James Russell Allen lived out in the River Road, Sam's Creek, Pond Creek area of Cheatham Co. He was a Methodist. His obit appeared in the Nashville Christian Advocate.
Reverend JAMES R. ALLEN born Davidson Co., Tennessee, May 11, 1806; married Polly White Patterson; four children: Rev. John N., Dr. George S., Mrs. Tennessee Davis and James who was killed at the battle of Shiloh; died April 14, 1884; burial was on homeplace.