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Charles Allen was born 1730 in Hanover Co. VA., and died 8 December, 1807 in Warren Co. NC.

From Virginia Families page 669 state; Charles Allen was in the French and Indian wars from Lunenburg, 1758, and a gentleman Justice of that county until he moved to NC., and was in the 2nd and 5th Regiments of the Continental Line from that state.

Charles married about 1752 to Nancy Ann Vincent, born 1735 either Va., or NC., and died 1815 Warren Co. NC. Daughter of William Vincent.

At least two sons of Charles Allen were Revolutionary Soldier as were their father. See SAR and Pension records, for detailed information.

All of the children of Charles Allen and Nancy Ann Vincent are not known.

1. John Allen, born 1753 VA.
2. Ann Allen, born about 1756 VA.
3. Charles Allen, born 8 March, 1758 VA., died 1848 in TN., He was a Pvt. in the Revolution. Married Patty Jenkins
4. Vincent Allen, born 1760 Lunenburg Co. VA.
5. James Allen, born about 1762 VA.
6. William Allen, born about 1764


Vincent Allen
Son of Charles Allen

Vincent Allen, born 1760 in Virginia and died April, 1836 in Warren Co. NC. He was a Revolutionary Soldier from North Carolina.

From Genealogies of Virginia. Vincent Allen was the son of Charles Allen and Ann Vincent who descends from William Vincent.

Vincent married Mary Bowdoin/Bowdon, daughter of John Bowdoin and Judith Farrar of Mecklenburg Co. VA. Judith died in Warren Co. NC., 1826 and her will is on file, naming her daughter Mary as wife of Vincent Allen.

Mary Allen died in 1850 and may have applied for a widow's pension. I have not checked the pension records on Vincent Allen.

Children of Vincent and Mary Allen are:

1. John Allen born 1794 Warren Co. NC., went to TN., and married in Bedford Co. to Nancy Caroline Morton. He died in Hardeman Co. TN. in 1881.
2. Susan Allen, born 1798 Warren Co., died 1871 NC.
3. Nancy Allen, born ? Warren Co.
4. Edmund Allen, born 12 July, 1799 Warren Co.
5. Tabitha Allen, born Warren Co. NC.
6. Joseph Farrar Allen, born 1801 NC., died 1889 Vance, NC.
7. Agnes Allen, born 1804 NC., married 1837 to Richard Kearney
8. Turner Allen, born 1 June, 1806 Warren Co., died 11 July, 1869 Warren Co. He married Martha Montgomery. Turner and Martha "Betsy" are listed on the 1850 census of Warren Co. with 10 children in Household # 8, page 7.

Looking for any descendants of James Walter Allen (1858-1938). Born in Gibson TN, the son of John Allen and Sarah Louisa Harwood, died in Washington DC. He married Flora A. Hamel on 23 Nov 1881 in Davidson TN.

Children of James and Flora Allen were:
Adelaide, born 1882,married Cornish Bailey, died bef. 1938
Orion, b. 1884, married (1) Stack and (2) Burbank
Martha Louise, married William Archer Dyer
Joseph Walter, born 1889, (lived in Mexico in 1938)
Wetherford, born 1892, died before 17 Jan 1938
Morton Pickard,born 1894 in TN, Lived in NY in 1938
Forrest Francis, born 1896 in TN
Mary Grady Allen, born 1904, resided in Los Angeles in 1938

James Walter Allen was Historian for the Sons of the American Revolution in the early 1900s. He is descended from several Revolutionary War veterans and was a published genealogist.


I found the following statement at  http://members.aol.com/ASRogers4/gdata.html

"In the book "Life & Times of Edward Swanson" by Wm McRaven 1937 the following was listed for Polly Allen, the second wife of Edward Swanson, was a daughter of Charles Allen; b. Lunenburg Co., Va. 1758, where his father was stationed during the French and Indian Wars, d. 1848 in Williamson Co., Tenn, and his wife Patty Jenkins, daughter of John Jenkins of Orange Co., N.C. married in Warrenton, N.C., 1781. 

 (2) Granddaughter of Charles Allen, b. 1730 died 1808 in Warren Co., N.C. and left a will and his wife Ann Vincent, b. 1740 d. 1815 in Warren Co., N.C., married circa 1754 Northhampton Co., N.C.

(3) Great-grandaughter of Charles Allen, b. 1756 and his wife Susanna Ware of Henrico Co., Va.

