Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Allen Randolph and Ora Lee Warren

Allen Randolph and Ora Lee Warren were married around 1909. They fell in love at a young age - he was seventeen and she was fifteen when they married - but their marriage was a long-lasting one. They had been married sixty-five years when Allen died in 1974.

Both Allen and Ora were native Itawambians. He was the son of Henry Randolph and Rachel Fowler while Ora Lee was the daughter of James Rooker Warren and Harriet Elizabeth Miller. As you can see from the census records below, Allen and Ora lived near Kirkville and Marietta in extreme northern Itawamba County. However, in the late 1930s, they moved their family to Nettleton along with other Randolph and Mills families, and this is where you will find many of their descendants today.

Their great-grandaughter, Amy Randolph, shared these photos of Allen and Ora. Thanks, Amy!

Allen R. Randolph was born September 15, 1890 and died June 10, 1974. Ora Lee Warren Randolph was born April 6, 1894 and died August 20, 1975. They both are buried at Jones Chapel Cemetery near Nettleton.

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Kirkville precinct
Allen Randolph 27 MS GA MS farmer
Oria 25 MS MS MS
Pearlie 10 MS
Rader 8 MS
Bessie 5 MS
Ellis 9 mo MS
Katie Randolph 64 AL GA TN widowed, step-mother

1930 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 2 Russelville & Baldwyn Road
Allen R. Randolph 38 MS MS MS farmer, married at age 17
Ora 36 MS MS MS, married at age 15
Rada 18 MS daughter
Bessie 16 MS daughter
Ellis 11 MS son
Dellis 9 MS son
Tamage 6 MS son
Georgia 4 MS daughter
Earmie 2 MS daughter
Allen Jr. 1 mo. MS son

1 comment:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

How inspiring this couple is, Mona! Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures and the census information, too.

I enjoy following your blog and see that you have recently started following my Genealogy Traces. Thanks.