S.A. Allen, farmer, Monticello, Ark. Mr. Allen's parents, Samuel and Mary (Matthews) Allen, were natives of North Carolina, and his grandfather, John Allen, was a native of Ireland, who came to the United States at an early day, and died before the Revolutionary War. The latter had one son, John Allen, Jr., who served all through that war. Samuel Allen was born in 1800, and was a large planter of Tennessee, whither he had moved about 1833. He was the owner of about fifteen slaves, and moved to this county about 1859, where he resided until his death in 1882. His wife died in 1887. Of the twelve children born to their union, five are now living: Andrew Newton (owner of a large steam grist, and planing mill and cotton-gin), John W. (an M.D. of Bradley COunty), S.A. and Jay (an M.D. of Baxter). S.A. Allen commenced farming for himself in Drew Countyin 1861, and in June of the following year joined the Confederate Calvary, serving until the close of the war. He was made second lieutenant, but served as captain of his company on account of the sickness of the captain and first lieutenant. He participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Pilot Knob, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and served throughout Price's raid. He was wounded in a skirmish, and had the misfortune to lose the forefinger of his left hand. He was mustered out of service at Monticello in June 1865, just three years from the time of enlistment. Returning home he commenced farming on the old homestead, and there he has since remained. He owns 200 acres of land,and has 100 acres under cultivation, raising cotten principally. He was married on September 13, 1859, to Miss Elizabeth J. Matthews, a cousin of his, who was born in North Carolina on September 15, 1841, and who is the daughter of JAmes B. and Elizabeth Jane (Stitt) Matthews, natives of North Carolina. To Mr. and Mrs. Allen have been born two children: Lucius Thomas (whose birth occurred in 1861, who is married, and is now residing at home), and Linnie Neva (who was born in 1875). Mr. Allen is a member of the Wheel, and is one of the leading farmers of the county and State. He and wife belong to the Old School Presbyterian Church, and he is a Democrat in his political views.



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