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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Haywood County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1886.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Littleberry M. Allen, one of Haywood County’s reliable farmers and citizens, was born in Hanover County, Va., April 17, 1820, and is the son of Ampson and Ann S. (Brown) Allen, both of them being natives of Virginia. The father was born in Louisa County June 22, 1794, and was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in Haywood County March 9, 1855. The mother was born in Louisa County, Va., March 24, 1800, and died in 1854. After receiving his education, and when still quite young, our subject, commenced working at a trade, having some talent for mechanics. Thirty-eight years ago he professed religion, and joined the Missionary Baptist Church, and has since been a useful and active member. September 1, 1852, he married Miss Martha E. Guinn, a native of Culpeper County, Va., born December 22, 1833. Four children were the result of this marriage, all of them boys, but three of them are dead. Ernest, the only surviving son, is a very promising young man of about twenty years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Allen are highly esteemed for their many excellent qualities and kindness of heart. They were married in March, 1816. Politically he is a true Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in the book,  The History of Haywood County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Haywood County was included within The History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties, Tennessee

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