Author Archives: Jean L. Cooper

Benjamin Allen (1 Jan. 1838-12 Dec. 1895)

Benjamin Allen was born in Benton County, Alabama, the son of Dr. Elijah Allen (1802-1856) and his wife, Acenith Louisa Hollingsworth (1811-after 1859). The family moved from Alabama to Nacogdoches, Texas, between March 1836 and Oct 1837, when Elijah Allen … Continue reading

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James Clark Allen (4 Sep. 1845-19 Feb. 1861)

James C. Allen was the son of Charles Henry Allen and his wife, Catherine Linnington Clark. (Groves, p. 240) He was born in Abbeville, South Carolina. Charles Henry Allen and a partner, Henry S. Kerr, started the Abbeville Banner newspaper … Continue reading

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Edward Dudley Alfriend (6 Dec. 1842-18 Jul. 1887)

Edward D. Alfriend[1] was the son of Dr. William L. Alfriend (1811-1880?[2]) of Sparta, Georgia, and his wife, Sarah Frances Dunn (1825-1900). Note that there are several Alfriend families in Virginia and Georgia at this time, including Dr. Edward Walter … Continue reading

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William Lewis Arnell (27 Dec.  1837-7 Dec. 1863)

William L. Arnell was the son of James Morrison Arnell (1808-1850) of Maury County, Tennessee, and his wife Jane Frierson Mayes (1805-1854). Rev. Arnell was born in Goshen, New York, and served as the pastor of Zion Presbyterian Church in … Continue reading

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Thomas Gorsuch (2 Sep. 1836-24 Jul. 1897)

Thomas Gorsuch was the son of Edward Gorsuch (1795-1851) and his first wife, Sarah Bowen Stansbury (d. 1846). ( Thomas was the youngest son of five children. Edward Gorsuch was a planter and slave owner in Maryland. He died at … Continue reading

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