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Allen Family and Descendants of Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland [1663-1900]

 

 

 

Introduction

 

My husband and I visited beautiful Wexford in southern Ireland with our three youngest daughters in June 1998, which happened to be the Bicentennial of the 1798 Rebellion. To our knowledge, none of the Allens had been back to Wexford for more than eighty years and no living memory of the family remained.  But we had in our possession scraps of papers and fragments of genealogy relating to the research of my husband's great-grandfather Benjamin William Allen (1853-1918) and so on the very first day we were able to locate Latimerstown, the townland Ben Allen had described in his notes as the seat of his family, and Rathaspeck, the churchyard where so many of his ancestors were interred.

This genealogy which is intended for personal use only, represents my efforts to pull together the research of Benjamin W. Allen, in whom I recognize a kindred spirit, although he was born a hundred years before me. In order to protect the privacy of the living, information has been included about the first eight generations only. Also, since this genealogy is in the format of a register chart, marriages without children may not appear. Several other researchers have contributed information about the Harford County, Maryland descendants of John Allen of Latimerstown, but much of our information, both Irish and American, is still unproven. However, if you are aware of any other errors or omissions, please contact me: < karen.black@sympatico.ca >  You are also welcome to contact any other researchers who are mentioned in this genealogy. Revised and updated November 2007.

 

History

There are several theories about the origins of the Allens of Latimerstown,Wexford, Ireland. Some say they came over to Ireland from England in the time of Henry VIII when the English King sent Protestants to "plant" or colonize Ireland; others say they were descendants of Rev. Hugh Allen of Ferns and Rev. Alexander Allen, dispossessed Rector of St. Iberius Church in Wexford; still others fear they were Cromwellians. Benjamin W. Allen (1853-1918) preferred to believe that his ancestors were fleeing Cromwell and while this may have been true, by the time Ben began researching his family about 1903, the Allens had been English Protestants in southern Ireland for more than 350 years and the last of the family was ready to leave Latimerstown.

Generation 1-2 in this genealogy is sketchy, but there are written records referring to John Allen, born 1692, as being "of Latimerstown."

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  George1 ALLEN died Abt. 1663 in Coolatore [Colltore], Wexford, Ireland.  He married Susannah ___ Abt. 1651 in Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for George ALLEN:

George Allen was descended from an ancient English family seated in the reign of Charles I.

 

He is believed to have fled the Nottinghamshire area, on the border of Sherwood Forest in England about 1650. He was accompanied by at least one daughter, when he took up residence in Wexford, Ireland. (This daughter is supposed to have married a Williams. Descendant Joseph Allen (1712-1796)  left the Williams family 1000 pounds in his will, but the relationship was not stipulated.)  In consequence of George Allen firmly opposing Oliver Cromwell, he abandoned a good estate which has never been recovered nor was it claimed until too late.

 

This information was apparently obtained from a Joseph Allen, who wrote a book prior to 1905. The book is not in my possession; in fact, it is only mentioned in a letter written by a Walter W. Allen of Inniscrone, Datchet, Buckshire, England about 1910. The letter was found in Benjamin W. Allen's papers. The above mentioned daughter was this Joseph's father's mother.

 

George's townland was fairly large: 221 acres.  Coolatore was located in Wexford, Ireland in the Barony of Gorey and the parish of Kiltrisk.

 

His will  was proved in 1663 [See Calendar of Wills in the Diocese of Ferns 1601-1800].  This unexamined will is believed to have mentioned Susannah, Anne, Elnathan, Elizabeth, George and William.  The names of Jehew and Nahomey were attributed to George and Susannah Allen of Colotore (sic), Wexford, Ireland by an IGI contributor.

                               

                                 

       

Children of George ALLEN and Susannah ___ are:

+      2                 i.    Sr. Elnathon2 ALLEN, born Abt. 1653 in Kilrush Parish, Wexford, Ireland; died Abt. 1703.

        3                ii.    Anne ALLEN, born Abt. 1655 in Colotore, Wexford, Ireland.

        4               iii.    Nahomey ALLEN, born Abt. 1657 in Colotore, Wexford, Ireland.

        5               iv.    Susanna ALLEN, born Abt. 1660 in Colotore, Wexford, Ireland.

        6                v.    Jehew ALLEN, born Abt. 1662 in Colotore, Wexford, Ireland.

        7               vi.    Elizabeth ALLEN.

        8              vii.    George ALLEN.

        9             viii.    William ALLEN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Sr. Elnathon2 ALLEN (George1) was born Abt. 1653 in Kilrush Parish, Wexford, Ireland, and died Abt. 1703.  He married Mary SUXSMITH 20 May 1678 in Wexford, Ireland1, daughter of William SUXSMITH. 

 

Notes for Sr. Elnathon ALLEN:

Formerly of Kilrush Parish? Churchwarden at Vestry St. Iberius Church in Wexford Town, Ireland from 1712.

 

       

Children of Elnathon ALLEN and Mary SUXSMITH are:

+      10               i.    Nathaniel3 ALLEN.

+      11              ii.    Jr Elnathon ALLEN, born 1680 in Wexford, Ireland.

        12             iii.    Benjamin ALLEN, born 1682 in Wexford, Ireland.  He married Sarah JACOB.

 

Notes for Benjamin ALLEN:

Identified in at least two deeds as "Benjamin son of Elnathan Allen." (Dublin Registry of Deeds, Memorial #40465)  Benjamin's wife is also identified as Sarah Jacob in a Memorial of a Deed of Lease (Dublin Registry of Deeds, Memorial #32811, dated 30 Nov 1721 and registerd 23 Sept 1726)

 

+      13             iv.    George ALLEN, born 1684; died 16 Mar 1717.

+      14              v.    Joseph ALLEN, born 1687 in Tilikin, Wexford, Ireland.

+      15             vi.    John ALLEN, born 1692.

+      16            vii.    Elizabeth ALLEN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        10.  Nathaniel3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1)  He married Mary BOYD 10 Nov 1709 in St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland1. 

 

Notes for Nathaniel ALLEN:

Like Elnathon, there is no christening register for Nathaniel in the Wexford Parish registers, but it is possible that his birth occurred prior to the family's tenure in Wexford parish. He is not included in the information found on the IGI.

 

       

Children of Nathaniel ALLEN and Mary BOYD are:

+      17               i.    Nathaniel4 ALLEN.

        18              ii.    James ALLEN, born 1718 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for James ALLEN:

James, Alexander and Higat are listed as the children of Mary Ann

Malcachy in the IGI, so possibly Nathaniel remarried.

 

        19             iii.    Higat ALLEN, born 1720 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

+      20             iv.    Alexander ALLEN, born 1722 in Wexford, Ireland.

+      21              v.    Boyd ALLEN.

 

 

        11.   Elnathon3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1) was born 1680 in Wexford, Ireland2.  He married (1) Joan ___.  She died 07 Dec 1796.  He married (2) Mary GREGG 02 Nov 1707 in Wexford, Ireland3.  She died 17404.

 

Notes for Elnathon ALLEN:

Apparently, there was no christening registered for Elnathon Jr in St. Iberius Church. Perhaps he was born elsewhere. However, he is referred to as "Elnathon Jr" in several records.  He also identified as a "cloathier of Wexford" in at least two deeds.

 

Registry Deed #41322, dated 12 Aug 1729, shows that Elnathon sold and leased property to John Goodall of Gerrybank Junction.

Registry Deed #48434, dated 23-24 Dec 1729, shows Elnathon also leasing 5 acres to John Goodall.

 

His brother George's widow Hannah as well as his brother Benjamin are also mentioned in various deeds.

 

Notes for Joan ___:

Ferns Diocese "Allen" extracts obtained from parish registers in Wexford, County, Ireland, by W.H. Allen prior to 1912. Also contained extracts from St. Iberius Church registers in Wexford Town (1685-1895). Big gaps occurred, 1718-1738; 1837-1853 and from 1858-1895.

 

More About Joan ___:

Burial: St. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland

       

Children of Elnathon ALLEN and Mary GREGG are:

        22               i.    John4 ALLEN, born 1708; died 26 May 1710 in Wexford, Ireland5.

More About John ALLEN:

Baptism: 05 Jul 1708, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland6

 

        23              ii.    Anne ALLEN, born 1709; died 06 May 1710 in Wexford, Ireland7.

More About Anne ALLEN:

Baptism: 05 Sep 1709, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland8

 

        24             iii.    Mary ALLEN, born 1710.  She married Thomas TOLMAN 29 Nov 1740 in St. Iberious Church, Wexford Town, Ireland.

More About Mary ALLEN:

Baptism: 18 Nov 1710, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland8

 

+      25             iv.    Elnathan ALLEN, born Bet. 1711 - 1718.

 

        26              v.    Elizabeth ALLEN, born 1713.

More About Elizabeth ALLEN:

Baptism: 05 Apr 1713, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland8

 

        27             vi.    George ALLEN, born 1715.

Notes for George ALLEN:

Benjamin W. Allen's genealogy correspondent in Inniscrone, Satchet? Bucks, England believed this man to be his ancestor.

More About George ALLEN:

Baptism: 21 Oct 1715, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland

 

        28            vii.    William ALLEN, born 1718.

More About William ALLEN:

Baptism: 11 Feb 1718, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland8

 

 

        13.  George3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1) was born 1684, and died 16 Mar 1717.  He married Hannah SPENCER Abt. 1709 in Wexford, Ireland.  She died 1741 in Wexford, Ireland9.

 

Notes for George ALLEN:

George is in the parish registers for St. Iberius Church having his children at the same time as Elnathon Jr and Nathaniel Allen, so once again I have assumed all three men to be brothers, although there are no parish registers for their christenings in Wexford Town which might confirm this.

 

More About George ALLEN:

Burial: S. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland

Occupation: Clothier

 

Notes for Hannah SPENCER:

Thomas Richards of Rathaspeck gave as "Widows' Relief," to Hannah Allin, wife of deceased George Allin, late of Wexford, and her heirs and ensigns, the property she occupied in the Towne of Wexford on March 25, 1720.  Sons George and Joseph Allin were mentioned.  (Source: Dublin Register of Deeds, Memorial # 19269)

 

Deed Number 41374, under date of July 30, 1729, is a Deed whereby Elnathan (Junior) sells the house and grounds called Cain Hays to Hannah, her heirs and assigns forever.

 

       

Children of George ALLEN and Hannah SPENCER are:

        29               i.    William4 ALLEN, born 1711.

 

More About William ALLEN:

Baptism: 21 Oct 1711, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

Burial: 18 Mar 1712, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        30              ii.    Jacob ALLEN, born 1710.

 

More About Jacob ALLEN:

Baptism: 26 Sep 1710, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

Burial: 07 Oct 1710, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

+      31             iii.    Rev. George ALLEN, born 1713; died 1775.

+      32             iv.    Dr. Joseph ALLEN, born Abt. 1714; died Abt. 1796.

+      33              v.    Dr.? William (Richard?) ALLEN, born 1715; died 1749 in Wexford, Ireland.

+      34             vi.    Hanna ALLEN, born 1717; died 1752.

+      35            vii.    John ALLEN.

 

 

        14.  Joseph3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1) was born 1687 in Tilikin, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Joseph ALLEN:

 from a lease transcribed by Benjamin W. Allen circa 1910: Vol. 57, p.454, No.392, 38 Mem. Reg., Nov. 1728 of Lease of 31 Oct 1722 at 28 pounds/14 for lives for ever by Richard Saunders of Saunders Court, Co. Wexford to Joseph Allen of Tekillen, Co. Wexford. Tukillen (sic) and Ballnecrossy 160 a in Shilmalier Barony, Co. Wexford as now in occupation of lessee. To hold for lives of lessee and his two daughters, Elizabeth Allen and Dorothy Allen. Witnesses Henry Whitfield of Saunders Court gt Michl Freney of Kinabay gt Henry Hatton of Wexford esq all Co. Wexford.

       

Children of Joseph ALLEN are:

        36               i.    Elizabeth4 ALLEN, born in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Elizabeth ALLEN:

Elizabeth's name was extracted from a lease signed by her father Joseph.

 

        37              ii.    Dorothy ALLEN, born in Ireland.

 

Notes for Dorothy ALLEN:

Dorothy's name was extracted from a lease signed by her father Joseph.

 

        38             iii.    John ALLEN.

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

Probably John Allen of Gorey. Benjamin W. Allen transcribed this lease circa 1910: Vol. 163, p.472, No. 110093, Mem. Reg. 24 Oct 1753 of Lease of 8 April 1746 at 61 an acre for 31 years from 1744 by John Allen of Gorey, Co. Wexford, Tykillin 53 a 2r 8p Irish as now in lessee's possession bounded on South by Rev. Jas Taker's part of Tykillin, on North by Newton & Bamington's parts of Tykillin, on West by the River Slaney. Witnesses of lease: Joseph Allen of Wexford town, gentleman; Rev. Jas Tasker of Tykillin; Pat Redmond.

 

 

        15.  John3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1) was born 1692.  He married Mary GIBSON 01 May 1716 in Wexford, Ireland10, daughter of John GIBSON and Hannah WALLIS. 

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

My husband's great-grandfather, William Benjamin Allen, made it clear that the townland known as Latimerstown in Co. Wexford, Ireland was the Allen family seat, but exactly when this place became the property of the Allens is still unknown. The property has probably always been little more than 100 acres and appears to have been passed down from one younger Allen son to another.

 

Papers in the possession of the current owners indicate that Latimerstown was leased by Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Camby in 1653 when there was no habitable dwelling. Col. Camby was still on the property in 1660, but it was acquired by a Mr. Jacob at Rathdowney shortly thereafter.

 

There are several undated buildings on this property now. The square, newer, Georgian style portion of the house, with the numerous large windows befitting a gentleman, was probably built in the mid 1700s. Inside the house are a number of spacious rooms with marble fire places in the livingroom, diningroom and master bedroom. A tree-lined road winds up to the house and rose gardens and the windows once overlooked a sprawling lawn and a pond.  Other papers currently available at Latimerstown, indicate that the property was being leased from the Johnstown Castle in 1901 to William Henry Allen, but I can not be certain whether not the Allens had always leased Latimerstown from Johnstown Castle post 1660.

 

However, there is a reference to a deed in Benjamin W. Allen's papers, dated 30 June 1727, which indicates that John Allen of "Latimorstown," a farmer, leased a 3/4 share "for lives renewable forever" from Charles Monk of Grangegorman Dublin Esq the following lands: "Johnstown 188a Garrygibbon 75a 16p Ballybanage mixed with Johnstown ...Beggerin or Little Island in Wexford Harbour 14a 2r 15 p...to hold for 3 lives of Wm Allen 1st son & Edward Allen 3rd son of lessee and of Wm Greathed only son of John Greathed of Dublin City Smith renewable forever..." (Source: Reg Deeds Dublin, Vol 52, p459, No 352 & 2 mem reg 5.)

 

Also, genealogical correspondence between Ben and his cousin William H. Allen, makes reference to a deed dated 1739, which identified the above John Allen as the owner of Latimerstown.  Francine Falk-Allen has provided the following transcription of Deed #70800 from the Registry of Deeds, Dublin, Ireland.  She reports that John Allen appeared to have great difficulty signing this document and that the words in square brackets are open to interpretation:

 

"A memorial of a deed of lease bearing date the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine made between John Grogan of Killnicknee in the County of Wexford [Esq.] and John Allen of Lattismerstown in the said County of Wexford farmer whereby the said John Grogan did demise lot and to farm both unto ye said John Allen (in his actual possession then being by [entire] of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by ye sd. John Grogan for one whole year by Indenture bearing at the day next before the date of ye sd deed of lease in consideration of five shillings and by [force] of the [Estate for trasferring use into] possession0 all those and that part of the town and lands of Lattimerstown [map] large and ample [memos re] the same was then held by the said John Allen and of the same delineated [meared] and bounded by a mapp thereunto annexed situate lying and and being in the Barony of Forth and County of Wexford aforesaid for and during the natural lives and life of Robert Allen youngest son  of said John Allen.  Robert Carty of Gollbally in the same county [a farmer] and John Morris son of Martin Morris of [Bregurtin] in the same county farmer and the survivors and survivor of them [as on decreed] or the yearly rent of twenty two pounds sterling together with one fatt hog or ten shillings in lieu thereof a Michaelmas goose and two coupse of [Shrove] live hens and four horses and carriages to draw home turfe or six shillings in lieu threof yearly ______-ng ye continuance of ye said demise asa dutys at the Election of ye said John Grogan his houseor assigs_____  and above taxes [Quittlans] {eawsted] which said deed of lease was duly executed by the parties thereon named in presence of George Grogan of Rathmiknee in the said county [gents] and John Wade of Johnstown in the said county farmer as also this memorial was duly signed and sealed by the said John Allen in presence of ye said John Wade and William Allen of Johnstown in the County farmer."

 

Correspondent Sam Block reports that John Allen was also a weaver in Dublin.

 

 

More About John ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jun 1692, St. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland11

       

Children of John ALLEN and Mary GIBSON are:

+      39               i.    William "John"4 ALLEN, born Bef. 1724 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland; died Aft. 16 Dec 1778 in Johnstown Co. Wexford, Ireland.

+      40              ii.    Robert ALLEN, born Abt. 1724 in Wexford, Ireland; died Abt. 07 Apr 1811 in Ireland.

        41             iii.    Edward ALLEN, born 1727 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Edward ALLEN:

Edward was identified as the third son of "John Allen of Latimerstown" when his father leased Ballycarrane in 1734 (Reg. Deeds Dublin, Vol. 76, p.346, No. 54894, Mem. Reg. 9 Dec 1734 of lease of 10 June 1734.)  Also described as John Allen's third son in Reg Deed for Dublin, Vol 76, p.346, No 54804, dated 9 Dec 1734.  A handwritten copy of this deed is now in my possession; presumably the original has been destroyed. The deed was for a land transaction. The land included 12 acres plus in Ballytramen Manor, Co Wexford. Henry Hatton was a witness.

 

 

        16.  Elizabeth3 ALLEN (Elnathon2, George1)  She married Joseph WILLIAMS. 

 

Notes for Elizabeth ALLEN:

See 1910 Pedigree of ALLEN-WILLIAMS etc. compiled by Walter ALLEN of Inniscrone, Datchet, Berkshire, England.  This starts with George ALLEN of Coolatore in the Parish of Ferns, Co Wexford who died in 1663 and shows the connection of BLOCK through WILLIAMS to ALLEN.  The original is among the HORE MS at St Peters College, Wexford Town. George A's will is said to mention: Susannah, Anne, Elnathan, Elizabeth, George & William. The names of  Jehew and Nahomey were attributed to George and Susannah A of Coolatore, Wexford by an IGI contributor.

 

       

Child of Elizabeth ALLEN and Joseph WILLIAMS is:

+      42               i.    Joseph4 WILLIAMS, born 1729; died 1778.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        17.  Nathaniel4 ALLEN (Nathaniel3, Elnathon2, George1)

 

Notes for Nathaniel ALLEN:

Although there is no record of a Nathaniel Allen being christened in the early 1700s at St. Iberius Church, I believe that Nathaniel Sr had at least one son whom he named after himself. Following a gap in the St. Iberius Registers between 1718-1738, a Nathaniel Allen is recorded as having several children christened.

       

Children of Nathaniel ALLEN are:

        43               i.    Moses5 ALLEN, born 1747.

 

More About Moses ALLEN:

Baptism: 20 Feb 1747, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        44              ii.    Rebecca ALLEN, born 1748.  She married William DUKE 1775 in Ferns Diocese, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Rebecca ALLEN:

Assumed to be the Rebecca Allen who married William Duke.

 

More About Rebecca ALLEN:

Baptism: 23 Sep 1748, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        45             iii.    Nathanial ALLEN.

 

More About Nathanial ALLEN:

Baptism: 19 Jul 1750, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

 

        20.  Alexander4 ALLEN (Nathaniel3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1722 in Wexford, Ireland.  He married Elizabeth MIDGLEY 03 Jul 1739 in Ferns Diocese, Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for Alexander ALLEN:

Like his brother Nathaniel, Alexander also seems to have been christened during a gap in the St. Iberius parish registers. The fact that he named a son Nathaniel is fairly indicative of his paternity,

though. Marriage record found in Ben Allen's papers.

       

Child of Alexander ALLEN and Elizabeth MIDGLEY is:

        46               i.    Nathaniel5 ALLEN.

 

More About Nathaniel ALLEN:

Baptism: 01 Dec 1751, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

 

        21.  Boyd4 ALLEN (Nathaniel3, Elnathon2, George1)

 

Notes for Boyd ALLEN:

Boyd's baptism is believed to fall into a gap in the St. Iberius Parish Registers.  However, "Boyd Allen" himself is recorded as having at least one daughter baptized in 1752.  His name suggests that he may have been the son of Nathanial Allen and Mary Boyd.

       

Child of Boyd ALLEN is:

        47               i.    Ann5 ALLEN, born 1752.

 

More About Ann ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jan 1752, St. Iberius, Wexford, Ireland

 

 

        25.  Elnathan4 ALLEN (Elnathon3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Bet. 1711 - 1718.  He married Elizabeth DAY 05 May 1736 in Wexford, Ireland.  She died 04 Nov 1740.

 

More About Elnathan ALLEN:

Baptism: 11 Feb 1718, Wexford, Ireland12

 

More About Elizabeth DAY:

Burial: St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

       

Child of Elnathan ALLEN and Elizabeth DAY is:

+      48               i.    Elnathan5 ALLEN, born 1738; died 16 Aug 1818.

 

 

        31.  Rev. George4 ALLEN (George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1713, and died 177513.  He married Anne JACOB, daughter of George JACOB. 

 

Notes for Rev. George ALLEN:

Allen, George, Pen. (Rev. Mr. Miller, Wexford), June 3, 1729, aged 18; s. of George, Pannarius, b. Wexford. B.A. Vern 1733. M.A. est. 1736. (Alumni Dublinenses)

 

Curate of St Mary's 1736, Curate of Wexford 1743-59; rector of Kilmanagh, County Wexham 1759-?, treasurer of Ferns Cathedral and Preband of Monomolin 1760. Died intestate.

 

N.B.: there is some discrepancy between the age of the George reported here and the baptismal date of the George found in the St. Iberious registers.  However, both sources were copies, so there is a possibility of an error in either. Not identified in his burial register; assumed to be George's son, but 1717 may be his father's death date, since there is no further mention of him in the parish registers. 

 

 

More About Rev. George ALLEN:

Baptism: 18 Jan 1713, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

Notes for Anne JACOB:

Granddaughter of Edward Jacob of Siggistown, Wexford Co.

       

Children of George ALLEN and Anne JACOB are:

+      49               i.    Dr. Richard5 ALLEN, born Abt. 1744 in Wexford, Ireland; died 11 Jun 1806 in Brighton, Sussex, England.

        50              ii.    Anne ALLEN.

        51             iii.    Jane ALLEN.

+      52             iv.    Hannah ALLEN.

        53              v.    Margaret ALLEN.

        54             vi.    Grace ALLEN.

 

 

        32.  Dr. Joseph4 ALLEN (George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Abt. 1714, and died Abt. 179613.  He married (1) Elizabeth PLAID.    He married (2) Mary BLOOMER 1735 in Ferns Diocese, Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for Dr. Joseph ALLEN:

Handwritten notes found in Benjamin William Allen's papers (from William Hore)  indicate that Joseph may have been born in 1712.  Master of Dulwich College, London. 

 

Joseph also reportedly went around the world on Lord Anson's voyage. Sam Block provided the following excerpts:

Captain Anson and the Treasure of Spain by Frank Knight, p 182

Joseph Allen

He sailed as surgeon's first mate of the Centurion, being then 25 years of age.  Anson promoted him to be the surgeon of the Tyrall and later of the Tyrall Prize.  After that he served in the Centurion as supernumerary.  Back in England he obtained his diploma as Doctor of Medicine, having already a diploma in Surgery.  Then, in 1745, he became Warden of Dulwich College, and Master in 1746.  He held that post till 1775, when he retired.  He died in 1796, one of the last survivors of the great voyage.  His descendants still own a set of 'gold dust jars' taken in the Manila galleon.

 

Letter to the Gentleman's Magazine. Sept 3rd 17??

To your account of several persons, now living, who sailed around the with Lord Anson, you may add Dr. Allen of Dulwich in Surrey, as he is not only an eminent physician but a most valuable friend to all who are acquainted with him, and a liberal benefactor to the poor of that hamlet.

At the time, he was with Lord Anson, I believe he was only a surgeon. (Signed) AMICUS

 

 

Mentioned (in Joseph's 1796 will)  "tenements at Wexford...held under William Hatton Esq. by leases for lives renewable forever" and "to my sister-in-law Anne Allen of Gorey all my...which I hold under Thos. Richards Esq. by lease for lives renewable forever...My nephew Joseph Gibson of Wexford, nephew Ric Allen--Surgeon, brother Rev. George Allen--deceased...There are many more relations mentioned."

 

An unidentified child of Joseph's died 8 May 1746.  All three of his known children are believed to have died young.

 

More About Dr. Joseph ALLEN:

Baptism: 14 Feb 1714, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

Notes for Mary BLOOMER:

Described in her death register as the "relict of Joseph Allen;" however, she might be Joseph Jr's wife. Presumably one or both Joseph died during a gap in the parish registers, which occurred after 1752.

 

More About Mary BLOOMER:

Burial: 02 Oct 1789, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

       

Children of Joseph ALLEN and Mary BLOOMER are:

        55               i.    Robert5 ALLEN, born 1740.

 

More About Robert ALLEN:

Baptism: 01 Jan 1740, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        56              ii.    Mary ALLEN, born 1742.

 

More About Mary ALLEN:

Baptism: 28 Feb 1742, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        57             iii.    Joseph ALLEN, born 1744.

 

More About Joseph ALLEN:

Baptism: 09 Dec 1744, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

 

        33.  Dr.? William (Richard?)4 ALLEN (George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1715, and died 1749 in Wexford, Ireland13.  He married Mary HARVEY 30 May 1739 in Gorey, Wexford, Ireland14, daughter of Rev. William HARVEY. 

 

More About Dr.? William (Richard?) ALLEN:

Baptism: 16 Jan 1715, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

       

Child of William ALLEN and Mary HARVEY is:

        58               i.    George5 ALLEN, born 1741; died 174515.

 

 

        34.  Hanna4 ALLEN (George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1717, and died 175215.  She married George GIBSON 1734 in Ferns Diocese, Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for Hanna ALLEN:

William Hore's notes regarding Hanna's brother Joseph Allen indicate that he had a namesake nephew called Joseph Gibson, and there is a Hannah Allen who married George Gibson during the relevant time period.

 

More About Hanna ALLEN:

Baptism: 06 Jan 1717, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

       

Child of Hanna ALLEN and George GIBSON is:

        59               i.    Joseph5 GIBSON.

