From the Adair County News:

March 27, 1901
Albert Allen, who lived in the eastern portion of [Adair] county, and who left his wife and five children several months ago, taking a Miss McGaha with him, has been heard from. He is in Clay county, Tennessee, and is living with Miss McGaha as his wife. Allen is a hard-shell Baptist preacher, and was frequently in the pulpit before leaving this county.

July 29, 1903
G.T. Flowers arrested a man at Gradyville last Monday, supposed to be Albert Allen, who deserted his family in this county several years ago.

August 5, 1903 (in the McGaha community newsletter)
Rev. Albert Allen, who has been located near Nashville, Tenn., for the past three years, made his appearance last Friday night for the first time since his departure. He left a wife and six children upon the mercy of the people. We learn since his return he has been arrested in Columbia.
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In 1900, Albert H. Allen, 31, wife Lucy, 33, and five of their children (Luther T., Mary L., John A., Eli C., and Edna A.) lived in the Little Cake precinct of Adair County. The 1900 census record indicated Mrs. Allen was the mother of seven children, six of whom were living.