Allen, James D.
Allen married Adaline Constant on March 25, 1835. In July 1831, he formed a partnership with William S. Stone to establish a merchant business. Allen and Stone sold dry goods, groceries, hardware, and a variety of other products at their store in Athens, Illinois. The partnership lasted until January 1838. In 1838, Allen formed a new partnership in Springfield, Illinois, with Eli C. Blankenship. Allen and Blankenship's partnership in the dry goods business lasted until April 8, 1841. Allen eventually moved to Shawnee, Kansas.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson, 1876), 221; Sangamo Journal, 13 October 1832, 3:3; 19 July 1834, 3:5; 20 January 1838, 2:7; 16 April 1841, 2:7; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon, IL, 45.