 

 

        35.  John4 ALLEN (George3, Elnathon2, George1)  He married Ann JONES 1728 in Ferns Diocese, Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

Identified in his will as "John Allen of Wexfordtown, mariner."

 

Notes for Ann JONES:

Ferns Will made 1 June 1785, proved 11 Aug 1790 (identifies) Anne Allen widow of John Allen of Wexfordtown Mariner only son Joseph Allen only daughter Mary Allen. Their late uncle Wm Morton and his legacy lands of Croshua and house be in Wexfordtown. (Copied verbatim.)

       

Children of John ALLEN and Ann JONES are:

        60               i.    Joseph5 ALLEN.

        61              ii.    Mary ALLEN.

 

 

        39.  William "John"4 ALLEN (John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Bef. 1724 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland, and died Aft. 16 Dec 1778 in Johnstown Co. Wexford, Ireland16.  He married Anne MERRIMAN Abt. 23 Nov 1728 in Ferns, Wexford, Ireland17.  She died Abt. 1790 in Ireland.

 

Notes for William "John" ALLEN:

William is identified as the "first son" of John Allen of Latimerstown in a deed which I have described in his father's notes. This deed pertains to the properties of Beggerin and Johnstown. William is also supposed to have owned 3/4 pf Ballytramon Manor. (Reg. Deeds Dublin, Vol.85, p.263, No. 60077, Mem, Reg. 14 Dec 1736)  He became a farmer.

 

Several other deeds identify his brothers Robert and Edward as the the second and third sons of John Allen of Latimerstown.

 

However, I believe that William may also have been called John after his father, as a 1777 will refers to "William or John Allen of Johnstown" (Ferns will made 3 Aug 1777 proved 16 Dec 1777.)

 

William's own will was proved in Ferns 16 Dec 1778 and identifies his wife Anne to whom he gives the lands of Castlesow in Co. Wexford and his daughters Mary and Sarah, to whom he gives 250 pounds each. Sons John and Maurice were named as executors.

 

Judging by his son John's 1806 will, none of these children married or reproduced and the lands of Johnstown reverted back to John's cousins in Latimerstown.

 

       

Children of William ALLEN and Anne MERRIMAN are:

        62               i.    Sarah5 ALLEN, born Abt. 1736; died 30 Nov 1820 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Sarah ALLEN:

Mentioned in her father's will; see his private notes. She is also an executor in her brother's will in 1806 as "my sister Sarah Allen of Johnstown."

 

Sarah and her brothers John and Maurice are buried together at Castlebridge.

 

More About Sarah ALLEN:

Burial: Castlebridge, Wexford, Ireland

 

        63              ii.    Mary ALLEN, born Abt. 1737; died 09 Oct 1792 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Mary ALLEN:

Mentioned in her father's will; see his private notes. Her age and death date recorded in Ben Allen's notes; also "This is her request that her dust may lay undisturbed until it shall please the Almighty God to say Arise..."

 

        64             iii.    John ALLEN, born Abt. 1746; died 12 Sep 1806.

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

Believed to be John Allen of Johnstown. His will, dated 14 Nov 1806, links him to Robert Allen of Latimerstown.  John was imprisoned by rebels in 1798 and successfully claimed for losses in the Rebellion.  Mr. Philip Hore of Pole Hore recorded in his diary: "Dined with Mrs Hobbs and family at Mr. J. Allen's, Johnstown, on the side of the water (a good fellow)."  Sam Block says see Hore, Wexford, p. 89/

 

John left "Sea View" (in Johnstown) to his nephew John.  Admitted Freeman of Wexford 2 July 1782.  His death date was found in Ben Allen's notes. See his father William's private notes.

 

More About John ALLEN:

Burial: Castlebridge, Wexford, Ireland

 

        65             iv.    Maurice ALLEN, born Abt. 1748; died 08 Dec 1788 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Maurice ALLEN:

"Maurice Allen late of Castlebridge." Linen and woolen draper. Mentioned in his father's will; see his notes. His age and death date were found in Ben Allen's notes.  His tombstone is reportedly still in good repair.

 

Admitted Freeman of Wexford 2 July 1782.

 

More About Maurice ALLEN:

Burial: 03 Feb 1789, Castlebridge, Wexford, Ireland

 

 

        40.  Robert4 ALLEN (John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Abt. 1724 in Wexford, Ireland, and died Abt. 07 Apr 1811 in Ireland18.  He married Hannah NUNN 12 Nov 1760 in Wexford, Ireland19, daughter of Richard NUNN and Sarah MADDOCK.  She was born Abt. 1734, and died 30 Apr 1820 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland20.

 

Notes for Robert ALLEN:

Robert was identified as the second son of "John Allen of Latimerstown" when his father leased Ballycarrane. (Reg. Deeds Dublin, Vol. 76, p.346, No.54804, Mem. reg. 9 Dec. 1734 of Lease of 10 June 1734.)  However, he was also identified as John Allen's "youngest son" in a deed dated five years later, which may indicate that the third son had died. (Deed # 70800, 4 March 1739)

 

Robert's children were identified by their cousin John Allen of Johnstown in 1806 when he left them 20 pounds each: Rev.John Allen, Richard Allen, Ebenezr Allen, Wm Allen, Sarah Allen, alias Mahon Hannah Allen alias Nunn, Robert Allen and Mary Allen..."all the sons and daughters of my Uncle Robert of Latimerstown."

 

As to the property known as Johnstown, John Allen left this to his surviving sister Sarah Allen "for life then amongst kinsfolk." (Pre Will made 11 April 1804; Proved 14 Nov 1806).

 

Almost all of the sons of Robert Allen are believed to have immigrated to Maryland, United States in the 1790s; some of their relations may have preceded them. Robert's daughter Mary Allen who married George Pounder also immigrated; the Pounders went to Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada. Only Robert Jr. remained in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  A second daughter, Sarah Allen a.k.a Hannah Nunn probably married Rev. Thomas White, but her whereabouts are still unknown.

 

 

More About Robert ALLEN:

Burial: Church of Ireland, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Irelamd

 

Notes for Hannah NUNN:

Based on naming patterns, Hannah's parents were believed to be named Richard and Sarah, a fact later confirmed.  Death register states she was "aged 86 years."

 

 

       

Children of Robert ALLEN and Hannah NUNN are:

+      66               i.    Elizabeth5 ALLEN, born in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.

        67              ii.    Sarah alias Mahon Hannah ALLEN.  She married Richard NUNN 10 Aug 1799 in Wexford, Ireland.

+      68             iii.    Rev. John ALLEN, born 1761 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland; died Abt. 16 Mar 1830 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

+      69             iv.    Richard Nunn ALLEN, born 1764 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland; died 19 Apr 1828 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

+      70              v.    Robert ALLEN, born Abt. 1768 in Latimerstown, Barony of Forth, Wexford, Ireland; died 18 Mar 1827 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.

+      71             vi.    William ALLEN, born 03 Nov 1769 in Wexford, Ireland; died 19 Aug 1860.

        72            vii.    Ebenezer "Eben" Nunn ALLEN, born 1777 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 30 Nov 1840.  He married (1) Elizabeth CHAUNCEY 13 Feb 1816 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; born 1792; died 14 Jun 1816.  He married (2) Elecia Malvina MONKS 19 Nov 1821 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; born 1795; died 13 Jan 1823.  He married (3) Mary Ann BILLINGSLEA 02 Dec 1823 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; born 1801; died 25 Oct 1826 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.  He married (4) Martha "Patsy" BOND 28 May 1827 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; born 1781 in Maryland, United States.

 

Notes for Ebenezer "Eben" Nunn ALLEN:

Eben probably immigrated to Maryland, United States about the same time as his brothers in the 1790s. A record at the Maryland State Archives indicates that he became a Justice of the Peace 22 July 1831, so he may have been a lawyer as well. He is buried in the same row as his brother William, and as we will see from his will, he remained close to William's children until the end of his days. His tombstone inscription reads "Sacred to the memory of Ebenezer Nun Allen who died Nov 23, 1840, age 63."  A scripture is illegible. Another source indicates that Eben was 61 when he died, so from these sources we can infer he was born between 1777 and 1779.

 

Eben's 1840 will was illegible in parts, but this much may be gleaned: he first freed all his slaves after they reached the age of  21; he left bequests of $1000. each to to Adeline Allen? of John? and Elizabeth ? of Rick?; to his sister Mary ? he left $1000.; to his brother William he left $1500.; to his sister Hannah Nun he left $500.  and then to his brother William he left an additional $500. and to his sister-in-law Hannah Allen he also $500.

 

In addition, he said that "my dear wife will receive a proportion by law of my estate" but neither her name nor the amount was specified.

 

Stephen A. Pearne? and Robert Bolton (who had married his niece (Margaret "Peggy" Bond Allen) also received $100. each and he named his brother William executer. Perhaps in a codicil, Eben added that if

William of Glanvill? (his niece Ann Maria's son?) died before he reached the age of majority and without issue, everything was to go to William Allen's children, Sarah and Mary Allen (who were also his nieces of course.) (Source: Harford Co. Wills, 1831-1842, WK 827-28, available at Maryland State Archives)

 

Although I am not absolutely sure of everybody's identity in this will, except in those cases where he specified a relationship, I have inferred that Eben had no children of his own, even though he may have

been married for possibly a fourth time, since both Elicia (Monks) and Elizabeth (Chauncy) are identified on their separate tombstones as "the wife of Eben. N. Allen" and are buried beside each other in St.

George's Cemetery (Spesutia) in Perryman, Maryland. This is the cemetery where his brother Rev. John was also interred, so perhaps Eben lived near him when he first came to Maryland.

 

However, notes in the Dielman-Hayman File at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore indicate that the Ebenezer N. Allen who died at his residence in Abington, age 61 years on 30 Nov 1840 married Alicia

(sic) Malvina Monks Nov. 23, 1821 and Mary Ann Billigslea, daughter of James, 4 Dec 1823. No mention was made of Elizabeth Chauncey, making it possible that she was the wife of his nephew, Ebenezer Nun Allen, born 1803, although I believe this is unlikely, considering the proximity of her grave to Elicia's.

 

 

More About Ebenezer "Eben" Nunn ALLEN:

Burial: Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.) Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

Census: 1830, First Election Dist., Harford Co., Maryland, USA.

 

Notes for Elizabeth CHAUNCEY:

Elizabeth is buried next to Eben's second wife Elecia.

 

More About Elizabeth CHAUNCEY:

Burial: St. George's (Spesutia) Church, Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Elecia Malvina MONKS:

Elecia is buried next to Eben's first wife Elizabeth.  Her inscription reads: "Elecia M. Allen wife of Eben N. Allen who departed this life Jan. 13th, 1825, in the 28th year of her age."

 

More About Elecia Malvina MONKS:

Burial: St. George's (Spesutia) Church, Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Mary Ann BILLINGSLEA:

Mary Ann is identified as the daughter of James and the wife of Eben N. Allen. Their marriage was published in the Federal Gazette, Dec 8, 1823. (Source: Dielman-Hayman File, Maryland Historical Society.)

 

We did not see her grave when we visited Cokesbury Cemetery in July

2000, but files at the Har tford Co. Historical Society, also show that "Mary Ann Allen" died 25 Oct 1826, according to her tombstone inscription.

 

More About Mary Ann BILLINGSLEA:

Burial: Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Martha "Patsy" BOND:

Patsy was previously married to Jacob Dickinson by whom she had four children: Andrew Jackson, Jacob T., Julia Ann and Araminta.  In 1834, her daughter, Julia Ann married R.T.P. Allen, her husband Eben Allen's nephew. Then in 1837, her son Jacob T. Dickinson, married Martha M. Allen. However, I am uncertain about Martha's place in the Allen family. Patsy's remaining daughter by Jacob Dickinson, Araminta, married John Nourse.

 

According to her will which was dated July 24, 1850, Patsy also had two other daughters, but their fathers are unknown: Sophia C. (Mrs. Joel Johnson) and Manverva M. (Mrs. Green).

 

Patsy's property consisted chiefly of slaves which she left to her children and grandchildren. She was living in Franklin Co., Kentucky when she signed her will which follows:

 

Franklin County, Kentucky

 

                                      Will Book 2

                                       1824-1854

 

Page 224

Know all men by these presents, that I Martha D. Allen, being of sound and disposable mind this twenty fourth day of July AD 1850 do make, this my last will and testament.  After the payment of my just debts, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter, Martha B. Leach, wife of Duncan Leach of Graves County, Ky the sum of two hundred dollars and to my granddaughter, Malissa Dickinson, daughter of Andrew J. Dickinson of the state of Illinois the sum of two hundred dollars and to my daughter, Araminta, wife of John Nourse, I give and bequeath my slave Adaline (now living with Mr. Mitchell K. Miller of Washington City, D.C. in trust and for the use of my granddaughter, Elizabeth G. Dickinson, daughter of Jacob T. Dickinson of Kentucky so long as the said Elizabeth shall live and remain with said Araminta Nourse and in case and when the said Elizabeth shall leave the aforesaid Araminta Nourse or shall die the said slave Adaline to belong absolutely to Araminta Nourse and in case the said Araminta shall die leaving Elizabeth the said slave Adaline to be the property of said Elizabeth. Furthermore, I give and bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Araminta Nourse, certain notes given by John Nourse to me at different times amounting to eight hundred dollars, to have and to hold  ___ of her husband control.  I also give and bequeath to my daughter, Julia Ann, wife of R. R. P. Allen, my slave Matilda until she is twenty five

years of age at which time she shall be free.  I give furthermore to my daughter, Julia Ann, wife of the aforesaid R. T. P. Allen, four hundred dollars of a note now held by me against R. T. P. Allen, husband of the aforesaid Julia Ann.  And, I give and bequeath to my two granddaughters Elizabeth G. and Martha M. Dickinson, children of said Jacob T. Dickinson the sum of two hundred dollars cash.  The residue and remainder of my property I give to be equally divided between my three children, Andrew Jackson Dickinson of the state of Illinois, Sophia C. Johnson, wife of Joel Johnson the state of Kentucky and Manerva M. Green, wife of ____Green of the state of Illinois. And, it is my further will that the above mentioned slave shall be removed from Washington City, D.C without her consent. And, I do further more give and bequeath to my son Jacob T. Dickinson of the state of Kentucky all the unsettled accounts

or claims of all kind that I am unbilled to as coming from the estate of my deceased husband, Ebenezer N. Allen, Sr. of the state of Maryland. And, I desire that my son Jacob T. Dickinson shall be my sole executor of this my last will and testament.  Witness my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of July AD 1850.

 

                                          Martha D. Allen

 

Witness:

A. G. Dillan

Jannett Allen

 

Franklin County Court, May Term 1851

A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha D. Allen was produced in Court and was proven by the oath of Albert G. Dillan, a subscribing witness thereto and it was proven by the oath of said Dillan that Jannett Allen the other witness to said will signed the said will and witnessed in his presence and in his presence and wit the presence of the testator. Whereupon it is ordered that the said will be recorded and the same is truly recorded in my office.

A. H. Rennick, CFCC

 

Source < http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfrankl/MAllenwill.htm >

 

 

 

+      73           viii.    Mary ALLEN, born 1780; died 18 Mar 1861 in Perth, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

        42.  Joseph4 WILLIAMS (Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1729, and died 177821.  He married Elizabeth CLINTON.  She was born 1733 in Co. Down, Ireland, and died 1814.

       

Children of Joseph WILLIAMS and Elizabeth CLINTON are:

+      74               i.    Joseph5 WILLIAMS, born 1756; died 1821.

+      75              ii.    Benjamin WILLIAMS, born 1761; died 1803.

+      76             iii.    James WILLIAMS, born 1762; died 1825 in Virginia, United States.

+      77             iv.    Elizabeth WILLIAMS, born 1764; died 1837.

        78              v.    John WILLIAMS, born 1766; died 178621.

 

More About John WILLIAMS:

Cause of Death: Lost at sea.

 

        79             vi.    Hannah WILLIAMS, born 1771; died 182721.  She married John BONIFACE; born in Sussex, England.

        80            vii.    Allen WILLIAMS, born 1773; died 185821.  He married Elizabeth GIBSON.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        48.  Elnathan5 ALLEN (Elnathan4, Elnathon3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1738, and died 16 Aug 1818.  He married Catherine BARRINGTON 03 Oct 1771 in Wexford, Wexford, Ireland.  She died 05 Mar 1791 in Mayglass, Wexford, Ireland.

 

More About Elnathan ALLEN:

Baptism: 28 Sep 1738, St. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland

Burial: St. Mary's, Wexford, Ireland

       

Children of Elnathan ALLEN and Catherine BARRINGTON are:

        81               i.    Nicholas6 ALLEN, born 1785.

 

More About Nicholas ALLEN:

Baptism: 11 Mar 1785, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland22

 

        82              ii.    Richard ALLEN, born 1787; died 05 Jul 1787.

 

More About Richard ALLEN:

Burial: St. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland

 

        83             iii.    John ALLEN, born 1804; died 24 Nov 1804.

 

More About John ALLEN:

Burial: St. Iberius Church, Wexfordtown, Ireland

 

        84             iv.    Susanna ALLEN.

 

More About Susanna ALLEN:

Baptism: 08 Mar 1782, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland22

 

 

        49.  Dr. Richard5 ALLEN (George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Abt. 1744 in Wexford, Ireland, and died 11 Jun 1806 in Brighton, Sussex, England23.  He married (1) Mary Ann PIERY.  She died 178824.  He married (2) Mary LICKFOLD 28 Jun 1791 in St. Mary's Church, Marylebone, London, England24.  She was born 1769, and died 185725.

 

Notes for Dr. Richard ALLEN:

Richard M.D. was Court Physician to George III of England, 1798; born 1744 died 11 June 1806 at Brighton, County Sussex, buried 17 June 1806 at St Saviour's Southwark County Middlesex, educated at Aberdeen University Scotland (see Will). He married firstly Mary Piery died 1788 and left issue; he married secondly Mary Lickfold in 1791 at St-Mary-le-bone, and left issue.  [Source: Swaysland, Clive  <   cswaysla@bigpond.net.au   > " Allens in Australia," e-mail to Karen Black, Jan 15, 2005]

 

More About Dr. Richard ALLEN:

Burial: 17 Jun 1806, St. Saviours, Southward, Middlesex Co., England26

 

Notes for Mary LICKFOLD:

Judy Gibson < judy.gibson@microtech.com.au > wrote in Aug. 2001:

 

"After Richard died in 1806, Mary married Thomas Collicott who had worked for her husband.  He was arrested in 1815 for failing to place stamp duty on bottles of medicine and was sentenced to be hung.  Mary  went to the Duke of Kent for help, and the sentence was commuted to life transportation to NSW, Australia.  So he was sent to Sydney and Mary followed with 3 of her own children Richarda, Richard and George Allen and Thomas' 3 children. Richarda married well, into a wealthy family of Tasmania.  George became a well known Lawyer in Sydney, as yet not sure what happened to Richard."

 

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Mary PIERY are:

        85               i.    Joseph6 ALLEN.

        86              ii.    Hannah ALLEN, died 186127.  She married Capt. Thomas BROOKE.

        87             iii.    Elizabeth ALLEN.

        88             iv.    Mary Anne Perry ALLEN, born 1782; died 187027.

 

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Mary LICKFOLD are:

        89               i.    Isabella6 ALLEN.

 

More About Isabella ALLEN:

Baptism: 05 Jun 1803, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

+      90              ii.    Jane ALLEN, born 14 Dec 1792 in London, Middlesex, England; died 11 Dec 1872 in Carrick, Tasmania, Australia.

+      91             iii.    Susanah ALLEN, born 30 Jul 1795.

        92             iv.    Charlotte ALLEN, born Abt. 179628.

        93              v.    Richarda ALLEN, born 02 Sep 179829.  She married Thomas Haycock REIBEY; born 06 May 1796 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia30.

        94             vi.    Richard ALLEN, born 20 Oct 1799.  He married Emily GALIER 28 Feb 1828 in Sydney, Australia31.

+      95            vii.    George ALLEN, born 23 Nov 1800; died Abt. 1877.

 

 

        52.  Hannah5 ALLEN (George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1)  She married James PEPPARD 176932.  He was born in Gorey, Wexford, Ireland, and died Abt. 181333.

 

More About Hannah ALLEN:

Resided: Clonethan, near Gorey, Wexford, Ireland

       

Children of Hannah ALLEN and James PEPPARD are:

        96               i.    Margaret6 PEPPARD.

        97              ii.    Grace PEPPARD, died 1817.

 

More About Grace PEPPARD:

Burial: Gorey, Wexford, Ireland34

 

 

        66.  Elizabeth5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  She married Richard BOLTON 03 Dec 1795 in Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for Elizabeth ALLEN:

Based on her approximate age and her residence when she married, I have assumed that this is the same "Elizabeth Allen of Latimerstown" who married Richard Bolton in 3 Dec 1795 and to whose children John Allen of Johnstown left legacies in 1806, but there is no indication of her parentage.  She is described as Elnathon's daughter in a letter written by a Walter W. Allen to a Mr Allen 19 Nov 1910 (?), but this is probably inaccurate.

       

Children of Elizabeth ALLEN and Richard BOLTON are:

        98               i.    Richard6 BOLTON, born 20 Oct 179635; died Abt. 06 Aug 1876 in possibly Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.

        99              ii.    Robert BOLTON, born 1797.

 

More About Robert BOLTON:

Baptism: 17 Oct 1797, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland35

 

 

        68.  Rev. John5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1761 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland, and died Abt. 16 Mar 1830 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.  He married Brasseya JOHNSON 09 Oct 1788 in Killinick Church, Wexford, Ireland36, daughter of William JOHNSON and Ann HALDE?.  She was born 1762 in Wicklow Co., Ireland, and died 29 Dec 1831 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

 

Notes for Rev. John ALLEN:

John was "the son of Robert, a farmer in Wexford Co." He entered Trinity College Nov.1, 1779 at the age of 18 and got his B.A. in Feb. 1784 (Alumni Dublinenses and preface to his "Euclid.").  "Ferns Clergy and Parishes..." by James B. Leslie also records that he was nominated by C. Grogan on July 23, 1790 and licensed to him Feb. 7, 1791; 'went to America.'

 

The Wexford Parish Registers which Benjamin W. Allen copied, record the marriage of "John Allen of Latimerstown to Brasseya Johnston"  prior to his departure to America.

 

Rev. John Allen also crops up in "The Hall Family of West River..."  This book (which is quoting Benjamin W. Allen)  indicates that some of the Allen family immigrated to the US just prior to the 1798 Rebellion, because of their liberal views. Rev. John Allen, a Rector of St. George's Church in Spesutia Parish, Perryman, MD from 1795-1817 is specifically mentioned. He also may have been associated with the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore.

 

In addition, Rev. John Allen was a well-documented professor, scholar, essayist on political concerns and noted mathematician. He was a professor at St. John's College, Annapolis. He later edited "Euclid"

while he was a professor at the University of Maryland, which he dedicated to his friend John Quincy Adams.

 

In the year 2000, I held a copy of his rare book in my hands at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore.

 

Rev. John Allen's memorial, which was erected by his "affectionate granddaughter Ann Elizabeth Allen," is a tall spire in St. George's (Spesutia) Churchyard in Perryman, Maryland. He is buried with his wife

and several of his children; his wife's sister Dorothy and her niece Sarah are buried under separate monuments next to his; a little further area monuments to Rev. Thomas White and several Halls, also names which were associated with the Allen family.

 

His inscription reads: "Rev. John for 20 years the faithful, untiring minister of this church, a profound Scholar and able Divine, a sincere and humble Christian." A Biblical scripture from Numbers c.23, v.10?

also reads: "Let me die the death of the Righteous and let my last end be like His."

 

More About Rev. John ALLEN:

Burial: St. George's Church (Spesutia), Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Brasseya JOHNSON:

Brasseya published the first collection of poetry by a Maryland woman, "Pastorals, Elegies and Odes" in 1806. Although she raised seven children, she evidently had some help in the form of five unnamed slaves who show up in her household in the 1800 Census.

 

Brasseya dedicated her book to President Thomas Jefferson.

"Pastorals..." includes one poem, "Aleon" which was dedicated to her father William Johnson, Esq. and she also mentions her two eldest brothers who died within six months of each other around the time her book was published in 1806.

 

She had at least three sisters, two of whom had immigrated with her and married her brother-in-law, Richard Nun Allen. It is not known where these sisers are buried, but her sister Mary's daughter, Sarah Hughes Allen Bond, is buried near Rev. John and Brasseya under the name "Mrs. Sarah Bond."

 

One of the poems in "Pastoral..." was written in Arklow, presumably the place where Brasseya was born. She had evidently also published some poetry in the Dublin Journal. Brasseya is rather dismissive of her book, suggesting that she dashed her poetry off while she was doing some sewing. "Pastorals..." (also entitled "Mrs. Allen's Poems") is available in the rare book section of the Maryland Historical Society.

 

The Harford Historical Bulletin, No. 26, Fall 1985 recorded some information about Brasseya.

 

 

More About Brasseya JOHNSON:

Burial: St.George's Church (Spesutia), Perryman, Maryland, United States

       

Children of John ALLEN and Brasseya JOHNSON are:

        100             i.    Robert6 ALLEN.

        101            ii.    Hannah ALLEN.

 

Notes for Hannah ALLEN:

In her will dated 6-201830, Brasseya left each of two surviving daughters, Hannah and Jane Adeline $200. "which will come to me by the Lottery" to be invested in a savings bank.

 

        102           iii.    Dorothy ALLEN, born Abt. 1790.

 

More About Dorothy ALLEN:

Burial: 18 Feb 1791, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        103           iv.    William Henry ALLEN, born 1794; died 29 Sep 1836.

 

Notes for William Henry ALLEN:

William is supposed to have been six feet six inches, and his mental achievements were as remarkable as his physical ones. At one time he held the office of the territorial governor of Florida. (Source: Biographical Record of Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1989, p.418)

 

Although some have interpreted that William's monumental inscription to read that he died at the age of 12, and I had difficulty deciphering whether he was 12 or 42, I decided on the latter, based on his mother's  age. Bible verse inscribed on tombstone is from John, Chap. 1, verse 25: "I am the Resurrection..."

 

More About William Henry ALLEN:

Burial: St. George's Church (Spesutia), Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

        104            v.    John ALLEN, born 18 Feb 1796 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 02 Nov 1811.

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

John's monumental inscription Says that he died 12 Nov 1810 at age 16, suggesting that he might have been born before 1796.

 

 

+      105           vi.    Dr. Richard Nun ALLEN, born 11 Dec 1797 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 27 Apr 1835 in Savage Factory, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

        106          vii.    Dr. Matthew Johnson ALLEN, born 16 Jul 1800 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 27 Dec 1851 in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

 

Notes for Dr. Matthew Johnson ALLEN:

Matthew graduated from the University of Maryland in 1820.

