I am researching a case involving my 3rd Great Uncle, Alfred P. Allen (1822-????).
He was born in St. Clair Co. in 1822. s/o Isaac Allen & Elizabeth Free.
1st marriage - 23 Nov 1843 in St Clair Co to Sarah McBride - 2 children, Elizabeth Jane & Thomas.
2nd marriage - 1 Oct 1856 in Scott Co to Elizabeth Hughs.
He was listed as living in Township 4 S Range 7 Randolph Co IL in the 1860 US Fed Census. Anybody know what area this refers to? Baldwin?
He was arrested in the first week of July 1861 in Randolph Co. in connection to a murder case involving 2 other family members in Greene Co IL. and was later brought to stand trial in Greene Co IL.
I'm wondering what newspapers I should check in Randolph County for that timeframe that may detail his arrest or offer any other information as to his connection to the case?