Biography: Stephen Calvin Allgood born April 8, 1836




Blount County, Alabama

Rev. Stephen Calvin Allgood was a teacher, minister, and member of the Constitutional Convention of 1875. He was born April 8, 1836, at Old Pendleton, now in Pickens County, South Carolina and died in 1917. He was the son of Deforest and Temperance (Clayton) Allgood, the former born at the same place, January 23, 1815, lived in Pickens County until November 1836, when he moved to Murphree’s Valley, Blount County. He was for sixty years a Primitive Baptist minister and died at Oneonta, February 12, 1900.

Stephen Allgood was the grandson of Barnett H. Allgood, who came from Virginia to South Carolina. He attended the county schools, taught from 1857 to 1861; enlisted in August 1861 in Co. K., 19th Alabama infantry regiment, under Col. Joseph Wheeler and served until the fall of 1863; served in Lewis’s cavalry battalion, 1864, and reached home in May 1865.

Stephen Calvin Allgood was a Democrat; Primitive Baptist, in which church he has been a minister since 1867; a Mason and Odd Fellow.

On December 16, 1858, he married 1st Martha Eldridge Jones,(Mar 30, 1838, AL -Jun 28, 1877, AL) daughter of Alva and Sarah Jones, who came about 1835 from South Carolina, and lived at or near Chepultepec. She is buried at Old Siloam Cemetery in Blount County, Alabama.

He married 2nd on September 10, 1877, Nancy Manila Nation (1843-1926) daughter of Jonathan and Julety Nation.

His known children were:

  1. Luella Kansas Allgood (b. 1860) unmarried in 1910 and living with her parents.
  2. Georgiana Dixie Allgood (1861-1930) m. a William Clinton Huffstutler in Blount County, Alabama April 3, 1879. They moved to Texas.
  3. Miles Pennington Allgood (1863-1896) He married Julia Prudence Ballew and they had at least one child who died as an infant. Miles and his child, Claudie and wife are buried in Old Liberty Cemetery in Oneonta. His wife and child died in 1895, Miles died in 1896.
  4. May Wilick Allgood, deceased by 1917
  5. Leota Rebekah Allgood (b. 1868) m. William B. Neely, live in Colorado City, Tex.;
  6. Clinton Francisco Allgood (b. 1869 -1956) lived at North Birmingham;
  7. Sarah Elizabeth Allgood, (b. 1875) m. Paul Bowler, lived 1st AZ then divorced and lived at Los Angeles, Calif.;
  8. Mary Elvira Isadora Allgood (b. 1878) m. Tom Jenkins, lived at Oneonta;
  9. Remus Marcellus Alfonso (b. 1879) m. Cecile Ward deceased by 1917, formerly of Yuma, Ariz.
  10. Ulah Allgood  (1868-1932)

Rev. Stephen Calvins Allgood’s last residence was Oneonta, Alabama where he died August 19, 1917. He is buried in Old Liberty Cemetery in Oneonta, Alabama along with his 2nd wife.


  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
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ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Confrontation:: Lost & Forgotten Stories

Prior to statehood, Alabama was a vast wilderness with a large Native American population. It is only natural that when new immigrants from other states arrived, conflicts over the land would arise. Soon, these small conflicts exploded into war.

Alabama Footprints Confrontation is a collection of lost and forgotten stories that reveals why and how the confrontation between the Native American population and settlers developed into the Creek-Indian War as well as stories of the bravery and heroism of participants from both sides.
Some stores include:

  • Tecumseh Causes Earthquake
  • Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms
  • Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre
  • Hillabee Massacre
  • Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny
  • Red Eagle After The War


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