 

His will was probated 25 Jun 1856 in Lean Co., Florida and from this it is obvious that he was a doctor. He asked to be buried with his parents in Spesutia and left his estate to his niece Adeline B. Allen and his nephews John D.? Allen and Henry S.? Allen. This estate included land in Madson Co., Jackson State, Florida, except for 450 acres which he left to his nephew Robert G. Allen.

 

He also left his gold watch to John D. Allen, his silver watch to Edward M. Allen and his medical library to John D. Allen. His personal effects were left to his sister Adeline G. Greme. (Harford Co. Wills, CWB-7-132, CR 95-1, p.142 at Maryland State Archives)

 

Matthew's inscription on his parents' tombstone reads: "Through his faith in his blessed Redeemer, he was enabled to meet Death in a strange land with calmness and resignation."  Of course, Florida was not part of the United States at this time.

 

 

        107         viii.    Jane "Adeline" ALLEN, born 30 Nov 1802 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 07 Oct 1877.  She married Augustus J. GREME 16 Oct 1845 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

 

Notes for Jane "Adeline" ALLEN:

Information about Jane's marriage and death was found my Richard N. Allen in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, V.4, N.1, Oct. 7, 1877.

 

More About Jane "Adeline" ALLEN:

Burial: Trappe Church, Churchville, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Augustus J. GREME:

Son of Angus.

 

 

        69.  Richard Nunn5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1764 in Latimerstown, Wexford Co., Ireland, and died 19 Apr 1828 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.  He married (1) Elizabeth JOHNSON 23 Feb 1789 in Wexford, Ireland, daughter of William JOHNSON and Ann HALDE?.  She was born in Ireland, and died 30 Dec 1807 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.  He married (2) Dorothy JOHNSON 18 May 1810 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States, daughter of William JOHNSON and Ann HALDE?.  She was born in Ireland, and died 24 Dec 1811.  He married (3) Sarah HUGHES 29 Dec 1812 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States, daughter of ___ HUGHES and Mary JOHNSON.  She was born Jan 1793 in Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, and died 31 Oct 1868 in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States.

 

Notes for Richard Nunn ALLEN:

Benjamin W. Allen had mentioned in his papers that three Allen brothers immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1790s, but as we now know there were at least four: Rev. John, William, Ebenener Nun and Richard Nun.

 

Descendant Richard Noel Allen confirms that his ggg-grandfather Richard was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth Johnson, his brothers Rev. John, William and Ebenezer Allen, as well as Elizabeth's sisters Brasseya (Rev. John's wife) and Dorothea and their niece Sarah Hughes. A letter written by Sarah Hughes' descendant, Katherine Forwood, indicates that Elizabeth, Brasseya and Dorothea were all daughters of William Johnson of Arklow, Wicklow and that a fourth sister, Mary, was the mother of their niece, Sarah Hughes.

 

Richard and Elizabeth settled in Harford Co., Maryland. He became a planter, and as such, he owned slaves. After Elizabeth died, Richard married Dorothea and then his niece Sarah Hughes, who was Richard Noel Allen's ggg-grandmother. The name Richard Allen appears in several sources, including the Baltimore Co. Grantee Index when William Walkins "granted" him Randalls Lot (S/a 292) in 1796. (Land Records, WK 1296-3, 1787-1797, Maryland State Archives.) His name also appears on a Baltimore County court petition, dated 7 Oct 1820, to straighten a road (MSA No.: C349-72, Maryland State Archives).

 

Also, on 11 Dec 1834, Richard's eldest son, Robert T.P., petitioned the Baltimore County court to require his brothers, Ebenezer N. and Richard N., his sister Dorothea Elizabeth, his mother Sarah B. Bond and his step-father, Thomas W. Bond, to sell "Amsterdam," a large tract of land northwest of current Liberty and Old Court Roads, near Randallstown (MSA No.:C295-1619, Maryland Archives).

 

Presumably "Amsterdam" was the name of Richard Nun Allen's plantation. Although this land may have been "near Randallstown," in Baltimore Co., it was also very close to the Baltimore/Carroll Co. border. One source describes Amsterdam as 180 acres in Carroll Co. and refers to surveys in 1752 and 1958. Adam Lynn's name is mentioned in 1752; Richard Allen's name is not recorded at all. There is also a note that Amsterdam was possibly leased land since there is no Pat. Cert. in the Archives. (Source: Seitz, R. Carlton, Maps of Land Patents in Northern Baltimore and Carroll Counties, 1995, p.28)

 

However, another source confirms that Richard Allen was living on this land which was part of Soldiers Delight Hundred in 1798 and gives this description:

 

"Allen, Richard (1 slave); Occupant; Stephen Whallen; 194A; pt. Amsterdam; hewd log dwlg hse, 1 story, 22x20; round log stble 14x12; round log hse 14x12; round log barn, 1stry, 32x20." (Source: Horvath?, George J., Carroll/Baltimore 1798 Direct Tax.)

 

Although we were unable to determine the exact location of Richard Allen's Amsterdam when we visited the Randallstown area in July 2000, it is worth mentioning that we did find a number of Allens buried in Ward's Chapel west of Randallstown at the corner of Liberty and Ward's Chapel Road, close to the Carroll Co. border.  Allen's Road which is just east of Ward's, winds down to a large, renovated house circa 1760 which was owned by Allens in the first half of this century; descendants of the family still live in the area. Unfortunately, a quick survey of Ward's Chapel Cemetery indicates that these Allens are probably all descendants of Phillip Allen (1798-1851) and Charity.

 

As to Richard Nun Allen, his will was written March 1824 and probated 2 March, 1828, indicating that he probably died around 1828. ("Baltimore County Will Book," 13) He mentions his wife Sarah, and although he leaves his estate to his children, he does not name them. Richard Allen was not located during a preliminary search of Randallstown area cemeteries, nor was there any reference to him at the Maryland Historical Society. The Baltimore and Carroll Historical Societies should probably also be checked.  As his daughter Dorothea Elizabeth was baptized in St. Thomas Parish, Garrison Forest, Baltimore Co., the year before he died, the cemetery relevant to this area should also be determined.

 

According to Pat Woodson in an e-mail dated Apr. 15, 2001, a Third Administrative Accounting of the Will of Richard Allen named five children:  Robert T.P. Allen, Ebenezer N. Allen, Richard N. Allen, William H. Allen, and Dorothea Elizabeth Allen.  This document was dated January 21, 1830.  It appeared that Sarah (Hughes) originally "renounced" her claim to her bequest ( May 2, 1828).   Pat adds "As I understand it, a "renunciation" was supposed to mean that a person did not want to serve as the administrator(trix)  when this happened.  The Will is really difficult to read, and there seems to be parts of the Will of someone else mingled in with Richard's.  At any rate, there was an accountant who actually had three separate accountings which covered the paying and collecting of debts, the selling of slaves and other personal property, etc."

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth JOHNSON:

Elizabeth's funeral services were performed by Rev. John Allen in St. George's Parish, Spesutia. Although there is no tombstone for her, she is probably buried close to her sister Dorothy.

 

 

Notes for Dorothy JOHNSON:

Dorothy's gravestone, near Rev. John's and her sister Brasseya and her niece, Mrs. Sarah Bond (a.k.a. Allen and Hughes) is crumbling. The inscription just says "D.Allen" and the final digit of her death date is missing. Her stone also seems to indicate that the person died in their 94th year, but at least the first digit must be wrong. Fortunately, the funeral of "Dorothy Allen, Dec. 27, 1811" has been extracted from a register of funerals in St. George's Parish (Spesutia) by Rev. John Allen.

 

More About Dorothy JOHNSON:

Burial: St. George's Church (Spesutia), Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Sarah HUGHES:

According to a letter written by Katherine Forwood, Sarah was the daughter of Mary Johnson. Sarah's mother Mary is believed to have been the sister of Dorothy and Brasseya Johnson, two sisters who married two Allen brothers and immigrated to America, accompanied by their niece Sarah. Following her aunt Dorothy's premature death, Sarah married Richard Allen.

 

After Richard Allen's death, Sarah also married Thomas Bond and bore him one or two daughters. Presumably her age is inaccurate during the 1850 Federal Census when she is found living with Thomas W. Bond, age 69 and their daughter, Adeline, age 15, or she would have been only ten when she married her first husband. (District No. 2, Franklin Co., Kentucky, p.58)

 

Sarah is buried under the name "Mrs. Sarah Bond," next to her uncle Rev. John and her aunt Brasseya (Johnson) Allen's monument. There are no references to her husbands or her children except for her inscription which reads: "Mother Thou art at rest for the Lord is Thy Keeper."  She is referred to as "Mrs Sarah Bond, born in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Jan 1796; died Cheltenham, PA, Oct 31, 1868 in her 75th year."  Her monument is coffin shaped with a cross running its length.

 

The Genealogy of the Hughes Family 1636-1795, by Renna Craug Ambrose, which is available at the Harford County Historical Society in Bel Air, Maryland, has incorrectly identified the daughter of John Hall Hughes and Ann Everett, Sarah Mitchell Hughes (b.1780), as the person who married Richard Allen in 1812.

 

More About Sarah HUGHES:

Burial: St. George's Church, Spesutia, Perryman, Maryland, United States

Census: 1850, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States37

Confirmation (LDS): 19 Jun 1808

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Sarah HUGHES are:

+      108             i.    Robert Thomas Pritchard6 ALLEN, born 26 Sep 1813 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States; died 09 Jul 1888 in Kissimmee, Orange Co., Florida, United States.

+      109            ii.    Ebenezer Nun ALLEN, born 22 May 1815 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

+      110           iii.    Maj. Richard Nun ALLEN, born 15 Dec 1819 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States; died 11 Apr 1899 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States.

        111           iv.    William H. ALLEN, born Abt. 1823.

+      112            v.    Dorothea Elizabeth "Libby" ALLEN, born Abt. 22 Oct 1827 in Randallstown, Maryland, United States; died 22 Jul 1871 in Ogontz, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, United States.

 

 

        70.  Robert5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Abt. 1768 in Latimerstown, Barony of Forth, Wexford, Ireland, and died 18 Mar 1827 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland38.  He married Mary CARTY 12 Sep 1794 in Wexford, Ireland, daughter of John? CARTY and Mary?.  She was born Abt. 1774 in Ireland, and died 20 Mar 1855.

 

Notes for Robert ALLEN:

A farmer, Robert was also described as a timber merchant in 1820 and 1824 business directories for Wexford, Ireland. A list of the names of his children and their birth dates was found among the papers of his grandson, Benjamin William Allen. His children are also referred to by name in the 1806 will of his nephew, William Allen of Johnstown.  Robert was evidently born during one of the gaps in the St. Iberius Church registers (1752-1780).  However, his death register states he died "aged 59 years."

 

Robert Allen occupied Latimerstown during the 1798 Rebellion, so we were curious to find out which side the Allens were on, and we found out in Eamonn Barrett's "Reluctant Rebel: the Story of Cornelius Grogan of Johnstown Castle and the 1798 Rebellion in the Surrounding Area."  Barrett had this to say on page 17:  "On 29th May, Grogan arranged for two swivel guns to be sent from Johnstown to Wexford where they might be of assistance to the Loyalist forces there.  On the same day he met with Robert Allen* of Latimerstown, and asked him to send provisions to Wexford. The latter was reluctant to do so without guarantee of payment."

 

Robert's reluctance did not stop him from claiming losses, however. He lost cattle, provisions, wine, whiskey, a car and tackle to the value of 188-5-9 quid. Unfortunately his elderly neighbour Cornelius Grogan of Johnstown Castle lost his head.  He was executed on the Wexford Town Bridge over the Slaney River; a servant fished his head out of the water and secretly buried it in Rathaspeck Cemetery where the Allens also rest.  In 1998, during the Bicentennial of the 1798 Rebellion, a memorial was finally erected to his name outside the boarded up church in the decaying cemetery.

 

*The writer does not specify whether this was Robert Sr or Robert Jr, but although both Roberts were adults during the 1798 Rebellion, Robert Sr was Grogan's contemporary.

 

Here are some extracts from an undated letter sent to Robert's brother-in-law George Pounder in Perth, Ontario, Canada from Joseph Pounder in Wexford, Ireland regarding Robert Allen's death:

 

" I need not mention Robert Allen. I suppose you have heard of his illness.  He have been attacked with some kind of swelling, not mutch [sic] known. Was in Dublin with the most eminent phisissians [sic] and given over and since attended by Doctor Crane, but now a quack doctor have taken him in hand and by (h)erbs is making a great cure and is expected will recover him... Now the time of assises the 12th of March I have been in Wexford and am able to tell you he is, I thought, but is no more..."   It looks like  Robert Allen died between the writing of the first sentence and the completion of the  final sentence of this excerpt.  In the same letter Joseph talks about the politics and strife regarding the potential "emansipasion" [sic] of the Irish Catholics.  Later in the same letter Joseph Pounder wrote: "Poor Mr Allen is greatly lamented. He have, as I am told, suffered a great deal and happy for him to be taken out of sutch misery... This is our Saint's Day Patrick and have drank your health and success, also the day of Mr Allen's funeral which being so desperate I did not attend. "

 

More About Robert ALLEN:

Burial: Wexford, Ireland

 

More About Mary CARTY:

Burial: 23 Mar 1855, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland

       

Children of Robert ALLEN and Mary CARTY are:

        113             i.    Robert6 ALLEN, born 1795; died 11 Feb 1814.

 

More About Robert ALLEN:

Baptism: 20 Jul 1795, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland39

Burial: Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland

 

        114            ii.    John ALLEN, born 1797.

 

Notes for John ALLEN:

John is supposed to have inherited "Sea View," according to a note found in Ben Allen's papers.

 

More About John ALLEN:

Baptism: 30 Jul 1797, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland39

 

+      115           iii.    Ebenezer Radford Nunn ALLEN, born 1801.

+      116           iv.    Richard Maurice ALLEN, born 22 Jan 1804 in Latimerstown, Barony of Forth, Wexford, Ireland; died 28 Apr 1869 in Anne Street, Wexford Town, Wexford, Ireland.

+      117            v.    Hannah Nunn ALLEN, born 1806.

        118           vi.    Joseph ALLEN, born 1808; died Abt. 03 Aug 1890 in Rackardstown, Kilmore, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Joseph ALLEN:

Joseph Allen, Pen. (Mr. Behan), Nov. 7, 1825, aged 17, son of Robert, Mercator, born Wexford. B.A. Vern 1831. (Alumni Dublinenses). There is also a Joseph Allen with a general warehouse listed at 20-21 Upper Bridge St. in Shaw's Dublin Directory 1850.

 

On the other hand, he could also be the Rev. Joseph for Allen Street was named in Wexford town.

 

A.k.a. "Joseph Allen of Kilanne" in burial register for this death date. Another source says he died Aug 10, 1892, age 82, but this would make his baptismal date incorrect.

 

More About Joseph ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jul 1808, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland39

 

+      119          vii.    William ALLEN, born 02 Apr 1810 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 31 Jul 1887 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.

        120         viii.    Maurice ALLEN, born 05 Jan 1812 in Wexford, Ireland; died 17 Jan 1850.

 

Notes for Maurice ALLEN:

His brief obituary appears in the Jan 1850 edition of the Wexford Independent: " On 17th in this town aged 38 Maurice son of late Robert Allen of Latimerstown. Deeply lamented by a large family circle and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance."

 

More About Maurice ALLEN:

Baptism: 12 Jan 1812, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  Incudes birth date.39

Burial: 21 Jan 1850, Rathaspeck Cemetery, Wexford, Ireland

 

        121            ix.    Mary ALLEN, born 26 Jul 1814 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 03 Aug 1814.

 

More About Mary ALLEN:

Baptism: 01 Aug 1814, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  Includes birth date.39

Burial: Wexford, Ireland

 

        122             x.    Robert ALLEN, born 17 Jun 1816 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 17 Nov 1886.

 

More About Robert ALLEN:

Baptism: 30 Jun 1816, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  Includes birth date.39

Burial: 20 Nov 1886, Rathaspeck Cemetery, Wexford, Ireland

 

        123            xi.    Benjamin Stephens ALLEN, born 29 Jan 1819 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 03 Jul 1891 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Benjamin Stephens ALLEN:

King's Inns Admission papers, which lists law students and lawyers, indicate that:

 

"Allen, Benjamin, 8th son of Robert, Lathiemorestown [sic], Co Wexford and Mary Allen Carty, aged over 16; educated Wexford; affidavit signed by Richard Allen, merchant. Michaelmas Term 1836."  (Source: Celestine Rafferty, Librarian at Wexford Library, Ireland.)

 

Benjamin's will, dated June 13, 1891, indicates in addtion to naming her as executor,  he left property in Wexford to his niece Mary Allen White, as well as leaving money to his nieces Anne Jane Allen, Mary Allen, Isabella Frances Allen, Harriet Allen and his nephews William Henry Allen and Robert John Allen.

 

More About Benjamin Stephens ALLEN:

Baptism: 25 Feb 1819, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  Includes birth date.39

Burial: 06 Jul 1891, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland

 

 

        71.  William5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 03 Nov 1769 in Wexford, Ireland, and died 19 Aug 1860.  He married Hannah BOND 12 Apr 1798 in St. George's (Spesutia) Church, Perryman, Harford Co., Maryland, United States, daughter of Thomas BOND and Catherine FELL.  She was born 1779, and died 09 Aug 1850.

 

Notes for William ALLEN:

According to the 1978 Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin which contains excerpts from the Allen-Raymond Bible: "William Allen, son of Robert & Hannah Allen, of Wexford in the Kingdom of Ireland, born on the 3rd November 1769. Sailed from Cork the 23 August 1794, and landed in Philadelphia the 19the of the October following.

 

Also recorded in this source were the births of William's children, some of their deaths and the marriage of his youngest daughter, Mary Louisa Fell to Samuel W. Raymond. Mary's children were included.

 

There are quite a number of transations involving William which show up in the land records at the Maryland State Archives, including one in 1796 where James Berard sold to William Allen, merchant, five horses (including one which was blind in one eye) and a wagon.

 

Although most of William's children were baptized in Havre de Grace as late as 1817, he is believed to have lived in Abingdon as early as Feb 1798 when he bought land at a public auction. This land was supposed to be on the NW corner of Paca and Prospect Streets, fronting Paca Street. He also sold some land in 1800 to his brother Ebenezer for a $1000. A land deed available at the Maryland State Archives indicates that William and Ebenezer gave land and buildings in Abingdon to the state as a school, the Abington Academy. However, this academy may have been

inaugorated under another name since as there is a memorial in Cokesbury Meth. Cemetery to a similar, short-lived school in Abingdon. (Harford Co. Deeds, WK 813-2)

 

William's monumental inscription reads: "native of Wexford, Ireland, lived in Harford Co. 60 years, member of M.E. Church. Died Aug. 19, 1860-91st year."

 

Possible descendants who are also buried in Cokesbury include "Doc" Herbert D. Allen, a horse trainer and conditioner who lived at Joppa, Abingdon, owned "Allen's Cabin Town" on Rt. 40 and died Jul 30, 1960; also Herbert's son James H. Allen who died May 7,1930, age 68.

 

More About William ALLEN:

Burial: Cokesbury Methodist Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Hannah BOND:

The Bonds are believed to have been Quakers. Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Bond and Catherine Fell, something which is also verified by a database called "Gene Pool Individual Records" online ancestry.com.

 

Other online sources indicate that Hannah's father Thomas was the son of Thomas Bond and Elizabeth Scott; her mother Catherine was the daughter of William Fell (20 May 1697, Lancashire, England-1746/48, Baltimore, MD) who married Sarah Bond 8 Jan. 1732 and owned substantial property in and around Baltimore. William Fell's parents were Edward Fell and Ann Perry; Sarah Bond's parents were Thomas Bond and Ann Robinson. (Source: Pat Woodson's correspondent, Nick Sheedy.)

 

More About Hannah BOND:

Burial: Cokesbury Methodist Cemetery, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

       

Children of William ALLEN and Hannah BOND are:

        124             i.    Catherine Hannah6 ALLEN, born 01 Sep 1799 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States.  She married Stephen PEARCE 21 Feb 1825 in Harford, Maryland, United States40.

 

Notes for Catherine Hannah ALLEN:

Source, birth date          :

Allen, Richard Noel (richarda@ebankperry.net). Letter to Black, Karen E., March 2000--.

 

Marriage to Stephen Pearce is unproven.

 

        125            ii.    Robert Thomas ALLEN, born 01 Nov 1801 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 09 Apr 1853.

 

More About Robert Thomas ALLEN:

Baptism: 28 Oct 1804, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

        126           iii.    Dr. Ebenezer Nun ALLEN, born 02 Aug 1803 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 28 Apr 1837 in Burlington, Wisconsin, United States.

 

Notes for Dr. Ebenezer Nun ALLEN:

Ebenezer got his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1830. In 1831 his address was Water St., Baltimore City, MD. (3rd door east of Exeter on the north side) This information was obtained on the Internet from "Medical Care in the City of Baltimore,

1752-1919" the Maryland State Archives.

 

More About Dr. Ebenezer Nun ALLEN:

Baptism: 28 Oct 1804, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

        127           iv.    Margaret "Peggy" Bond ALLEN, born 15 Aug 1805 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 27 Aug 1856.  She married Robert BOLTON 28 Jul 1828 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; born 1781 in Ireland.

 

Notes for Margaret "Peggy" Bond ALLEN:

This daughter appears to have been christened as "Peggy Bond Allen," but she appears on her marriage register as "Margaret B."  We know she married Robert Bolton because her father mentions him in his Will.

 

More About Margaret "Peggy" Bond ALLEN:

Baptism: 16 Jul 1807, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

        128            v.    William Fell ALLEN, born 08 Jul 1807 in Maryland, United States.

 

More About William Fell ALLEN:

Baptism: 16 Jul 1807, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

        129           vi.    Hannah Nunn ALLEN, born 05 Jan 1809 in Abingdon, Maryland, United States; died 14 Jul 1809.

 

Notes for Hannah Nunn ALLEN:

Baptized "Hannah Ann." There is a funeral record for "Hannah Nun Allen," July 14,1809, but as neither her age or her parents are mentioned, I can not be sure this is the same person.

 

More About Hannah Nunn ALLEN:

Baptism: 25 Jun 1809, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

        130          vii.    Anna Marie ALLEN, born 15 Aug 1810 in Abingdon, Harford co., Maryland, United States; died 26 Sep 1831.  She married James W. GLANVILLE 23 Oct 1830 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died Abt. 1850.

 

Notes for Anna Marie ALLEN:

Anna Maria's birth date is recorded as May 10 in the transcription of her baptismal register, and although Aug.15 is engraved on her tombstone, her birthday may have been confused with her sister's.

 

More About Anna Marie ALLEN:

Baptism: 05 Oct 1812, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

Burial: Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

More About James W. GLANVILLE:

Burial: Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

        131         viii.    Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN, born 19 Feb 1813 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 31 Dec 1841.  She married Charles Y. HAINES 12 Oct 1833 in Harford, Maryland, United States40.

 

More About Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN:

Baptism: 02 Oct 1815, St. John's Parish Epis. Church, Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 

+      132            ix.    Mary Louisa Fell ALLEN, born 04 May 1817 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 15 Nov 1885 in "Home", Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

 

 

        73.  Mary5 ALLEN (Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1780, and died 18 Mar 1861 in Perth, Ontario, Canada41.  She married Dr. George POUNDER 15 Jun 1804 in St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland42, son of William POUNDER.  He was born 1776 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland, and died 19 Feb 1829 in Bathurst Twp., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada).

 

Referred to as "Mary Allen of Latimerstown" when she married.  Information about the Pounder family was originally obtained from Donna Scott, 1054 Finch Drive, Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 6A8 (in 1997).

 

George and Mary Pounder had 9 children in Ireland, and then petitioned Earl Bathurst for a grant of land in Upper Canada. The petition of April 27, 1820 from George Pounder of Gslley, near Enniscorthy, County Wexford, went astray, but the Pounders left Ireland and purchased land in Elizabethtown, Lot 20, Concession 3, Bathurst Township, in October 1820.

 

More About Mary ALLEN:

Baptism: 10 Apr 1780, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland42

       

Children of Mary ALLEN and George POUNDER are:

+      133             i.    John6 POUNDER, born 1805 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland; died 15 Feb 1874 in Beachburg, Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

        134            ii.    Robert Allen POUNDER, born 1807; died Bef. 1812.

 

More About Robert Allen POUNDER:

Baptism: 01 Feb 1807, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland42

 

+      135           iii.    Hanna Nun POUNDER, born 1808 in Wexford, Wexford, Ireland; died 07 Aug 1892 in Corunna, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada.

+      136           iv.    Sarah "Sally" Allen POUNDER, born 1808 in Wexford, Ireland; died 24 Aug 1892 in George Harvey's home.

+      137            v.    Ruth POUNDER, born 07 Oct 1810.

+      138           vi.    Robert Allen POUNDER, born 12 Feb 1812 in Wexford, Ireland; died 20 Aug 1881 in Rawdon, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

        139          vii.    George POUNDER, born 12 Nov 1813; died 24 Nov 1813.

 

More About George POUNDER:

Baptism: 21 Nov 1813, St. Iberius, Wexford, Ireland42

 

+      140         viii.    Mary Allen POUNDER, born 09 Feb 1815 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland; died 18 Mar 1861 in Ontario, Canada.

        141            ix.    Eliza POUNDER, born 16 Nov 181643.

+      142             x.    Thomas POUNDER, born 1820 in Wexford, Ireland.

+      143            xi.    Breseya Jane POUNDER, born 26 Mar 1824 in Bathurst Twp., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada); died 22 May 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

        144           xii.    Dorinda POUNDER, born 07 Apr 1827 in Bathurst Twp., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada.

 

 

        74.  Joseph5 WILLIAMS (Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1756, and died 182144.  He married Ann COX. 

       

Children of Joseph WILLIAMS and Ann COX are:

+      145             i.    Joseph Richard6 WILLIAMS.

+      146            ii.    Benjamin Nicholas WILLIAMS.

+      147           iii.    Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

+      148           iv.    Ann WILLIAMS.

 

 

        75.  Benjamin5 WILLIAMS (Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1761, and died 180344.  He married Anne TUPPER, daughter of Thomas TUPPER. 

 

Notes for Anne TUPPER:

Third daughter and heiress of Thomas Tupper of Lt Hampton.

       

Children of Benjamin WILLIAMS and Anne TUPPER are:

+      149             i.    Mary Ann6 WILLIAMS.

+      150            ii.    Benjamin Thomas WILLIAMS.

 

 

        76.  James5 WILLIAMS (Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1762, and died 1825 in Virginia, United States44.  He married ___ PEACHEY. 

       

Children of James WILLIAMS and ___ PEACHEY are:

        151             i.    Leroy Peachey6 WILLIAMS.

