|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1832|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1911|
The records reveal that John moved to Georgia about 1837 with his parents John and Eliza (Jeter) Allen from Barnwell District, South Carolina. They lived in Early, Echols, Clinch, Berrien, Lowndes and Cook Counties.
The record of the family bible shows that John married Emily Susan Zeigler the 6th of August 1856. They had eleven children: John H., Hansell, Eliza, Laura, Thomas, Emma "Emily", Mary, Charles, Hattie, Norton, and Golie Allen. Golie was the first person buried in Lakeview Baptist Church Cemetery.
John served in : Johnson's mounted Volunteers, CSA, 11th Cav, GA.; during the War Between the States.
According to Emma Bertha Allen Arden, granddaughter of John T. Allen, at the close of the War Between the States, John had been sent home due to illness or he would have been at Appomatiox with his company at the surrender to Grant.
John had three brothers who served during the War Between the States, they were: Hansford, Barzilla and James. They all served for Georgia.
An Iron Cross was placed on John's grave the 29th of January 2009, by the Dixie Chapter #2576 of Adel, Georgia and the Frankie Lyle Chapter #2074 of Jonesboro, Geogia to paid tribute to John T. Allen at his grave at the Lakeview Baptist Church in Lenox, Georgia.
The picture of John T. and Emily Susan Zeigler Allen was share to all by Mrs. Betty Allen of Lenox, Georgia.
In the first election for Justice of the Inferior Court he was elected one of the justices and served 1859-1861.
The coming of the new A&G Railroad in 1859-1861, induced Mr. Allen to move to Stockton, a new town on the line of the railroad in Clinch County (now Lanier). He continued to operate a mercantile business. He lived there until the close of the war when he moved to a farm near Naylor, Lowndes County and lived there until 1887. Hearing about the fine farm lands on the line of the new G.S. & F. Railroad that was to built through from Macon to Valdosta, he sold out his Lowndes County farm and moved to what was then Berrien but now Cook County, and acquired lands on which he built his home and lived until his death. A year after he moved there, 1888, the railroad was built through and a station established within a mile of his home and a town-site laid out, which was subsequently called Lenox.
John Allen (1805 - 1885)
Eliza Jeter Allen (1806 - 1860)
Emily Susan Zeigler Allen (1842 - 1910)
John Holman Allen (1857 - 1945)*
Hansell Wilson Allen (1859 - 1933)*
Laura Bell Allen Mills (1862 - 1902)*
Thomas Erastus Allen (1865 - 1950)*
Emma Allen Lott (1866 - 1948)*
Charlie Merk Allen (1871 - 1960)*
Norton Osmus Allen (1877 - 1948)*
Golie F. Allen (1880 - 1895)*
John T. Allen (1832 - 1911)
James D Allen (1839 - 1913)**
Maintained by: Linda Murphy
Originally Created by: Frances Bowen Frost
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
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