Delila Alice ALLUM
- Born: January 5, 1863, Jasper County, Iowa
- Marriage: William Henderson CARROLL 1880s
- Died: September 23, 1887, Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Buried: Enon Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Photo: Delila, called "Allie," born in Iowa, was only 3 months old when her mother Lucinda died. Her father Isaac took her from Jasper County, Iowa to Pennsylvania to be cared for by his elder brother, James "Jimmy" Allum and his wife, Rebecca (Sermon) Allum. Later, James and Rebecca included Delila's daughter Nellie in their wills.
Photo from the collection of Shirley Allum Hudlicky
1863 BIRTH of Delila Alice Allum (in January) ("Alice" and "Allie")
1863 DEATH of mother, Lucinda (Parson) Allum (in April); father Isaac took three-month-old Allie to Pennsylvania
1863 MARRIAGE of father, Isaac Allum, to Sarah Ann Swart
1868 DEATH of grandfather, Charles W. Allum
1870 RETURN to Iowa from Pennsylvania of father Isaac and stepmother, Sarah Ann (Swart) Allum; Allie remained in Pennsylvania
1870 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Washington County, East Finley Township (Allie, age 7, is in the household of James and Rebecca [Sermon] Allum; James' given name is recorded as "Dennis" in the 1870 census)
1880 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Washington County, East Finley Township ("Alum") ("Allie A.," age 17, niece of James and Rebecca [Sermon] Allum is in their household along with her first cousin "Everly," age 14 [son of Porter and Louisa Jones Allum] )
1880s MARRIAGE of Delila Allum and William Henderson Carroll
1887 DEATH, Delila (Allum) Carroll, at 24 years 8 months 18 days
On Delila's gravestone is "Alice D., wife of W. H. Carroll."
(1888 DEATH of stepmother, Sarah Ann [Swart] Allum)
(1907 DEATH of father, Isaac Allum)
(1939 DEATH of husband, William Henderson Carroll, at 84 years 7 months 15 days)
Shirley Allum Hudlicky:
"Allie was only three months old when her mother died. Great Aunt Minnie (Hungerford) said that her father allowed one of his brother's families to raise her. Minnie thought it was Uncle Tom [Thomas Allum, 1818-1897]. It must have been one of the brothers in Pennsylvania, for this is where Allie is mentioned in the wills of James and Rebecca Allum, where she married and where she is buried.
"Thomas [Allum] and Isaac [Allum] were in Jasper County, Iowa at the same time, but it is unlikely that Allie was taken into the home of Thomas, for he had lost his wife April 5, 1863, just 12 days before Lucinda, Isaac's wife died.
"Isaac returned to Greene County, Pennsylvania where he married Sarah Ann Swart on December 29, 1863. It is very probable that the young infant 'Allie' went with him, and one of his brothers there raised her. This was probably James. [In fact, it was later established that Allie was reared by James and Rebecca Allum].
Allie is buried in Greene County, Pennsylvania (Enon Cemetery). She married William H. Carroll, and they had one daughter, Nellie, who is mentioned in the wills of James and Rebecca Allum and in the will of Isaac Allum. Nellie married Robert Rhinesburg [aka Rhineberg -- DeeAnna] and they lived in Ohio.
"The Allum family Bible in Iowa gives Allie's death date as October 19, 1887. Her gravestone is inscribed September 23, 1887. The October date could be when her relatives in Iowa received the news."
Shirley, September 1, 1964 letter to DeeAnna:
"When I asked Aunt Minnie Hungerford if she knew the name of the man Allie married, she said it was a man by the name of Carl. I, of course, supposed this to be a first name. It was a surname, and it is Carroll. Census records provide the name 'Carl' in several instances. Because it is pronounced 'Carl' by family members, it is easy to see how it is spelled that way."
William H. Carroll, former resident of East Finley township, died at his home in Guernsey county Ohio, near New Comerstown, near 4:a.m. Wednesday December 27, 1939, aged 85 years. His death was due to a paralytic stroke after being an invalid for several years. The funeral service 2:00 p.m. Friday with interment in the cemetery at New Comerstown.
Mr. Carroll was son of William and Elizabeth Seaman Carroll. He was married twice. His first wife being Miss Alice Allum of Simpsons Store. Of that union there is one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Rhinesburg of North Wales, PA. For his second wife he married Miss Martha Plants of East Finley, PA., and their marriage leaves three sons, Ashley Carroll of Elm Grove, W.V., Van P. Carroll of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Cecil Carroll; two grandchildren, Ashley Carroll and Walter Carroll, one sister Mrs. Mary E. Chambers of North Wales, PA, the last of a family of eight children. Mr. Carroll in early life was a member of Fairmount United Brethren church where he served many years as their leader and was active in the affairs of the church. Later he transferred his membership to the Methodist church at Triadelphia. After locating in Ohio he again transferred his membership to the church there.
Allie's daughter Nellie is mentioned in the following wills and estates:
JAMES ALLUM - written August 19, 1904, Greene County, Pennsylvania: "I give and bequeath to my niece's daughter, Nellie Carroll, the sum of $150.00. I give it to her one year after the death of my wife."
REBECCA ALLUM (wife of James) - Registered in Greene County, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1915: "I give and bequeath to Nellie Carroll the sum of $100.00."
ISAAC ALLUM, Deep River, Iowa - Estate settled February 25, 1907. Nellie Carroll received $31.50, or Allie's share of her father's estate.
Delila married William Henderson CARROLL, son of William CARROLL and Elizabeth SEAMAN, 1880s. (William Henderson CARROLL was born on May 12, 1855 in Livingston County, Illinois, died on December 27, 1939 in Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas County, Ohio and was buried on December 29, 1939 in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.)