Submitted by Descendants: Arthur Wesley, Bennie James, Charles Kendrick, Creech Kindrick, Jack Eugene, Jack Eugene, Jr., and Roselle Grantham ALLEN
Council B. Allen and his wife, Susan Elizabeth Creech, migrated to West Florida from the Barnwell, S. C. area in the late 1820’s. Council’s brother Silas Decatur Allen came also.
Council and Susan’s first child, William Henry Allen, was born 06 June 1825 in Barnwell, S. C. Their second child, Joseph, was born 03 December 1828 in Florida according to the 1850 census.
Council and Silas Allen settled in the area of the Ochlocknee River with their families.
Council and Silas Allen were instrumental in forming the Bethel Church about 1834. Church records dated 17 March 1847 have Council Allen and Silas Allen listed as trustees on two acres of land deeded to build a meeting house.
Council B. Allen is also listed as paying taxes in Leon County in 1845 in the Florida State Archives records. He is listed as a voter in the book ‘Florida Voters in Their First Statewide Election’ by Brian E. Michaels, dated May 26, 1845.
Council B. Allen was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2004