Emma Jeanette Allen

Female 1855 - 1936  (80 years)

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  • Name Emma Jeanette Allen 
    Born 24 Aug 1855  Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Apr 1936  Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 May 1936  Spring Valley Cemetery, Morehead, Monona, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3599  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2015 

    Father Andrew Allen,   b. 4 Aug 1782, Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1867, Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Nancy F. or S. White,   b. 11 Nov 1811, , Halifax, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, of, , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1854  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Was an only child of her mother's marriage to Andrew Allen. Nancy was about 30 years younger than Andrew who already had many grown children and many grandchildren from his first marriage to Eunice Miner. Andrew would have been in his early seventies when Emma was born.

      2. Censuses:
      1860 US: Magnolia P.O., Raglan Township, Harrison, Iowa, p. 782, dwelling 196, household 180, enumerated 22 Jun 1860 US:
      Andrew Allen, 78, farmer, $800, $500, VA.
      Nancy F., VA.
      Joshua, 9, IA.
      Emma J., 4, IA.

      1870 US: Index searched for O'Banions in Nebraska without success. Checked the following Iowa townships page by page without success:
      Harrison County: Boyer, Magnolia, Cincinnati, Raglan, and Harrison.
      Monona: All townships.

      1880 US: Cincinnati, Harrison, IA, p. 96C:
      Charles Taylor, M, 26, NY NY NY, farmer.
      Emma Taylor, wife, M, 25, IA, MA, VA.
      Estella Bell Taylor, 2, IA NY IA.
      John A. Taylor, son, 6m, IA NY IA.
      Edward Guy Taylor, son, 4, IA NY IA.
      W.J. Taylor, brother, S, 35 York State NY NY.

      1900 US: Jordan Township, Monona, IA, p. 31a, dwelling #157, family #159:
      Charles A. Taylor, Jan 1848, 52, m. 25 yrs., NY NY NY.
      Emma, wife, Aug 1856, 43, m. 25 yrs., 9 total children all living, IA NH VA.
      Estella B., dau., Apr 1878, 22, IA NY IA.
      Frank, son, Mar 1883, 17, IA NY IA.
      Agnes, dau., Apr 1886, 14, NB NY IA.
      Ray, son, Dec 1888, 12, IA NY IA.
      Mary, dau., Mar 1890, NB NY IA.
      Sarah, dau., June 1893, 7, IA NY IA.
      Bruce, son, Jul 1874, 5, NB NY IA.

      3. I am reasonably certain Nancy White married Evans O'Banion in 1868 and he probably died by 1875 since Nancy signs her name as Nancy Allen for consent to her daughter Emma's marriage to Charles Taylor in 1875. It seems that the 1870 census would be key to proving the O'Banion family grouping especially since it should also have her 15 year old daughter Emma Jeanette Allen also listed. I cannot find the 1870 census for them but I can find them all in 1860 and Nancy and Emma in 1880.

      4. On file from Jeannie Aldredge, I have a 40 page Nancy Fountain White descendancy listing with research notes. I have cited all information concerning this specific individual into these notes.

      5. Susan Black's RLDS membership book has no entries for Charles nor Emma Taylor.

      6. The following may be references to Charles Taylor, husband of Emma, even though it is uncertain if there were more than one Charles Taylor in Harrison County from New York:
      A. FHL book 977.747-H2n: "History of Harrison County, Iowa," 1891, p. 144: "The present membership of the A.F. and A.M. lodge is fifty-six, in good standing. Ark Chapter No. 89, R.A.M., was instituted at Dunlap April 25, 1879, with ten charter members... The first elective officers were... Charles Taylor, Scribe." Also later on same page: "Shields' Post No. 83, G.A.R., at Dunlap, was organized June 17, 1882, by... Charles Taylor..." Later on page in regards to the same organization, it notes that additional positions: "...Charles Taylor, Council of Administration; Charles Taylor, Adjutant."
      B. FHL film 934944 "History of Harrison County, Iowa," 1915:
      P. 231, which cites him as one of ten charter members of the Ark Chapter of the Masons which was organized as No. 89, of Royal Arch Masons, April 25, 1879. Not sure if this is the same Charles Taylor or not. One other of the ten is S. M. Maynard who may or may not have some relation through Charles wife.
      Pp. 947-949, which cites the lengthy biography of Charles W. Lewis who was born in 1866 near Council Bluffs. Mr. Lewis married Minnie Page in 1892 at Council Bluffs. She was born 23 Jan 1865 in New York City to James H. and Mary Esther (Taylor) Page, natives of New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut, respectively. James Page was a merchant in New York city where he maintained a grocery store on Division street. James Page with his family went west to Council Bluffs in 1872. A few years later he went back to New York for a visit and he, with his brother-in-law, Charles Taylor, drove back to Iowa in a wagon, the journey consuming three months, as they traveled in the winter. In speaking of the ancestry of Mary Taylor [and therefor of Charles Taylor as well] the biography adds that they were of English stock. Also noted is that Mary Taylor "was a member of the Vevian family, who were of Dutch descent." It is also related that Mary's grandfather "was the owner of a large farm in what is now part of New York city. The Jerome Park race course is located on a part of the old homestead which was the site of a large stone mansion, that is still standing on the ground" and that he "was an extensive slave-holder, but he freed those in his possession at the time of the first agitation of that question."

