Cocke County, Tennessee
Louisa (James) Allen
Civil War Widow's Pension

Names mentioned: James Allen, Louisa Holder Allen, Mary Elizabeth Allen, William L Allen, John Gilbert Allen, Margaret Jane Allen, Sarah Malissa Allen, Isaac Milbourn Allen, William H Wood, Willis Gray, John Griffin, Marion M Tucker, Alfred Nicely, PW Anderson, Patsy Ellenburg.

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Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price

James Allen served as a private on Co D, 9th Tenn Cavalry. His widow, Louisa, filed for a pension starting 11/06/1864. Their children:
Mary Elizabeth Allen born 12/28/1852
William L Allen born 1/30/1854
John Gilbert Allen born 3/20/1855
Margaret Jane Allen born 2/10/1857
Sarah Malissa Allen born 6/28/1859
Isaac Milbourn Allen born 2/10/1862
James enlisted 9/27/1863 and died 11/05/1864 in Gallatin, TN of piles. He and Louisa married 2/27/1851. A transcript of the marriage license is included in the original pension file.

On 4/6/1867 Louisa Allen, age 34, a resident of the 7th Civil District, filed her claim before William H Wood, County Court Clerk. She was married to James Allen on 2/27/1851 in Cocke County by Willis Gray, a JP. Her maiden name was Louisa Holder.

John Griffin and Marion M Tucker, residents of the 7th Civil District of Cocke County witnessed Louisa's signature. They also confirmed the names of her children.

Louisa was dropped from the pension rolls on 1/29/1898 for failure to claim, after last being paid on 11/04/1893.

Alfred Nicely swore that he was 2nd Lt of Co D, 9th Reg Tenn Cavalry, and that James Allen was a private in that company and that he died in the hospital at Gallatin, TN on 11/05/1864.

PW Anderson sent an explanatory note to the pension department with information on Louisa Allen and Patsy Ellenburg, claim #110,005. This indicates that Patsy also lived in Cocke County.

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