Mary Elizabeth Payne Jackson

 

Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Payne Jackson

Generation No. 1

      1.  Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson  (John George3, George2, John1) was born 07 September 1805 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died 22 March 1881 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.  She died at 55 minutes past seven o’clock pm. She married John James Allen 11 November 1824 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia1, son of James Allen and Jane Steele.  He was born 26 September 1797 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died 18 September 1871 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia. An account of their wedding is in the “Clarksburg Intelligencer”, 13 November 1824.

In 1880 she was age 74 living with her son, Robert E. Allen a farmer near Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia. She died at 55 minutes past seven o’clock pm.

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John James Allen lived in Clarksburg where he began his law practice. He qualified as attorney at the first session of the District Court of the US for the District of Virginia west of the Allegheny Mountains, held at Clarksburg, WV on 22 Mar 1819, with Judge John G. Jackson  presiding.  He represented Harrison County in the Virginia State Senate from 1828-1831 and introduced an important bill, which afterwards became law for the settlement of land titles in trans-Allegheny, Virginia.  In 1834 he was Commonwealth Attorney for Harrison, Lewis and Preston counties as well as member of the 23rd Congress from 2 Dec. 1833 to 3 Mar 1835.  Later he was appointed to the judgeship in the 17th Circuit east of the Alleghenies and moved to Botetourt County, VA., near the town of Buckhannan.  In 1840 he was elected Senator of the Virginia Legislature. He was a trustee of the North Western Virginia Academy incorporated in 1842; He was later appointed to judgeship for the Supreme Court of Virginia, serving from 1840-1852,  for a number of years being president of the court. He was a ardent upholder of the doctrine of Secession (“The Southern Historical Papers”, January 1876).  He retired in 1865. (R. H. Allen to Roy Bird Cook, 7 Feb 1925, Haymond’s History of Harrison County, Virginia, pp. 192, 238, 290, 351; Tylers’ Virginia Biography, Vol. II, p. 64; Biographical Directory of American Congress 1799-1927, p. 634. )

Children of Mary Jackson and John Allen are:

+      2   i.    Mary Jane5 Allen, born 05 October 1825 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 01 June 1855 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.

3   ii.    James Clotworthy Allen, born 19 January 1829 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 31 July 1830.

He was 18m12d

+      4  iii.    John James Allen II, born 17 August 1831 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

5  iv.    Evelina Sophia Allen, born 13 October 1833 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  She married Dr. Edwin N. Wood; born 1826 in Virginia. He was the great grandson of Brigadier General Andrew M. Lewis whose statue is one of the six surrounding equestrian Washington by the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.  No issue. They were married at Mill View. (Allen Family Bible)

+      6   v.    Robert Edwin Allen, born 13 February 1836 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

+      7  vi.    Henry Clay Allen, born 19 March 1838 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia; died Bet. 1884 – 1900 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

8  vii.    James Madison Allen, born 09 April 1840 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia; died 06 March 1859. He died at age 18y10m25d, unmarried.

9  viii.    George Jackson Allen, born 29 September 1842 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia; died 25 June 1862 in Richmond, Virginia2.

George Jackson Allen, our son departed this life at the Clay Street Military Hospital in the City of Richmond on Wednesday afternoon the twenty fifth day of June 1862, a soldier in Co, K 57th Regt. Virginia. Vo., Capt John J. Allen.  He died of typhoid fever, his remains being sent home, his corpse was interred in the graveyard at Lauderdale on Saturday the 28th of June 1862.  He was 19y8m26d.  He left his home for camp in August 1861.  He had been in service a few days over 10 months. (Allen family Bible)

10  ix.    Baldwin Allen, born 01 October 1844 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia; died 02 September 1862 in Tennessee.

With CSA during Civil War, age 17. (RBC)not yet 18 years old; contacted fever when forced to march. (Baldwin Allen, our son, departed this life at Tazewell, east Tennessee, at the house of Mrs. Mary A. Houston on Tuesday 1/2 after 2 o’clock am, the second day of Sept. 1862, a soldier in Jos. W. Anderson Battery of Virginia. Artillery serving at Cumberland Gap.  He died of typhoid fever contracted in the camp, and his remains were brought home and interred at the graveyard at Lauderdale on Sunday the 7th of Sept 1962.  He was 17 years, 11m and 1 day old when he died, and left home for the camp on Monday the 4 August 1862.

“The record of our youngest child is made up, our’s must soon be closed.  God’s will be done.                            Signed John James Allen I

 

Generation No. 2

      2.  Mary Jane5 Allen (Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 05 October 1825 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died 01 June 1855 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.  She was born on Wednesday, at 8:30 pm, and died at 1:30 am at 29y7m26d. She married Col. William Watts 15 October 1850 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  Notes for Col. William Watts:

He was from Roanoke City, Virginia.

Children of Mary Allen and William Watts are:

11   i.    Infant6 Watts.

+      12  ii.    John Allen Watts, born 30 March 1855 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.