      7. Email 13 Sep 2003 from Jeannie Aldredge:
      a. Emma Jeannette Allen was born August 24, 1855 in Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, and died April 29, 1936 in Correctionville, Union Township, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married Charles Andrew Taylor July 21, 1875 in Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, son of Andrew Taylor and Ann Tombs. He was born January 17, 1847 in Washington County, New York, and died February 04, 1914 in Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa.
      b. Emma was the only child born to the marriage of Andrew Allen and Nancy Fountain White.
      c. 08.15.2002: Note from Dorothy Hotchkiss: Gma Emma was the daughter of Andrew Allen & Nancy Maynard Allen. Gma Emma had 20 half bro & sis. 10 of Andrew Allen's and 10 of Nancy's. I have always known of Uncle Jot Adair & Uncle Ben Maynard. I think there are 2 women buried up home but that still leaves 6 that we don't know where they are. I have Gma Emma's old photo album & it has pix & first names. Gma Emma would say the names of all 20 of her 1/2 sibling (only given names) & named Jot & Jude last so I am assuming they were the youngest & Jot was the only Adair 1? I have the names of her 10 Allen siblings, just need Maynard, but who knows there could be other husbands I don't know of.
      d. Baptism: October 15, 1895, Christian Church.
      e. Per Dorothy Coberly-Hotchkiss, 08.14.2002: "Gma and Gpa Charles Taylor's house was at the south end of the street, closest to Moorhead, IA.
      f. Children of Emma Allen and Charles Taylor are:
      i. Agnes Ann Taylor, d. Bef. April 29, 1936.
      ii. Bruce Taylor, d. Aft. April 29, 1936. 15 Aug 2002: Per Dorothy Hotkiss: "Uncle Bruce lived in Salix, Iowa, not too far from Macy; across the river & up one town." Residence: April 29, 1936, Living in Pisgah, Iowa
      iii. Frank Taylor, d. Bef. April 29, 1936.
      iv. Guy Edward Taylor, d. Aft. April 29, 1936. Guy is Sherry's great-grandfather, sgunkin@aol.com. Residence: April 29, 1936, Living in Stewart, Nebraska.
      v. John Andrew Taylor, d. Aft. April 29, 1936. He married - name unknown. 15 Aug 2002: Note from Dorothy Hotchkiss: I knew Uncle John well. I have given pictures from Gma's album that I knew to their family. He has 1 son & 1 step-daughter still living. Uncle John lived in Salix, Iowa not too far from Macy, across the river & up one town. Residence: April 29, 1936, living in Salix.
      vi. Ray Earl Taylor, d. Aft. April 29, 1936. 15 Aug 2002: Per Dorothy Hotchkiss: Uncle Ray lived in Salix, Iowa, not too far from Macy, across the river & up one town." Residence: April 29, 1936, Living in Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa.
      vii. Sarah Martha Taylor, d. Aft. April 29, 1936. She married Claude Coberly. Residence: April 29, 1936, living in Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa. Per Dorothy Coberly-Hotchkiss, 14 Aug 2002: "Our house was the last one on the left side of the street heading north out of town - two story. We sold when Daddy got sick and moved to Missouri, closer to Eddith, Eleanor and I. We had moved to Kansas City to work in a war plant the year before. The house has gone to pot. The Jordan River has taken most of the yard. Most of the houses are gone and there are business buildings now." She's referring to Old Town, Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa.
      viii. Estella Bell Taylor, b. April 10, 1878, Iowa; d. February 12, 1954, Iowa. Burial: Feb. 1954, Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Harrison Co., Iowa. She married Joseph Lamb Sep. 23, 1900, son of Henry Lamb and Mary MOORE. He was born March 13, 1874 in Ringgold Co., Iowa, and died Aug. 03, 1963 in Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., Iowa. Burial: August 1963, Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Harrison Co., Iowa. Residence: April 29, 1936, living in Blencoe, Iowa.
      ix. Mary Augusta Taylor, b. March 23, 1890; d. May 23, 1971. She married Joseph T. Johnson, son of Joe Johnson and Nettie Thoreson. He was born August 1885, and died April 14, 1962. Residence: April 29, 1936, living in Correctionville, Iowa.

