese Allen. Reese ran off as a young man and was never heard from again, whatever happened to him is one of the family mysteries that I would like to solve as Grandmother searched her entire life for him with no luck. If anyone has any information that may lead me to Samuel's family roots I would greatly appreciate the help.

Surnames: ALLEN
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on 2013-11-13 14:27:45

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by noggin on 2013-11-13 17:25:02

"United States Census, 1940"
Name: Samuel S Allen
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Longwood Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 75
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Arkansas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1865
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Kay, Oklahoma
District: 36-20
Family Number: 21
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Line Number: 70
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 3300
Digital Folder Number: 005454641
Image Number: 00919

Head Samuel S Allen 75 Arkansas
Wife Cora M Allen 55 Oklahoma
Son Junior Allen 11 Oklahoma
Daughter Barbara Allen 17 Oklahoma

by noggin on 2013-11-13 17:44:54

I found these three marriages that might be your Samuel but it does not give christen names.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: S S Allen
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1865
Residence: White, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Lillie L Tucker
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 16
Spouse's Residence: White, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 4 Nov 1886
Marriage License Date: 2 Nov 1886
Marriage County: White
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1024568

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: S S Allen
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1865
Residence: Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Minnie Belle Burnett
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 15
Spouse's Residence: Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 31 Jan 1886
Marriage License Date: 27 Jan 1886
Marriage County: Yell
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1026494

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: S S Allen
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1868
Residence: Lockesburg, Sevier, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Emma Sparks
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Residence: Lockesburg, Sevier, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 21 Jun 1891
Marriage License Date: 19 Jun 1891
Marriage County: Sevier
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1007942

by noggin on 2013-11-13 18:00:49

"United States Census, 1930"
Name: S S Allen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Maud, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States
District: 0019
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1868
Birthplace: Arkansas
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Sheet Number and Letter: 2A
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 18
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 1930
GS Film number: 2341664
Digital Folder Number: 004661246
Image Number: 00725

Head S S Allen 62 Arkansas
Wife Cora M Allen 24 Oklahoma
Daughter Bettie G Allen 5 Kansas
Son S S Allen Jr. 0 Oklahoma

by RickConvers on 2013-11-14 17:36:48

Thank You! That would be them! It looks like the marriage records are his also. Grandpa's name was Samuel Shadrick Allen! I appreciate the help. How do you get access to these county records? I know how to get census records but the trip from where we live to the nearest library that has them is 2 hrs long! Oh, and are we connected to this same line or where you just offering some help? You see I love collecting kin folk!

by noggin on 2013-11-15 09:37:52

Not sure where I found the marriages, could have been on:


Just offering some help.

what site do you use to look for your census ?

by RickConvers on 2013-11-15 15:56:10

I don't use a site for census records. I'm not willing to pay for access to public records that are supposed to be free and I have never found a free access site that will actually let you read the census and print them. I use a library in Oklahoma City but that is a ways from where we live in rural Northern Oklahoma.

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