Hugh E. Allen, Deputy County Clerk, Robinson; is a son of Robert N. and Margaret A. (McNutt) Allen, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Virginia. They moved to Parke County, Ind., and from thence to Texas, where they both died. Hugh E., the subject, was born in Rockville, Parke Co., Ind., June 3, 1845. His facilities for an education were such as were afforded by the common schools. In September, 1861, though but sixteen years old, he enlisted in the Eighth Texas Cavalry-better known as Terry's Texas Rangers, Confederate Army, for three years or during the war, at Bastrop, Texas, participating during his term of service in the battles of Shiloh, Perryville and over three hundred other battles and skirmishes, remaining faithful to the "stars and bars" until they went down forever on the field of Appomattox. In 1871, he came to Robinson, Crawford County, where he has resided ever since. He filled the office of Deputy Circuit Clerk from 1871 to 1877; was appointed Deputy County Clerk in December, 1878, which position he still holds; was Acting Justice of the Peace from May 1, 1877, to 1881. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Allen was married, December 25, 1875, to Miss Louisa E. Miner, in Cumberland County, Ill., and a daughter of Henry A. and Amanda (McConnaha) Miner, the former born in the State of New York and in the latter in Ohio. They (subjects) have three children, viz.: Cora L., Robert H. L. and Oscar W.