 

4.  John James5 Allen II(Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 17 August 1831 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Maverick Houston.

Information on this family was from Robert Houston Allen to Roy Bird Cook in 1925.

Children of John Allen and Elizabeth Houston are:

+      13   i.    Mary Payne6 Allen, born 29 March 1858 in San Antonia, Texas.

14  ii.    Evalina Anville Allen, born 31 August 1859 in San Antonia, Texas; died in died infancy.

+      15  iii.    Louise “Lutie” Houston Allen, born 02 August 1861 in Botetourt County, Virginia; died Aft. 1843 in Richmond, Virginia.

16  iv.    Elizabeth Jackson Allen, born 13 June 1863 in Virginia; died in died in youth.

17  v.    John James Allen, born 22 February 1865 in Virginia; died in died in youth.

18 vi.    Virginia Anville Allen, born 24 May 1867 in Lynchburg, Virginia; died in Died single.

+      19  vii.    William Ross Allen, born 22 January 1869 in Virginia.

+      20 viii.    Robert Houston Allen, born 20 July 1870 in Virginia.

+      21  ix.    Emma Carr Allen, born 19 March 1872 in Virginia.

+      22  x.    Russell Houston Allen, born 08 December 1873 in Virginia.

+      23  xi.    Elizabeth Maverick Allen, born 25 August 1877 in Virginia.

24 xii.    Cornelia Morgan Allen, born 17 August 1879 in Virginia; died in Single.

 

6.  Robert Edwin5 Allen (Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 13 February 1836 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  He married Anna L. Wilson about 1877 in pr. Botetourt County, Virginia.  She was born about 1853 in Virginia.

Children of Robert Allen and Anna Wilson are:

25  i.    Charles Lyle6 Allen, born 1878 in Botetourt County, Virginia.

26 ii.    Edwin Wood Allen, born 1879 in Botetourt County, Virginia; died single.

27 iii.    Annie Allen.  She married Madison McCulloch.

 

7.  Henry Clay5 Allen (Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 19 March 1838 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1884 – 1900 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.  He married Julia Gatewood.  She was born November 1845 in Virginia.

He was a lawyer and in 1880 was living in Stonewall District, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was 42, wife Julia M. was 34, children: Mary W. 12, Robt E. 11, Geo J. 10, Julia G. 8, Will B. 7, Eliz E. 5, Henry 4, Lucy W. 2 and Emily 5 months, all born in Virginia.  Mother-in-law Emily Gatewood age 57 born in Virginia and Lena Ball, nurse, age 14.

In 1900 she was head of the household living in Woodstock, Johnson Township, Shenandoah County, Virginia. She had 13 children, 12 living.

Children of Henry Allen and Julia Gatewood are:

28   i.    Evelyn Wood6 Allen, She had children.  She married Guerrand.

29  ii.    John James Allen, died in died infancy.

30 iii.    Julia G. Allen, born October 1871 in Virginia.  She married Henry A. Latane.

31  iv.    Mary Watts Allen, born 1868 in Virginia.  She married Will Feret.

32  v.    Robert E. Allen, born February 1869 in Virginia; died single.

33  vi.    George G./J. Allen, born 1870 in Virginia; died single.

+        34 vii.    William B. Allen, born 1873 in Virginia.

35 viii.    Elizabeth E. Allen, born 1875 in Virginia.  She married Joe Guerrand.

36  ix.    Henry C. Allen, born 1876 in Virginia.

37  x.    Lucy Winston Allen, born May 1878 in Virginia; had children.  She married William Kemper.

+         38 xi.    Emily Allen, born January 1880 in Virginia.

39 xii.    Charles Gatewood Allen, born February 1884 in Virginia; died in Married.

40 xiii.    James Allen, born July 1885; had children.

 

Generation No. 3

      12.  John Allen6 Watts (Mary Jane5 Allen, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 30 March 1855 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.  He marriedGertrude Lee May 1880.  She was born about 1863 in Virginia.

He was a farmer and lawyer.

In 1880 they were living on Big Lick, Roanoke County, Virginia.  He was 25 and she 17, married that May.

Children of John Watts and Gertrude Lee are:

41   i.    William7 Watts.  He married Dollie Catogni.

42  ii.    Hugh Lee Watts, died in died in youth.

43  iii.    Jean or Jennie Watts.  She married Abram Staples.

 

13.  Mary Payne6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 29 March 1858 in San Antonia, Texas.  She married Edward A. Moore.  He was the grandson of U. S. Senator Andrew Moore of Virginia.

Children of Mary Allen and Edward Moore are:

+      44      i.    Edward McDowell7 Moore.

45              ii.    Allen Moore, died in died infancy.

 

15.  Louise “Lutie” Houston6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 02 August 1861 in Botetourt County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1843 in Richmond, Virginia.  Burial: Aft. 1843, Richmond, Virginia. She married Meigs Bland 23 June 1886 in pr. Botetourt, Virginia, son of Dr. Bland and Columbia Jackson.  He was born 08 June 1859 in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, and died Bet. February – March 1934. Burial: 1934, Richmond, Virginia. They were first cousins.