(4) Great-great granddaughter of Richard Allen, Jr/ of Hanover Co., Va., b. -- d. 1742 in St. Martins Parish, Louisa Co., Va., and his wife Sarah Walker b. -- d. 1728 Henrico Co. VA. and left a will.

(5) Great-great-great granddaughter of Richard Allen, Sr., Vestryman of St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., VA. 1685-1725.  Wife not now known.  She was a sister of Captain Sanford Gray Allen, well known among the first settlers of prominent men in Williamson County, Tenn."  

All of the above information was given by James Walter Allen, Historian General, National Society sons of the American Revolution and was supposed to be an authority on information pertaining to Polly Allen.  I hope this helps you with your search.  Most libraries can get a copy of the book on an interlibrary loan. Vicki"


James Walter Allenís parents were John Allen Jr., b. 6 Feb 1833 at Rutherford, TN;  d. 2 May 1866 at Hardeman, TN as a result of Civil War wounds;  on 13 Oct 1857 at Trenton, Gibson Co. TN, he married Sarah Louisa Harwood, b. 13 Mar 1839 at Gibson, TN; d. 24 Aug 1861 at Harrison, AR. 

Since both of JWAís parents died by the time he was 8 years old, his Grandfather took over raising JWA and his brother, Felix Orion.

WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY, Vol. 13, July 1933, #3 - The Allens of Virginia
Ages of My Fatherís Family (from records found in Family Bible of Archer Allen)
Samuel Allen b. ca. 1695 d. 1774 - Goochland Co.
Mary H. Allen b. 15 May 1695 d. 8 Mar 1763
Ann Allen b. 19 Jan 1721
William H. Allen b. 7 May 1724
John Allen b. 27 Mar 1726 d. 27 Jun 1754
Mary Allen b. 13 Mar 1727 d. 25 Aug 1732
Valentine (male) b. 29 Apr 1730 *m. 26 Feb 1753 Ann Arnold d. 17 Sep 1799
Susanna Allen b. 8 Feb 1732
George H. Allen b. 10 Apr 1734 d. 13 Dec 1778
Mary Allen b. 7 Feb 1738
Phillip Allen b. 22 May 1740 *19 Nov 1763 to Elizabeth, dau of Daniel Coleman, d. 8 Mar 1763
Mary Allen b. 31 Aug 1738
Elizabeth Allen b. 17 Dec 1739 *m. 29 May 1762 to Peter Field Jefferson
Archer b. 6 Apr 1741 d. 26 Jan 1811
Judith Allen b. 22 Sep 1743
William Allen b. 30 Apr 1745
Patty Field Allen b. 25 Aug 1746 *m. 28 Mar 1768 to William Daniel
Obedience Allen b. 1 Mar 1747
Samuel Allen b. 8 Nov 1750
Francis Allen b. 25 Feb 1752
Field Allen b. 26 Oct 1754
Ann Allen b. 24 Dec 1760

Will of Samuel - names sons Archer, Samuel, Field, and dauís Mary, Elizabeth Jefferson, Judah Murry, Patty Field, Daniel, Obedience Townes, Frances & Ann. Wife Martha and son-in-law Wm Daniels. Witnesses - Stephen Woodson, Lucy Woodson, Geo Barker, Wm Towns.

Will of Archer Allen, son of Samuel, date 24 Jan 1811, proved Prince Edward Co. - names sons William A., Samuel, James, Daniel, John, Merit, and Cary C. Daughters Elizabeth Langhorn, granddau. Elizabeth S. Ford and wife, Elizabeth. Wit: Richard Allen, Frances Anderson, Baker Legrand. Elizabeth b. 6 May 1751 and d. 12 Oct 1823. Children listed Wm Archer, b. 1774; Salley, b. 1776; Samuel, b. 1778; James, b. 1780; John Archer, b. 1782; Daniel, b. 1785; Elizabeth, b. 1787; Merit, b. 1789; Cary Calvin, b. 1792. Elizabeth Salley Ford, b. 27 Apr 1798, d. 22 Sep 1798,

This Allen appears to have lived 1st in New Kent, then Henrico, then Goochland, Cumberland and then Prince Edward Counties.
*** Another Samuel Allen - of Goochland was probably Samuel Allen, son of William Allen of New Kent, who was born, according to St. Peters Church Register Parish 20 Sep 1713.
*** Richard Allen was about this time vestryman of St. Peterís Parish

