This story is taken from 'The History of Ryegate Vermont', pgs 278-279.
"David Allan, b. Inchinnan, Scotland, 1740; m. 1759, Margaret Willison of that place. He was one of the two commissioners chosen by the Scotch American Co., to go to America and select a place for settlement. (See Chaps. II and IV). He returned to Scotland intending to go back to America, but was unable to leave his leased farm till 1801, when he was taken sick, and died. He was buried on the very day he was to have taken passage for America, exactly 28 years from the day of his first setting out in 1773. His children, William and Margaret, went directly from the grave to the ship. This name has often been spelled Allen, but his signature, clearly attached to several papers, is David Allan. Mrs. Allan, with her chil. Mary and Elizabeth, and her grandsons, Robert and David White, came in 1802. None of the sons settled in Ryegate. Children all b. in Scotland."
Jean Allan Miller (1760 - 1839)*
Created by: Gary Robertson
Record added: Aug 04, 2012
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