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Harrison Allen
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1823
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1865
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Harrison Allen was born in Daviess County, Indiana on the 18th of February, 1823 to James Allen and Mary Hyzer. He was the 7th of 11 children born to that union but only the 2nd child born in Indiana. His father, James, having brought the family in 1819 to the new state of Indiana
Harrison bought land in Reeve Township, Daviess County, Indiana and married Anny White February 25, 1843 in Section 35 about a mile east of present day Alfordsville. Next door to him were my Great Grandfather Michael Truelove and his wife, Nancy White Truelove, the sister of Anny. Both families built the log cabin homes and cleared the land as they were both farmers as were most of the pioneers in this area.
Sometime in the mid 1850's as their families were increasing in size and the children were growing up they felt the need for larger houses. Together, Harrison Allen and his brother-in-law, Michael Truelove, built kilns between the homes to fire their own bricks and erected 2 story brick homes, the first brick homes in Reeve Township. They had 8 rooms each ( 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor) with a central wooden stairway and the brick walls at the base were 18 inches deep.
Harrison had 9 children in 1864 when he was drafted into Company G 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment, In July of 1865 after they had taken part of the capture of Raleigh, North Carolina, and just 3 months before the 13th was mustered out, Harrison died. His wife, Anny, remarried and life went on.
The Allen and Truelove Children grew up together, played, went to the same school (which was located on the Southwest corner of the Allen farm, and went to the same church, Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
In 1881 Hilary Truelove , my Grandfather and the youngest son of Michael Truelove, married Vienna Allen, the daughter of Alfred Allen, an older brother of Harrison. So Hilary's Aunt was Anny White Allen and Vienna's Uncle was Harrison Allen.
Harrison has a stone Cenotaph at the Old Union Cemetery that is located on the land that was the farm of his father, James Allen, and where he grew up.

Family links: 
  Mary Hizer Allen (1791 - 1888)
  Anny White Miles (1826 - 1898)
  Charles Allen (1810 - 1894)*
  Susannah Allen Chattin (1815 - 1879)*
  Joseph Allen (1817 - 1895)*
  Alfred Allen (1821 - 1888)*
  Harrison Allen (1823 - 1865)
  Harrison Allen (1824 - 1865)*
  James Allen (1825 - 1890)*
  Mary Elizabeth Allen Shively (1827 - 1849)*
  Andrew Jackson Allen (1828 - 1911)*
  Eliza Allen McCord (1831 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Raleigh National Cemetery
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 5, 323
Maintained by: Kes Truelove
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3272307
Harrison Allen
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Harrison Allen
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 Added: Nov. 6, 2010
- quebecoise
 Added: Oct. 18, 2007
Harrison Allen...Residence was not listed;... Enlisted on 12/20/1864 as a Private....On 12/20/1864 he mustered into "G" Co. IN 13th Infantry... He died on 6/15/1865 at Raleigh, NC....Federal Pension Information:...His Widow (Anna Allen) applied for a pens...(Read more)
- Bev
 Added: Apr. 22, 2007

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