TYLERíS QUARTERLY, Vol. 19, #2, October 1937
p.110/111 **** Will of William Allen of Elizabeth City County, 1731 - wife Elinor, negro woman Sue; Ĺ lot of land in Hampton to two sons, John and Anthony; rest of estate equally divided between all children - Anthony Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomas and Anne Allen - all not of age; dau. Mary Henry; dau. Anne Allen; dau. Jane Allen - not of age. William, Henry and wife co-executors.

abstíd & compíd by Lela C. Adams, 1985

p.7 DB1:p.52- LWT - Isaac Jones - 9 Mar 1781, Proved 28 Feb 1782, Witnessed by John Kelly, John Renfro, Joel Walker

PARISH REGISTER OF CHRIST CHURCH, 1653-1812, Middlesex Co., VA, orig. pub. 1897, reprint - 1975

p.7 William Allen departed this Life 4th of Septemb 1681 & was buried in ye lower Chapll Church yard next day following - being 5th 9br 1681
p.20 William Allen & Katherine Smith were marryed 2th Decemb 1680
p.23 Thomas Allen & Lucey Blake were marryed 10th Augs 1685 & he dyed yt very day

IBID (VA MAG OF HIST & BIO), Vol. 32, Jan - Oct 1924

p.60 Hannah, dau. of Anthony Armistead (Elizabeth City County - Will proved 18 Dec 1728) & Anne ?, he son of Anthony & grandson of William the emigrant - married William Allen.
p.144 Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704 - King & Queen County
Allen, Thomas 100 acres p.156 - same as above
Walker, John 6,000 acres p.157 - same as above
Walker, John Johnsons Land 1,000 acres p.182 (same as above)
Christopher Walker - 1655/56 - witnessed will of Richard Greenhouse - Lancaster/Westmoreland

p.241 (same as above) 28 Mar 1727 - Council (Virginia Council Journals) - Orders for running the dividing line between Virginia & North Carolina -"and it is further ordered that John Allen Gent. & Mr. Mayo Surveyors be & they are hereby appointed Assistants to the said Commissioners for the better performing the Services aforesaid & that they be paid for their Trouble and Expence out of His Majestys Revenue.
p.379/80 - Virginia Council Records (dates are wrong) February the 27th 1727 -"Commission for Settling the boundary approved - "This Board having received information that Mr. Allen one of the surveyors appointed for running the dividing Line between this Colony and North Carolina, declining going on that Service being hindered by the dangerous indispositon of his wife." [appointed Mr. Alex Irwin & if he canít serve, then Mr. Drury Stith.]
Henrico Rent Rolls - 1705
The number following the name is the amount of acres the person held.
Allin, Widdo - 99
Allens Orphan Lands - 99 Porter, Wm - 175
Porter, John - 100
Woodson, John - 4060;
Woodson, Robert Jr. - 1157;
Woodson, Rich - 180;
Woodson, Widdow - 650 Watkins, Henry Sr. - 100;
Watkins, Thomas - 200;
Watkins, William - 120;
Watkins, Jos - 120;
Watkins, Edward - 120
No Walkers

Cumberland County, Virginia Tithes 1768 - by William Allenís
21. Samuel Allen - 6
31. Drury Allen - 3
42. Stephon Woodson - 5
157. Daniel Allen - 7
161. Jas. Allen - 6
168. Isaac Allen - 4
194. Francis Allen - 2

James City County Rent Roll - 1704
Allen, Richard - 540 acres

Mr. Michael Allen
APEX ó Mr. Michael Neal Allen, 48, of 5400 Doemont Drive, died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after four months of failing health, three weeks critical.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. John C. Allen, who survives, and the late Mrs. Hallie Allen Allen. He was manager of the Raleigh Branch of Colorado Prime and was a graduate of Western Carolina University. He was a member of Cane Creek Friends Meeting.
Survivors other than his father of Snow Camp include two daughters, Miss Caroline Neal Allen and Miss Katie Marie Allen, both of Siler City; stepmother, Mrs. Caroleen F. Allen of Snow Camp; a brother, Mr. John W. Allen of Atlanta; and a stepsister, Mrs. Nancy Shaw Riley of Chapel Hill.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cane Creek Friends Meeting by the Rev. Dale Matthews. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of his father and stepmother, 717 Clark Road, Snow Camp.
Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Friends Meeting, Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, N.C. 273

NAME Vallie Viola /Allen/   1 SEX F   1 BIRT   2 DATE 24 JUL 1888 2 PLAC Polk, Red River Parish, Louisiana
DEAT  DATE 12 AUG 1926  PLAC Hall Summit, Red River Parish, La.
  1 BURI 2 DATE Aug-1926
PLAC Mt. Zion Cemetery, Red River Parish, La.
  1 NOTE Twin of Hallie Allen.  Buried next to Julian L. Thomas.
CONT Died during great influenza epidemic of 1926.


