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BAKER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

        

 

MALCOLM ALLEN

 

GENERATION 1

 1.  MALCOLM ALLEN was born Bef. 1720, and died Bet. December 12, 1791 - February 15, 1792 in Botetourt Co., VA.  He married MARY CUNNINGHAM Bef. 1740 in Prince Edward Co., VA, daughter of JAMES CUNNINGHAM and MARGARET.  She was born Bef. 1720, and died Aft. March 19, 1767.

 Notes for MALCOLM ALLEN:

 Malcolm Allen was a first settler in the gorge of James River above Pattonsburg. He appears first in the year 1754 when he entered 285 acres of land on a small branch of James River and 200 acres on the north side of James River. This land was located in a sort of limestone pocket at the western end of Purgatory Mountain. The spring selected was a good one somewhat back from the river bubbling up from the foot of a small limestone shelf under the step part of the mountain. He built his house on this shelf of rock immediately above the spring, not over it. A hundred yards away he found an ideal place for a bank barn on the rim of a broad crater, which was drained towards the spring branch at the south. Around the home site was enough gently sloping land to furnish ample fields for an attractive plantation. He brought his wife, Mary, and several small children from Prince Edward Co., but through the Indian war from 1756 to 1762 he was reported in Augusta as "not in the county." In 1762 he and his son, Hugh, were added to the tithables of Augusta. From the records of Augusta and Botetourt counties we see that he was an active public-spirited man, and from the ruins of the buildings where he lived we believe that he protected his family and lived well. His will made in December 1792 provided that his son, Hugh, should have the survey where he then dwelt at the east end of the place . . .

Source: Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 483-4

 

  MALCOLM ALLEN RECORDS

 

Notes for MARY CUNNINGHAM:

She may have been the widow Hughes.

 

Children of MALCOM ALLEN and MARY CUNNINGHAM are:

2.                i.    REBECCA ALLEN, b. May 29, 1740.

3.              ii.    MARY ALLEN, b. November 10, 1741.

             iii.    MARTHA ALLEN1, b. November 19, 1743; d. Aft. December 12, 1791; m. HENRY CALDWELL, May 02, 1766, Prince Edward Co., VA.

 

Notes for MARTHA ALLEN:

2 May 1766: Prince Edward Co, Henry Caldwell and Martha Allen, daughter of Malcum Allen; surety Robert Bird.

Burial: Allen Cemetery, Oriskany, Botetourt Co., VA

Source: Knorr's Marriage Bonds etc. of Prince Edward Co., pg. 14.

 

4.              iv.    CAPT. HUGH ALLEN, b. September 04, 1745

                   v.    ROBERT ALLEN, b. November 26, 1748; d. Aft. December 1791.

 

Notes for ROBERT ALLEN:

9 March 1749: Robert Allen, son of Malcolm, James River, Baptized by John Craig, D.D.

Source: Maxwell's Augusta Church Record of Baptisms, pg. 1.

 

Robert was probably married, see Tax Record below.

Feb. 1785: Robert Allen -- Capt. Prior's Co.: 3 white persons, 1 dwelling cabin, 2 other cabins.

Source: Botetourt Co, Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg.[ ?]

 

26 April 1787: Botetourt Co,   

Robert Allen :  List B, William Davisons: no white males 16-18? yrs.;

1 16+ yrs.; 3 blacks under 16 yrs.; 4 horses; 11 cattle.

Baptism: 9 March 1749.

Source: Maxwell's Augusta Church, Record of Baptisms, pg 1.

 

                 vi.    ELIZABETH ALLEN, b. October 09, 1750; d. Aft. December 1791.

5.             vii.    MOSES ALLEN, b. October 09, 1750

               viii.    SALLY ALLEN, b. March 12, 1753; d. Aft. December 1791.

 

Notes for SALLY ALLEN:

Name could be Sarry (Sarah), Sally, Letty, Setty, Selly. etc. One note said: Lely.

 

6.              ix.    JOHN ALLEN, b. August 17, 1759

 

 

 

 

                                                               

                

 

 

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