ALLEN, WILLIAM W.(1843~1906) William W. Allen, a private in the Confederate Army, was born in Alabama in 1843. In 1846, when he was just a child, his family moved to Texas. Not much is known of Allens early life. He enlisted in Company D of the 3rd Texas Cavalry in May of 1862 when he was 19 years old. His older brother Rufus was in the same Company and Regiment. According to his Confederate Pension Application, which was ultimately rejected, he served until the end of the war. During his time of service he could have participated in the Battle of Corinth and the Atlanta Campaign.
After the war, W.W. Allen returned to Texas where he was a farmer. We have not located any information on his family life, but we do know when he entered the Confederate Mens Home he was a widower and that his son, George E. Allen of Nixon, Texas, was listed as his correspondent. Shortly before he entered the home on December 28, 1904 he was living with his brother Rufus in Williamson County. W.W. Allen died September 30, 1906 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information from: Confederate Pension Application, Confederate Home Roster, and the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov.