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John M. Allan
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1840
Sullivan County
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1913
Stewart County
Tennessee, USA

From Goodspeed's History of Stewart County 1886.
John M. Allan, one of the enterprising business men of Dover, is the son of Thomas and Ann (Mapledoram) Allan. His parents were both of foreign nativity, the father from Scotland and the mother from England. Soon after their marriage in Bristol they sailed for this country, landing at Norfolk, Va.; thence they moved to Sullivan County, N.Y. were they made their permanent home. By trade he was a ship-carpenter. Though he was not a professing Christian he had profound reverence for the Sabbath and its services. He still lives at a very old age. John is a native of Sullivan County, N.Y., born in 1841. Having received a common school education early life he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked till 1862, when he volunteered in Company A, One Hundred and Forty-third New York Infantry, to give service to the Union, and after serving nearly three years returned bearing an honorable discharge. Having become acquainted with Nannie Overstreet, their marital rites were appropriately solemnized in 1866. Both belong to the Christian Church. Politically considered he is a Democrat. His occupations have been various, such as merchandising, brick-making and carpentering. In 1878, he in partnership with T.R. Martin, opened a store and undertaker's room in Dover. Having dropped the former he conducts the latter in connection with a livery stable. Whatever Mr. Allan takes hold of is the better for his having handled it. Such men deserve the esteem of all. As mentioned above Mr. Allan was instrumental in starting Dover Brick, a brickyard that was used extensively in the post Civil War reconstruction. The First Christian Church building is an example of this brick. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Allan (1815 - 1902)
 
 Siblings:
  John M. Allan (1840 - 1913)
  Archibald C. Allan (1844 - 1923)*
  Martha Allan Otis (1855 - 1942)*
  Mary L. Allan Avery (1859 - 1936)*
  Ruth Allan Parsons (1861 - 1902)*
  Sherman Barton Allan (1865 - 1914)*
  Frank Allan (1872 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dover Cemetery
Dover
Stewart County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Roe Lane
Record added: Dec 15, 2002
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John M. Allan
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- Vivian
 Added: Nov. 9, 2010
Relationship to me: grand uncle of husband of aunt. Never forgotten and always loved.
- Christopher Erin Lindstrom
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012
You are not forgotten...
- Vivian
 Added: Nov. 9, 2010
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