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Allen, W. B.

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Allen, W. B.
March 01, 2007 10:44PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 731.
[Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct]

W. B. ALLEN, merchant, Carlisle; son of F. W. Allen, he is a brother to
J. Banks Allen (see Allen's history under the heading of Millersburg
Precinct, Bourbon County), F. W. Allen, cashier of the banking firm of
Allen, Harbeson & Co., of Augusta, Ky.; was sheriff of Bath County for
eight years, then started the banking house of Smith, Wilson & Co., at
Flemingsburg, where they carried on business successfully for a number of
years, then to his present business. He was married to Maria Herndon,
a native of Kenton County, Ky., by whom he had four children (two daughters
died in infancy). The two sons now living, Thomas M., the eldest, engaged
in business with his father, and the subject of this sketch, who devoted
himself to study in the common schools, until 15 years of age, when his
passion for an active business life led him, first, to engage in the drug
business with Dr. Benj. Derrett, at Flemingsburg; after which he entered
the dry goods store of Geo. V. Morris. Subsequently he engaged in trading
and various business speculations, the last of which resulted disastrously;
but with that firm determination (characteristic of his people), he began
again and soon made for himself a place among the foremost business men of
his community. Sept. 1, 1878, he came to Carlisle, where he engaged in
the clothing business, at the head of which branch he stands first in
Nicholas County. He was married May 27, 1875, to an estimable young lady
Miss Julia F. Wood, daughter of Bela Wood and a Miss Royce, both of which
are among the first families of Nicholas County. They have only one
child, Ida Belle. He is a member of the Masonic order and one of the
enterprising men of Carlisle.

Allen Herndon Morris Wood Royce Durrett
Bourbon-KY Bath-KY Fleming-KY Kenton-KY

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