Vincent was born about 1829 in TN and joined the
Masonic Lodge in Bolivar, TN in 1850. A 1850 census for him
has not been found. He married Virginia A. Wilson (daughter of Dr.
Hugh Wilson). Vincent lived in Colorado Co., TX in 1860 near
his sister Mary. He and his wife had two of his sisters, Jane and
Adaline, living with them in 1860 along with two of his own children.
He had $7,310 in personal property. In 1870 they had two more children
John and Sadie (Sallie). He had $4,500 in real estate and $ 1,000
in personal property. They had one more child in 1871. In the
1880 census Carrie had married and had two children, she was also taking
care of her three younger siblings that were listed as orphans. This
shows Vincent and Virginia died sometime between 1871 and 1880. John,
Vincents father, left the five children an inheritance when he died in
1881. A great granddaughter (Katheryn CLAPP Orr) has a spool table
and it is engraved with “ made by Tom Donad for Vincent & Virginia
Allen 1853. She believes this is a wedding gift
The following by John Walter Allen. “Vincent
Allen went to Texas when he was a young chap with his sister Mary,
and married a Miss Wilson near Alleytown, in Colorado County, and raised
a family. One son, Gussie, the oldest, lives in Montana and Mrs. Traylor
and Mrs. Leeds live at Wharton, Texas. Miss Pearl Leeds, one of the daughters,
is quite a prominent school teacher in that section.”
The names of their five children:
AUGUSTUS (GUSSIE) ROBERT ALLEN
Gussie was born in 1854 in Texas. He married
Celia (unknown last maiden name) born 1858 in MD. Gus and his sister
Carrie had farms adjoining or very close as the in the 1880 census their
house numbers were consetive. He farmed and she kept
house. Gus died in the Beaumont area. J W Allen stated Gus
was in Montana in 1917?
They had at least one son,
ROBERT V. ALLEN
Born Sept. 26, 1879 in Texas and died in one of
the Dakotas as a result of being gored by a bull. It is not known
if he was a cowboy or in the rodeo. His Grandmother gave him a Bible
afther the death of his Grandfather Steelman LEEDS who died June 23, 1896.
The inscription in the Bible reads “Robert, live a pure and a holy life
like your grandfather and meet him in heaven.”
A Margeritte LEEDS is mentioned as a niece and signed Oct. 4,
1895. It is not known if she was a niece of Gussie or Robert.
CAROLINE (CARRIE) ALLEN
Carrie was born in Nov. 23, 1856 in Alleyton, Texas.
On Dec. 3, 1873 she married a farmer named Alfred (Alf) Henderson Clapp.
In the 1880 Colorado Co., Texas census her siblings; John, Sallie and Addie
were living with her and listed as orphans. Her grandson Allen Clapp
remembered her quilts and using stick snuff.
Their seven children:
Born Nov. 7, 1875 Columbus, Colorado Co., TXs. She left home
young and is believed to have died in the1900 Galveston, TX Hurricane.
It is not known if she ever married.
Born Oct. 25, 1878 Columbus, Colorado Co., TXs and died in Beaumont
TX in 1912. He married Mabel Clare COSTLEY March 25, 1903.
They had two daughters but both died in childhood.
CLARK H. CLAPP
Born Jan. 11, 1884 in Texas and died Jan. 21, 1927. He had
ALLEN McKEEN CLAPP
Born Jan. 9, 1886 and died March 9, 1939. He married Minnie
McMILLIAN May 2, 1920. They had at least four children.
NORVAL FRANKLIN CLAPP
Norval was born Dec. 27, 1888 in Ganado, TX and died March 1970.
He married Hertha A. Jordan Oct. 14, 1919. They had one son.
ALFRED HESTER CLAPP
Born March 13, 1891 in Ganado, TX and died Sept. 21, 1954.
On Aug. 17, 1913 he married Naomi Olivia WESTBERG. They had two daughters.
CARRIE LEE CLAPP
Born June 1, 1891 in Ganado, TX and died June 30, 1971.
JOHN McCLUNG ALLEN
John was born in Sept. 4, 1864 in TX and died Dec. 7, 1882 also in
SALLIE TATE ALLEN
Sallie was born March 1, 1869 in TX. On July 11,
1888 she married Frank L. Leeds, who was a florist. She died
July 21, 1962 in Wharton, TX. It is not known when Frank died but it was
in Wharton, TX.
They had at least three children.
Pearl was born Aug. 19, 1889 in Wharton, TX.
J. VENN LEEDS
J. Venn was born April 3, 1892 in Wharton, TX. He married and
had at least one son who lives in Houston, TX
Ohler was born Aug. 6, 1895 in Wharton, TX. She married
W. H. Robinson who was the mayor of Wharton, TX.
ADDIE PEARL ALLEN
Addie was born Feb. 2, 1872 in TX.. She married John Traylor July
19, 1893 in TX. they had at least two children. Addie died
Jan. 23, 1934 but it is not known where, perhaps, Palacios, TX.
CARRIE JO TRAYLOR
Carrie was born Aug 7, 1894 and married Clarence Edward LATSON.
EDMOND ALLEN TRAYLOR
Edmond was born July 11, 1896.
Much of the information on Vincent Allen was submitted by Katheryn Orr.