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William Allen1,2

Male
b. 1771, d. 1845


Family Hannah (Stull) Baldwin b. 2 January 1781 or 1789, d. 9 January 1855
Marriage* circa 1809  Guernsey Co., OH, Principal=Hannah (Stull) Baldwin2,1,3 
Children  1. Francis B. "Frank" Allen b. 25 Oct 1810, d. 8 Dec 1861
  2. Jacomiah M. Allen b. c 1812, d. 29 Jan 1882
  3. Joseph M. Allen b. 7 Apr 1815, d. 25 Dec 1878
  4. David Allen b. c 1816, d. c 1859
  5. Margaret Allen b. c 1819
  6. William C. Allen b. c 1820
  7. Benoni Percival Allen b. c 1823
  8. Vandieman Allen b. c 1823

Note*   The first two settlers in Jefferson township, Guernsey Co, were Martin Stull and William Lautz. They came from Greene Co., PA in 1805. Soon afterward, in 1806, came William Allan who had been born in Yorkshire, England in 1771. He settled on lot 28 and owned 750 acres of land. Martin Stull died soon after William came and Martin's widow became William's wife.

William was active in the church first aligning himself with the Buffalo Presbyterian Church where he was one of the first elders of the church. He later donated the land to build the first Methodist church in Jefferson township which was named "Allen's Chapel" in his honor. It was organized in 1824 and the first meetings were held in William's home until the structure was erected in 1839. The first trustees of the church were William Nusgrave, James Tribey, Francis B. Allen, Caleb Canann and Jacob Launtz.

There was a debt remaining after the building of the structure and if not for David Allen and Jacob Launtz, who assumed the remainder of the debt, the church would have ceased operations. The early Allen family members of the church were William Allen and wife, Frank Allen and wife, and J. M. Allen and wife.

William was very civic minded and the first elections of township officers in April 1816, he was elected township trustee. He was elected the following years as well. After the township was divided into Jefferson and Madison townships, he wa elected to office many more times.

William also was a member of the jury on the first trial held at the new Guernsey County Common Pleas Court in Cambridge. The trial was the State of Ohio vs Samuel Timmons.

William also served as a delegate during a Governatorial Election.

He was named in the estate of Martin Stull and the 1825 taxes made mention of that fact.2,1 
Note   There is only one William Allen found in the LDS IGI records that was born/christened in 1771 in Yorshire England. It is as follows:

WILLIAM ALLAN
Christening: 09 APR 1771 Long Marston, Yorkshire, England
Father: EDWARD ALLAN
Mother: MARY

This information comes from the parish registers of Hutton Wandesley (alias Long Marston), in the county of the city of York, 1645-1812 (1660-1693/4 missing) : also marriages to 1837, baptisms to 1865, & burials to 1885 Church of England. Parish Church of Long Marston (Yorkshire).

Robert Woods gives the date as 31 OCT 1771. 
Land*   William Allen owned 750 Acres in Madison and Jefferson townships, Guernsey Co., Ohio. Much of that land is now the Salt Fork National Park. The Allen's Church cemetery which was on William's land still exists and is located on a Peninsula on the shores of Salt Lake east of Brady on Salt Fork Road 14. 
Birth* 1771  Yorkshire, England1,2 
Marriage* circa 1809  Guernsey Co., OH, Principal=Hannah (Stull) Baldwin2,1,3 
Census* 1820  1820 Federal Census, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, Series: M19, Roll: 131, Page: 464
Allin, Wm 601101-11110-0100-0000-0000-0000-0000-12
6 Males 0-10
1 Males 16-18
1 Males 16-26
1 Males 45+
1 Females 0-10
1 Females 10-16
1 Females 16-26
1 Females 26-454 
Census 1830  1830 Federal Census, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, Series: M19, Roll: 131, Page: 464
Line 13
Allen, William 0214000100000-0010101000000
000000-000000-000000-000000-11-00000-0000
2 Males 5-10
1 Males 10-15
4 Males 15-20
1 Males 50-60
1 Females 10-15
1 Females 20-30
1 Females 40-505 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Guernsey County, Jefferson Township, Series: M704, Roll: 397, Page: 361
Allen, William 0002400010000-0000100100000
000000-000000-000000-000000-9-0500000-0-0-000-000-00-00-000000000
2 Male 15-20
4 Male 20-30
1 Male 60-70
1 Female 20-30
1 Female 50-606 
Death* 1845  Jefferson Twp., Guernsey Co., OH1,2 

Citations
  1. [S299] Household History of Guernsey Co., OH, T.F. Williams.
  2. [S298] History of Guernsey Co., OH 1911, Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census , 1820 Federal Census.
  5. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  6. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.


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