        152            ii.    Hannah WILLIAMS.

        153           iii.    Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

        154           iv.    Allen WILLIAMS.

        155            v.    James Joseph WILLIAMS.

 

 

        77.  Elizabeth5 WILLIAMS (Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1764, and died 1837.  She married Samuel BLOCK 1791 in St. Martyr Magnus, London, England.  He was born in London, England.

       

Children of Elizabeth WILLIAMS and Samuel BLOCK are:

+      156             i.    Samuel6 BLOCK.

        157            ii.    William BLOCK.  He married Elizabeth HOOMAN.

+      158           iii.    James BLOCK.

+      159           iv.    Allen Williams BLOCK.

        160            v.    Hugh BLOCK.  He married Mary THOMPSON.

        161           vi.    Joseph BLOCK.

 

More About Joseph BLOCK:

Cause of Death: Died young.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        90.  Jane6 ALLEN (Richard5, George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 14 Dec 1792 in London, Middlesex, England, and died 11 Dec 1872 in Carrick, Tasmania, Australia45.  She married Richard KERKHAM 16 Sep 1811 in St. Mary's Church, Marylebone, London, England46, son of Richard KERKHAM and Rebecca RATCLIFFE.  He was born 07 Feb 1787 in Kings Lynn Fleet, Lincolnshire, England47, and died 17 Aug 1863 in Carrick, Tasmania, Australia.

 

Notes for Jane ALLEN:

Jane and Richard arrived in Hobart on the ship Midas in 1821 and in 1824 it was recorded that they were living at the Oaks' farm at Carrick, Tasmania.

       

Children of Jane ALLEN and Richard KERKHAM are:

        162             i.    Richard7 KERKHAM, born 09 Aug 1812.

+      163            ii.    Richard Charles KERKHAM, born 06 Aug 1813 in England; died 26 Dec 1889 in Tasmania, Australia.

        164           iii.    Mary Ann KERKHAM, born 03 Jan 1815.

        165           iv.    Solomon KERKHAM, born 22 Apr 1816.

        166            v.    George KERKHAM, born 22 Mar 1818.

        167           vi.    Joseph KERKHAM, born 27 Jul 1822.

        168          vii.    Rebecca Ratcliffe KERKHAM, born 19 Sep 1824.

        169         viii.    Jane Allen KERKHAM, born 01 Jan 1827.

        170            ix.    Richarda Emily KERKHAM, born 21 Sep 1829.

        171             x.    Susannah Sarah KERKHAM, born 05 Feb 1832.

 

 

        91.  Susanah6 ALLEN (Richard5, George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 30 Jul 1795.  She married William CAPON.  He was born Abt. 1791.

 

Notes for Susanah ALLEN:

Susannah and William arrived in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia aboard the vessel "William Kerr" on the 20 November 1835, from England. [Source: Swaysland, Clive <  cswaysla@bigpond.net.au  > "Allens in Australia," e-mail to Karen Black, Jan 15, 2005]

       

Children of Susanah ALLEN and William CAPON are:

        172             i.    William7 CAPON, born 1814.

        173            ii.    Helen CAPON, born 1815.

        174           iii.    Ann CAPON, born 1817.

+      175           iv.    Margaret Cotteral CAPON, born 1817; died 09 Nov 1894 in High St Launceston Tasmania Australia.

        176            v.    Susan CAPON, born 1819.

        177           vi.    Hannah CAPON, born 1820.

        178          vii.    Richarda CAPON, born 1822.

        179         viii.    Elizabeth CAPON, born 1824.

 

 

        95.  George6 ALLEN (Richard5, George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 23 Nov 180047, and died Abt. 1877.  He married Jane BOWDEN 1823.  She died 189348.

 

Notes for George ALLEN:

"The son of a London physician who died in financial straits, George Allen was brought to (New South Wales) Australia by his widowed mother and became the first solicitor to be trained in this country. An active Wesleyan, he established what became a successful legal firm. He married Jane Bowden in 1823 and she produced five boys and five girls who survived infancy, the most noteworthy, historically, being George Wigram Allen in 1824. By 1831 he had acquired 96 acres of Glebe land and commissioned John Verge to build Toxteth Park, the foundation stone for which was laid on 21 March 1829.

 

George Allen also led an active public life, serving as Mayor of Sydney [1844-45), President of the Bank of NSW (1860-66), MLC   (1845-73) and Fellow of the Senate at the University of Sydney (1859-77). Today the legal firm of Allen, Allen & Hemsley still maintains a  high profile in Sydney and their corporate contemporary art collection, exceeding 1,000 paintings, embraces the theme of art in the workplace."                                                   

Source: < http://www.glebesociety.org.au/AboutGlebe/History/GeorgeAllen.htm > November 2003

 

Grandfather of Walter M. Allen who resided in Inniscrone, Datchet, Bucks, England. In 1910, Walter and Benjamin Allen, John's great-grandfather, corresponded about the Allen family history. Walter also corresponded with W.H. Allen, Ben's first cousin. He visited W.H. at Slaney View, Wexford and identified the family crest on a silver spoon as his.

 

                                                               

The following notes are from Mick Kerkham <makalf@hotmail.com  > :

                                                                

1819 Sep 5

       

Articled to F Garling for two years, worthy to become attorney (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.280-1)

 

1820 Aug 5

 

On list of new free settlers and other persons to receive cattle on credit from the Government herds (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.185)

 

1820 Sep 9

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 and 27 Dec 1823 (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.1)

1821 Nov 30

New settler. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1821 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.82)

1823 Jul 21

Affidavit re marriage to Jane Bowden (Reel 6028; 2/8305A p.27)

1823 Oct 16

On list of persons whose bonds for cattle became due between 13 Aug 1822 and 16 Oct 1823 (Reel 6057; 4/1766 p.146a)

1824 Aug 30 

Re payment of bond and fee in Supreme Court matter and requesting attornies to appear on his behalf (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.377-80)

1825 Jan 25

Recommending Thomas Parker Shuttleworth for free passage for family (Fiche 3287; 4/1112.1A p.336)

1825 Oct 8

Four cows received from Allen at Cowpastures for cattle issued (Reel 6031; 4/7028C p.388)

1823 Jan 7-1824 Apr 30       

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.35, 57; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.114)

REIBEY, Thomas (Junior). Master, "Governor Macquarie"; son of Thomas and Mary Reibey  married our Allens 

       

Child of George ALLEN and Jane BOWDEN is:

        180             i.    George Wigram7 ALLEN, born 1824; died 1885.

 

Notes for George Wigram ALLEN:

Sir George Wigram Allen (1824-85)

        

Sir George Wigram Allen Son of Jane and the previously-named George Allen, who was articled to his father, he entered  the law practice in 1847, which continued to expand as a thriving enterprise. He also inherited his father's enthusiasm for religion (helping to create the YMCA), public affairs (Member of the Legislative Council 1860-61), the University of  Sydney Senate (1878-85) and business.   G.W. Allen was also involved in the incorporation of Glebe as a municipality, becoming its first Mayor in 1859, a post he held     for 18 years. From 1869-82 he represented Glebe in the Legislative Assembly, was Speaker from 1875-82 and for these many services was knighted in 1884. During that time he sponsored the reclamation of Wentworth Park and, together with Edmund Blacket and Glebe council members, was responsible for Glebe's water supply and gas lighting as well as the construction of new streets. The Allens, both father and son, were keen cricketers and built a private ground in what is now bounded by Glebe Point and Toxteth Roads and Mansfield and Boyce Streets. It was here that Frederick Spofforth, a great bowler who lived in Derwent Street, frequently played.

 

Upon his father's death in 1877 he made extensive additions to Toxteth Park, when a third storey, tower and ballroom were added. However Sir George did not live so long after his father and subsequently this stalwart Wesleyan's house, in 1901, was sold to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, a Benedictine Order, which is today St. Scholastica's College. He had amassed a fortune of 300,000 pounds by the time of his death.

 

Lady Allen's charitable interests helped to establish the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, which until quite recently focused on the health of Sydney's children -- the hospital is now closed and the large site is developing into a new housing area to be known as the City Quarter.  <http://www.glebesociety.org.au/AboutGlebe/History/GWAllen.htm> November 2003

 

 

        105.  Dr. Richard Nun6 ALLEN (John5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 11 Dec 1797 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States49, and died 27 Apr 1835 in Savage Factory, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.  He married (1) Elizabeth Gittings GOVER 17 Feb 1819 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States50.  She was born 28 Dec 1798, and died 26 Jun 1827.  He married (2) Adeline MILLER 02 Sep 1828 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States51, daughter of Edward MILLER.  She was born Mar 1801 in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, United States, and died 13 Apr 1834 in Maryland, United States.

 

Notes for Dr. Richard Nun ALLEN:

Richard Nun Allen became an attorney..."a man of marked ability and talent...(however) while speaking in public upon one occasion, he burst a blood vessel and the injury sustained debarred him from further practice at the Bar. He then began a study of medicine but died soon afterward in 1835 when his children were small." (Source: Biographical Record of Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1989, p.418.)

 

Richard was the father of seven children, not all of them identified. One of Elizabeth Gover's children may be missing. His obituary was published in "American" May 4, 1835 and "National Intelligencer," May 6, 1835.

 

More About Dr. Richard Nun ALLEN:

Graduated: 1817

 

Notes for Elizabeth Gittings GOVER:

Source, birth date          :

Allen, Richard Noel (richarda@ebankperry.net). Letter to Black, Karen E.,

March 2000--.  

 

More About Elizabeth Gittings GOVER:

Burial: Trappe Church, Harford Co., Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Adeline MILLER:

Adeline was the daughter of Edward, who was born in England and became a woolen manufacturer in Maryland.

 

Children of Richard ALLEN and Elizabeth GOVER are:

        181             i.    Robert Gover7 ALLEN, born 12 May 1822 in Maryland, United States; died Abt. 24 Jun 1906 in Darlington, Maryland, United States.  He married Katherine "Katie" S. FORWOOD Abt. 1906 in United States; born 10 Dec 1868 in Darlington?, Maryland, United States; died 1950.

 

More About Robert Gover ALLEN:

Burial: Darlington Cemetery, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for Katherine "Katie" S. FORWOOD:

Katherine described herself as the daughter of a poor country daughter who had left her and her sister a small house in Maryland.

 

In order to support herself, she was working as a private secretary for "an extremely busy manager of a business house on W. 27th St." in New York and was making $900.00 a year when she corresponded with family historian, Benjamin William Allen in 1904 and 1905. Echoing author Ayn Rand who arrived in New York about the same time, she writes: "Everything is on such tremendous scale here that one can not fail to be impressed by that fact first. Afterward, the monumental and stupendous business undertakings appeal to you. I wonder if you understand me when I call it inspiring?"

 

About herself she said: "I am 36 years old but more generally taken for 26, being small and slight, and with considerable animation." She had some interest in the family history, making a couple of references in her letters to her desire to research the history of William Johnson.

 

Katherine is believed to have married late in life, an older man who was her second cousin once removed. According to another letter written in 1906 by a woman who identified herself as the eldest daughter of Edward Miller Allen and signed her name as Mrs. Thomas Archer Haye, one of the daughters of Dr. Wm Stump Forwood had recently married her father's half-brother, Dr. Robert Gover Allen. Mrs. Haye added that the bride was about 40 and that the groom was about 85. Although Dr. Robert Gover Allen's death date is unknown, he is buried with Katherine and her second  husband, Count Viscardo G. Santi in Darlington Cemetery, Maryland.

 

 

More About Katherine "Katie" S. FORWOOD:

Burial: Darlington Cemetery, Maryland, United States

 

        182            ii.    Adeline "Addie" Brasseya ALLEN, born 20 Jan 1824 in Maryland, United States; died Apr 1902.

 

Notes for Adeline "Addie" Brasseya ALLEN:

We know from a letter Katherine Forwood wrote to Ben Allen in 1903 that her "cousin" Adeline had died of paralysis in Apr. 1902.

 

More About Adeline "Addie" Brasseya ALLEN:

Cause of Death: Paralysis

 

        183           iii.    John Gittings ALLEN, born 12 Mar 1827 in Maryland, UNited States.

 

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Adeline MILLER are:

+      184             i.    Edward Miller7 ALLEN, born 08 Aug 1829 in Darlington, Maryland, United States; died 18 Jul 1907 in Bel-Air, Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

        185            ii.    Richard N. ALLEN, born 16 Jan 1831 in Maryland, United States; died Abt. 1870.

 

Notes for Richard N. ALLEN:

"Joseph Richardson Nimmo Owen was a native of Tuscalousa County, Alabama born on March 1, 1818.  He studied science for two years at the University of Alabama in 1831.   He served as a volunteer in an Alabama regiment during the Seminole War in Florida.  In 1836, he enrolled at Transylvania University and subsequently became a hospital orderly serving an eight year apprenticeship at various Southern medical facilities.  Joseph in 1846, served as a Hospital Steward during the Mexican War until mustered out in 1847.  He settled in Butte County, California in 1850,  and was engaged as a placer miner and land speculator.  He opened his own medial practice in Oroville in 1860.  In 1861/62, he settled in Virginia City, Nevada becoming a stockholder in the Birdsall Gold and Silver Mining Company.  He also started a medical practice.  He left Nevada in 1864 to serve as a surgeon in the Confederate Army.  Joseph moved to Hamilton, Nevada in 1869 and was a physician.  In 1870, he was acquitted in the killing of attorney Richard N. Allen on the grounds of justifiable homicide.  Joseph moved to Eureka in 1876, and served as the Eureka County physician.  In 1887/88, he invented and patented a pneumatic cannon.  He died May 3, 1900, in Eureka at the age of 82.   (Staff, 1995, April 29, p.___ )"  Downloaded from 30 April 2005  from Nevada Confederate Veterans <  http://www.crossmicro.com/csshunley/nevada_confederate_veterans.htm  >

 

+      186           iii.    Henry Laurens ALLEN, born 01 Mar 1833 in Calvert, Maryland, United States; died 02 Jun 1905 in Los Angelos, California, United States.

 

 

        108.  Robert Thomas Pritchard6 ALLEN (Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 26 Sep 1813 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States, and died 09 Jul 1888 in Kissimmee, Orange Co., Florida, United States.  He married Julia A. DICKINSON 07 Jul 1834 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States, daughter of Jacob DICKINSON and Martha BOND.  She was born 1814 in Tennessee, United States.

 

Notes for Robert Thomas Pritchard ALLEN:

RTP Allen resided in Randallstown, Baltimore Co., Maryland, the son of an impoverished Irish-born widow, the former Sarah Hughes.  He received his early education from his tutor Rector Charles C. Austin at St. Thomas Church in Baltimore Co. He lived four or five miles from the church and walked there every day.

 

When he applied to West Point, his uncle John Allen wrote: "I take the liberty of recommending to your friendly attention my nephew Mr. Robert T.P. Allen, who is a candidate for admission to the academy at West Point. He has made considerable proficiency in the study of the Greek and Latin languages and the Mathematics, and has for some timepast pursued his studies as a pupil of mine, and I consider him a young man of very good talents, and of industrious, sober and regular habits." (A copy of this letter, which was dated 9 Feb 1830, was obtained by Pat Woodson from West Point.)

 

After graduating fifth from his class in West Point in 1834, Robert used his commission from his brief service in the Seminole War to become,in turn, a civil engineer; a Methodist minister; and a professor successively at Allegheny College in Pennyslvania, at Transylvania University in Kentucky and Kentucky Military Institute, the latter which he founded. He moved to the Far West in 1849 and worked as a special agent for the Unites Post Office Department in California and Oregon. He later owned and published the San Francisco Pacific News before moving in 1857 to Texas where he founded the Bastrop (TX) Military Institute. There the cadets reportedly loved and honoured him.

 

During the Civil War, he was a Colonel in the Confederate army from 1861-1865. He was placed in charge of Camp Clark, a camp of instruction on the San Marcos River near Martindale. He briefly commanded the Fourth Texas Infantry Regiment, but "although a man of thorough military education...he was not acceptable to either men or officers.  In fact, the high-spirited Texans literally drove him from their camp on his horse because of the reputation as a "Rarin,' Tearin,' Pitchin,'" martinet that he attained while supervising their training at Camp Clark. (Source: The New Texas Handbook Online) His half-niece, Katherine S. Forwood had this to say about her uncle in 1905: "One of my mother's half-brothers was...Col. Robt. T.P. Allen (nicknamed Rearin' Tearin' Pitchin' Allen), a brilliant, but erratic character who caused his relations many sorrowful hours by his misdirected talents."

 

The New Texas Handbook goes on to say that Allen re-surfaced at Bastrop and on 26 Feb 1862, recruited the Seventeenth Texas Infantry Regiment of John G.Walker's Texas Division, which he commanded until November 1863, when he was given charge of Camp Ford, a prisoner of war camp near Tyler. There is some evidence that as a compassionate Christian, Allen drew the appreciation of prisoners and the condemnation of guards and local inhabitants, leading some to attribute his subsequent removal

or withdrawal from Camp Ford to the sympathies he showed the enemies of the Confederacy. (Source: Librarian Vicki Betts, University of Texas) In any case, Robert Allen must have been conflicted; members of his own family, including his brother-in-law, Civil war financier Jay Cooke, were fighting on the other side.

 

After the war Robert was helped by this very brother-in-law to regain his old position as superintendent of Kentucky Military Institute, where he continued to serve until 1874. Kentucky placed no restrictions on military schools, such as those placed on Bastrop Military School in Texas where Robert's dream of providing military educations for the sons of planters had collapsed.

 

Robert Allen drowned while fishing in the Kissimmee River in Florida.

Source, death date          :

Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

 

Information about RTP Allen was also found in the following article from Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 5th ed., 1887, Franklin Co.:  "GEN. R.T.P. ALLEN was born in Baltimore County, Md., September 26, 1813, and is a son or Richard and Sarah (Hughes) Allen, both of Ireland.  Gen. Allen graduated at the military academy at West Point in 1834; went into the Third Artillery, but served with the topographical engineers one year, until the Florida war; served as lieutenant of artillery in Gen. Scott's campaign against the Seminoles, when he resigned to go as a civil engineer in the government service, building harbors on Lake Erie, where he was engaged until the fall of 1838.  He then resigned and became professor of the chair of mathematics and civil engineering in Alleghany College, at Meadville, Penn., where he remained until 1841, when he was appointed to the same chair of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., which he remained until 1845.  In the fall of that year he established the Kentucky Military Institute, continuing until 1849 as superintendent, when he was appointed by President Taylor to take charge of the postoffice department of California and Oregon, which duty he performed until 1851.  He then resigned and came back to Kentucky, to Franklin County, and resumed the position of superintendent of the Kentucky Military Institute, which he retained until 1854; then resigned and went to Cleveland, Ohio, and engaged until 1857 in general business, but principally in the coal business.  In 1857 he went to Texas and established the Bastrop Military Institute; continued as superintendent of the school until the late war, when he closed the school and raised a regiment for the Confederate Army and went into the field in 1862.  He remained two years and was then appointed to take charge of the prison camp near Tyler, Tex., where he remained one year; then resigned and took charge of the school in Texas again and remained until 1866; resigned and came to Franklin County, Ky., and resumed charge of the Kentucky Military Institute and continued as superintendent until 1874.  Then his son, Col. Robert D. Allen, became superintendent, and the General became professor of the chair of mathematics, and continued until 1877, when he resigned and moved to Florida.  There he engaged in orange culture until 1884, but in the meantime, from 1877 to 1884, was engaged in steamboat transportation between Lakes Tohopokaliga and Ocheechobee, Florida. (He was also listed as a fruit grower in the 1880 United States census in Precinct 3, Orange, Florida.)  In 1884 he returned to the Kentucky Military Institute and became professor of natural science, and still holds that position.  His son, Col. Robert D. Allen, is the superintendent, and John T. Gray the business manager.  Gen. Allen was married July 8, 1834, to Julia A. Dickinson, of Nashville, Tenn., daughter of Jacob T. and Patsy (Bond) Dickinson, and great-granddaughter of Fell, who once owned the eastern part of Baltimore, Md.  Two children blessed this union: Robert D. Allen, whose first wife was Miss Laura Sims, of Texas, by whom he had four children, of whom one only survives.  Miss Minnie Green, of Louisville, Ky., is his second wife.  Maj. Robert Sims Allen, the only surviving child, is now commandant of cadets at the Kentucky Military Institute.  John Howard Allen is the general's second son, and is now practicing law in Orlando, Fla.  He married Miss Sallie Bell, of Texas, and has five children: Howard J., Jay Cooke, Walter, Mary B. and Percy.  Mrs. Sallie B. Allen died in 1886.  Gen. Allen and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he has been an elder for a number of years. He is also a Knight Templar.  The secret of Gen. Allen's success in both public and private life rests in his stanch adherence to principle, his energy, his accuracy and a thorough performance of every duty.  He is modest with regard to himself, unselfish and thoroughly amiable in disposition." Source: < http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/franklin/allen.rtp.txt >

 

More About Robert Thomas Pritchard ALLEN:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida, United States

Cause of Death: Drowned.

 

Notes for Julia A. DICKINSON:

Julia may have been the daughter of "Patsy" Martha D., a woman who married: 1. Jacob T. Dickinson; 2. Ebenezer Nun Allen, Sr.

 

Both the Col. and Mrs. Julia Allen had proved popular with students and with adults outside Bastrop Military School, Texas. The Texas Christian Advocate described Julia as "a free, open-hearted, affectionate lady.  In her the cadets all find a kind, sympathizing friends,a lways in flow of spirits, ready to encourage and stimulate them in their arduous studies; and if anything should be the matter, she nurses them as though she was their own mother." (Source: Vicki Betts, Librarian, University of Texas)

 

Children of Robert ALLEN and Julia DICKINSON are:

+      187             i.    Maj. Robert Dickinson7 ALLEN, born 19 Jan 1836 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; died Dec 1909 in Houston, Texas, United States.

+      188            ii.    John "Howard" ALLEN, born 1845 in Bastrop, Texas, United States; died 1886 in Orlando, Florida, United States.

 

 

        109.  Ebenezer Nun6 ALLEN (Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 22 May 1815 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States52.  He married (1) Ester //.  She was born 1821 in Ohio, United States.  He married (2) Tabitha Ann KELLY 11 Nov 1847 in Ross, Ohio, United States53.  She died in Kentucky, United States.

 

Notes for Ebenezer Nun ALLEN:

"E. N. Allen was born in Kentucky and was married in Marion, Ohio. He was for some time postmaster at New Salisbury, Columbiana County, Ohio, where he and his brother owned some coal mines, which they disposed of about 1845. Mr. Allen then moved to Bastrop, Texas, where he lived several years. He served as a soldier in the Mexican War and then removed to Kentucky, where he remained for some time, after which he returned to Columbiana County, Ohio, locating at Wellsville, where he lived until his death. he had two brothers: R. T. P. Allen, who was a colonel in the Mexican War and later the founder and principal for many years of the Kentucky Military Institute at Frankfort; and Richard Allen, who was a major in the Mexican War, later a resident of Kentucky, from which State he finally moved to Missouri."

Source: Representative Citizens of Marion County, Ohio, 1907, assessed March 2006 <  http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Marion/History1907/MHA.htm  >

 

More About Ebenezer Nun ALLEN:

Census: 1870, Welllsville, Ohio, United States54

       

Children of Ebenezer ALLEN and Tabitha KELLY are:

+      189             i.    Robert B.7 ALLEN, born 1844 in Pennsylvania, United States.

+      190            ii.    Samuel C. ALLEN, born 1844 in Marion Co., Ohio, United States; died 10 Dec 1911 in La Rue, Marion Co., Ohio, United States.

 

 

        110.  Maj. Richard Nun6 ALLEN (Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 15 Dec 1819 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States, and died 11 Apr 1899 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States.  He married Jannett CAMPBELL 10 Mar 1840 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States, daughter of Hugh CAMPBELL and Emma HOLMES.  She was born 02 Apr 1819 in Perrysburg Twp., Cattaraugus Co., New York, United States, and died 31 Mar 1895 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States.

 

Notes for Maj. Richard Nun ALLEN:

Richard was the sixth of eleven children, not all of whom survived to adulthood. After graduating from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in

1840, Richard was admitted to the Bar in Crawford Co. in 1841.

 

He followed his brother Robert to Kentucky and was a a professor at Kentucky Military Insitute from 1846-1849 and a quartermaster at the

Institute from 1852-1861 and 1866-1873. In contrast to his brothers, Richard remained loyal to the Union. During the Civil War, he was

employed by his brother-in-law and Civil War financier, Jay Cooke, as a Traveling Bond Agent in Missouri.

 

In the 1870s, he removed to Bates Co., Missouri for the remainder of his days. In politics, Richard was a Democrat and a member of the

Methodist Church, South and a Mason for more than thirty years.

