David D. Allen
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin,
1886. Barren County.
DAVID D. ALLEN, son of Robert D. and Mary Ann (Richey) Allen, was born
in Cumberland County, Ky., August 8, 1838. Robert D. Allen was also born
in that county in January, 1815; there he was educated, and in early
life engaged in farming; later he moved to Texas, where he died March 9,
1847, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; his widow is still
living. She was born in Cumberland County in December, 1816. David
Allen, Sr., grandfather of David D., was a native of the "Old Dominion,"
and one of the early settlers of Cumberland County. David D. Allen, at
an early age, moved with his father to Putnam County, Ind., where he
remained six years; thence to Guadaloupe County, Tex., where his father
died, and some time after that event he returned to Cumberland County,
Ky., with his mother. He received a good education, and on attaining his
majority became a salesman in a dry goods store at Burkesville, which
position he held until the outbreak of the civil war. In 1868 he came to
Barren County, where he has since been engaged in farming and dealing in
tobacco. He was united in marriage, October 18, 1864, with Mary L. Nunn,
daughter of Washington and Mary Nunn, natives of Cumberland County,
where Mrs. Allen was also born October 1, 1847. To Mr. and Mrs. Allen
seven children were born: Clara, Ettie, Annie, Charles R., Catherine,
John Roger, and Ruby Leslie. Mr. Allen is a member of the Masonic
fraternity, in which he has passed the degree of Master Mason.
Politically he is a Democrat. His wife is a consistent member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Allen Richey Nunn
Cumberland TX VA Putnam-IN Guadaloupe-TX