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Teresa "Tacy" Allen

Teresa "Tacy" Allen

Female 1857 - 1934  (77 years)

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  • Name Teresa "Tacy" Allen 
    Born 3 Jan 1857  Campbell County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 1858  [4
    Alternate birth Abt 1860  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Alternate birth Abt 1862  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 Feb 1934  Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I9861  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 

    Father John Allen,   b. Abt 1815, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1879  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Nancy Barnes,   b. 1816, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1879  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1839  Elk Valley, Campbell, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F3490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Freeman,   b. 6 Jun 1850, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1931, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1876  Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Freeman,   b. 1877,   d. May 1955, New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Mary Jane Freeman,   b. 27 Feb 1880, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1932, Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Joseph Freeman,   b. 2 Mar 1882, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1967, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman,   b. 1 Dec 1884, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1971, Bell County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Benjamin Harrison Freeman,   b. 22 May 1887, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1959, Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Fannie Freeman,   b. Dec 1890, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Edward McKinley Freeman,   b. 8 May 1893,   d. 10 Jul 1979, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Artie Mae Freeman,   b. 5 Dec 1896, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1970  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Teresa 'Tacy' Allen
    Teresa "Tacy" Allen
    L to R: Sisters Artie and Martha Freeman, and their mother Teresa (Allen) Freeman.
    L to R: Sisters Artie and Martha Freeman, and their mother Teresa (Allen) Freeman.

  • Notes 
    • Widely said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. She was almost certainly born in Campbell County, as both the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses show that as her parents' residence.

      Her tombstone dates, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle, are 3 Jan 1857 and 15 Feb 1934. Her stone gives her name as "Tishia" Freeman. Some descendants report that she was also called "Tisha."

      According to a family group record prepared by Joan Van Syckle, "Teresa's date of birth according to [the] 1900 census is Aug 1863." The same FGR gives Teresa's parents as "Joseph Allen (? 1/1/1838 - 5/24/1910)" and "Patricia Barnes". But Teresa Allen's sister Rachel's death certificate on ancestry.com shows her parents as John Allen and Nancy Barnes, both born in Tennessee.

      Posted by user "Dolores1630" to ancestry.com:

      Teresa was variously known as, Tasia, Tacia, and Tacey on census records. My father, Teresa's grandson, told me in the late 1970s that he remembered his grandmother being called "Tasia" or "Stasia" and wondered if this was a nickname for "Anastasia" which is my oldest daughter's name. From her death records and her tombstone it appears her given name was Teresa.

      My father also remembered that Teresa was known for her herbal remedies and was always growing and preparing herbs. She would always quote from the Old Testament and loved to quote the verses about the revenge and punishment of God. "Hellfire and brimstone" verses he called them. He said he was none too pleased with this as a child as it frightened him a bit.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1049] Tombstones of John and Tishia Freeman, Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle.

    2. [S2328] Find a Grave page for Tishia "Teresa" Allen Freeman.

    3. [S4198] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965, on ancestry.com., place only, record of her daughter Mary's marriage.

    4. [S2231] 1870 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S4023] 1920 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    7. [S4024] 1930 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    8. [S27] Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002, on ancestry.com., Arguably reads "Nancy Brown".