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Corporal John Peter Allen
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Birth: 1743
Stafford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1822
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Baptised 12 August 1743 Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia.

Inscription: In memory of JOHN ALLEN who departed this life Dec 8th 1822 Aged 79 Years

He served in the Revolutionary War under Lt. Col. Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, in 1779. In February 1779 he is listed as corporal. His unit was Co. A, 2nd S.C. Regiment. He most likely moved to South Carolina before the Revolution.

7 Apr 1786 bet. NATHANIEL WOOROUGH, senr. and SAMUEL WOODROUGH...for love I bear my son, SAMUEL and 10 pds...100 ac whereon I now live on Yadkin Rover across fence in NATHANIEL WOODROUGHS Plantation...adj land now in possession of JOHN ALLEN...

By 1786, he moved his family to Spartanburg County, S.C., to an area that later became the town of Woodruff. His brother-in-law, Joseph Woodruff, moved at the same time from Surry County, N.C.

John Peter Allen and his wife Elizabeth (Lindsay) was accepted into Bethel Baptist Church there in Woodruff in 1788. He died in 1822 and is buried at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Blocked and copied from his will:

William L. Allen hath received one horse saddle and bridle and one Cow and calf 72.85.
James Allen one horse bridle and saddle, one cow and calf Hogs, Chairs and Axe 78.35
Mary Woodruff one mare one bed one cow and calf pewter pot Knives and forks $85.50
Susanna Pace one mare, bed cow & calf pewter pot Knives and forks $98.35
John Allen one horse, cow & calf & hogs $79.28
Micajah Allen one horse one cow one calf $70.00
Caleb Allen one horse, one cow $70.00
Matthew Allen one horse $55.00
Lucretia Allen one bed $15.00
Elizabeth Allen one bed $15.00 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Lindsey Allen (1752 - 1822)*
  James Henry Allen (1775 - 1826)*
  Mary Ann Allen Woodruff (1777 - 1854)*
  Caleb Allen (1792 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Allen Cox (1796 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Bethel Baptist Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Tamara Maddan
Originally Created by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
Record added: Aug 15, 2008
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Corporal John <i>Peter</i> Allen
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Corporal John <i>Peter</i> Allen
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Corporal John <i>Peter</i> Allen
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- Vickie Oates Woods
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- David ~ Effie
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