 

The following biography of Richard Nun Allen is from THE HISTORY OF CASS AND BATES COUNTIES, MISSOURI (St. Joseph MO: National Historical Company, 1883.), pages 1289-90:

 

MAJOR RICHARD N. ALLEN

was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, December 15, 1819. His parents, Richard N and Sarah (Hughes) Allen, were natives of County Down, Ireland, and settled in Maryland about the year 1796. Richard was the sixth of eleven children, of whom but himself and one brother survive, Colonel Robert T. P. Allen, a graduate of West Point, and who served in the United States Army as lieutenant; he now lives in Florida.  He was also attached to the topographical engineer corps and built the harbours or Silver Creek and Portland on Lake Erie. He founded the Kentucky Military Institute, and during the rebellion was colonel of a Texas regiment, and his son, Robert D. Allen, is the present president of the institute.  In 1836 Mr. Allen assisted his brother Robert in building the two ports just named, and in '38 he entered the Alleghany College at Meadville Pennsylvania, from which institution he graduated in 1840.  He then entered the law office of Hiram L. Richmond, and pursued his law studies one year, and was admitted to the practice or law at the Crawford County bar in 1884.  He had married while attending college, on March 10, 1840, Miss Jeannette Campbell a native of New York, but of Scotch descent.  Mr. Allen practiced law in Pennsylvania for one year and then removed to Kaskaskia, Illinois, and followed the practice of his profession until 1844, being contemporary with such men as Dr. Bissel, Judge Sidney Breeze and General Shields, and he was the cause of the famous quarrel between General Shields and Judge Breeze.  While coming down the Ohio River, on his way to Illinois, his hat in which he carried his certificate, was blown into the dyer  He saved the diploma by jumping into the water. Its becoming wet had effaced the impression of the seal, and for this reason Judge Breeze refused him admittance to the bar.  General Shields made a speech pressing Mr. Allen's claim for recognition.  In his remarks he said something at which Judge Breeze took exception and commanded Shields to take his seat  Shields, with arms folded, replied that "If the court please I prefer to stand."  The second time the Judge made the command.  Shields' reply was the same.  The Judge fined him ten dollars.  The General pulled out his pocket book and paid it.  The Judge made the same demand the third time.  The same reply was made.  A fine of twenty dollars was entered and as quickly paid. The General refused the fourth time and he was remanded to jail.  To jail he went, accompanied by his friends.  He was released the next morning.  The result was Shields challenged Judge Breeze, and upon his refusing to fight the General published him as a coward.  In 1844 Mr. Allen went to Sweet Lick Spring, Kentucky, where he practiced for two years.  In 1846 he accepted a professorship in the Kentucky Military Institute, which he filled until 1849.  In company with his brother, with whom he had been connected in the institute, he went to California. Robert having received the appointment of Assistant Postmaster General to establish post offices and post routes.  He engaged in mining one summer, and in the following winter he and his brother purchased a one-half interest in the Pacific News paying therefor $24,000.  In 1850 the first steam press on the Pacific coast was secured and put in operation.  General Winchester, of New York, was employed as editor and Mr. Allen himself was city editor.  In the winter of 1850 the building, press, and everything connected with the office was burned, making a loss of $80,000.  Major Allen was in New York at the time of the fire and never went back to California  In 1852 he returned to the institute and until the outbreak of the war held the position of quarter- master  During the war he engaged in farming, and was employed by Jay Cook, who is his brother-in-law Mr. C. having married his only sister, to establish agencies in Missouri and Kansas for the sale of 5-20 and 7-30 bonds  The institute having revived in 1866 he was given the same position, which he continued to hold until 1873 when he resigned In 1875 he came to Bates County and has since been occupied in farming, having a farm of 320 acres.  He has nine children: Sarah (wife of John B. Batchellor, of Deepwater); William H. a physician of Rich Hill, his wife was a Miss Ara Sims, of Texas; Emma Jane died at the age of twenty-three years, at Frankfort; Robert T. P., his first wife was a niece of Colonel Samuel P. Hawkins, and died in 1876, he has recently married Miss Libbie Katron, of Vernon County; Richard N. at home; Ebenezer N., a physician at Coolidge, Kansas; Hugh C., at home; Jacob D., recently graduated from the Military Institute; and Elizabeth Cook, at home.  In politics Major Allen is a Democrat.  He is a member of the Methodist Church, South, and has been a Mason for upwards of thirty years, having joined the order in San Francisco.

 

 

 

More About Maj. Richard Nun ALLEN:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery (Old), Butler, Block 277, Lot 1, Gr.1, W 1/2, Missouri, United States

 

Notes for Jannett CAMPBELL:

Jannett was the daughter of Hugh Campbell who was the son of William Campbell, who participated in the battle at Sackett's Harbour, 29 May 1813. On 21 October 1816, Hugh purchased lots 9 and 12 in

Cattaraugus Co., NY from the Holland Land Company.

 

More About Jannett CAMPBELL:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri, United States

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Jannett CAMPBELL are:

        191             i.    Sarah J.7 ALLEN, born 1841 in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, United States.  She married John B. BATCHELOR 06 Jan 1863 in Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States55.

 

Notes for Sarah J. ALLEN:

Richard Noel Allen was  also found in the 1900 Federal Census, Richard and Jannett Allen's daughter, Sarah J. was living on a farm in Deepwater Twp., Bates Co. MO, with her husband John B. Batchelor, a farmer.  It shows she was age 59, born in Pennsylvania, January, 1841, and his age was 63, born in Kentucky, March, 1837.  It indicates her father was born in Maryland and mother in New York. They had been married 37 years, thus the date of 6 January 1863 is probably correct.  It also indicates Sarah had given birth to four children with three surviving. 

 

Next door to Sarah and John, lived Richard J. and Batchelor.  Richard, a farmer, was born in August, 1865, in Kentucky.  His wife of two years, Addie P. was born in Missouri, in February, 1875.  They had no children.

 

Nearby, lived Bates Batchelor.  Bates, a farmer, was born in Kentucky, in December, 1868.  His wife of two years, Clara was born in Missouri, in March, 1871.  Clara had given birth to two children, one surviving, an infant girl named Nena E. born May, 1900.

 

Notes for John B. BATCHELOR:

Resident of Deepwater, Missouri.

 

        192            ii.    Emma Jane ALLEN, born 1846 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States; died 1869 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States.

 

Notes for Emma Jane ALLEN:

Died age 23.

 

+      193           iii.    Dr. William Henry ALLEN, born 01 May 1848 in Farmdale, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States; died 08 Dec 1938 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Kentucky, United States.

+      194           iv.    Robert T. P. ALLEN, born 1851 in Kentucky, United States.

+      195            v.    Richard Nun ALLEN, born 03 Mar 1853 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States; died 29 Sep 1915 in Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States.

+      196           vi.    Dr. Ebenener "Eben" Nunn ALLEN, born 06 May 1855 in Farmdale, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States; died 05 Jan 1927 in McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma, United States.

+      197          vii.    Rev. Hugh C. ALLEN, born 06 Apr 1857 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States; died 27 Mar 1942 in Santa Clara, California, United States.

+      198         viii.    Jacob D. ALLEN, born 12 Sep 1859 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States.

+      199            ix.    Elizabeth Cook ALLEN, born May 1863 in Kentucky, United States.

        200             x.    Dr. Virgil ALLEN, born in Kentucky, United States.

 

Notes for Dr. Virgil ALLEN:

Although there is no proof who Virgil's parents were, he was described as by Claude Allen as his uncle.  Surgeon in the Confederate Army who travelled through Missouri and decided he liked the country.  Practiced in Hume, Missouri.

 

 

        112.  Dorothea Elizabeth "Libby"6 ALLEN (Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born Abt. 22 Oct 1827 in Randallstown, Maryland, United States, and died 22 Jul 1871 in Ogontz, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, United States.  She married Jay COOKE 21 Aug 1844 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.  He was born 10 Aug 1821 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States, and died 16 Feb 1905.

 

Notes for Dorothea Elizabeth "Libby" ALLEN:

Information about Dorothea's birth place and her children was obtained from a book called "Jay Cooke, Financier of the Civil War" by Dr.Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer in 1907.

 

Dorothea [Allen] Cooke. Courtesy Richard Noel Allen.

 

Notes for Jay COOKE:

Colonial families of the United States of America: Volume , p. 107 <www.ancestry.com>

JAY COOKE, b. at Sandusky, Ohio, 10th August, 1821; d. 16th February, 1905; received a private school education; first engaged in business in the then frontier town of St. Louis, Mo., and became proficient in French, mathematics and penmanship. Later removed to Philadelphia and was connected with the firm of E. W. Clarke & Co., until 1856, and was interested in the financing of almost every Rail Road of the country up to 1856. In 1861 founded the firm of Jay Cooke & Co., of which his brother-in-law, Wm. G. Morehead, was a partner. Negotiated the Pennsylvania State Loan, which re-established the credit of the State. During the Civil War Mr. Cooke was appointed the sole subscription agent for the United States Treasury, and floated enormous loans for the Government. Gen'l U. S. Grant said during the Civil War of Jay Cooke, “He is doing more than all the [p.107] Generals in the Army; for without him we could not do any fighting.” After the war was largely instrumental in enabling the Government to resume specie payments. Financed the Northern Pacific Railway, which was his last great undertaking. He was a sincere and earnest Christian; his wants were simple and he delighted in aiding others; m. 21st August, 1844, Dorothea Elizabeth ALLEN, dau. of Richard Nun ALLEN of Randallstown, Md., and his wife Sara HUOHES, b. January, 1793, County Wicklow, Ireland; d. 31st October, 1866, at Cheltenham, Pa

 

Jay Cooke was a noted 19th century banker, who was interested in the financing of almost every rail road of the country up to 1856. In 1861, he founded the firm of Jay Cooke & Co., of which his brother-in-law, Wm. G. Moorhead, was a partner. He negotiated the Pennsylvania State Loan, which re-established the credit of the State. During the Civil War, Mr. Cooke was appointed the sole subscription agent for the United States Treasury and floated enormous loans for the government. As such, he was on the opposite side of the war to his Confederate brother-in-laws and their sons, which must have caused some bad feelings between Dorothea and her brothers. However, after the War, Jay Cooke literally showered positions and opportunities, loans and gifts upon his family, including his Confederate in-laws.

 

Jay had met his wife when he stopped at Meadville, Pennsylvania where his brother, Henry D. Cooke, was a student at Allegheny College.  Professor R.T.P. Allen was President of institution. His 15 year old

sister, Dorothea Elizabeth Allen, was visiting at the time.  After her return to Baltimore and his return to Philadelphia, no great distance separated them until the spring of 1843 when Dorothea went with her

mother and brother to Lexington, Kentucky where her brother was to begin working at Transylvania University.

 

The following is from The Washington Post of 16 February 1905:

 

JAY COOKE DEAD AT OGONTZ

 Famous Financier Succumbs to the Debility of Old Age

Philadelphia, Feb. 16. - Jay Cooke, whose fame as a financier is world-wide, died tonight at the home of his son-in-law, Charles D. Barney, at Ogontz, a suburb of this city.  Mr. Cooke was eighty-three years of age.  He had been complaining of the result of general debility, the result of old age, for several years.  His condition was not considered serious, however, and his death to-night came rather suddenly.  Last Monday he entertained as his guests 125 young ladies attending the Ogontz school and their friends.  On that occasion he appeared to be in good spirits, and was the last to leave the reception-room.   Mr. Cooke's family, relatives, and friends were notified of his illness early to-day, and many of them, including Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Barney and Jay Cooke, jr., his children, were present when he died.  Few, except his closest neighbours, knew that he was ill.   From the day of his retirement from active work in financial circles, about twenty years ago, to the day of his final illness, Mr. Cooke was never an idle man.  He maintained many business interests, but much of his time was spent in hunting and fishing, either at "Ogontz Lodge," in Lycoming County, Pa., or in the bass fishing waters at Put-in-Bay, Lake Eire.  At the time of his death he was the owner of large tracts of land in the West.

 

See also Jay Cook Family Website < http://www.jaycooke.com/genealogy/genemain.html > 2002

 

       

Children of Dorothea ALLEN and Jay COOKE are:

        201             i.    Jay7 COOKE, born 1845 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1912.  He married Clara "Alice" MOOREHEAD.

 

Notes for Jay COOKE:

Jay Jr. was made a banker in the firm of J.B. Moorhead.

 

Notes for Clara "Alice" MOOREHEAD:

Alice was the daughter of J.B. Moorhead of Philadelphia.

 

+      202            ii.    Laura Elmina COOKE, born 1849 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1919.

        203           iii.    Carolina Clara COOKE, born 1850 in Philadephia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1851.

+      204           iv.    Sarah Esther COOKE, born 1852 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1914.

        205            v.    Dora Elizabeth COOKE, born 1853 in Philadephia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1854.

        206           vi.    Catherine Moorehead COOKE, born 1855 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1864.

        207          vii.    Pitt COOKE, born 1856 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1857.

        208         viii.    Henry Eleutheros COOKE, born 1857 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1915.  He married Esther Clarkson RUSSELL.

 

Notes for Henry Eleutheros COOKE:

Henry graduated from Princeton and the ministry of the Protestant

Episcopal Church.

 

Notes for Esther Clarkson RUSSELL:

Esther was the daughter of William Russell, a banker of Lewistown, PA.

 

 

        115.  Ebenezer Radford Nunn6 ALLEN (Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1801.  He married Mary ___. 

 

Notes for Ebenezer Radford Nunn ALLEN:

Assumed to have immigrated to the US or died young.

 

More About Ebenezer Radford Nunn ALLEN:

Baptism: 20 May 1801, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland56

       

Children of Ebenezer ALLEN and Mary ___ are:

        209             i.    Ebenezer Radford7 ALLEN.

 

More About Ebenezer Radford ALLEN:

Baptism: 23 Jun 1837, St. Iberius Church, Wexford Town, Ireland

 

        210            ii.    Robert ALLEN, born 11 May 1833 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

        211           iii.    Mary ALLEN, born 11 May 1833 in Wexford, Ireland.

        212           iv.    William ALLEN, born 04 Jun 1835 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

        116.  Richard Maurice6 ALLEN (Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 22 Jan 1804 in Latimerstown, Barony of Forth, Wexford, Ireland, and died 28 Apr 1869 in Anne Street, Wexford Town, Wexford, Ireland.  He married Isabella Frances HATTON 19 Apr 1836 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland, daughter of Henry HATTON and Anne O'NEILL.  She was born Abt. 1819 in Wexford, Ireland, and died 07 Apr 1896 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.

 

         Possibly Richard Maurice Allen. From the archives of his grandson, Loftus Allen.

 

Notes for Richard Maurice ALLEN:

Richard is rumoured to have committed suicide when he lost several of his uninsured ships, but this has not been verified. Former Wexford Town librarian, Celestine Rafferty, found a death notice for Richard in one newspaper, Wexford People, but she found no obituary. His death notice said that he died at his residence in Anne Street in his 64th year. Celestine suggested the Wexford Independent might have an obituary, but Ireland does not have this newspaper on microfilm. She also looked up his death certificate, which says that he died at age 65 of a weakened heart (uncertified) and dropsy (she wasn't certain of this, the handwriting was terrible). The death certificate gives Anne Street as his address, probably the same place where two Allen spinsters ( Anne Jane H., age 64 and Mary, age 62) were living during the 1901 Census.

 

There were two ships belonging to the "Allens of Wexford" which were wrecked in Robert's time:

"The 83 ton schooner Vivid owned by Allens of Wexford was discharging cargo at Cahore on 15-9-1868.  Her anchor dragged and she grounded quarter of a mile offshore.  Her master James Storey and the crew of four were saved by lifeboat."

Also:

"The brig Ripple of Wexford owned by Messrs Allen struck the Tuskar in fog on 16-1-1870.  She carried Indian corn from Ibrael in Galletz near Constantinople.  She saw Ballycotton and kept off the coast.  When she approached Tuskar the bell was not ringing and she struck the rock.  The crew escaped into the jolly boat and rowed the 16 miles to Wexford."

Source: Bourke, Edward J.  "Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105-1993," Dublin, Ireland, 1994.

 

According to Nicolas Rossiter's book Wexford Port--A History, concerning the brothers Richard, Maurice and Robert Allen:  "their trade extended to four continents from offices near the present North Railway Station.  Most of their vessels were built in Canada and they were involved in the fruit and grain trades, Galaty in Rumania being one of their destinations. Their baroque "Wexford" of 307 tons, bought in 1851 carried emigrants to Savannah in New Orleans, returning with cotton for Liverpool. A Captain Codd commanded her.  Other Allen ships were Forth, Selskar, Menapia,Esperia,Rapid, a schooner "Annie" skippered by Big Ned Reilly and another called "Spray" under Jemmy Storey." (p.21)

 

Richard travelled to Quebec about 1825 on one of his father's ships, or so his youngest son, Benjamin William Allen wrote. 

 

Although Richard was a ship owner, he was described as a "timber/slate merchant" in the 1846 Slater Directory.  "R.& R. Allen" was located at Custom Quay House, Wexford and high on a hill overlooking his business and the River Slaney, was his magnificent home, "Elmville."   It is not known when Richard lost or sold Elmville or when the house changed its name, but the exterior and the general locality of the home is described in at least one book (circa 1862), so we know it existed then.  The house is believed to have been reincarnated as Farnoque and Mount St. Joseph and to this day, the Allens of Wexford are still remembered as a family who made their money in  timber.

 

The loss of "Elmville" may have also coincided with the sale of the family silver. Only one silver spoon remains, but it is engraved with the family crest and the initials "R.M.A."  The existence of this spoon is very significant, since it confirms that the family crest predated Benjamin William Allen, and was not his invention.

 

More About Richard Maurice ALLEN:

Burial: Rathaspeck Cemetery, Wexford, Ireland

Occupation: Ship owner and timber merchant

 

Formerly called Elmville in Wexford, Ireland

 

 

Children of Richard ALLEN and Isabella HATTON are:

        213             i.    Dorothea Elizabeth7 ALLEN.

        214            ii.    Anne "Jane" Hatton ALLEN, born 1837 in Wexford Town, Wexford, Ireland; died in Farnogue Terrace, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Anne "Jane" Hatton ALLEN:

Ann Jane was living with her younger sister Mary during the 1901 Wexford Town Census on some kind paid annuity. Her age was given as 64, although her baptismal register indicates that she must have been a few years older. Her household also included a 24 year old servant girl. None of the women were married. Benjamin William Allen does not appear to have stayed with his sisters when he visited Wexford Town in the early 1900s. Their names are also missing from his list of siblings.

 

More About Anne "Jane" Hatton ALLEN:

Baptism: 20 Mar 1837, St. Iberius, Wexford, Ireland

Burial: 09 May 1909, St .Iberius, Wexford, Ireland

 

        215           iii.    Mary ALLEN, born 11 Jun 1838 in Wexford Town, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Mary ALLEN:

Mary was 62? during the 1901 Wexford Town Census. She was living with

her older sister, Annie Jane H. Allen.

 

More About Mary ALLEN:

Baptism: 15 Jul 1838, St. Iberious Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

        216           iv.    Robert John ALLEN, born 08 Jan 1840 in Wexford, Ireland; died 24 Nov 1891 in Enniscorthy Lunastic Asylum, Westagate, Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Robert John ALLEN:

There is a copy of a handwritten will among the Allen papers, signed by Robert John Allen, Feb. 10, 1891 and bequeathing everything to his wife Mary.

 

Robert is buried under his own head stone in Rathaspeck Cemetery, unlike other members of his family.

 

More About Robert John ALLEN:

Baptism: 21 Jul 1840, St. Iberious Church, Wexford, Ireland. Name given as "Robert Allen."56

Burial: 26 Nov 1891, Rathaspeck Cemetery, Wexford, Ireland

Cause of Death: Cancer of rectum and liver.

Medical Information: Robert had rectal cancer for two years and liver cancer for six months according to his certified death certificate. He was described a married merchant.

 

        217            v.    Isabella Hatton ALLEN, born 06 Dec 1841 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

More About Isabella Hatton ALLEN:

Baptism: 17 Feb 1842, St. Iberious Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

        218           vi.    Henry Hatton ALLEN, born 02 Jan 1844 in Wexford, Ireland; died 20 Oct 1844 in Elmville, Wexford Town, Wexford, Ireland.

 

More About Henry Hatton ALLEN:

Baptism: 22 Feb 1844, St. Iberious Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

        219          vii.    Harvel? Rebecca ALLEN, born 07 Aug 1845 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

More About Harvel? Rebecca ALLEN:

Baptism: 10 Oct 1845, St. Iberious Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

        220         viii.    Hannah Frances ALLEN, born 29 Mar 1848 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

More About Hannah Frances ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jun 1850, St. Iberious  Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

        221            ix.    Richard Maurice ALLEN, born 20 Feb 1851 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

Notes for Richard Maurice ALLEN:

Did he go to work in a colliery near Morphett?

 

More About Richard Maurice ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jun 1853, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

+      222             x.    Benjamin William ALLEN, born 25 Mar 1853 in Elmville, Wexford Town, Ireland; died 14 Oct 1918 in Purcell, Bloomfield, Dublin, Ireland.

        223            xi.    Gertrude Marian ALLEN, born 17 Sep 1856 in Wexford, Ireland.

 

 

        117.  Hannah Nunn6 ALLEN (Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1806.  She married Rev. Thomas WHITE Bef. 1828 in Wexford, Ireland. 

 

More About Hannah Nunn ALLEN:

Baptism: 01 Jan 1806, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland56

 

Notes for Rev. Thomas WHITE:

Latimerstown mortgage papers drawn up between William Allen and Rev. Richard Allen White and Robert John Allen on 28 Dec 1881 refer to an earlier settlement dated 9 Apr 1828, which was executed prior to the marriage of "the said Thomas White and Hannah Nunn Allen." This "indenture of marriage settlement...(was) made between Rev. Thomas White of the first part, Mary Allen and Hannah Nunn Allen of the second part...the said Mary Allen assigned to William White and John Allen in trust for Hannah Nunn Allen."  Less than two weeks earlier on 31 Mar 1828, a lease had been made by Arthur Annesley to Mary Allen for Little Latimerstown a.k.a. Starvehall, so this marriage settlement may refer to this property.

 

This document also lists the children of Thomas White and Hannah Nunn Allen as follows: Mary Allen White, Ellen Forster (White) Mason, William White, Robert Allen White, Thomas White (deceased), Richard Allen White, Isabella Frances Lupidge (White) Richardson.

 

The above information was extracted in June 1998 from papers in the possession of Mrs. Eleanor Doyle, the current owner of Latimerstown in Wexford, Ireland.

 

       

Children of Hannah ALLEN and Thomas WHITE are:

        224             i.    Mary Allen7 WHITE.

        225            ii.    Ellen Forster WHITE, born in Rossdroit, Wexford, Ireland; died 04 Jun 1897 in London, England57.  She married George MASON 17 Jul 1878 in Dublin, Ireland57; born 24 Jun 1812 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died 11 Oct 1893 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England57.

 

More About Ellen Forster WHITE:

Burial: Belstead, Suffolk, England

 

More About George MASON:

Burial: Belstead, Suffolk, England

 

        226           iii.    William WHITE.

        227           iv.    Robert Allen WHITE.

        228            v.    Thomas WHITE, died Bef. 1828.

        229           vi.    Rev. Richard Allen WHITE.

        230          vii.    Isabella Frances Lupidge WHITE.  She married ___ RICHARDSON.

 

 

        119.  William6 ALLEN (Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 02 Apr 1810 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland, and died 31 Jul 1887 in Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.  He married (1) Bessie HAYES 14 May 1856 in St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland, daughter of Henry HAYES.  She was born Abt. 1823, and died 21 Apr 1858.  He married (2) Catherine STACKHOUSE 19 Aug 1863 in Rathaspeck Church, Wexford, Ireland58, daughter of Jonathan STACKHOUSE. 

 

Notes for William ALLEN:

Owned 117 acres in Latimertown in 1876.

 

More About William ALLEN:

Baptism: 08 Apr 1810, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland.  Included birth date.59

Burial: 01 Aug 1887

Resided: 1871, Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland

 

Notes for Bessie HAYES:

Daughter of Henry Hayes, a merchant.  "Bessie Hayes of Slaney ____Hall."  Could this hall be "Slaney View" where W.H. Allen later lived? Bessie probably died of puerperal fever.

 

More About Bessie HAYES:

Burial: 24 Apr 1858, Rathaspeck Cemetery, Wexford, Ireland

       

Child of William ALLEN and Bessie HAYES is:

+      231             i.    William Henry7 ALLEN, born 12 Apr 1858 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland; died 08 Feb 1931 in Slaney View, Wexford, Ireland.

 

 

        132.  Mary Louisa Fell6 ALLEN (William5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 04 May 1817 in Abingdon, Harford Co., Maryland, United States, and died 15 Nov 1885 in "Home", Harford Co., Maryland, United States.  She married (1) William Allen LENNOX 13 Apr 1835 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.  He was born 1815, and died 28 Jul 1836.  She married (2) Samuel Wilson RAYMOND 02 Nov 1842 in Abingdon, Maryland, United States.  He was born 19 Dec 1815 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States, and died 01 Jul 1890 in "Home", Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

 

Notes for Mary Louisa Fell ALLEN:

Some information obtained from  the Allen-Raymond Family Bible. Extracts included in "Bible and Family Records of Harford, Maryland." Vol.II, Special Publication No.4, compiled by Shirley L. Reightler, Mar. 1989 for the Harford Co. Genealogical Society.

Burial: 18 Nov 1885, Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

Notes for William Allen LENNOX:

William was the son of Peter Lennox, Esq. He is believed to have died at  21.

 

More About William Allen LENNOX:

Burial: Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

 

More About Samuel Wilson RAYMOND:

Burial: 03 Jul 1890, Cokesbury Memorial (Meth.)Church, Abingdon, Maryland, United States

       

Children of Mary ALLEN and Samuel RAYMOND are:

+      232             i.    Henry Allen7 RAYMOND, born 30 Jul 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; died 02 Mar 1927 in 2421 Barclay Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

        233            ii.    Fletcher RAYMOND, born 03 Jan 1846 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; died Jan 1905 in Boothby Hill, Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

 

More About Fletcher RAYMOND:

Burial: St. George's (Spesutia) Church, Perryman, Maryland, United States

 

        234           iii.    Mary Louisa Fell RAYMOND, born 24 Sep 1848 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

 

        235           iv.    Rosa Hazlehurst RAYMOND, born 27 Jun 1853 in "Home" (formerly "Miles Hill"), Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

 

 

 

        133.  John6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1805 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland, and died 15 Feb 1874 in Beachburg, Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.  He married Ann "Annie" RUDSDALE 29 Apr 1831 in Perth, Ontario, Canada60.  She was born 1810 in England, and died 27 Aug 1880 in Neachburg, Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

       

Children of John POUNDER and Ann RUDSDALE are:

        236             i.    Jane7 POUNDER, born 1832.

        237            ii.    John POUNDER, born 1833.

        238           iii.    Mary Ann POUNDER, born 1833.

        239           iv.    George POUNDER, born 1835.

 

Notes for George POUNDER:

This is possibly the same George Pounder as in the 1901 Canada Census:

 

41   7 Pounder George M   Head M Mar 11 1836 65

42   7 Pounder Helen F   Wife M Jun 29 1849 51

43   7 Pounder Eliza F   Daughter S May 29 1880 20

44   7 Pounder Roy M   Son S May 28 1883 17

District: ON RENFREW (North/Nord) (#110)

Subdistrict: Westmeath k-1 Page 1

 

 

        240            v.    Richard POUNDER, born 1838.

        241           vi.    Margaret Ann POUNDER, born 1842.

        242          vii.    William POUNDER, born 1843.

+      243         viii.    Joseph POUNDER, born 1845; died Bet. Dec 1906 - Nov 1925.

+      244            ix.    Peter Rudsdale POUNDER, born 13 Jul 1849 in Perth, Ontario, Canada; died 01 Nov 1925 in Pembroke General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

+      245             x.    Robert Allan POUNDER, born 13 Jul 1853.

        246            xi.    David POUNDER, born 1857.

