The late George Allen, the son of William and Sarah (Hidy) Allen, was one of eight children born to his parents, the others being Irvin, Samuel. Adam, William, Aaron, Joel and Elizabeth J.
George Allen was reared to manhood in his home county and received a good common school education. He remained with his parents until his marriage and then located in Jefferson township, in Fayette county. He bought a small farm and gradually added to it until at the time of his death he owned two hundred and fifty acres of land on the Jamestown pike about two miles from Jeffersonville. He was a progressive farmer and took an active interest in the welfare of his community. Om addition to farming he operated a tile mill for about ten years in his township. He served in the Civil War as a member of Company G, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and upon the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic became a member of the post at Washington C. H.
Mr. Allen was married December 1, 1868, to Mary S. Williams, the daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Bodkin) Williams. Her father was born in Harrison county, West Virginia, and when a young man came to Ohio and located in Fayette county. Seven children were born to Jesse Williams and wife, Jeremiah, Henry M., Mary S., Thomas, John. Esther and Fannie. Jesse Williams was the son of Thomas and Esther (Young) Williams, natives and life-long residents of West Virginia. Thomas Williams and wife reared a family of five children, Elizabeth. Prudence. John, Eli and Jesse.
Mr. Allen and wife reared a family of seven children. Lily. Adah, Ford. Raymond G., Roy, Clarence O. and Delia. Lily is the wife of Adam Jacks and has three children, Luella, Claude and Marie. Adah is the wife of Arthur Hidy and has three children, Florence. Francis and Earl. Ford H. married Jennie Edge. Raymond G. married Belle Perslinger and has two children, Mildred and George. Roy married Edith Connor, and Delia became the wife of James Rea.
From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)