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James Allen was born on May 31st, 1838 in Breckenridge Co., Kentucky.1   James Allen's father was Henry Dowell Basham and his mother was Cassandra Hardin.  His paternal grandparents were Obediah Basham and Celia Dowell; his maternal grandparents were Daniel Hardin and Alice (Alsey) Jolly. He had seven brothers and five sisters, named Thomas Washington, Francis Logan, Daniel Hardin, Henry Nelson, Obediah Peyton, Joel Hardin, Madison, Alice Jolly, Celia Dowell, Martha Ann (Mattie), Mary and Louisa Ellen.  He was the fourth oldest of the thirteen children.  He died at the age of 83 on February 5th, 1922 in Portageville, New Madrid Co., Mo.1 

James Allen's family with Mary Jane Popham

‌James Allen and Mary Jane were married in a religious ceremony on July 16th, 1861 in Meade Co., Kentucky.1   They had three sons and four daughters, named Carl Owen, Junius, Bettie, Ada Malverna, Helena Carlton, Cora Estelle and Katherine Claudine.

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