      8. Extracts from 15 page biography or Eunice Miner with photos received 31 Aug 2003 from Barbara L. Eades [full copy in Samuel Adair file]: "...Andrew Allen lived alone for about three years and then married a much younger woman - 30 years younger - by the name of Nancy who had a son by a previous marriage. Andrew helped to raise young Joshua. Andrew's beloved daughter Emma Jannet Allen was born in 1856. Andrew died at age 84 years and 5 months on January 10, 1867, leaving his estate to his 11-year old daughter Jannet and his 55-year old wife Nancy. (Will written on January 6, 1866. FHL film 1510,109 item 4 p. 522.) He stated in his will that if his wife Nancy remarried, his estate would go to his daughter Jannet..."

      9. From Barbara Eades 30 Aug 2003: "I have several documents in my possession relative to this family. I have Andrew's will, a document Nancy signed when Emma married, and deed(s) wherein Nancy basically signed over to Emma, per Andrew's will, land. In the one deed in particular, Nancy signed her name as O'Banion, and a notation something to the effect of formerly Nancy F. Allen. This would tend to support her marriage to an O'Banion, obviously. Andrew's will was probated 1 Apr 1867."

      10. Notes of D. Neil Allen, 5534 S 1425 East, South Ogden, UT 84403, 801-476-6854, viking893@msn.com received 25 Jul 2015. This is a draft of his working paper being refined and prepared for a future publication. Neil had previously published a book on Charles Allen and his descendants, "Out of Strawbery Banke." The transcript:
      "6. Emma Jeannette ALLEN14,15 was born on 24 Aug 1855 in Magnolia, Harrison, IA. She died on 29 Apr 1931 at the age of 75 in Correctionville, Woodbury, IA. She was buried on 2 May 1931 in Moorhead, Monona, IA, Spring Valley Cemetery.16
      Emma Jeannette ALLEN and Charles Andrew TAYLOR were married on 21 Jul 1874 in Magnolia, Harrison, IA. Charles Andrew TAYLOR17 was born in 1854 in NY. He was buried in 1914 in Moorhead, Monona, IA, Spring Valley Cemetery.18 He died on 4 Feb 1914 at the age of 60 in Moorhead, Monona, IA.
      Charles Andrew TAYLOR and Emma Jeannette ALLEN had the following children:
      25 i. John Andrew TAYLOR was born in 1876 in Moorehead, Monora Co., Iowa. He died in Salix, Woodbury, IA.
      +26 ii. Estella Bell TAYLOR, born 10 Apr 1878, IA; married Joseph T. LAMB, 17 Sep 1900, Onawa, Monona, Iowa; died 12 Feb 1954, Onawa, Monona, IA.
      27 iii. Guy Edward TAYLOR was born in 1880 in Moorehead, Monora Co., Iowa. He died in Stewart, York, NE.
      28 iv. Frank TAYLOR was born in Mar 1883 in Iowa. He died in 1902 at the age of 19 in Moorhead, Monona, IA. He was buried in 1902 in Moorhead, Monona, IA, Spring Valley Cemetery.19
      +29 v. Agnes A. TAYLOR, born Apr 1886, NE; married D. Chas. ISOM, 2 Mar 1905; died 1919, Monona, IA. +30 vi. Ray Earl TAYLOR, born 28 Dec 1887, Moorhead, Monona, IA; married Nellie Marie GOODNO, 2 Mar 1914, Logan, Harrison, IA; died 1952, Moorhead, Monona, IA. +31 vii. Sarah Martha TAYLOR, born 1890, Castana, Monoma, Iowa; married Claude E. COBERLY, 11 Aug 1909, Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States; died 1980, IA. 32 viii. Mary TAYLOR was born in Mar 1890 in Nebraska.
      33 ix. Bruce Lyman TAYLOR was born on 21 Jul 1894 in Decatur, Burt, NE. He died on 7 Jul 1960 at the age of 65. He was buried on 11 Jul 1960 in Moorhead, Monona, IA, Spring Valley Cemetery.
      14. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925. 1 Jan 1925 Salix, Woodbury, IA, Emma Jeanette Taylor, mother of Ray E. Taylor (head), her age 69 b. about 1856 Harrison, IA. Widowed, father Andrew Allen b. NH, mother Nancy White b. VA, parents married Council Bluffs, IA.
      15. United States Federal Census. 1880 Cincinnati, Harrison, IA, age 25, married to Charles Taylor 26. Father b. MA, mother b. VA.Children:Edward Guy Taylor 4, Estella Bell Taylor 2 and John A. Taylor 6m all b. IA. 1900 Jordan, Monona, IA, age 43, Charles Taylor 52, married 1875.Children:Estella B. 22, Frank 17, Agnes 14, Ray 12, Mary 10, Sarah 7, Bruce 5. 1920 Spring Valley, Monona, IA, age 54 widowed. Raymond E. 32, Bruce L. 25. Grandchildren, Margaret I. Taylor 4 and Nellie M. Taylor 3. 1930 Liberty, Woodbury, IA, age 75, Ray Taylor 40, son widowed. Nieces Margie Taylor 15 and Nellie Taylor 14.
      16. Find A Grave. Memorial# 93948309 Spouse:Charles A. Taylor (1847 - 1914).
      17. United States Federal Census. 1900 Jordan, Monona, IA agae 52 b. Jan 1848 NY Spouse Emma J. Taylor married 1875, married 25 years, her father b. NY mother b. NY.Emma J. 43, Estella B. 22, Frank 17, Agnes 14, Ray 12, Mary 10, Sarah 7, Bruce 5.
      18. Find A Grave. Memorial# 93948430 Spouse:Emma J. Taylor (1855 - 1931).
      19. Find A Grave. Memorial# 93948290."