 

 

        135.  Hanna Nun6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1808 in Wexford, Wexford, Ireland, and died 07 Aug 1892 in Corunna, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada60.  She married (1) John PERRYMAN.  He was born 1819 in England, and died 1894.  She married (2) William SCOTT 06 Jul 1827 in St. James Anglican Church, Perth, Ontario, Canada60.  He was born 1808 in Scotland?, and died 1836 in Corunna, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for Hanna Nun POUNDER:

                        1881 Census Place:      Moore, Lambton, Ontario, Canada

                        Source:   FHL Film 1375913  NAC C-13277  Dist 179  SubDist C  Div 2  Page 85  Family 405

                        Sex  Marr       Age        Origin     Birthplace

                        John PERRYMAN       M    M    59    English   England

                        Occ:        Farmer    Religion:        C. Methodist

                        Hanna PERRYMAN    F      M    72    Irish        Ireland

                        Religion:        C. Methodist

 

Donna Scott's < djs@cogeco.ca > notes for William Scott and Hannah Pounder:

TIMELINE: 

1795 - approx birth date

1815 - sailed & settled Brockville, Lanark-  Scott Settlers to

Bathurst Area

1817 arrived abt June by sail on the 'Trafalgar'

1827 July 6 married to Hannah Nan Pounder in Perth Lanark Co

1827 March 13,  buyer Bathurst Con 4 lot 19W           

1832 Jan 23, seller Bathhurst Con 4 Lot 194        

1832 July 1st arrived in Plympton Town - Source #8          

1832 received a patent for Frt 54 Corunna          

1836  Nov died, buried on farm, then moved to Froomefield Cemetery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Canada West's Last Frontier page 55

Henry Jones, a government land agent living near Bright's Grove, related in his diary for July 1.1832 that settlers had arrived with United Empire Loyalists rights for land in Plympton, Jones wrote that they were disappointed there and left for Moore to see Mr. Rendt.  He continued: "...the party consisted of William Scott, wife and 3 children..."July 18.1832, Mr. Scott went down the river being resolved to be near Mr. Rendt's." Scott settled on lot 54 on the front..... The next year.....many settlers arrived...Some like John Perryman

 

*Tombstone in Froomfield Cemetery. (William is listed at the bottom with his three children, who all succumbed to scarlet fever.  His son, William, is the first listed.)

             WM SCOTT

           1836 - 1926

             His Wife

           MARY COUTTS

           1848 - 1929

        ANNIE 1878 - 1881

        JENNIE 1882 - 1887

      WILLIAM SR. / GEORGE

        MARY  /   JOHN

 

Notes for  Hannah Pounder:

Obit Sarnia Observer August 12, 1892, page 7

              OUR OLDEST INHABITANT GONE

Died at Corunna Ont on Friday 5th August 1892.  Hannah N. Perry, wife of Mr. John Perry, of that place, in the 84th year of her age.  Deceased was the last survivor of the settlers of 1832.  In that year, with her first husband Mr. William Scott, she immigrated from Lanark County Ont., and located on lot 54 Front Con Moore, where they succeeded in establishing a comfortable home for themselves and rising family. After some years of toil, Mr. Scott and three of their children died of fever, a disease incidental to pioneer life. Mrs Scott, with two surviving children, struggled on, improving her homestead. After some years she married Mr. John Perry, and started life anew with him on his farm, leaving her son, William Scott, who now had become of age, in charge of the Scott farm.  After years of toil and the care of a young family, Mr. and Mrs. Perry succeeded in securing a competency sufficient to enable them to retire and settle down in Corunna, where they spent their remaining days in peace and comfort. Deceased leaves, beside her son Wm. Scott, two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Seward and Mrs. R. Watson, of Corunna, together with her bereaved husband to mourn their loss.  Thus one by one we all passaway, and the places that now know us soon shall know us no more. Corunna August 8th 1892  COM

Also in Sarnia Observer Aug 12.1892

 

More About Hanna Nun POUNDER:

Baptism: 27 Dec 1808, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland.   Middle name supplied by Rick Roberts; not included in baptismal register.61

       

Child of Hanna POUNDER and John PERRYMAN is:

+      247             i.    Matilda Jane7 PERRYMAN, born 1842; died 1914.

 

       

Children of Hanna POUNDER and William SCOTT are:

+      248             i.    Jenette7 SCOTT, born 1833; died 14 Feb 1907.

+      249            ii.    William Jack SCOTT, born 16 Feb 1836 in Moore Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada; died 30 Mar 1926 in 10th Line, Moore Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada.

        250           iii.    Mary SCOTT, died Nov 1836 in Corunna, Lambton Co.,  Ontario, Canada62.

 

More About Mary SCOTT:

Burial: Froomfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ontario, Canada

 

        251           iv.    John SCOTT, died Nov 1836 in Corunna, Lambton Co.,  Ontario, Canada.

 

More About John SCOTT:

Burial: Froomfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ontario, Canada

 

        252            v.    George SCOTT, died Nov 1836 in Corunna, Lambton Co.,  Ontario, Canada.

 

More About George SCOTT:

Burial: Froomfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ontario, Canada

 

 

        136.  Sarah "Sally" Allen6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1808 in Wexford, Ireland, and died 24 Aug 1892 in George Harvey's home.  She married John DEVLIN 03 Dec 1827 in St. James Anglican Church, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada63, son of Charles DEVLIN and Eleanor MALONEY.  He was born 1793 in Co. Mayo, Ireland, and died 04 Sep 1870 in 4th Conc., Drummond Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for Sarah "Sally" Allen POUNDER:

"Sarah and Hanna twin daughters of George and Mary Pounder of Latimerstown" according to St. Iberius Parish Registers.

 

More About Sarah "Sally" Allen POUNDER:

Baptism: 27 Dec 1808, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland64

Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada

       

Children of Sarah POUNDER and John DEVLIN are:

        253             i.    ___7 DEVLIN65.  She married George HARVEY.

        254            ii.    Susan DEVLIN, born 1832; died 13 May 1883 in Perth, Ontario, Canada.

+      255           iii.    John DEVLIN, born 1835 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada); died 14 Mar 1870 in Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada.

+      256           iv.    Charles DEVLIN, born 1836; died 17 Mar 1926 in Ontario, Canada.

+      257            v.    George D. DEVLIN, born 09 Jun 1838 in Drummond Twp., Ontario, Canada; died 30 Nov 1901 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

+      258           vi.    William Allan DEVLIN, born 17 Feb 1841; died 12 May 1918 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada).

+      259          vii.    Michael DEVLIN, born 1843 in Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada; died 10 Jan 1891 in Perth, Ontario, Canada.

        260         viii.    Mary DEVLIN, born 184466.

+      261            ix.    Sarah Allan DEVLIN, born 1853 in Drummond Twp., Lanark Co., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada).

 

 

        137.  Ruth6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 07 Oct 1810.  She married John MEREDITH 07 Apr 1831 in St. James Anglican Church, Perth, Ontario, Canada66.  He was born 1811.

 

Notes for Ruth POUNDER:

Rick Roberts provided a different birth date for Ruth: Oct 7, 1811.

 

More About Ruth POUNDER:

Baptism: 14 Oct 1810, Rathaspeck, Wexford, Ireland

       

Children of Ruth POUNDER and John MEREDITH are:

        262             i.    Dorinda7 MEREDITH.

        263            ii.    Joseph MEREDITH.

 

 

        138.  Robert Allen6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 12 Feb 1812 in Wexford, Ireland, and died 20 Aug 1881 in Rawdon, Hastings, Ontario, Canada66.  He married Jemina COTTON.  She was born Apr 1830, and died 16 Dec 1877.

       

Children of Robert POUNDER and Jemina COTTON are:

        264             i.    William Allen7 POUNDER, born 1850 in Hasting Co., Ontario, Canada.  He married Alice Margaret MATTHEWS; born 1869 in Hasting Co., Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for William Allen POUNDER:

District: ON HASTINGS (North/Nord) (#71)

Subdistrict: Rawdon m-3 Page 7

Details: Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6473

20   70 Pounder William A. M   Head M Jul 25 1857 44

21   70 Pounder Margarett A. F   Wife M Apr 15 1869 32

22   70 Pounder Gordon M   Son S Aug 23 1886 15

23   70 Pounder Florence L. F   Daughter S Sep 28 1888 13

24   70 Pounder Margaret A. F   Daughter S May 21 1890 11

25   70 Pounder Nellie B. F   Daughter S Jul 7 1892 9

26   70 Pounder Ida F   Daughter S May 15 1896 5

27   70 Pounder May F. F   Daughter S Sep 18 1899 2

 

 

        265            ii.    John POUNDER, born 1851.  He married Ann THAIN; born 1851.

        266           iii.    Annie Rose POUNDER, born 1852.  She married Bill THAIN; born 1852.

        267           iv.    Florence Catherine POUNDER, born 1853.

        268            v.    Mary Jane POUNDER, born 1854.

        269           vi.    George H. POUNDER, born 1855.

        270          vii.    David POUNDER, born 1856.

        271         viii.    Robert POUNDER, born 1857.

        272            ix.    Charlie POUNDER, born 1858.

        273             x.    Ida POUNDER, born 1859.

 

 

        140.  Mary Allen6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 09 Feb 1815 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland66, and died 18 Mar 1861 in Ontario, Canada.  She married John FLETCHER 09 Mar 1837 in Rawdon Twp. ?, Ontario, Canada66.  He was born 1811, and died 1882.

 

Notes for Mary Allen POUNDER:

Barbara Aitken is a descendant of Mary and John Fletcher.  She is a Public Services Librarian at:

 

Engineering and Science Library

Douglas Library

Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4

Phone:  613-533-6000 #75570

Fax:    613-533-2584

e mail: aitkenb@post.queensu.ca

       

Child of Mary POUNDER and John FLETCHER is:

+      274             i.    Jacob7 FLETCHER, born 1845 in Rawdon Twp., Ontario, Canada; died 1918 in Bruce Twp., Ontario, Canada.

 

 

        142.  Thomas6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1820 in Wexford, Ireland66.  He married Sarah ELiza CRANFIELD. 

       

Child of Thomas POUNDER and Sarah CRANFIELD is:

        275             i.    Richard Atkinson7 POUNDER, born 14 Mar 1864 in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland; died 24 Sep 1953.

 

 

        143.  Breseya Jane6 POUNDER (Mary5 ALLEN, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 26 Mar 1824 in Bathurst Twp., Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada)66, and died 22 May 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She married James PATTERSON.  He was born 1824.

       

Children of Breseya POUNDER and James PATTERSON are:

        276             i.    George7 PATTERSON, born 1846.

        277            ii.    Manasses PATTERSON, born 1847.

        278           iii.    Mary Anne PATTERSON, born 1850.

        279           iv.    Ernestine PATTERSON, born 1853.

        280            v.    Ellen Caroline PATTERSON, born 1855.

        281           vi.    Dorinda PATTERSON, born 1860.

        282          vii.    Matilda PATTERSON, born 1863.

        283         viii.    Dorinda Martina PATTERSON, born 1865.

 

 

        145.  Joseph Richard6 WILLIAMS (Joseph5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  He married Charlotte HAWKINS. 

       

Children of Joseph WILLIAMS and Charlotte HAWKINS are:

        284             i.    Joseph7 WILLIAMS.

 

Notes for Joseph WILLIAMS:

Died young.

 

        285            ii.    Charlotte WILLIAMS.  She married Alexander GAVILLER.

        286           iii.    Mary Ann WILLIAMS.  She married John PERRAM.

 

 

        146.  Benjamin Nicholas6 WILLIAMS (Joseph5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)

       

Children of Benjamin Nicholas WILLIAMS are:

        287             i.    John7 WILLIAMS.

        288            ii.    Sarah Anne WILLIAMS.

 

 

        147.  Elizabeth6 WILLIAMS (Joseph5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  She married Robert DAVIES. 

       

Children of Elizabeth WILLIAMS and Robert DAVIES are:

        289             i.    Robert Cradoch7 DAVIES.  He married Maria Louisa BRIDGE.

        290            ii.    Elizabeth DAVIES.  She married Augustus HOLLAND.

        291           iii.    Ann DAVIES.  She married (1) John BRITTEN.  She married (2) Haskett SMITH.

        292           iv.    Joseph DAVIES, died 185067.

 

 

        148.  Ann6 WILLIAMS (Joseph5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  She married Joseph STRANGE. 

       

Children of Ann WILLIAMS and Joseph STRANGE are:

        293             i.    John7 STRANGE, died 184267.

        294            ii.    Joseph STRANGE, died 185767.  He married ___ COSTER.

        295           iii.    Emma STRANGE.  She married Horace CLARKSON.

 

 

        149.  Mary Ann6 WILLIAMS (Benjamin5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  She married Rev. M. SMELT. 

       

Children of Mary WILLIAMS and M. SMELT are:

        296             i.    Maurice Allen7 SMELT.  He married Hannah Mary MURRAY.

        297            ii.    Mary Ann SMELT.

        298           iii.    Ellen SMELT.  She married Rev. Richard FERGUSON.

        299           iv.    Henry SMELT.  He married Maria CASTERTON.

        300            v.    Fanny Elisabeth SMELT, died 183067.

        301           vi.    Susan SMELT.

 

 

        150.  Benjamin Thomas6 WILLIAMS (Benjamin5, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  He married Emily STRONG. 

       

Children of Benjamin WILLIAMS and Emily STRONG are:

        302             i.    Benjamin Maurice7 WILLIAMS.

        303            ii.    Margaretta WILLIAMS, died 185767.

        304           iii.    Robert WILLIAMS.

 

 

        156.  Samuel6 BLOCK (Elizabeth5 WILLIAMS, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  He married (1) Agnes WILSON.    He married (2) Margaret ORR. 

       

Children of Samuel BLOCK and Agnes WILSON are:

+      305             i.    Samuel Wilson7 BLOCK, born 1823 in Kentish, Middlesex, England.

        306            ii.    William BLOCK.

        307           iii.    James Hugh BLOCK.  He married Susan BARCLAY.

        308           iv.    Adam Henry George BLOCK.  He married Mariah DAVEY.

        309            v.    Agnes Jean BLOCK.  She married Capt. Thomas SAUMAREZ.

 

 

        158.  James6 BLOCK (Elizabeth5 WILLIAMS, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  He married Susan WILSON. 

       

Children of James BLOCK and Susan WILSON are:

        310             i.    Susan Elisabeth7 BLOCK.  She married James DUTTON.

        311            ii.    Agnes BLOCK.

 

Notes for Agnes BLOCK:

Died young.

 

        312           iii.    Elizabeth BLOCK.  She married Frances Leyborne POPHAM.

        313           iv.    Mary Agnes BLOCK.

 

 

        159.  Allen Williams6 BLOCK (Elizabeth5 WILLIAMS, Joseph4, Elizabeth3 ALLEN, Elnathon2, George1)  He married Parthenia PARDOE. 

       

Children of Allen BLOCK and Parthenia PARDOE are:

        314             i.    Parthenia7 BLOCK.

        315            ii.    Elizabeth BLOCK.  She married Rev. George TATHAM.

        316           iii.    Marian BLOCK.

        317           iv.    Allen BLOCK.

        318            v.    Ernst BLOCK.

        319           vi.    Emily BLOCK.

        320          vii.    Charles BLOCK.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

        163.  Richard Charles7 KERKHAM (Jane6 ALLEN, Richard5, George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 06 Aug 1813 in England, and died 26 Dec 1889 in Tasmania, Australia68.  He married Eleanor STORY 29 Nov 1849 in Avoca, Tasmania, Australia68.  She was born 06 Jan 1823 in King's Weston, Gloucestershire, England, and died 25 Mar 1903 in Tasmania, Australia68.

       

Children of Richard KERKHAM and Eleanor STORY are:

        321             i.    Richard Allen8 KERKHAM, born 15 Dec 1850; died 01 Feb 185168.

        322            ii.    Francis Storey KERKHAM, born 29 May 1852; died 19 Dec 1852.

+      323           iii.    Frederick John Storey KERKHAM, born 09 Dec 1853 in Fingal, Tasmania, Australia; died 29 Jul 1938.

        324           iv.    Richard Percy KERKHAM, born 06 Jul 1855; died 13 Apr 1924.  He married Cecelia Newson LING 07 Jun 1887; born 10 Jun 1857.

        325            v.    Frances Elizabeth KERKHAM, born 26 Dec 1856; died 29 Jul 1857 in Fingal, Tasmania, Australia68.

        326           vi.    Clarence Ford KERKHAM, born 15 Dec 1858.

        327          vii.    Joseph Tasman KERKHAM, born 12 Mar 1860.

        328         viii.    Charles Hubert KERKHAM, born 07 Dec 1861.

        329            ix.    Leslie George Allen KERKHAM, born 29 Nov 1863.

        330             x.    Sydney Chambers KERKHAM, born 09 Apr 1865.

 

 

        175.  Margaret Cotteral7 CAPON (Susanah6 ALLEN, Richard5, George4, George3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1817, and died 09 Nov 1894 in High St Launceston Tasmania Australia.  She married Philip BARNES 11 Sep 1874 in Holy Trinity, Launcenston, Tasmania, Australia69. 

 

Notes for Philip BARNES:

Philip was a schoolteacher, stationed at Westbury, Tasmania until 1874. He finished his career in a private school he had set up for his daughters.

       

Children of Margaret CAPON and Philip BARNES are:

+      331             i.    James Charles8 BARNES, born 16 Feb 1861 in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia.

        332            ii.    Elizabeth BARNES.

        333           iii.    Catherine BARNES.

        334           iv.    Margaret "Mimi" BARNES.

 

 

        184.  Edward Miller7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, John5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 08 Aug 1829 in Darlington, Maryland, United States, and died 18 Jul 1907 in Bel-Air, Harford Co., Maryland, United States70.  He married Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth WILSON.  She was born 23 May 1830, and died 11 Oct 1896.

 

Notes for Edward Miller ALLEN:

Edward was raised in the home of an (unidentifed) aunt who would have sent him to Darlington Academy, "but the bent of his mind was in the direction of business affairs, rather than literary attainments, and he preferred to take charge of her estate, which he did very successfully...  (He later also owned and opereated Stafford Mill on Deer Creek.)

 

In 1881, Mr. Allen was elected on the Republican ticket as a representative of Harford Co. in the state senate and during his term of office was chiefly remarkable for his aggressive disposition. He made a strong fight for low taxes etc...

 

In 1890, he was admitted to the Bel Air bar. He was also a member of the Maryland Historical Society and strongly favored every means for perpetuating the memory of our early settlers and men...Mr. Allen, assisted by friends and at their own expense, had placed many paintings of prominent Harford men in a Bel Air courtroom." (Source: Biographical Record of Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1989, p.418)

 

One of Edward's papers which he read to the Maryland Historical Society, June 14, 1886, is also available the Society's library: "Lafayette's Second Expedition to Virginia in 1781."

 

Possible descendants include Dr. Robert G. Allen who died in Darlington, MD June 24, 1906.

                                         

 

More About Edward Miller ALLEN:

Burial: Darlington Cemetery, Maryland, United States

Census: 1860, Dublin, Harford, Maryland, United States71

 

Notes for Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth WILSON:

Identified by her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Archer Haye, in a letter to William Allen dated 14 Feb 1906 as a "Wilson" whose mother was a "Smith" and whose grandmother was a "Stump."

 

Sally was the half-sister of Judge John H. Price.

 

More About Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth WILSON:

Burial: Darlington Cemetery, Maryland, United States

       

Children of Edward ALLEN and Sarah WILSON are:

+      335             i.    Mary Wilson8 ALLEN.

        336            ii.    Ruth E. ALLEN, born Aug 1863; died 05 Jun 1865.

 

Notes for Ruth E. ALLEN:

Died age 1 yr., 10 mths. Identified on her tombstone as the daughter of

"E.M. and Sallie E. Allen."

 

More About Ruth E. ALLEN:

Burial: Trappe Cemetery, Maryland, United States

 

+      337           iii.    Edward Miller ALLEN, born 31 Mar 1865; died 20 Dec 1936.

        338           iv.    Joseph A. Greme ALLEN, born 1866; died 14 Oct 1934 in West Acre, Darlington, Maryland, United States.  He married Margaret ALVEY.

 

More About Joseph A. Greme ALLEN:

Burial: Darlington Cemetery, Maryland, United States

 

 

        186.  Henry Laurens7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, John5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 01 Mar 1833 in Calvert, Maryland, United States72, and died 02 Jun 1905 in Los Angelos, California, United States73.  He married Ellen JASPER 14 Nov 1855 in Maryland?, United States.  She was born 12 Dec 1835 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States, and died 16 Jun 1880 in Texas, United States.

 

More About Henry Laurens ALLEN:

Census: 1870, District 5, Harford, Maryland, United States74

 

Notes for Ellen JASPER:

 

       

Children of Henry ALLEN and Ellen JASPER are:

        339             i.    Willie8 ALLEN, born 03 Jan 1857 in Cecil, Maryland, United States; died Bef. 1870.

        340            ii.    Nellie ALLEN, born 03 Oct 1858 in Cecil, Maryland, United States; died 06 Oct 1863 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

        341           iii.    Susie Jasper ALLEN, born 21 Nov 1861 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 10 Dec 1879 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

        342           iv.    Fannie Miller ALLEN, born 22 Feb 1864 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 10 Aug 1864 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

+      343            v.    Richard Nun ALLEN, born 09 Jul 1865 in Darlington, Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 05 Dec 1958.

        344           vi.    Henry Laurens ALLEN, born 11 Sep 1867 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died Bef. 1870.

        345          vii.    John Sappington ALLEN, born 18 Aug 1869 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

        346         viii.    George Thomas ALLEN, born 14 Jan 1871 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 05 Aug 1945.

        347            ix.    Adeline Gremo ALLEN, born 29 Sep 1874 in Harford Co., Maryland, United States; died 02 Nov 1942 in Riverside, California, United States.

 

 

        187.  Maj. Robert Dickinson7 ALLEN (Robert Thomas Pritchard6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 19 Jan 1836 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, and died Dec 1909 in Houston, Texas, United States.  He married (1) Laura Adelaide SIMS 14 Jun 1858 in Bastrop, Texas, United States.  She was born 29 Nov 1842 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States, and died 17 Feb 1885 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States.  He married (2) Minnie GREEN 1887 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. 

 

Notes for Maj. Robert Dickinson ALLEN:

According to Richard Noel Allen, Robert and Laura married 10 Sep 1858; either date may be correct.

 

Notes for Laura Adelaide SIMS:

Laura was the daughter of Col. Samuel Windes Sims and Julia Jane Harmon.

 

Children of Robert ALLEN and Laura SIMS are:

        348             i.    Eola J.8 ALLEN, born 1860 in Texas?, United States.

+      349            ii.    Robert Sims ALLEN, born 16 Oct 1865 in Bastrop, Texas, United States; died 04 Jan 1957 in Jacksonville, Texas, United States.

 

 

        188.  John "Howard"7 ALLEN (Robert Thomas Pritchard6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1845 in Bastrop, Texas, United States, and died 1886 in Orlando, Florida, United States.  He married Sallie E. BELL 20 Oct 1865 in Bastrop, Texas, United States.  She died 1886.

 

Notes for John "Howard" ALLEN:

Descendant J.C. Michael Allen < jcmallen@worldnett.att.net > wrote on 17 Jan 2001:

"My great grandfather was John Howard Allen, who according to family legend was the first mayor of Orlando, Florida."

 

       

Children of John ALLEN and Sallie BELL are:

        350             i.    Howard J.8 ALLEN.

+      351            ii.    Jay Cooke ALLEN.

        352           iii.    Walter ALLEN.

        353           iv.    Mary B. ALLEN.

        354            v.    Percy Allen ALLEN.

        355           vi.    Robbie ALLEN, born 29 Jun 1885.

 

 

        189.  Robert B.7 ALLEN (Ebenezer Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1844 in Pennsylvania, United States.  He married Bella //.  She was born 1850 in Ohio, United States.

 

More About Robert B. ALLEN:

Census: 1870, Wellsville, Ohio, United States.75

       

Child of Robert ALLEN and Bella // is:

        356             i.    Joseph K.8 ALLEN, born 1869 in Ohio, United States.

 

 

        190.  Samuel C.7 ALLEN (Ebenezer Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1844 in Marion Co., Ohio, United States76, and died 10 Dec 1911 in La Rue, Marion Co., Ohio, United States77.  He married (1) Nancy B. SCHERTZER, daughter of Solomon SCHERTZER and Lucinda THORNTON.  She was born in Union Co., Ohio, United States.  He married (2) Cynthia RIZOR 18 Sep 1862, daughter of Elijah RIZOR.  She was born Sep 1845, and died 14 Nov 1874.

 

Notes for Samuel C. ALLEN:

"Samuel C. Allen was eight years old when his mother died in Kentucky and from that time until 1861 he lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Martha Bond, who had married Thomas Bond as her second husband. She was quite wealthy and a large slave-owner. His grandparents both died in Kentucky. In August, 1861, in company with six other men Mr. Allen came up the Ohio River to Portsmouth, Ohio, and from there up the Ohio Canal to Jasper, Pike County, and then to Marion County. The party consisted of Mr. Allen, James, Alexander, Jesse and William Dean, John Irons and Edward Freeman. The two last named returned to Pike County, Ohio. William Dean is a resident of Marion and Jesse Dean is residing in Richwood, Ohio. When Mr. Allen left Kentucky, he had but $5 and when he landed in Marion County, he was without a penny. He first located at LaRue and obtained work, driving four yoke of oxen for six or eight months, starting at $1 per day and at the end of eight months receiving $3 a day. He had been reared in town and knew scarcely anything of farm work. At the end of eight months he engaged in cutting logs for a, mill, making from $7 to $I I per day. Toward the close of the Civil War, he purchased a tract of 51 1/2 acres, all in timber, although he had not a dollar to pay for the same. He moved to the property soon after purchasing it, erected a little log cabin about 14 feet square and began clearing the land. He chopped cord wood for the railroad in order to pay for the land, and put out the last contract for the "Big Four" Railroad. He got out wood and made ties for 20 years, also operated a threshing machine and ran saw-mills over the country. He finally paid for the land and also acquired more, at one time being the owner of 500 acres. he has sold some, gave his son 65 acres. and retains his present farm of 257 acres. Mr. Allen at one time paid $900 in taxes. His success in life has been due to energy, perseverance and good business management. He was at one time $10,000 in debt, all of which he has paid off and now owes not one dollar. He met with a severe set-back when one of his saw-mills was destroyed by fire, entailing a total loss of $6,000. When Mr. Allen first came to Marion County, there were but few improved farms and no public roads. he has made all the improvements on his farm the splendid residence he resides in was built about 10 or 12 years ago.

On September 18, 1862, Mr. Allen was married to Cynthia Rizor, who was born in September, 1845, and was a daughter of Elijah Rizor. Two children were born to this union: Alice, born September 22, 1863; and James N., born December 6, 1864. Alice married Miles Longshore, who served for some time as deputy auditor of Marion County and at present is bookkeeper for The Huber Manufacturing Company, of Marion. They have two children living-Frank and Coral-and one daughter deceased. James N. Allen, who is a prominent farmer of Marion township, married Fannie Burge, a daughter of Marshall Burge, and has three children-May, Lester and Annabel. Mrs. Allen died November 14, 1874. Our subject was united in marriage November 23, 1875, with, Nancy B. Schertzer, a daughter of Solomon and Lucinda (Thornton) Schertzer, of Union County, Ohio. One child was born to this second union: Charles Hugh, born January 8, 1882, who is a rural mail carrier in Marion County, and when off duty is engaged in clerking in, the clothing store of James Crowley at LaRue; he married Mamie E. Jones, a daughter of John Wesley and Mary Jones, of Bowling Green township.

