|Augustus Anderson Allen - born in Cobb County Georgia and lived in
Calhoun and DeKalb County Alabama
|Uncle John Allen, wife and daughter. This
picture may have been made in 1940's. It
was in my mother's pictures. Emma Cornelia
Allen Bishop's brother.
|Emma Cornelia Allen b. 11/28/1873 d. 12/9/1923, was the daughter of Augustus "Gus" A. Allen b. 2/8/1852 d. 8/22/1915 and wife, Margaret
Stockton Allen b.1848 GA d. 5/15/1876 Mary Jane Bishop b. 8/20/1861 d. 2/24/1950 m. A. A. Allen on September 5, 1889 and was step-mother to Gus'
children by his previous marriages. A. A. Allen signed a note for his daughter to marry J. J. Bishop. Marriage License has her name as Miss Neeley Allen.
In the 1900 census of DeKalb County, Alabama, Augustus is married to Mary J. age 38, and children are listed as John C., Melissa, Henry, Ollie, Minnie,
Eulah and Silas. A. A. Allen, Mary Jane Allen, Sarah Allen, Silas Allen, Paul Allen and Julie Allen are buried with Gus and other family members at Fairview
Methodist Church in DeKalb County, Alabama. This church is located East of Highway 75 on DeKalb County Road 843.
See Bishop Kin Photos in my photo albums at Flickr.
In the 1900 census, Mary Susan Allen b. 1883 d. 1958 was found living with J. J. Bishop and wife Emma Allen Bishop (her half sister). Mary Susan first
married George Bishop brother of J. J. Bishop. Her second marriage was to James Reuben Couch. (Census information obtained from Jim Couch
researcher of Couch family. James Reuben Couch's 2nd marriage was to Mary Susan Allen half-sister to Emma Cornelia Allen, see Couch Family
|Above is Jessie Bishop, Jr. with mother, Emma Cornelia Allen Bishop and sister
Verna Mae Bishop. This picture was probably made a short time before Emma's
death in 1923. My mother was born 8/1/1912 and she looks to be about 10 or 11
|The picture below is Emma's brother as it was found in the personal pictures belonging to my mother, Verna Mae Bishop Busby and I had written Uncle
John Allen, wife and daughter on the back before my mother passed away in 1979. See Bishop pages for Decendants of Emma Cornelia Allen.
Augustus "Gus" Anderson Allen was born in Cobb County, Georgia on February 18, 1852. Census records Roll M593_144 Page 247 1870
Coxes, Cobb Co., GA indicate he was born in 1848. "Gus" was the son of Susan Moss Allen b. 7 June 1827 in Ga. d. 2 Aug. 1900 and Ransom
Adkins Allen b. 22 Aug 1823 d. 6 July 1877. Both Susan and Ransom are buried in Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia.
Ransom Allen was originally buried at Concord Cemetery, but was moved when some of his children help found the new church and cemetery.
Ransom and Susan had ten children
i. John Oliver 1845-1914
ii. Eliza 1848-1923
iii. Grant or Grand 1851-1888
iv. Augustus Anderson See Picture of "Gus" Allen and Mary Susan Couch Children in Mty Allen Kin Photo Album at Flickr
v. Columbus L. 1854-1924
vi. Benjamin F. aka Bink b.1857
vii. Harriet Malissa 1860-1911
viii. Ransom Bartow 1863-1947
ix. Robert Dora 1865
x. Susan Emma 1868.
"Gus" Allen b. 2/18/1852 b. 8/22/1915 first marriage on 2/9/1873 in Calhoun County, AL to Margaret Stockton b. abt. 1848 d.5/14/1876.
Margaret Stockton was the daughter of Davis Stockton b. abt 1800 NC and Sarah M. unknown b. abt. 1808 NC. They were married 9/12/1830 in
Rutherford Co., NC. Davis Stockton 1850 Murray Co., GA Roll M432_78 Pg 175, 1860 Lebenon, DeKalb Co., AL Roll M653_9 Pg 186, 1870
Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL Roll M593_16 Pg 289.
1. Emma Cornelia Allen b. 11/28/1873 d. 12/8/1923 m. John Jesse Bishop
2. Columbus Arthur abt.. 1874 d. Oct. 16, 1899.
3. Martha aka Maggie abt.. 1875 d. July 31, 1876.
Gus was 24 when he married second wife Emma "Emily" Owens on 24 Jan 1877 in Calhoun Co., AL. Emma had two children by James Hughes -
dau. Ludie and son Lee. Gus and Emma had two children
1. Lavonia b. 1879
2. Kesha or abt..1881
Gus' third marriage was 3/18/1882 to Sarah Caroline Dobbs b. abt. 1852 d. 12/15/1888, dau. of David Dobbs and Mary Todd. Witness to Gus & Sarah's
marriage were E. C. Stockton and H. H. Stockton.
1. Mary Susan Allen b. 6/28/1883 d. 1958
2. John Clement Allen b. 10/10/1884 d. 1969
3. Sarah Melissa Allen b. 5/22/1886 d. unk.
4. Henry Franklin Allen b. 6/1/1887 d. unk.
5. Julie Bell Allen b. 12/8/1888 d. unk.
6. Twins b. 1889 d. unk.
Gus' fourth marriage was on 9/5/1889 to Mary Jane Rooks Bishop b. 8/20/1861 d. 2/24/1950. Mary Jane was a half-sister to John Jesse Bishop who
married Gus' daughter Emma Cornelia Allen. Mary Jane Rooks and John Jesse Bishop's mother was Nancy Tidwell Rooks Bishop b. about 1845 GA.
1. James Ollie Allen b. June 1,1891
2. Minnie Leonie Allen b. June 11, 1893
3. Eulah Caldonia Allen b. Oct. 26, 1895
4. Silas Adkin Allen b. 3/18/1900 d. 8/29/1917
5. Paul Allen b. April 6, 1898 d. Dec. 1, 1899