Dr. Bland received his MD at U of Louisville; served one term Virginia Assembly; State President WV Medical Association; Supt. Weston State Hospital 1881-1889; Chief Surgeon W. L. Jackson’s CSA Brigade; Elected to first Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Weston.

 

Notes for Meigs Bland:

Sources:  Lineage Book WV Society of Sons of the Revolution, Bulletin #8, 1941, Parkersburg, WV, The School Printing Co. Application of George Jr. 28 Jan, 1921;admitted 22 Feb., 1921.

Child of Louise Allen and Meigs Bland is:

46      i.     Maj. William John7 Bland, born 20 April 1887 in West Virginia; died 12 September 1918 in Battle of St. Mihiel.  Baptism: 05 June 1887, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Weston, West Virginia

Burial: Aft. 12 September 1918, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. He married Mary Johnson.

 

Notes for Maj. William John Bland:

From  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 27:74

“Though he was not a resident of Virginia, the state is proud of its interest in such a man as Major Wm. John Bland, 356th Infantry, who was killed in action near St. Mihiel, September 12th.  He graduated B. A. and M. A. at Kenyon College.  The President  of the College wrote, “of all the students I have known during a connection of more than twenty years with Kenyon Collage, Major Bland gave the most certain promise of great things in later life.’  He received a Rhodes Scholarship, distinguished himself at Oxford, and was the only American ever elected president of the Union.

“An American Legion Post in Kansas City, Mo., was named for Major Bland, and a memorial to his memory was erected there.  Preceding the dedication of the memorial a Kansas City newspaper began article entitled ‘War Comrades Join in Tribute to Major William J. Bland’, with this sentence:  ‘ His remarkable career ended by a shell splinter, September 12, 1918, during the St. Mihiel offensive, Major William J. Bland represented to Kansas City the type of intelligent leader a nation can least afford to lose.’ ”

 

Other complimentary statement included the following:

“Brilliant Future Seemed Assured” His death blighted a career which might have been one of the most brilliant of any young man ever reared in Kansas City.”

“Major would have meant much to Kansas City.  He was of a type most needed here – a brilliant, clean living, high minded young man possessing and executing the best ideals for the political and social welfare of his fellow citizens.”

 

The dedicatory address was delivered by Major Henry W. Hobson, at the time Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, who had served with Major Bland in the 356th infantry.  “The offensive which brought death to Major Bland made Major Hobson the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, awarded for extraordinary heroism in action.” (Bland, p. 78/79)

 

19.  William Ross6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 22 January 1869 in Virginia.  He married Eva Haney.

Child of William Allen and Eva Haney is:

47     i.    John James7 Allen.

 

20.  Robert Houston6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 20 July 1870 in Virginia.  He married (1) Minnie Anderson.  He married(2) Stella McIntyre.

Robert Houston was a Col. in the USA promoted to Major General and made Chief of Infantry effective 28 March 1925.

Child of Robert Allen and Minnie Anderson is:

48     i.    Elizabeth Anderson7 Allen.  She married John Dallett.

 

21.  Emma Carr6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 19 March 1872 in Virginia.  She married Dr. Phil C. Riley.  Dr. Riley was a Major in the USA.

Child of Emma Allen and Phil Riley is:

49    i.    Brent Abbott7 Riley.

Brent was adopted.

 

22.  Russell Houston6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 08 December 1873 in Virginia.  He married Inez McNeill.

Children of Russell Allen and Inez McNeill are:

50      i.    Virginia Anville7 Allen.

51     ii.    Elizabeth Houston Allen.

 

 

23.  Elizabeth Maverick6 Allen (John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 25 August 1877 in Virginia.  She married Dr. Evan Evans.

Child of Elizabeth Allen and Evan Evans is:

52   i.    Daniel W.7 Evans.

 

34.  William B.6 Allen (Henry Clay5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born 1873 in Virginia.  He married (1) Unknown. He married (2) Beulah Newman.

Child of William Allen and Beulah Newman is:

53   i.    Unknown7 Allen.

 

38.  Emily6 Allen (Henry Clay5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1) was born January 1880 in Virginia.  She married Baird.

Child of Emily Allen and Baird is:

54    i.    Margaret7 Baird, born 1904 in Virginia; Died single.

Generation No. 4

      44.  Edward McDowell7 Moore (Mary Payne6 Allen, John James II5, Mary Elizabeth Payne4 Jackson, John George3, George2, John1)  He married (1) Elma Radford.    He married (2) Virginia Armistead.

Child of Edward Moore and Elma Radford is:

55    i.    Elma8 Moore.

 

Child of Edward Moore and Virginia Armistead is:

56   i.    Edward McDowell8 Moore.

 

Endnotes

1.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:25.

2.  Allen Family Bible Record.

 

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