Sam Houston ALLEN Biographical Notes

Sam Houston ALLEN was born on October 14, 1839 in Moscow, Fayette County, Tennessee, the eldest child of Edmund Lilly ALLEN and Rebecca Magdalene SMITH. The family lived in the 12th Civil District of Fayette County at the time the 1850 census was recorded, when Sam was an 11-year-old schoolboy. 

Sam ALLEN enlisted for military service on May 28, 1861, at Jackson, Tennessee, and was elected Sergeant on May 1, 1862. He served as a Sergeant in the 13th Tennessee Infantry, Co. E, CSA during the Civil War, sustaining a wound at the Battle of Shiloh that would plague him for the rest of his life. 

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