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      BAKER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

  

MALCOLM ALLEN OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA

 

THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE MALCOLM ALLEN BRANCH

OF THE ANCESTORS OF STEWARD BAKER

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THIS PAGE IS A COMPLILATION OF MATERIALS THAT I HAVE FOUND ON MY ALLEN

LINE PRESENTED ALONG WITH MY OWN PERSONAL RESEARCH.  IT IS PRESENTED

HERE AS A RESEARCH AID IN YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND ALL FACTS SHOULD

BE VERIFIED. 

         CAUTIONARY NOTE:  THROUGHOUT MY ALLEN RESEARCH I HAVE USED VIRKUS AS A SOURCE AND AS OF JULY 10, 2005 I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT HIS RESEARCH MUST BE CONSIDERED QUESTIONABLE. THIS IS DISTRESSFUL AS I BELIEVED MY ALLEN FAMILY INFORMATION TO BE AS SOLID AS ANY GENEALOGICAL PROJECT CAN BE.  USE VIRKUS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR OWN RESEARCH ONLY AND DOCUMENT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  WHEN IN VIRGINIA ON A RESEARCH TRIP THE LOCAL GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM WAS CLOSED FOR REMODELING AND I WAS NOT ABLE TO DOCUMENT FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES AS MUCH AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED.  WE SPENT 2 DAYS AT THE LIBARARY OF VIRGINIA BUT WE HAD BOTH MY HUSBANDS 6 LINES AND 2 OF MY LINES TO SEARCH FOR, THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR ALL OF IT SO I DROPPED THE ALLEN LINE THINKING IT WAS PRETTY SOLID ANYWAY.  WE ALL LEARN OUR GENEALOGICAL LESSONS THE HARD WAY, SO AS I HAVE STATED THROUGHOUT MY WEBPAGES USE MY INFORMATION AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

In beginning my research for my Allen line I held out little hope that I would find anything that would lead me to the correct family.  My first bit of information came from my Aunt who wrote that Hugh Moore was married to Elizabeth Allen, the Moore family being from Rockbridge Co. West Virginia, no more “facts” given.  For years I found nothing more until my research trip to Kentucky in the fall of 2001.  In the Boone County Library, Sheben Branch I found an obscure self published book They Came To Kentucky by Alberta Carson Kirkwood, which had just a short paragraph that told me that Hugh Moore was married to Anne Allen daughter of Hugh Allen.  The book had little on Hugh but gave enough information to lead me (via internet) to researchers, Lynne Hundley, and Lynne Marie Rush, who gave me the information below.  From this I was able to send for the necessary wills to verify the information.

 The earliest records of my Allen branch were found in Augusta County, Botetourt County, and Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

 Note: In Botetourt County there were two Hugh Allen families.  They both had sons named Malcolm, John, James, and daughter’s Rebecca.  I have been told by a long time researcher that the families are not related.  It is my opinion however, that they are indeed connected in some way, I draw my not very informed theory from the use of the common names, the similar dates and both families moving to the Lexington, Kentucky area about the same time and my Hugh Moore who married Anne Allen, purchased his Boone county land from a Henry Andersen.  Anderson is the “other Hugh’s” wife’s name, they both had connections to the Bird (Byrd) (surname not the fowl) and Poage families.  I think there are just too many coincidences for them not to be related.  Because of the continual use of the same Christian names it is difficult to state that I have the two families separated and sorted correctly.  At this time I am including only the Hugh Allen family from which I am descended.

 

               

 

                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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