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Phoebe Jane Dennis

Born:
February 4, 1847
Wayne County, Indiana
Died:
June 7, 1911
Father:
Branson Dennis

Mother:
Elma Reynolds
Brothers and Sisters:
Margaret Dennis
Wilson Dennis
Louisa Dennis
Sarah Dennis
Job Dennis
Spouse:
Joseph G. Allen
m. March 12, 1862
Nettle Creek, Indiana
Children:
Laura May Allen
Emma Allen
Charles B. Allen
Elma Allen
Lennie Allen
Harve H. Allen
Mary Allen
Estelle Allen
Fred O. Allen

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Additional Information:
"The Waltzes were not Quakers, and Lee had made a fiddle, and could play it, indeed, was known all his life as quite an artist. And they could dance, and they taught Lide and Said how to dance. Little Phoebe was not old enough, but she was a witness of their secret, and it gave her a hold over them that she used very effectively, by threatening to tell Pap that they danced. On one occasion her displeasure was so pronounced that she could not be coaxed or cajoled, and it seemed certain that their grievous sin would be exposed. The family of five were gathered at the supper table, and young Phoebe filling the young hearts across the table with dread by many a knowing nod and gesture, at last broke the silence. 'Pap! Oh Pap! -- Say, Pap!' 'What is it, Phoebe?' 'Do cars run through the fields?' "

--From A Little Family History by Alpheus L. Baldwin. For the complete text, click here.


References:
A Little Family History by Alpheus L. Baldwin.
Allen Family Group Charts, compiled by William Waldo Addington.
Joseph and Phoebe Allen obituaries, by Lennie Allen McNees
Amanda Pegg Johnson Diary, transcribed and indexed by Regina (Focht) Kleinhenz.

Documents:
A Little Family History by Alpheus L. Baldwin.
Joseph and Phoebe Allen obituaries, by Lennie Allen McNees

Last Updated:
September 3, 1999

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