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Teresa "Tacy" Allen

Teresa "Tacy" Allen

Female 1857 - 1934  (77 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Teresa "Tacy" AllenTeresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes); died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1858
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1860, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1862, Tennessee

    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.

    Teresa married John Freeman in 1876 in Whitley County, Kentucky. John (son of Joel Terrill Freeman and Mary Sego) was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky; died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Martha Freeman was born in 1877; died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio; was buried in Greenmound Cemetery. New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio.
    2. Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    3. Joseph Freeman was born on 2 Mar 1882 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 15 Jun 1967 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Caddell Cemetery, Rockholds, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman was born on 1 Dec 1884 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 25 Feb 1971 in Bell County, Kentucky.
    5. Benjamin Harrison Freeman was born on 22 May 1887 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Sep 1959 in Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried on 25 Sep 1959 in Mexico Cemetery, Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky.
    6. Fannie Freeman was born in Dec 1890 in Kentucky.
    7. Edward McKinley Freeman was born on 8 May 1893; died on 10 Jul 1979 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    8. Artie Mae Freeman was born on 5 Dec 1896 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 5 Jun 1970; was buried in Chitwood Cemetery, Winfield, Scott, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Allen was born about 1815 in Tennessee (son of Joseph Allen and Jane (Jenny) Poage); died after 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1817, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. The 1880 census shows him and his wife living there.

    John married Nancy Barnes on 13 Jan 1839 in Elk Valley, Campbell, Tennessee. Nancy was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Nancy Barnes was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1819, Tennessee

    Notes:

    She was alive at the time of the 1880 census.

    Her last name in the record of her marriage to John Allen looks very much like "Barron", and there are records in which it looks like "Brown," but she is consistently "Nancy Barnes" in the death certificates of her children.

    Children:
    1. 1. Teresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Rachel Allen was born on 7 Aug 1858 in Tennessee; died on 12 Jul 1942 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Allen was born on 17 Apr 1774 in Virginia (son of Hugh Allen and Jane Summers); died after 1860 in Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1767, Virginia

    Notes:

    Shown in the 1860 census as 93 years old (which may have been exaggerated), living in the Campbell County household of his son-in-law Felix Broils (or Broyles), husband of his daughter Anna Allen. Said to have died in 1862.

    The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (citation details below) asserts that this Joseph Allen died in Union County, Indiana, 15 May 1839. But on the same page the editor notes that "The Allen Relationships have not been worked out to be clear to the editor." The date given for Joseph Allen's marriage to Jane Poague is the same as shown in Virginia marriage records for the marriage of Joseph Allen and Jenny Poage, and this Joseph Allen is given as a son of Hugh Allen.

    Joseph married Jane (Jenny) Poage on 13 May 1800 in Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia. Jane (daughter of Robert Poage and Margaret Mitchell) was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia; died on 6 Jun 1839. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane (Jenny) Poage was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia (daughter of Robert Poage and Margaret Mitchell); died on 6 Jun 1839.
    Children:
    1. Jane "Jennie" Allen
    2. Anna Allen was born about 1803.
    3. 2. John Allen was born about 1815 in Tennessee; died after 1879.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Hugh Allen was born in in Rockingham, Virginia (son of (Unknown) Allen and Mary Hughes); died in 1796 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    He was not the Hugh Allen who married Jane Anderson and was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.

    His father may have been named Matthew Allen.

    Hugh married Jane Summers. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Jane Summers
    Children:
    1. 4. Joseph Allen was born on 17 Apr 1774 in Virginia; died after 1860 in Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Robert Poage was born on 18 Aug 1745 in Rockbridge County, Virginia (son of John Poage and Jane Boggs); died on 23 Sep 1793 in Georgia.

    Notes:

    "[W]ent with Captain Moore to Abb's Valley, for fear of Indians removed in 1784 to Col. Cloyd's farm in Montgomery County and thence a year or so later to old Howard County, Ga." [The Descendants of Robert and John Poage, citation details below]

    Note that Georgia has never had a Howard County -- but the source quoted below does agree that Robert Poage decamped to someplace in Georgia, at any rate.

    The co-maintainer of the WeRelate page about Robert Poage, "co1776", notes that "Abb's Valley was named after Absalom Looney, a neighbor and kinsmen of Capt. James Moore who was married to Martha Poage, sister to Robert. It was located on the waters of the Blue Stone branch of the New River in Tazewell county, Virginia."

    From A History of the Valley of Virginia by Samuel Kercheval (Woodstock, Virginia: J. Gatewood, 1850):

    In the Autumn of 1775, Capt. James Moore removed with his family from Rockbridge county to Abb's Valley, having cleared some land the preceding spring, and raised a crop of corn. A short time afterwards, his brother-in-law, Robert Poage, settled near to him in the same valley. The place was exceedingly secluded, and these two families were ten or twelve miles from any other settlement of whites. As this had been a favorite hunting ground of the Indians, they often visited it.

    Indeed, there was scarcely a ear in which these families were not compelled to leave the valley and take shelter in a fort in the Bluestone settlement. In the spring of 1782, the Indians attacked the house of Robert Poage at night.

    They burst the door open, but finding that there were several men in the house (there happened to be three besides Mr. Poage), they did not attempt to enter the house, but after watching it for some time, went off; and the next morning killed a young man by the name of Richards, who had been living for some time at Capt. Moore's. He had gone out early in the morning to put some deer skins to soak in a pond about a quarter of a mile from the house; and whilst engaged at the pond, he was shot and immediately scalped. At this time the families forted again in the Bluestone settlement; and soon afterwards Mr. Poage removed to Georgia.

    Virginia historical marker XP-5, on Centre St. (Route 102) in Tazewell county:

    Five miles southwest is Abb's Valley, discovered by Absalom Looney. James Moore and Robert Poage were the first settlers, about 1770. In July, 1786, Shawnee Indians raided the valley, killing or carrying into captivity the Moore family. Mary (Polly) Moore, Martha Evans and James Moore (captured earlier) finally returned. They are known as "The Captives of Abb's Valley."

    Virginia Conservation Commission, 1939

    Robert married Margaret Mitchell. Margaret died on 30 Sep 1793 in Georgia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margaret Mitchell died on 30 Sep 1793 in Georgia.
    Children:
    1. 5. Jane (Jenny) Poage was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia; died on 6 Jun 1839.