Title: Paul Keven Allen
Text: My name is Paul Keven Allen and I was born on the 18th day ofFebruary, 1944, to Bruce Adolph Allen & Hazel LaVerne Wyss atJacksonville, Texas. I married Tressie Fay Faulk on the 26th day ofDecember, 1964. Tressie was born on the 31st day of January, 1946, toOdie Lacie Faulk & Beulah Mae Sparks at Winnsboro, Texas. We have twosons, Kelly Bruce Allen [April 13, 1968] & Shane LaMae Allen [December03, 1970]. Kelly is married to Staci Ann Dees [October 10, 1971] ofLindale, Texas. They have two children, Ryan Bruce Allen [April 20,1993] & Julie Ann Allen [November 15, 1998]. I was the District Engineering Manager for M-I Drilling Fluids Companyin East Texas prior to a medical retirement in 1993. I also worked inLouisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, & Flordia for the oldMagcobar Company as a Sales Engineer & Senior Sales Engineer. I am a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, James P. DouglasCamp #124, Tyler, Texas [CLAIM YOUR SOUTHERN HERITAGE NOW & KEEP THEFLAG FLYING]. I am also a member of the Texas Free Masons, a 32ndDegree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the FIRST FAMILIES OF THE TWINTERRITORIES in Oklahoma, & numerous genealogical organizations. I began searching my family roots back in the early 1980's. Due to thework load in the oil industry and with kids growing up, I actually didnot accomplish very much. Since my retirement, Family & Civil WarGenealogical Research, has become a full time hobby. At the present time, I am writing a book about "MY SOUTHERN HERITAGE".The purpose of this book is to document my "Rebel" ancestry, whofought and died so gallantly for the cause of the Confederacy duringthe War Between The States, giving the reader a brief biography ofeach individual, placing an emphasis on their family life, militaryregiments, and battle engagements. Surnames my wife & I have done research on includes the following:ALLEN, MASSEY, ROBINSON, BLAZEMORE, WOOD, LOGAN, RUSHING, CAPLES,LEOPARD, MEADOR, BLANTON, BILYEU, STRATTON, MANN, FAULK, SPARKS,TURNER, CASTLE, WILSON, & CALDWELL. I will be MORE THAN WILLING to share any INFORMATION OR PICTURES thatI have with you. Hope to be hearing from someone in the not so distantfuture. God Bless & Keep The Flag Flying, Keven Allen
Note: America and had the most American colonist. In Shrivenham, there areseveral placenames near the ancient Roman road passing near Shrivenham(the name STRATTON deriving from "street-town", with "street" in thesense of Roman road) and it might be expected that Stratton could be acommon surname in the vicinity. WATERTOWN (MASSACHUSETTS), town, Middlesex County, northeasternMassachusetts, on the Charles River, near Boston; settled andincorporated 1630. It is a manufacturing and banking center; productsinclude communications equipment, electronic and electrical parts,fabricated metal, machinery, and clothing. Perkins School for theBlind, founded in Boston in 1829, has been situated here sicce 1912.The first inland settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Watertownplayed an important role during the American Revolution, when itserved (1775-76) as the tempory capital of Massachusetts. It was thesite of a major U. S. arsenal from the early 19th century until themid-20th century. Population (1980) 34,384 (1990) 33,284. FREEMAN Before a member (male) of society could exercise the right ofsuffrage, or hold any public office, he must be made a Freeman by thegeneral or quarterly court. To become such, he was required to produceevidence that he was a respectable member of some Congregationalchurch. "This regulation was so for modified by Royal order in 1664,as to allow individuals to be made Freemen, who could obtaincertificates of their being correct in doctrine and conduct, fromclergymen acquainted with them". FREEMAN'S OATH The "Freeman Oath" was the first paper printed in NewEngland. It was printed at Cambridge in 1639. This oath basicallystated that they would support the government and be true and faithfulto same. Samuel Stratton was born on October 6, 1592, in England. He came tothe American colonies from England during the middle third of theseventeenth century (1640s) and settled in Watertown, Middlesex Co.,Massachusetts, with his first wife Alice __?___ and their two sons,Samuel Stratton, Jr. who later resided in Concord, Massachusetts, andJohn Stratton who lived and died in Watertown. Another son, RichardStratton, came at a later date (1656) from England and joined hisfather in Watertown, where he lived and died. The first recorded date of Samuel Stratton being in Watertown,Middlesex Co., Massachusetts , was 1647. He was admitted a freeman onMay 18, 1653 in Watertown. His wife Alice died before 1657, but the actual date of her death isnot known. Samuel Stratton then married Margaret Bowlins Parker onAugust 28, 1657. She is the daughter of Thomas Bowlins and the widowof William Parker of Watertown and Boston, Massachusetts. She was bornin 1595. Samuel Stratton died on December 19, 1672, in Watertown,Massachusetts, at age 80. Margaret, his widow, died on December 7,1676 in Watertown, Massachusetts, age 81 years. Judging from the wills and the contents of Samuel Stratton, Sr.'sinventory, it appears that the first three generations of Strattonswere engaged in farming and were all useful citizens within theirrespected communities. Each became freemen which allowed them theprivilege of voting and the right to run and hold political officewithin their communities. NOTE Alice _(?)_ may or may not have been Samuel Stratton's firstwife. The records indicate that Samuel had three sons come fromEngland with him. There is no mention of his wife. The book, "NewEngland Marriages Prior To 1700" shows a Samuel Stratton marrying aAlice __?___ in Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts. Alice is possiblyhis second wife but needs to be more throughly researched. Paul Keven Allen, 1995
Note: NOTE OF INTEREST The Shrivenham (Tenterden) Strattons came early to
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