Name: Rial Easter ALLEN 1 2
Birth: 1791 in Orange Co., North Carolina, USA
Death: 29 SEP 1865 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA
Occupation: farmer, raised throughbred horses & cattle.
Alternate place of death. 29 SEP 1865 Savannah, Andrew, MO
Alternate death date 26 SEP 1865 Missouri, USA
"Martha’s father, Rial Allen, died the 26th of September 1865 in Missouri. In the Andrew, Missouri County Court in its November Term 1868, Martha and William Marshall were awarded $250 as were her four brothers and sister."
RIAL ALLEN by Maud B. Allen
Rial Allan was the second son, third child of Samuel Allen, Revolutionary War soldier, and his wife, Nancy Easter. He was born in North Carolina, probably in Orange County in 1791.
Margaret Evins, daughter of John Evins and Mary (Margaret) Moore, was born in Knox County, Tenn. in 1784. According to records Margaret was between six and seven years his senior.
When Rial was thirteen years of age, his father, Samuel Allen, with the Adams, Easters, Warrens, and others left Chester, South Carolina and traveled north to Kentucky to make their home. This migration was made to follow the game to the north. Game was beginning to become very scarce in the Carolinas and the early pioneers of that time, depending greatly upon the deer and other game for their livelihood, began to follow it toward the north where the woods were more dense and the game more plentiful. Here near Somerset, Kentucky, Samuel Allen built a home in a beautiful valley where Rial and his sister and brothers were reared.
Rial bought a place some two miles from his fathers original place and it was there that his children were born. His wife died 17 September 1843 and is buried at Waitsboro, Kentucky. He never married again, went to Missouri with his children when they made up their minds to go as pioneers to that state. He settled in Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri. He prided himself in his thoroughbred stock and none surpassed him in the raising of high grade cattle and horses. These were his delight and up to the time of his death in 1865, he possessed the finest stock in his vicinity.
Four of his children had embraced the gospel of the Latter-day Saints It was a source of much grief to him that they would desire to go farther west and pioneer an unknown waste when there were such prosperous farms in Missouri.
Rial made a home for his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Sprankle Snyder. He spent his last days with this couple who were childless. He built a fine new home in 1862. This home was not quite completed when, on the 30th of May of that same year James and Lewis started on their journey west to join the Saints. Grandfather Rial Allen was not a big man, but stood very straight. He was of medium weight, not very heavy. He was of medium complexion and at this date was getting grey. He had blue eyes, was of a kindly disposition and gentle in his ways. Of his sons, James was most like him in build and disposition. [From Pulaski records, Andrew J. Allen journal and interview with Sarah Allen, his grand-daughter who lived with him till 8 years of age.]
Ria1 Allen's home was built in 1808, and was one of the most pretentious homes of that period. It was built on a hillside about two miles west of the home of Samuel Allin. It was so far away from the water that it was decided to have it moved down near the river bed. When they moved it, they sawed off the corners of the house so that the witches would not molest them because of the new location. It was a home made of great logs with a window on each side of the fireplace which was the style at that period.
Years later it was clapboarded and made to look like a new, modern home. The eaves were again built at the corners. It was at this home that all of Rial's children were born with the exception of Martha. The home was later added to and made into a lovely, comfortable home.
At the time his sons decided to go north and settle in Missouri, near the place where David and Patsy were, Rial sold his home and went north with them. He sold his farm to a man named George Adams.
Rial Allen was a farmer and a breeder of beautiful thoroughbreds. He was well off financially and continued his farming and stock raising after he settled in Missouri. About the time James and Lewis started out for the west, he had a fine eight room house almost finished. Here he lived with his daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband until his death Sept. 29, 1865. He is buried near his home at Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri. He never married again and at the time of his death, he had been a widower twenty-two years.
He offered his sons $600. each to come back and live near him in Missouri. in that day $600 was a lot of money, but they all chose to remain in the west.
Maud B. Allen [told to her by Judge Adams
while on a visit to Pulaski, Kentucky].
July 1998 to February 1999: The Andrew County, Missouri Family History Surname and Query page!
ALLEN (Rial) Platte Township. E half of NW Q Section 14, Town 61, Range 34. Dale Cordner (Jul 25, 1998)
Rial (sometimes listed as "Royal" born between 1789 & 1791, North Carolina) grew up in Pulaski Co. KY, resided a number of years in Calloway Co. KY, moved to Andrew Co. MO. He lived by his brother, Samuel, children Elizabeth Snyder, James and Lewis, and numerous nephews and nieces. He died in 1865. His Burial place is unknown to me-there was not a legible stone in the Whitesville cemetary (which opened shortly after his death.) I am interested in contacting people interest in the family and those who have researched church records, etc. related to the family. I have researched: census, court, probate, and property records related to this family. My specific goal is to identify and prove Rial's grandfather.