 

Mr. Allen formerly owned property in LaRue and for a period of 10 years operated a, lumber yard in the village. He has always been a Democrat and for years took an active interest in the politics of the county. He is a man of enterprise and public spirit, is an excellent conversationalist and is highly entertaining. Mrs. Allen is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Allen accompany this sketch."

Source: Representative Citizens of Marion County, Ohio, 1907 online at  <  http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Marion/History1907/MHA.htm  > Accessed March 2006.

 

 

More About Samuel C. ALLEN:

Cause of Death: Railway accident

Census: 1880, Bowling Green Twp., Ohio, Marion Co.,  United States78

Medical Information: Killed while attempting to cross the tracks

       

Child of Samuel ALLEN and Nancy SCHERTZER is:

        357             i.    Charles Hugh8 ALLEN, born 08 Jan 1882 in Ohio, United States.  He married Mamie E. JONES; born in Bowling Green Twp., Ohio, United States.

 

       

Children of Samuel ALLEN and Cynthia RIZOR are:

+      358             i.    Alice8 ALLEN, born 22 Sep 1863.

+      359            ii.    James N. ALLEN, born 06 Dec 1864.

 

 

        193.  Dr. William Henry7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 01 May 1848 in Farmdale, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States, and died 08 Dec 1938 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Kentucky, United States.  He married (1) Ara Julian SIMS 05 May 1871 in Frankfort, Fanklin Co., Kentucky, United States.  She was born 03 Jul 1851 in Texas, United States, and died 04 Apr 1920 in Rich Hill, Kentucky, United States.  He married (2) Agnes Watson BROWN May 1932 in United States. 

 

Notes for Dr. William Henry ALLEN:

William graduated from the University of Louisville, Kentucky 28 Feb 1871. He was a physician in Rich Hill, Missouri.  On 13 June 1900 (Federal Census), Dr. William H Allen (52) and his wife, Ara J. (49) lived on Olive St., Ward 2, Rich Hill City, Osage Twp., Bates Co.

 

More About Dr. William Henry ALLEN:

Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri, United States

 

Notes for Ara Julian SIMS:

Laura was the daughter of Samuel and Julian (Harmon) Sims.

 

More About Ara Julian SIMS:

Burial: Greenlaw Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri, United States

 

More About Agnes Watson BROWN:

Burial: 11 Feb 1953, Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri, United States

       

Children of William ALLEN and Ara SIMS are:

+      360             i.    Laura Sims8 ALLEN, died Jul 1938 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas, United States.

        361            ii.    Dr. William Harry ALLEN, born in United States.

 

More About Dr. William Harry ALLEN:

Burial: 05 Oct 1960, Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri, United States

 

        362           iii.    Eben Gordon ALLEN, born 1878 in United States; died 17 Sep 1907.

 

More About Eben Gordon ALLEN:

Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri, United States

 

+      363           iv.    Samuel Sims ALLEN, born May 1880 in Rich Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States; died 20 Jul 1932 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

        364            v.    Clyde S. ALLEN, born 1887 in United States.

 

More About Clyde S. ALLEN:

Occupation: Brakeman

 

+      365           vi.    Dr. Claude Julian ALLEN, born 1888 in United States; died 02 Dec 1975.

 

 

        194.  Robert T. P.7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1851 in Kentucky, United States.  He married (1) Libbie KATRON.  She was born Aug 1865.

 

Notes for Robert T. P. ALLEN:

Robert's first wife (unidentified) was a niece of Col. Samuel P. Hawkins and died in 1876.

 

1901 United States Federal Census, Mount Pleasant Township, Bates County MO.

Allen, Robt. T. P.

Relationship: head

DOB: May 1852

Age: 48

Marital status: married, 18 years

Birthplace: Kentucky

Father's birthplace: Maryland

Mother's birthplace: Michigan

(NOTE: Jannett's father Hugh Campbell lived

in Michigan about the time of Robert's birth.)

 

Notes for Libbie KATRON:

Resident of Vernon Co., Missouri.  Mother of four living children at the time of the 1900 Federal Census., which gave her birthdate and those of her children.

       

Children of Robert ALLEN and Libbie KATRON are:

        366             i.    Mart8 ALLEN, born Jun 1883 in Missouri, United States.

        367            ii.    Janett ALLEN, born May 1885 in Missouri, United States.

        368           iii.    Anna ALLEN, born Feb 1887 in Missouri, United States.

        369           iv.    William ALLEN, born Oct 1896 in Missouri, United States.

 

       

Child of Robert T. P. ALLEN is:

        370             i.    Richard8 ALLEN, born Nov 1874 in Missouri, United States.

 

 

        195.  Richard Nun7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 03 Mar 1853 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States, and died 29 Sep 1915 in Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States.  He married Tula Ann MOON 1887 in Missouri, United States.  She was born 19 May 1857, and died 22 May 1936 in Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States.

 

Richard Nun Allen, his son and grandson. Courtesy of Richard Noel Allen.

 

Notes for Richard Nun ALLEN:

Richard and his family homesteaded in Garfield Co., Oklahoma in the 1890s. The property is still owned by a member of the family.

 

More About Richard Nun ALLEN:

Burial: Black Bear Cemetery, Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States

Cause of Death: Suicide

 

Note:  Richard Noel Allen wrote: Tula Ann, the wife of Richard Nun Allen, was the daughter of Isaac Deane and Martha Ann Jones Moon, and daughter-in-law of Richard Nun and Jannett Campbell Allen.  She is buried along side of her husband in Black Bear Cemetery, Olive Township, as is Lewis. The cemetery is named for the nearby Black Bear Creek. It is adjacent to farm property owned by my sister and me.   

 

More About Tula Ann MOON:

Burial: Black Bear Cemetery, Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States

Occupation: School teacher

       

Children of Richard ALLEN and Tula MOON are:

+      371             i.    Richard Nella8 ALLEN, born 28 Oct 1888 in Rill Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States; died 09 Aug 1960 in Enid, Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States.

        372            ii.    Lewis Jones ALLEN, born 25 May 1890 in Rill Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States; died 12 Sep 1974 in Enid, Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States.

 

More About Lewis Jones ALLEN:

Burial: Black Bear Cemetery, Olive Twp., Garfield Co., Oklahoma, United States

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

+      373           iii.    John Langdon ALLEN, born 05 Sep 1892 in Rill Hill, Bates Co., Missouri, United States; died 23 Jan 1958 in Garfield Co., Oklahamo, United States.

 

 

        196.  Dr. Ebenener "Eben" Nunn7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 06 May 1855 in Farmdale, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States, and died 05 Jan 1927 in McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma, United States.  He married Myra Sidney AUSTIN 10 Jun 1884 in Kansas City?, Missouri, United States.  She was born 1856, and died 03 Feb 1910 in Little Rock?.

 

Notes for Dr. Ebenener "Eben" Nunn ALLEN:

According to an article from Early-day Medical Doctors of McAlester and Pittsburg County (compiled by Mary Dell), Dr. Eben N. Allen was born in Farmdale, Franklin Co., Kentucky, on 6 May 1855.  He married Miss Myra Sidney Austin, a daughter of Colonel W. L. Austin of Kansas City, on 10 Jun 1884.  His parents were Richard N. and Jeanette (Campbell) Allen, natives of Baltimore and Perrysburg NY respectively. After leaving Kentucky Military Institute, he farmed in Bates Co., Missouri, and for a time was telegraphic operator.  He began studying medicine under his brother Dr. William H. Allen at Rich Hill MO and attended lectures at the Louisville Medical College in 1878.  On 2 March 1880, he graduated from the Kansas City Medical School.  Between 1880 and 1882, he practiced medicine in Austin, Cass Co., MO.   In 1882 he moved to Coolidge KS.  In 1885 he moved South McAlester, Indian Territory.  From 1889 he  was the Chief Surgeon for the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad (became part of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific in 1904).  He  was also the local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad.

 

The article gives the names and births of his children as follows:

 

Theresa, 13 Aug 1885

Barbara, 3 Feb 1887

Warren Potter, 18 Sep 1891

 

Hospitals and Medical Doctors in Pittsburg County Oklahoma, by Collard J. Boyd (LDS FHC 976.675 J4c v.1) gives the names of Dr. Allen's children as:

Mrs. H. G. Struble of McAlester

Mrs. Claud Dawley of Dallas

Warren Potter Allen, deceased

 

1900 Federal Census (South McAlester, Choctaw Nation, Indian

Territory)

Residence: West Filmore Ave.

Allen, Eben            head    white    male    May,1855   age:45  married 16yrs

                                born:Kentucky  father:Maryland  mother:New York

                                Physician

Allen, Myra             wife   white   female   Aug, 1856   age: 43  married 16yrs

                                born:Missouri  father:Missouri   mother:Missouri

Allen, Treca           daughter  white  female   Aug, 1884   age:14  single

                                born:Missouri

Allen, Bahah          daughter  white  female   Feb, 1887   age:13  single

                                born:Indian Territory

Allen, Warren P     son  white  male  Sep, 1891  age:8  born:Missouri

Potter, M A            boarder  white  female  May, 1858  age:42  widowed

 

M.A.Potter is Mary Austin Potter, sister of Myra Allen.

 

R. L. Polk South McAlester City Directory 1905 provides the following:

 

Allen, Barbara, student, b 501 e adams av.

Allen, Eben N., General Surgeon C.R.I.&P. Ry  111 E Choctaw av

                           r 501 E Adams av, Tel 9.

Allen, Theresa, student, b 501 e Adams av.

Potter, Mary A. (wid James W), b 501 e Adams av.

 

Under heading "PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS"

Allen, E N (R)*, 111 E Choctaw av.

(*R indicating he was a "regular" doctor or M.D.)

 

Included in the above was the Alderson City Directory with the following:

Allen Mrs Myra S (Allen & Jolly), r So McAlester IT.

Allen & Jolly (Mrs Myra S Allen, Wm Jolly), Druggist & Stationers, Main. (Alderson was six miles east of McAlester.  From 1902 to 1905, it was connected to South McAlester by the Indian Territory Traction Co.'s electric interurban system.  From 1905 until 1919, it was operated as the Choctaw Railway & Lighting Co.)

 

Chaney's Funeral Home Records, McAlester, Oklahoma, Volume 1 (compiled by Ellen Tiffee) indicates Eben's wife died in Little Rock AR on 3 Feb 1910.

 

1910 Federal Census (Ward 1, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma,

16 April 1910)

Allen, Eben Nunn       head    male    white    age:52    widowed

                                  born:Kentucky  father:Kentucky  mother:New York

                                  Physician, General Practice

Allen, Theresa            daughter    age:24    single    born:Missouri

Allen, Warren Potter   son    age:18    single    born:Missouri

Potter, Mary Austin    sister-in-law    age:48    widowed, no children

Residence was located at 501 E Adams Ave.

 

1910 Federal Census (Okmulgee City, Okmulgee Twp., Okmulgee Co.,

Okla., 25 April 1910)

Dawley, Claud G.      head    male    white    age:27    married

                                    born:Texas    father:Kentucky    mother:Ohio

                                    Manager, Ice Co.

Dawley, Barbara A.  wife    female    white    age:23    married

                                    born:Oklahoma    father:Kentucky    mother:Missouri

 

From World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  online at ancestry.com:

Eben attended the Kentucky Military Institute. He also studied medicine under his brother William Henry Allen. He attended lectures at

the Louisville Medical College in 1878 and 2 March 1880, he graduated from the Kansas City Medical College. He began his practice in Austin, Cass Co., Missouri. He stayed there until March 1882, then he went to became the chief surgeon for the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, later becoming the general surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. He was a memeber of the International Association of Railway Surgeons. He lived at 501 E. Adams, South McAlester.

 

More About Dr. Ebenener "Eben" Nunn ALLEN:

Burial: Masonic section, Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States

 

Notes for Myra Sidney AUSTIN:

Myra was the daughter of Col. W.L. Austin of Kansas City.

       

Children of Ebenener ALLEN and Myra AUSTIN are:

        374             i.    Theresa8 ALLEN, born 13 Aug 1885 in McAlester?, Oklahoma, United States; died 11 Feb 1973.  She married Howard Garfied STRUBLE; born 1881; died 1944.

 

More About Theresa ALLEN:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States

 

Notes for Howard Garfied STRUBLE:

From World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

Howard Garfield Struble of 519 E. Adams, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Okla., register on 12 Sep 1918.  It shows he was married to Theresa Allen Struble, and he was employed as an accountant by Hale-Halsell Grocery Co., 111 S Main, McAlester.  His date of birth was 28 Dec 1881.  (Hale-Halsell Wholesale Grocery is still in business.)

 

More About Howard Garfied STRUBLE:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States

 

        375            ii.    Barbara ALLEN, born 03 Feb 1887 in McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma, United States; died 24 Oct 1983 in Fulton Co., Georgia, United States.  She married Claude Sinclair DAWLEY; born 19 Sep 1883.

 

1930 Federal Census (Highland Park, Dallas Co., Texas - 18 April 1930)

Residence: 3724 Potomac

Dawley, Claude S      head   male   age:47  married    married at 26

                                     born:Missouri   father:Kentucky   mother:Ohio

                                     President, Ice Co.

Dawley, Barbara        wife   age:43   married at 22   born:Oklahoma

                                     father:Kentucky   mother:Missouri

Dawley, Theresa A    daughter  age:10   born:Texas

Dawley,  Elizabeth A daughter  age:8   born:Texas

 

From the Social Security Death Records:

Theresa Struble   441-64-1457   74501, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma

                               13 Aug 1885  Feb 1973

Claude Dawley    450-12-3806    75205, Dallas, Dallas, Texas

                              19 Sep 1883   May 1970

Barbara Dawley   449-17-7672   30338, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia 

                               3 Feb 1887   Oct 1983

Gretchen Allen     443-09-2587   74501, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma 

                               4 Feb 1893   Sep 1967

Daniel Allen          443-09-2617  (no residence)  21 Nov 1919   Nov 1958

 

Warren Allen*     448-14-5100  (no residence)  15 Jan 1924   Jul 1971

(*Richard Noel Allen has not verified if this individual is son of Warren & Gretchen Allen.)

 

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 online at Ancestry.com:

Barbara Dawley   died: 24 Oct 1983, age 96  residence: DeKalb Co.,  death:  Fulton Co.

 

Texas Deaths, 1964-98 online at Ancestry.com:

Claude S. Dawley  11 May 1970   male  single

 

It appears Claude’s and Barbara’s marriage ended in divorce.

 

Notes for Claude Sinclair DAWLEY:

From World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 online at Ancestry.com:

 

Claude Sinclair Dawley registered local board at Dallas, Texas, on 17 Sep 1918.   He gave his birthday as 19 Sep 1883, and lists for

his dependent, Mrs. C. S. Dawley, of 3818-1/2 Cedar Springs Ave., Dallas.  The portion of the registration card listing his occupation and

employer is not legible.  He was an assistant ___ manager for Southern ___ Utilities Co., 709 Stumpter Bdwy., Dallas.

 

 

+      376           iii.    Warren Potter ALLEN, born 18 Sep 1891 in McAlester? Oklahoma, United States; died 1926.

 

 

        197.  Rev. Hugh C.7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 06 Apr 1857 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky, United States, and died 27 Mar 1942 in Santa Clara, California, United States.  He married Jennie P. DARBY 13 Mar 1889 in United States.  She was born 15 Feb 1868, and died 08 Jan 1959 in Santa Clara, California, United States.

 

Notes for Rev. Hugh C. ALLEN:

 

Hugh and his family were living in Tangent, Linn County, Oregon on 16 Jun 1900.  The following is from the census report:.

 

Name: Allen, Hugh C.

Relationship: Head

Race: White

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: April, 1857

Age, last birthday: 43

Marital status: Married

Number years married: 11

Birthplace: Kentucky

Father's birthplace: Maryland

Mother's birthplace: New York

Occupation: Minister

Months unemployed: 0

Read, write & speak English: yes

Ownership of home: owned

 

Name: Allen, Jennie

Relationship: Wife

Race: White

Sex: Female

Date of birth: February, 1868

Age, last birthday: 32

Marital status: Married

Number of years married: 11

Mother of how many children: 3

Number of children living: 3

Birthplace: Missouri

Father's birthplace: Virginia

Mother's birthplace: Missouri

Read, write & speak English: yes

 (The family is not shown on the 1910 Census for the locality.)

 

California Deaths, 1940-1997 online at Ancestry.com::

 

Name: Hugh C. Allen

Born: 6 April 1867

Died: 27 March 1942

Place: Santa Clara, California

Mother's maiden name: Campbell

 

Name: Jennie P. Allen

Born: 15 February 1868

Died: 8 January 1959

Place: Santa Clara, California

Mother's maiden name: Thomas

Father's surname: Darby

 

Social Security at <  www.familysearch.org >

 

Name: Jacob Allen

Born: 10 January 1890

Died: May, 1969

SSA# 578-20-5621

Place issued: District of Columbia

Locality of Death: Campbell, Santa Clara, California

 

San Jose Mercury Herald, Saturday Morning, March 29, 1942 pg. 16:

Allen In San Jose, Calif,  March 27, 1942, Rev. Hugh C. Allen, beloved husband of Jennie P. Allen , loving father of Jacob D. and James F. Allen,  grandfather of Mrs. Mortimer Harris, Seattle, Wash.; James E. Allen,  Moffet Field;  Mrs. Charles Disney, San Jose; Mrs. Robert Rice, Morgan Hill; Sergeant Hugh Allen, U.S. Army, and Barbara Allen, Morgan Hill; great-grandfather of Ronald Allen Harris, Seattle, Wash.; brother of Mrs. W.C. Bowley, Kansas City, Mo; a native of Kentucky; aged 84 years, 11 months, 21 days.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 30, 1942, at 11 o'clock a.m. from the chapel of Amos O. Williams Co., East Santa Clara street at Eighth. Internment Santa Clara Cemetery.

 

More About Rev. Hugh C. ALLEN:

Burial: Santa Clara Cemetery, California, United States

 

Notes for Jennie P. DARBY:

San Jose Mercury Friday Jan. 9, 1959  Pg. 4:

Allen, In San Jose, Calif., Jan. 8, 1959, Jennie P. Allen wife of the late Rev. Hugh C. Allen; beloved mother of James T. Allen , San Jose and Jacob D. Allen, Petaluma; grandmother of six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A native of Urbana, Missouri, aged 90 years. A member of St. Paul's Methodist Church.

 

Services Saturday, Jan. 10,  at 10 a.m. from the Williams Funeral

Chapel, East Santa Clara at Eighth.

       

Children of Hugh ALLEN and Jennie DARBY are:

+      377             i.    Jacob D. "Jake"8 ALLEN, born Jan 1890 in Missouri, United States; died May 1969 in Campbell, Santa Clara, California, United States.

+      378            ii.    James "Jim " T. ALLEN, born Aug 1891 in Missouri, United States.

        379           iii.    Franklin "Frank" A. ALLEN, born Nov 1898 in Oregon, United States; died 1910 in California?, United States.

 

More About Franklin "Frank" A. ALLEN:

Cause of Death: Infantile paralysis

 

 

        198.  Jacob D.7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 12 Sep 1859 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States79.  He married Ida R. WOOD 10 Oct 1886 in United States.  She was born Oct 1856, and died 01 Sep 1919.

 

Notes for Jacob D. ALLEN:

Jacob moved with his parents to Missouri in 1875 with his parents who located on a farm in New Home Twp., Bates Co. 

 

1900 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri - 5 June 1900)

Allen, Jacob D.     head    white    male    Sept, 1859    40yrs    married 13yrs    born-Kentucky

                             father-Virginia    mother-New York    Publisher Paper    own house    mortgage free

          Ida R.         wife    white    female    Oct, 1856    43yrs    married    13yrs    born-Indiana

                             father-Maryland    mother-Maryland

          Robert D.   son    white    male    July, 1887    12yrs   born-Missouri    at school

          William H. son    white    male    Jan, 1892    8yrs    born-Missouri    at school

          Jacob W.   son    white    male    July, 1895    4yrs    born-Missouri          

          Also, living in the house was a servant, Myrtle W. Morgan (23).

                      

1910 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri)

Allen, Jacob D.       head    male    58    married1    23yrs    born-Kentucky    father-Maryland  

                               mother-Scot English    Clerk    Court    own home, mortgage free

           Ida R.           wife    female  48    married1    23yrs   3born    3living    born-Maryland    father-United States  

                               mother-United States 

           William H.   son      male    18    single    born-Missouri    attended school

           Jacob W.     son      male    14    single    born- Missouri   attended school

           Robert D.     son       male    22    married 1    0yrs    born-Missouri    Editor    Weekly paper 

                               employer

           Irene O.       daughter-in-law    female    23    married1    0yrs    born-Missouri    father-Pennsylvania  

                               mother-Wisconsin

Orr, Mary               boarder    female    55    widow    3born    3living    born-Wisconsin    father-United States  

                              mother-United States

 

1920 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri)

Allen, Robert D.     head    rent house    male    white    32yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Kentucky  

                              mother-Indiana    Publisher    Newspaper    self-employed

           Irene           wife    female    white    31yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Pennsylvania  

                              mother-Wisconsin

           Jeanette      daughter    female    white    9yrs    single    attended school    born-Missouri 

 Orr, Mary J.          mother-in-law    female    white    59yrs    widow    born-Wisconsin    father-New York  

                              mother-New York

 

1930 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri)

Allen, Robert D     head    own house    $6000    radio    not farm    male    white    42yrs    married    born-Missouri  

                             father-Kentucky   mother-Indiana    Editor  Newspaper

           Irene          wife-h    female    white    40yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Pennsylvania    mother-Wisconsin   

Orr, M(illegible)    mother-in-law    female    white    76yrs    widow    born-Wisconsin    father-New York    mother-New York

Allen, Jeanette      daughter    female    white    30yrs    single    born-Missouri

 

More About Jacob D. ALLEN:

Burial: 07 Feb 1941, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri, United States80

 

More About Ida R. WOOD:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri, United States

       

Children of Jacob ALLEN and Ida WOOD are:

        380             i.    Robert D.8 ALLEN, born Jul 1887 in United States; died 25 Apr 1967.  He married Irene //.

 

Notes for Robert D. ALLEN:

1920 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri)

Allen, Robert D.     head    rent house    male    white    32yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Kentucky  

                              mother-Indiana    Publisher    Newspaper    self-employed

           Irene           wife    female    white    31yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Pennsylvania  

                              mother-Wisconsin

           Jeanette      daughter    female    white    9yrs    single    attended school    born-Missouri 

Orr, Mary J.           mother-in-law    female    white    59yrs    widow    born-Wisconsin    father-New York  

                              mother-New York

 

1930 Federal Census (Ward 3, Butler City, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Bates Co., Missouri)

Allen, Robert D     head    own house    $6000    radio    not farm    male    white    42yrs    married    born-Missouri  

                             father-Kentucky   mother-Indiana    Editor  Newspaper

           Irene          wife-h    female    white    40yrs    married    born-Missouri    father-Pennsylvania    mother-Wisconsin   

Orr, M(illegible)    mother-in-law    female    white    76yrs    widow    born-Wisconsin    father-New York    mother-New York

Allen, Jeanette      daughter    female    white    30yrs    single    born-Missouri

 

Social Security records

Robert D. Allen    SSA# 488-38-5110    born-7 July 1887    died-April 1967    last residence- 64730, Butler, Bates, MO

 

More About Robert D. ALLEN:

Burial: Butler Cemetery, Bates Co., Missouri, United States

 

        381            ii.    William H. ALLEN, born Jan 1892 in United States.

        382           iii.    Jacob W. ALLEN, born Jul 1895 in United States.

 

 

        199.  Elizabeth Cook7 ALLEN (Richard Nun6, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born May 1863 in Kentucky, United States.  She married Rev. W. C. BEWLEY 23 Sep 1885 in Bates Co., Missouri, United States.  He was born Aug 1852 in Tennessee, United States.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Cook ALLEN:

Elizabeth's husband's name was provided by Pat Woodson.

 

The following information was found by Richard N. Allen of Oklahoma in the 1900 Federal Census.  It is the family of Richard Nun and Jannett Campbell Allen's youngest child, Elizabeth or Lizzie.  On 5 Jun 1900 she lived in on Joplin St., Ward One,  Webb City, Joplin Township, Jasper County, Missouri.

 

Bewley, C. W.

Relationship: head

Date of birth: Aug 1852, age 47

Marital status: married, 15 years

Birthplace: Missouri

Father's birthplace: Tennessee

Mother's birthplace: Tennessee

Occupation: Preacher

 

(Note: According to the Richard Nun Allen's obituary, his name may have been W. C. Bewley.)

 

Bewley, Elizabeth

Relationship: wife

Date of birth: May 1863, age 37

Marital status: married, 15 years

Mother of five children, five living

Birthplace: Kentucky

Father's birthplace: Maryland

Mother's birthplace: New York

 

Children of Elizabeth ALLEN and W. BEWLEY are:

        383             i.    Nettie8 BEWLEY, born Jul 1886 in Missouri, United States.

        384            ii.    Mary BEWLEY, born Nov 1888 in Missouri, United States.

        385           iii.    Annie BEWLEY, born Dec 1889 in Missouri, United States.

        386           iv.    Winfield BEWLEY, born Oct 1893 in Missouri, United States.

        387            v.    William BEWLEY, born Apr 1897 in Missouri, United States.

 

 

        202.  Laura Elmina7 COOKE (Dorothea Elizabeth "Libby"6 ALLEN, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1849 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States, and died 1919.  She married Charles Dennis BARNEY 1868, son of ___ BARNEY and Elizabeth DENNIS.  He was born 1844 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States, and died 24 Oct 1945 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, United States.

 

Notes for Charles Dennis BARNEY:

Charles was a millionaire according to Katherine S. Forwood who corresponded with family historian Ben Allen in 1905.

