These people (in the following posts) are buried in the same cemetery as my gg grandfather (Samuel Neal Allen) and his father James Albert Allen. Both who had been Scott County residents.
This is the Old Flat Rock Cemetery, at Maple Grove, Orlando, Rockcastle County, KY. There are Several stones with no markings, or that can be read anymore anyway. I photographed the ones that could, and looked them up to see who they were and they were all Scott county VA. people. I have noted on the photos what information I have.
Here are my great grands. Father and Son.
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James Albert Allen was born in Scott County, the son of John Allen and Esther Jane Neal. His father John died Feb. of 1841 and James was born in June. James and his brothers and sisters were raised by their mother Esther without a father, as she never remarried.
James married Rebecca Lane, the daughter of Wm. Wilkerson Lane and Matilda Rhoton.
According to her Widows Pension application she and James met while he was a Soldier fighting in the Civil War and became engaged but did not marry until after the war.
James fought with the 64th infantry under James Franklin, who had married his first cousin. The daughter of Hezekiah Patrick Neal. Hez. P being a brother to James’ mother Esther Jane Neal.
Their son Samuel Neal Allen was also born in Scott county but had moved to Rockcastle county and was a supervisor for the L&N Railroad for making a tunnel through the mountain at Mullins Station.
James and Rebecca show up on the 1910 census living in Wise County VA, and James died in 1912 and is buried in Rockcastle county KY. I do not know at this time if perhaps Samuel had brought his parents to Rockcastle before his fathers death in that 2 yr time slot, or if he had him brought there to be buried after he died. I know that Rebecca shows up in 1930 back in Wise county living with her daughter Darthula Allen Carr. (wife of Phillip Carr)
James died in Feb of 1912 from complications of a stroke, and just 4 months later his son Samuel was killed in an accident at the tunnel. He had went in at the end of the shift to check on things and found an old man still trying to get his rock pile shoveled up. G Paw Sam, took his shovel and told him to sit and rest a spell and let him shovel a while. He then handed him his hard hat. The family story goes that after only about 4 shovel fulls, a 4 lb rock about the size of a mans fist fell out of the top and hit him in the head and killed him. His wife Corsenia “Senie” Large Allen had him buried beside his father James, and his name put on the same tombstone.
Once again another generation of Orphans were left in this line. My great grandfather Benjamin Harrison Allen being one of them. He married Cassandra “Cassie” Anglin and were the parents of my grandfather Virgil Hayes Allen who married Katherine May, in Rockcastle County.
Submitted by Sheila Allen-Winterberg
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