Father: Samuel ALLEN b: 30 DEC 1756 in North Carolina
Mother: Nancy EASTER b: ABT 1761 in Columbia, Chester, South Carolina
Margaret "Peggy" Mary EVINS b: 1784 in Knox Co., Tennessee, USA
21 OCT 1806
in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA
- Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse
1810 U.S. Census Index, Pulaski County Kentucky:
1850 census Index, Pulaski Co., KY.
1840 CENSUS BUCHANAN COUNTY, MISSOURI [transcription]:
There is a Lewis Allen, Marion Township [p. 141], a John Allen, Crawford Township [p. 154] and a John Evans, Marion Township [p. 141] on this census page. Unknown if these are our relations. Rial Allen died in Buchanan Co., in 1865 where he had gone to be with his children. There is a John Allen still in Crawford Township in the 1850 census transcription but so far I can not connect him to our family.
There are no Allen families on the 1850 Buchanan Co., Marion Township census transcription.
1850 U.S. Census, Buchanan Co., Crawford Township index:
Allen Nancy 227
Allen John 227
Allen John 227
Allen John G 227
Allen Elizabeth 227
Allen Hiram 227
Allen Crawford 227
Allen Eliza J 227
Allen John 233
Allen James 227
Allen Hanah 233
1860 U.S. Census transcription:
1860 census index, Andrew county, Missouri, Platt township, Whitesville Post Office
Page 128 [Living near several of his children.]
Surname Given Name and Age and Sex
Snider ???? 28 m
Elizabeth 38 f
Allen Rial 71 m
1860 Census Image, Andrew county, Missouri, Platt township, Whitesville Post Office
Sprankle Snider; age: ?8; male; farmer; value Real-estate: 600; per. prop.: 1330; born: Ohio
Elizabeth Snider; age 38; female; born Ky [Kentucky]; can't read or write
Rial Allen; age 71; male; born N.C. [North Carolina]; can't read or write
Taken from http://alumni.byu.edu/chapters/pdf/globalization.pdf -
The Globalization of the Church Educational System
Elder Joe J. Christensen, San Diego Temple president, emeritus First Quorum of Seventy,
and former Church Education System associate commissioner
19 August 2001
Exerpts from webpage:
"In his home, Robert was sealed to his wife, Catherine Ann on the 7th of March 1850. Following this sealing he was married and sealed to Martha Allen as a plural wife by Heber C. Kimball. Brigham Young and Thomas Bullock served as witnesses.
Martha Allen was born the 7th of March 1823 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, the daughter of Margaret Evins and Rial Allen. She was invited to go with a neighbor girl to hear the preaching of the Mormon missionaries. When she heard Wilford Woodruff preach she believed it to be true. Before retiring that night she prayed for a testimony and straightway there came a light in her darkened bedroom. Accepting this as a divine manifestation, she joined the church in 1838, at the age of fifteen. Three of her brothers: James, Andrew Jackson and Lewis also accepted the Gospel and immigrated to Utah. Martha came to the Valley with her brother, Andrew Jackson and his family in September 1847 with the A.O. Smoot Company. Her other brother, Samuel and his family followed the Oregon Trail settling in what became Lane County, Oregon.
Martha traveled back to Parowan with a group of saints. One man in the group was William Marshall II, a convert to the church from Australia. He was the widower of Francis Bridger who had died in San Bernardino. William was left with three young children. After arriving in Utah, William Marshall and Martha were married October 10, 1863.
Martha’s father, Rial Allen, died the 26th of September 1865 in Missouri. In the Andrew, Missouri County Court in its November Term 1868, Martha and William Marshall were awarded $250 as were her four brothers and sister. "
- James Evins ALLEN b: 14 AUG 1807 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA
- Esther ALLEN b: JAN 1809 in Somerset, Pulaski, KY
- Lewis ALLEN b: 11 JUN 1813 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA
- John E. ALLEN b: 16 FEB 1815 in Somerset, Pulaski, KY
- Andrew Jackson ALLEN b: 5 SEP 1818 in Somerset, Pulaski, KY
- Elizabeth ALLEN b: 2 AUG 1821 in Somerset, Pulaski, KY
- Martha Evans ALLEN b: 2 MAR 1823 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA
- Title: "Allens, Seven Generations of Allens"
Author: Maud Bliss Allen
- Title: Owens family records.
Note: In posession of Eva Jorgensen, Salt Lake City, Utah.