 

New York Times Oct 24 1945: "PHILADELPHIA - Charles D. Barney, formerly one of this city's most distinguished financiers and one of the country's eldest Civil War Veterans, died last night in his home in nearby Elkins Park after a long illness. His age was 101. He was born  in Sandusky, Ohio, where his father was a grain merchant. His mother  was the former Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis, a member of an old New York family. Mr. Barney was attending college in Ann Arbor, Mich., when his elder brother, Henry, was killed in the Civil War. After two more years of study he persuaded his mother to permit him to enlist. At the age of 19 he became a corporal in the 145th Regular Ohio Infantry, and helped man fortifications along the Potomac which protected Washington from the cavalry of Gen. Juba. Early. After the war he returned to Sandusky and worked as a clerk and bookkeeper in the Second National Bank, but he quit after two years and came to Philadelphia. About the same time he renwed his acquaintance with Laura E. Cooke, daughter of Jay Cooke, the financier who maintained offices here but returned annually to Sandusky. Mr. Barney became affiliated with the banking house of Jay Cooke and Co. in 1867 and a year later married Mr. Cooke's daughter. The couple went to Europe on their wedding trip and were received in Paris by Empress Egenie. The Cooke bank failed in 1873, and a year later, with Jay Cooke Jr., Mr. Barney founded the brokerage and banking house of Charles D. Barney and Company, which soon became internationally known and was one of the leaders in the stock and bond business on Wall St. Finance alone, however, did not occupy all of Mr. Barney's time. He was an amateur musician, actor and devout churchman, he taught Sunday School in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he was rector's warden. Mr. Barney retired in 1906 at the age of 62, but retained his directorships in many organizations until a few years ago.  He traveled extensively with Mrs. Barney until her death in 1918. Later he spent most of his time with his six daughters or traveled to Florida or California, where he spent the winters. When he was 93 he received word that his crony, John D. Rockefeller Sr., had died at 97. "Keep me alive longer than Mr. Rockefeller," he instructed his physician. He said his greatest ambition was realized when he celebrated his 100th anniversary seven years later. Two of his daughters, Mrs. John H. Whittaker and the Baroness Frederick von Hiller, with whom he lived, were at his bedside when he died. He also leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Henry M. Watts and Mrs. Archibald B. Hubbard."

       

Children of Laura COOKE and Charles BARNEY are:

        388             i.    Carlotta "Dorothea"8 BARNEY.  She married Horace HARDING.

+      389            ii.    Elizabeth BARNEY.

        390           iii.    Emily Bronaugh BARNEY, born 16 Jan 1876 in Ogontz, Pennsylvania, United States; died 1961.  She married Baron Fritz Von HILLER 1907; born 1875; died 1931.

 

Notes for Emily Bronaugh BARNEY:

The following item is from The Sandusky Star-Journal of 8 November 1907:

“From Philadelphia comes the report of the recently announced engagement of Miss Emily B. Barney and Baron Fritz Von Hiller.  Miss Barney was  presented to society several seasons ago.  She is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Barney, of "Eildon," Ogontz, and a granddaughter of the late Jay Cooke, the celebrated financier.  Baron Fritz von Hiller was formerly lieutenant in the Second Guard, Field Artillery Regiment of the German army and is now residing at Edgeworth, Pa. Miss Barney is well known in Sandusky, having upon several occasions visited in the city with her father.”

 

 

        204.  Sarah Esther7 COOKE (Dorothea Elizabeth "Libby"6 ALLEN, Richard Nunn5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 1852 in Philadelphia?, Pennsylvania, United States, and died 1914.  She married John Morris BUTLER 1871. 

       

Children of Sarah COOKE and John BUTLER are:

        391             i.    Elizabeth Cooke8 BUTLER.  She married Eugene Haskins ROSENQUEST.

        392            ii.    John Adams BUTLER.  He married Isabel Perry TIFFANY.

        393           iii.    Henry Emerson BUTLER.  He married Allice Eleanor MASON.

        394           iv.    Allen BUTLER.  He married Kathryn BORDER.

        395            v.    Clarissa Boalt BUTLER.  She married Wilfred M. HAGER.

        396           vi.    Laurence BUTLER.  He married Marie Virginie Mar MADEIRA.

 

 

        222.  Benjamin William7 ALLEN (Richard Maurice6, Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 25 Mar 1853 in Elmville, Wexford Town, Ireland, and died 14 Oct 1918 in Purcell, Bloomfield, Dublin, Ireland.  He married Harriette "Harry" WATERS 07 Feb 1881 in Parish Church, St. George, Dublin, Ireland, daughter of John WATERS and Mary SNOWE.  She was born 03 Mar 1851 in Dublin, Ireland, and died 07 Dec 1928 in 2393 Queen St., E.,  Toronto, Ontario, Canada81.

 

Notes for Benjamin William ALLEN:

None of Ben's siblings appear in the St. Iberius Church registers; he appears to have been born between two major gaps in these records.

 

According to an 1885 business directory, Ben worked as an insurance agent of Main Street in Wexford, Ireland before he went to work as a Manager for the Bank of Ireland.

 

The Bank of Ireland--Mountmellick?--was located in Tipperary. Ben's grandson John A. Allen told me that bank managers maintained flats on the third floor of this building. The bank offices were on the first floor and the kitchens in the basement. Each manager was also given a servant, but  B.W. never made enough money to properly educate his sons. This also suggests that he had inherited nothing from his father, a man who had several sons to finance.

 

In later life, both Benjamin and a cousin became very interested in the family history.  His wife Harriet saved his papers and bought them to Canada when she immigrated. Eventually Ben's grandson, John Annesley Allen, entrusted these papers to me.

 

There is no marriage portrait of Ben and Harry, but several wonderful pictures have survived of their family, depicting seven of the eight children who were born in as many years. Ben is always a dark bearded, pleasant-faced man; Harry is a plain, but aristocratic looking woman with her legacy of thin lips and frizzy hair and the children are inevitably solemn.

 

Both parents appear to have been devoted to their children and devastated by their losses. Ivy Ruth died before the age of two in the same room she was born in. Her parents erected a large monument to her in Tipperary. Much later, two of the boys were killed in action, Arthur Havilland in Oct 1917 and John de Renzi in August 1918.

 

His son's military service papers indicate that Ben was already insane, but his descendants believed that these cataclysmic events tipped the scales.

 

Ben was an Purcell inmate in Bloomfield, Dublin when he died of "acute melancholia."  His wife  Harry was concerned enough about her remaining children and grandchildren inheriting Ben's disease, to request an autopsy. She was relieved to find out that Ben had died of "meningitis" and  that his condition would not affect future generations. 

 

It is doubtful that Ben's diagnosis was meningitis as we currently understand it. Neither the onset of his disease or his demise was sudden or swift.  His deterioration appears to have been rather slow, and much more characteristic of Alzheimer's, or possibly encephalitis. Either of these conditions might lead to brain cell losses and personality changes.

 

His early retirement also points to a slow deterioration. He was barely 51 and considering the difficulties his sons faced educating themselves, he still needed money for a growing family who ranged in age from  13 to 22.  His co-workers presented him with a large, silver tray and tea service, engraved with these words: "To Benjamin W. Allen Esq., by his friends in Mountmellick & District as a token of their esteem & good wishes May 1904."  Each silver piece was also stamped with Ben's Allen crest, a lion holding a rudder & bearing the words "Triumpho morte tam vita" (or "I triumph in death as in life.").

 

After Ben's death, his wife Harry left for the New World, accompanied by her oldest daughter, May, a girl who never married. They liquidated their few assets to do so, and May started looking for work, first in Winnipeg, Manitoba, although they eventually settled in Toronto.

 

Most of Harry's children had already immigrated by the year 1919. Her oldest son, Maurice, a marine engineer, was probably farming unsuccessfully in Alberta at the time, although he also ended up in Ontario. Her youngest son, Loftus, who had abandoned his training for the Anglican ministry at Trinity College due to lack of funding, was working as a chartered accountant in Toronto, Ontario. Her second daughter, Isabella, must have been well established in Maryland, USA with Thomas Thomas Hall & three of their four children. Only one daughter, Eva Maude, remained behind in Ireland.

 

Ben and Harry's children were not as prolific as their parents. Only the second child, Isabella and the last child, Loftus, ever married. Isabella had four children, and Loftus had three, and the seven of these grandchildren became Harry's world. She is buried in Toronto, Canada on the other side of the world from her husband Ben. Her children Richard "Maurice" and May are buried with her.

 

More About Benjamin William ALLEN:

Baptism: 24 Jun 1853, St. Iberius Church, Wexford, Ireland82

Cause of Death: Acute melacholia; chronic meningitis

Employed: the Bank of Ireland in Mountmellick, Tipperary.

Medical Information: Ben's certified death register indicated that he died of acute melancholia after months of weakness. His autopsy report specified "chronic meningitis," with no brain abnormality. 

Occupation: Banker

Resided: 1918, 33 Belgrave Rd., Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

 

Notes for Harriette "Harry" WATERS:

Blue eyes and curly hair.  Several pictures have survived of Harriette, most of them probably taken when she was in her thirties, although one shows a sad faced woman in a widow's veil.

 

"Harry" was probably the youngest child in a family of eight children. It  is not known how she occupied her time before her marriage when she was almost thirty.  Harriette's concern for her children, all born when she was between the ages of 31 and 39 and all but one of them born in the Bank of Ireland House in Tipperary, Ireland.  When her husband died of a brain related ailment, she asked for an autopsy to rule out any possibility of an inherited disease which might affect either her surviving children or her grandchildren.

 

After her husband's death, Harriette immigrated to Canada with her daughter Eva in 1919, although she evidently spent time with her son-in-law, Thomas Hall of Tracy's Landing, Maryland.  She brought the family papers and the family silver with her.  Harriette's surviving sons, Maurice and Loftus were already in Canada.  She eventually settled near her youngest son, Loftus, in Toronto.  It is not known when May joined her.

 

There is a large monument to Harriette and children Maurice and May in a Toronto  cemetery.  Harry had left Ireland after her husband Benjamin W. Allen died in 1919.  Her son Loftus gave Harry this epithet: "H. Allen (Mar.3, 1851- Dec.7, 1928) wife of B.W. Allen, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary."  Nothing else.

 

More About Harriette "Harry" WATERS:

Burial: 11 Dec 1928, St. John's Norway, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cause of Death: Pneumonia (bronchial)

Immigrated: 08 Jun 1919, Harriette immigrated from Ireland via Liverpool, England aboard the Vauban, docking at Ellis Island, New York on June 8.  She arrived in Canada 25 July 1919.83

Medical Information: Myocardial senility

       

Children of Benjamin ALLEN and Harriette WATERS are:

 

        397             i.    Mary "May" Harrietta8 ALLEN, born 03 Jan 1882 in 18 Upper Sherrard St, Dublin, No.1 North City, Ireland; died 15 Sep 1959 in probably Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for Mary "May" Harrietta ALLEN:

Name & residence of father given as B. William Allin, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary on her birth certificate; rank "bank agent." Birth reported by John D. Waters, occupier at same address.

 

May wrote a letter to her "dearest Loftus" May 7, 1919, indicating her desire to work near Winnipeg.  She said she had left the Walkers; "the children were awful."  At this point, her mother and sister were planning to sail on the Vauban on May 25.

 

More About Mary "May" Harrietta ALLEN:

Burial: 18 Sep 1959, St. John's Norway, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada

Immigrated: Abt. Jul 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada possibly as a nursery governess, although she ended up in Toronto with her mother

Resided: Abt. 1919, 6 Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

        398            ii.    Isabella Frances "Francie" ALLEN, born 01 Mar 1883 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 17 Jul 1966 in Maryland, United States.

        399           iii.    Richard "Maurice" ALLEN, born 30 Mar 1884 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 21 May 1951 in probably Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for Richard "Maurice" ALLEN:

Some discrepancy with his age; cemetery records indicate he died age 65.

 

Maurice immigrated from Tipperary, Ireland in 1915, giving his final destination as Sunnybrook, Alberta, Canada.  This is also his residence as indicated in his brother's 1917 will. In the manifesto of "The Menagntic,"  he was described as being 5' 7" with sandy hair and hazel eyes.  Farmed unsuccessfully in Alberta. Also a marine engineer; probably trained here. Eventually worked for steam ship owner in Lake of Bays, Ontario.

 

More About Richard "Maurice" ALLEN:

Burial: 23 May 1951, St. John's Norway, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada

Immigrated: 27 Mar 1915, to Canada via Ellis Island on the Megantic from Liverpool, England. Maurice's occupation was listed as a farmer. He recorded his father, B.W. Allen, resident of the Bank of  Ireland, as his next o f kin.84

Occupation: 1915, Farmer

Resided: 1917, Sunnybrook, Alberta, Canada.  Information extracted from his brother John De Renzie's will.

 

        400           iv.    John de Renzi ALLEN, born 12 Dec 1885 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 29 Aug 1918 in Arras, France.

 

Notes for John de Renzi ALLEN:

John's birth is recorded in the family Bible of Benjamin William Allen and Harriette Waters.  He was the first member of his family to immigrate to Canada where he worked as a policeman:

 

1911 Canada Census/ Saskatchewan / Battleford / 47 Battleford / page 23

Allen John Derenzi     M  Policeman [RNWMP]  S  Dec  1885  26

 

According the above 1911 Canada Census record, he had immigrated to Canada in 1904. He appears to have been living in the Barracks of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

 

He was 5' 8" with grey eyes and brown hair when he signed up for the CEF in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of 31 yrs and 9 mths, he had spent eight years in the Royal North-West Mounted Police prior to his enlistment in the Calgary Draft of the Divisional Cyclist Depot at Sarcee, Alberta on 20 September 1917. He listed his next-of-kin as his father, and stated that he was working as a policeman in Calgary, Alberta, most of his adult life.

 

His pay of $15.00 per month as of the 1 Mar 1918 was sent to his mother at 33 Belgrave Rd., Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland. His father's name was crossed out with a notation that the change was made due to his father's insanity.

 

His embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia  on the Scotian t arrived in England on Dec 7, 1917 and and went to France Mar 23, 1917.  He died of wounds received during the Battle of Arras*, having been reported missing the previous day. 

 

*" By succeeding in destroying the very heart of the German defence system, the Canadians enabled the British 3rd Army to advance eastward at a great pace. The success of the operation had a positive effect all along the western front, presaging an imminent Allied victory. The battle itself was actually a complex, two-operation conflict, that of the Scarpe and that of the Drocourt-Quéant Line, both part of the overall Allied strategy which consisted of exhausting the enemy who was already retreating eastward. The Battle of the Scarpe resulted in an Allied advance of no less than eight kilometres, while at Drocourt-Quéant, Allied troops expelled the Germans from one of their vital defence systems, advancing another six kilometres and taking up new positions in front of the next obstacle, the Canal-du-Nord.

 

The Battle Zone: Arras

 

The Canadians were on the Arras-Cambrai Road, with the Scarpe on their left, opposite a series of enemy defensive positions that were afforded good protection by the topography of the region. The battle zone also extended northeast beyond the high Artois Hills. About 14 kilometres east of Arras was the Drocourt-Quéant Line, an impressive, well-fortified system of trenches and shelters. This line of defence was designed to keep the Allies from advancing into the Douai Plain.

 

 

Battle Plan: Attack by Two Canadian Divisions and One British Division

 

These positions thus became the initial objective of the Canadians. Since the enemy was expecting an attack, it was obviously impossible to surprise the Germans. Consequently, the strategy adopted was to launch successive frontal attacks to exhaust the enemy troops.

 

When the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions arrived in the sector, they became responsible for the front that extended northward from Neuville-Vitasse to the Scarpe River, two kilometres west of Fampoux. The 1st and 4th Divisions were not due to arrive until August 25 and 28 respectively. In the interim, the 51st British Division formed part of the Canadian Corps and provided flank protection north of the Cambrai Road. According to General Currie’s plan for the first phase of the offensive, simultaneous attacks were to be launched by the British Division on the left, the 3rd Canadian Division between the Scarpe and the Cambrai Road, and the 2nd Division on the right.

 

 

Key Factors: Use of Massive Artillery and Moving H-Hour Up

 

General Currie had no less than 14 field artillery brigades and nine heavy artillery brigades at his disposal in the way of supporting fire. In addition to the artillery of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions already engaged in the offensive, these units included the artillery of the 15th, 16th and 39th British Divisions and three army brigades. In short, the massive artillery support proved to be crucial in advancing rapidly and exhausting enemy forces that were so well located in their defensive positions.

 

Monday, August 26, had been chosen as the day of attack. The drizzling rain would not make the advance easy. H-hour, which was initially set for dawn, was moved up to 3:00 a.m. in the hopes of deceiving the enemy. The ruse worked as the surprised German soldiers put up little resistance and the Canadian infantry was able to progress quickly in the first moments of battle, without having to use armoured equipment.

 

The Battle Objectives: Monchy-le-Preux, the Fresnes-Rouvroy Line, the Red Line (the Drocourt-Quéant Line at the Buissy Switch) and the Green Line (Opposite the Canal-du-Nord)

 

The first objective was to capture a north-south line, west of Monchy-le-Preux, and then move east as far as possible. The intermediate objective was to break the Fresnes-Rouvroy Line and capture Cagnicourt, Dury and Etaing.

 

Once these manoeuvres were successfully executed, an even larger task awaited the Canadians — breaking the Drocourt-Quéant Line and, finally, establishing a front line immediately west of Canal-du-Nord, beyond which the enemy would likely have retreated.

 

Preparations: Preliminary Raids, and Road and Railway Repairs

 

The Canadians did not enjoy the rest period that usually followed participation in major operations such as the earlier Battle of Amiens. Furthermore, on August 23, they raided the German-occupied city of Neuville-Vitasse in broad daylight and partially captured it. It is assumed that the enemy decided not to organize an extended defence when it realized that it was dealing with Canadians, whom it regarded as the best troops.

 

While the first objectives were being reached and the attack on the Drocourt-Quéant Line was being planned, the major task lay ahead of repairing and extending the roads and local railway lines, which were crucial to supplying the troops.

 

The Assault

 

H-hour: August 26, 3:00 a.m. The 2nd Division was on the right, south of the Cambrai Road; the 3rd Division, between the road and the Scarpe; the 51st Highland Division, on the left, north of the Scarpe. Supported by a powerful artillery and machine gun barrage, the attack made good progress. The 3rd Division captured Monchy, the first objective, with a skilfully executed encircling manoeuvre that was praised long after the tactical feat. On the right, the 2nd Division captured the villages of Guemappe and Wancourt during the afternoon. By nightfall, the Canadian line extended about 914 metres east of Monchy.

 

General Currie’s orders for the 27th were to break through the Fresnes-Rouvroy Line and thereby advance by eight kilometres. It took two more days of bitter fighting before this defence system near Boiry-Notre-Dame was penetrated, and when the Battle of the Scarpe ended on August 30, resolute German garrisons were still stubbornly clinging to it.

 

In the first three days of the battle, the 2nd and 3rd Divisions had advanced more than eight kilometres over rough, broken land furrowed with extremely well-fortified trenches. Nevertheless, the Canadians succeeded in reaching the great majority of their objectives and captured 3,300 prisoners and a large number of guns.

 

The Drocourt-Quéant Phase, September 2-3, 1918

 

After a 48-hour respite, the assault on the main enemy defensive line in the west, the Drocourt-Quéant Line, was launched. This time, the 1st and 4th Divisions led the charge. At dawn, armoured and infantry units advanced behind a powerful artillery barrage. South of the Cambrai Road, the 1st Division moved forward quickly as the tanks destroyed enemy posts that had survived the initial barrage. Just a few hours later, at around 7:30 a.m., one battalion had already cleared the main trenches, but not without suffering some heavy losses. Subsequently, the Canadians reached their objective of Buissy Switch before midnight.

 

In the centre, the 4th Canadian Division had also been fighting a hard battle between Dury and the main road, on the front trenches of the Drocourt-Quéant Line that were on a long exposed ridge of Mont Dury. Although the Germans had a topographical advantage that enabled them to fire and bomb from elevated positions, and despite their heavy losses, the Canadian battalions and the tanks reached the top of the ridge and drove the enemy back. The 4th Division had reached its first objective with the capture of Dury. During the night, the enemy pulled back, and on September 3, the Canadian Corps met no resistance when it advanced about six kilometres to take up positions facing the next obstacle, the Canal-du-Nord.

 

In the first four days of September, the Canadian Corps captured more than 6,000 unwounded prisoners and inflicted heavy losses on the German Army. Its own casualties amounted to 5,600 men in this short period.

 

 

The Successes: 1st Division (Major-General Macdonell)

 

When he spoke of the successes of the Army Corps, General Currie praised the 1st Canadian Division in particular for attacking and capturing the Fresnes-Rouvroy and Drocourt-Quéant Lines, which amounted to a penetration of almost ten kilometres.

 

The Ambushes: 2nd Division (Major-General Burstall)

 

During the operations on the first two days, the 2nd Division experienced some difficulty in the operations prior to capturing the two enemy lines. The objective of breaking through the Fresnes-Rouvroy enemy defence system was unsuccessful at first as the 2nd Division had difficulty breaking through these lines near Boiry-Notre-Dame, thus leaving the objective only partially achieved when the Battle of the Scarpe ended on August 30.

 

Wounded from All Segments of Canadian Society

 

The two phases of the Arras operation cost the Canadians nearly 11,000 men. It was during the Battle of the Scarpe that Georges Vanier, the future Governor General of Canada, lost his leg while commanding the 22nd Battalion. Although not loudly proclaimed, the cultural diversity of the Canadian Expeditionary Force is evident in those who were wounded; amongst the thousands of soldiers wounded in this battle is a Montreal car washer of Japanese origin, Ischimatsu Shintani, an infantryman with the 24th Battalion who suffered serious head injuries 

 

Source: Arras-War Diaries...Library and Archives Canada  < http://www.collectionscanada.ca/05/0518/051806/05180606_e.html  >  Assessed 2 Jul 2007

 

 

His memorial reads:

 

In Memory of

 

                    Private JOHN DE RENZI ALLEN

 

                       2nd Bn., Canadian Machine Gun Corps

               who died aged 32 on Thursday, 29th August 1918.

 

Private ALLEN was the son of B. W. and Mrs. H. Allen, of Bank of Ireland

                               House, Tipperary, Ireland.

 

                               Remembered with honour

 LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais,

                                           France.

 

 

More About John de Renzi ALLEN:

Baptism: Abt. 15 Dec 1886, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland

Burial: Sect. III, Row A, Grave 19, Ligny-St.Flochel, British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France

Cause of Death: Gun shot wounds.

Enlisted: 20 Sep 1917, Second Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Service Number: 2600830

Will: 06 Oct 1917, Bequeathed his personal estate to his brother Richard M. Allen, Sunnybrook, Alberta, Canada

 

        401            v.    Ivy Ruth ALLEN, born 15 Feb 1887 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 06 Jun 1888 in Bank of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland.

 

Notes for Ivy Ruth ALLEN:

Born 4:10 am; died 11 am in the same room in which she was born.

 

More About Ivy Ruth ALLEN:

Baptism: 18 Feb 1887, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland

       

402  vi. Eva Maude ALLEN, born 20 Mar 1888 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 23 Oct 1964 in Tipperary, Ireland.

 

Notes for Eva Maude ALLEN:

Brown hair, hazel eyes. Never married.  In 1919, at the age of 31, Eva accompanied her mother to Canada.  She may have worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but by 1922 she was back in Ireland.  Dr. J. Dowling's handwritten note reads: "Miss Eva Allen is suffering from Auditory Vertigo and partial deafness.  She has also weakness of one arm which owing to disease in childhood is badly developed and short. She is not capable of earning her own living." (dated April 17, 1922, Nelson Place, Tipperary, Ireland)  This suggests that she may have qualified for some kind of pension in Ireland.

 

She was probably living at 11a Albert Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin, Ireland as her brother Loftus wrote a letter to his wife from this address July 25, 1925.  Loftus had evidently come home to help her sell her house.  He wrote: "Eva does not want to come to Canada and she says her horses would have paid in time.  I tell her she lost in about 12 months nearly 200 pounds and she is as mad as hatter with me."

 

More About Eva Maude ALLEN:

Baptism: 27 Mar 1888, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland

Immigrated: 25 Jul 1919, New York, US from Ireland with her mother on a first class ship, called the Vauban from Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

+      403          vii.    Loftus "Loftie" Annesley ALLEN, born 02 Mar 1889 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 01 Jan 1973 in Islington, Ontario, Canada.

 

       

Ben and his grown sons, probably about 1908

 

404  viii. Arthur Havilland ALLEN, born 15 Jun 1890 in Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick, Tipperary, Ireland; died 04 Oct 1917 in Langemarck, Belgium.

 

Notes for Arthur Havilland ALLEN:

Born 6:40 a.m.  Arthur's birth was recorded in the family Bible of Benjamin William Allen and Harriette Waters. 

 

Little is known about Arthur's early years, but he was reported as missing in action and presumed dead after he enlisted.  A fitting tribute was written by a a friend, recounting how courageouslyhe  led his men into battle:

 

"8/10.17.

 Dear Mr. Allen:

I am unfortunately the Bearer of very sad news.  Your son was killed on the morning of the 4th inst. while very gallantly leading his men in an attack. He has been reported as 'Missing believed killed,' but I am afraid there is absolutely no hope of his being a prisoner.  During the attack, and they had to advance a long distance, your son went to the right to try to maintain touch with our next Company.  He was seen to fall and the men say, that is those who were with him who are left, that he was killed instantly.  At the time of course everyone was moving and although a thorough search was made your son's body was not discovered.  It would be very hard for for you to realize what the ground is like up there, it is churned up and pitted with shell holes.  Your son behaved in a most gallant manner, he has always done so.  He was very popular with all, and respected.  He and I were great friends, and used to have a stroll together most days.  Of late I have never seen him in better form, and he went up the line in great spirits.  Up there the men tell me he was laughing and joking. Zero hour was at 6 a.m. and as the barrage came down your son turned around and said to his men 'Come on now I am off.'  He jumped over the parapet and led them like a true man with fine courage.

 

I cannot tell you how sorry I am for you all in your great sorrow, and what a great loss it is to me personally.  I am, I am afraid, very bad at expressing myself in a letter, so please forgive if I have broken this awful news to you very clumsily.  I offer you and all your family my true and deep sympathy. Yours sincerely, Talbot Considine."

 

 

Arthur's memorial reads:

 

                   In Memory of

 

      Second Lieutenant ARTHUR HAVILAND ALLEN

 

                     11th, attd. 1st Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers

               who died aged 27 on Thursday, 4th October 1917.

Second Lieutenant ALLEN was the son of Mr. B. W. and Harriette Allen, of Tipperary.

 

                               Remembered with honour

       TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

                                                                                                                 

More About Arthur Havilland ALLEN:

Baptism: 02 Jul 1890, Bank of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Enlisted: Abt. 1915, 10th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Ireland after resigning from a good position in Canada. He was later made Second Lieutenant.

 

 

        231.  William Henry7 ALLEN (William6, Robert5, Robert4, John3, Elnathon2, George1) was born 12 Apr 1858 in Latimerstown, Wexford, Ireland, and died 08 Feb 1931 in Slaney View, Wexford, Ireland.  He married Maude Beatrice ___ Abt. 1892 in Wexford, Ireland. 

 

Notes for William Henry ALLEN:

William Henry Allen was baptized "the son of William and Bessie Allen of Latimerstown..." but his mother died within days of his birth. It is not known who raised William. His paternal grandmother was dead and his father didn't remarry for another five yea