      1. From Barbara Eades 30 Aug 2003, Emma's mother Nancy signed a consent slip [copy on file with me] which is affixed to the record book at the Harrison County, IA, Clerk of Court office testifying to Emma J. Allen's age for her marriage. It reads: July 21, 1875, Charles Taylor and Emma J. Allen. Magnolia, Iowa, July 21, '75. This it to prove that I Emma Allen is 19 years old this 24 of August 1875. Given under my hand the 21 of July. Nancy F. Allen." Charles full name per Barbara was Charles Andrew Taylor.

      2. Www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/marriage/ba.htm has an 1853-1905 Marriage Index for Harrison County. Entries:
      "Emma J. Allen and Chas. Taylor 7/21/1875"
      "Nancy Allen and Evans O'Banion 7/5/1868"
      I looked up two films 1513295 it. 3-5 (which was a poorly kept book of granted marriage licenses) and 1513294 (which was the recording of marriages giving only the groom and bride's names and who performed the marriage). The first film had the permission referenced above in a separate note and postmarked from Magnolia. The second film had "Charles Taylor and Emma J. Allen, 11 Jul 1875. Note the date is different and more accurate than that given in the index above.

      1. Per death certificate copy of which is on file with me: State of Iowa, Woodbury County, Union Township, Correctionville, #G97-4353, Emma Jeanette Taylor, lived in Correctionville five months and five days, white, widowed, born 24 Aug 1855 in Magnolia, IA, to Andrew Allen and Nancy White (maiden name), age 80 years, 8 months, and 5 days. Informant was Mrs. Jas. T. Johnson of Correctionville with Burial at Moorhead, IA, 1 May 1936. Death date 29 Apr 1936 from influenza and chronic bronchitis for years.

      2. Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database "ach0004" reports Charles Andrew Taylor, husband of Emma Allen, was born 17 Jan 1849 in New York and died 4 Feb 1914. Emma's obituary notes the same date of death for Charles. Same site reports parents as Andrew Taylor and Ann Tombs. No documentation is given.

      1. Vol. 54, "The Correctionville News," Thursday, May 7, 1936, No. 50: "Life of Mrs. Emma Taylor. Mother of Mrs. Joseph Johnson buried at Morehead Friday, where she was Pioneer resident. Emma Jeanette Allen was born at Magnolia, Iowa, August 24, 1855, and departed this life Wednesday, April 29, 1936, at Correctionville, Iowa, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Johnson. She had attained the age of 80 years, 08 months, and 5 days. On July 21, 1874, she was united in Marriage to Chas. Taylor at Magnolia, Iowa. To this union 9 children were born. Her husband passed away Feb. 4, 1914. Also, two children, Frank and Agnes preceded her in death. Mrs. Taylor was baptized in the Christian Church on October 15, 1895, and remained faithful to her God until her death. She was a kind neighbor and a loving mother. She lived nearly all of her life in and around Moorehead, and being an early pioneer she endured much to rear her family. She is survived by her four sons, Guy of Stewart, NEB., John of Salix, Ray of Moorehead, and Bruce of Pisgah; three daughters, Mrs. Joe Lamb of Blencoe, Mrs. J. T. Johnson of Correctionville, and Mrs. Claude Coberly of Moorehead. One brother, J.T. Adair of Macy, Nebr., and 29 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Moorehead Christian Church in charge of the pastor. Mrs. Wilmer Johnson sang "Does Jesus Care," and "The Old Rugged Cross" accompanied by Mrs. Nash at the piano. Burial was made in the Spring Valley Cemetery."

      1. Photo on file received from Barbara L. Eades include of Emma Allen with her mother circa 1865-67. Emma appears to be about 10 to 12 years of age and she was born in 1855. Barbara is a descendant of Emma and a convert after her marriage to the LDS Church.