Robert B. Allen spelled his middle name "Batey," although it is very likely that the name was properly spelled "Beattie." Robert's father, Thomas Allen, was an associate of the first clerk of court of Smyth County, Robert Beattie, and bought land from him. Also, one of Robert B. Allen's grandchildren was given the same middle name and the grandson spelled the name "Beattie." 

It is known that Robert B. Allen's parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Allen. Thomas' parentage is unconfirmed. He died intestate in Smyth County, Virginia, on 1 Feb 1843 prior to birth and death records having been kept by the state. According to the Allen family Bible (dated 1854), Thomas Allen and Elizabeth Crow were married on 21 January 1821. Elizabeth had first been married to John Mackey Crow, who died about 1815. By him, she had two children: Jane Crow and John Harvey Crow. Based on guardianship papers filed in Washington County, Virginia, Thomas Allen was appointed guardian of Jane and John Crow. Based on a law suit filed in Smyth County in the 1830s by Thomas and Elizabeth Allen, Elizabeth was the daughter of John Snider.

Thomas is believed to have been the son of Samuel Allen and Fannie Rice, who were married in Granville County, North Carolina. They had two children, Thomas, who was older, and Elizabeth. This is, currently, a theory only, although the available evidence supports the supposition. The 1850 Federal Census shows that an Elizabeth Allen, aged 57, was living with Thomas' son, Samuel G. Allen, while in the same census, an Elizabeth Allen, aged 50, was living with Thomas' son, Robert B. Allen. These Elizabeths may be, respectively, Elizabeth (Snider) (Crow) Allen and Elizabeth Allen, the younger sister of Thomas Allen. After Samuel Allen's death, with two children to care for, Fannie Allen married John Earl in North Carolina and relocated to Washington County, Virginia in Southwest Virginia. The 1850 Census shows John and Fannie Earl living in Smyth County with Fannie's sister, Sally Rice. John and Fannie had their own offspring, as well.

Thomas Allen is listed as "Maj. Thomas Allen" in the 1838 Smyth County tax list, although no information has yet been uncovered explaining the rank of major associated with his name. 

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children: (Click here to see a court document that identifies all but one of these children.)

Samuel Green Allen, born 16 August 1821, married Sophronia F. Anderson in Ashe County, North Carolina on 29 August 1843. Samuel was listed in the 1850 Census as being a stage driver. He was committed "as a lunatic" to the Smyth County Jail, according to court documents, and died on 23 December 1856 leaving no offspring. Samuel G. Allen's place of burial is unknown. 

Mary Ann McAllister Allen, born 28 April 1824, married George Washington Cullop in Smyth County, Virginia and relocated to Texas. 

Robert Beattie Allen, born 16 July 1827, married Paulina Jane Killinger in Smyth County, Virginia on 10 May 1849. Robert died on 28 September 1896 and was buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery outside Marion, Virginia. Paulina died on 7 February 1903 and was buried beside her husband. Robert and Paulina had the following children:

William Jackson Allen (1850-1893) married Lillie B. Killinger. 
James Thomas Allen (1852-1920) married Alice Belle Bocock. 
Michael Albert Allen (1854-1944) married Victoria Elvina A. Bonham, daughter of James Harvey Bonham and Martha Louisa Peters. 
Susannah Elizabeth Allen (1855-1935) married Peter Snavely Groseclose. 
Mary Margaret Allen (1859-1941), never married. 
Samuel Floyd Allen (1862-1939) married (1) Katie Malinda Monroe and (2) Mary Ida Currin.
Ferdinand Johnston Allen (1864-1945) married Laura Lou Copenhaver. 
Eliza Jane "Doll" Allen (1866-1915) married Victor Shields Charlton 

William Townsend Allen
, born 23 March 1829, died 28 October 1832. Buried in Royal Oak Cemetery, Marion, Virginia. 

Elizabeth Snider and John Mackey Crow had the following children:

John Harvey Crow, born 22 December 1812. 
Jane Crow
, born 2 July 1814, married Robert Thompson 21 January 1836 in Smyth County, Virginia