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John Easter Allen
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Birth: 1783
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1857
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

John Easter Allen is the son of Pvt. Samuel Allin/Allen Senior and Nancy (Easter) Allen.

A book written by Maud Bliss Allen about Pvt. Samuel Allin/Allen Senior and descendants is available online at (Samuel Allin (1756-1841) Rev War Soldier of NC and KY: a record of his many descendants 1756-1960). The book can be read online, and a pdf version of the book can be downloaded and saved. Paperback copies of the book are available in print for purchase at These copies do not have the original blue book cover.

John Easter Allen is the husband of Rachel (McDaniel) Allen. Rachel was born 2-28-1789 in North Carolina and died in Oct., 1851, Pulaski County, KY.

John Easter Allen is the brother of Samuel "Uncle Sam" Allen, Jr., Frances (Frankie) Allen Dick, Rial Easter Allen and David Easter Allen.

Tax lists for John Allen in Pulaski County, KY for the years 1841, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1847, 1848 show 402 acres at Sinking Creek, Pulaski County. Sinking Creek is now named Somerset. From these tax lists, it appears John sold the land sometime in 1850 or 1851. (Source: LDS Library Microfilm #008,211) See an interactive aerial view map of Somerset, Kentucky on Satellite Views Net.

Burial location for John and Rachel (McDaniel) Allen in Kentucky. In March, 2014, Lyman Cowan "Skip" Allen verified the following:
On the street map of Pulaski County, John Easter Allen's property was bordered on the north by Govers Lane and extended over a hill to Sinking Creek. Note a stream called Allen Branch, possibly named for him. The family burial plot is located in the rear of private property on the south side of Govers Lane between Nixon and Jacksboro Streets. (Note: Lyman Cowan "Skip" Allen passed away December 27, 2014 in Nevada. Lyman is the son of Lyman Qualls Allen and Audrey (Cowan) Brown. He is the stepson of Louis Brown. Lyman grew up in Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY and moved to Nevada. Lyman is in the direct line of John Easter Allen's son James Fountain Allen (See John's children listed below.). Lyman knew much of the history of Pulaski County, KY.)

About Rachel McDaniel/McDonald's Parents
Rachel McDaniel is the daughter of Revolutionary War Soldier Hugh McDonald/McDaniel (b about 1760, d 9-24-1828) and Rebecca (Rogers) McDonald/McDaniel (b about 1761, d about 1840). Rachel's parents lived in South Carolina and settled in Pulaski County, KY in 1809. They were married on 9-22-1778 in Fairfield, SC. Their surname McDonald was their original surname, but they also used the name McDaniel. Hugh served approximately fifteen months in the Revolutionary War, enlisting around 1776. He served in Colonel Sumter's Regiment under Captain Brown, fought in the Battle of Sullivan's Island (Fort Moultrie) and served as a light horseman (Dragoon) in Colonel Sumter's Regiment under Captain McClure. Hugh was very strong and endured many hardships during his military service. His strength and the support of his wife Rebecca helped him through it. See more biographical information in the online 2009 Will Graves transcription of Hugh's original American Revolution pension application:
Also see the Leslie Mikesell Wood Rootsweb archive for the Allen Family of NC, KY, MO and Utah:

The children of Hugh and Rebecca (Rogers) McDonald/McDaniel (with married names) are:

Ann "Annie" Mills b 1790 (married John Mills, son of Rev War Soldier Cpt. John Mills of Chester Co, SC)

Jane Turpin (married George Kinder Turpin in Wayne Co, KY)

Rebecca Cain (married Ephraim Cain on 3-6-1828, Pulaski Co, KY)

Rachel Allen (married John Easter Allen 3-12-1804 in Pulaski, KY)

Hugh McDonald

Nancy Harris (married Dabney Harris from Indiana 8-6-1812, Pulaski, KY)

Andrew McDonald (married Patsy Cox 2-15-1815, Pulaski, KY)

Martha Kissel (married Thomas Kissel 9-11-1822, Wayne Co, KY)

Margaret "Peggy" Roberts (married John Roberts 12-20-1861, Pulaski, KY).

The children of John and Rachel Allen (all born in Pulaski County, Somerset, Kentucky)are:

John "Jack" Allen (b abt 1808 - d abt 1880)

Nancy Jane Allen (b 1-5-1809 - d 3-26-1878) (Married James Allen)

William McDaniel Allen (b 8-1-1812) (Married Elizabeth Logan)

Mary (Polly) Allen (b abt 1815 - d 11-15-1852 per 1852 Pulaski Co Vital Records) (Married Creed Saunders on 3-2-1852 per 1852 Pulaski Co Vital Records) (Creed Saunders b 2-26-1807 Bedford Co, VA - d 5-22-1856 Andrew Co, MO)According to a Saunders family document, Polly was the second wife of Creed Saunders, and his first wife was Parmelia (Dollarhide) Saunders with whom he had several children. Per the 1852 Pulaski County Vital Records, Creed moved to Andrew County, Missouri where some of his older children were living.

Samuel Allen (b 8-3-1817 - d 3-3-1895) (Married Mary Norvell/Norville)

James Fountain Allen (b 12-1-1822) (Married Julena K. Saunders)

Volentine Allen (or Voluntine W. Allen) (b 6-27-1825 - d 11-15-1916) (Married Mildred M. Saunders) Children all born in KY (FamilySearchOrg 1880 US Census): Rebecca Elizabeth (Allen) Gover (b 11-13-1853); James H. (b abt 1856), David T. (b 9-16-1858); Allie (b abt 1862); Henry (b abt 1866); Mamie (b abt 1869); Amie (b abt 1871)

David Allen (b 1829) (Married Matilda Cundiff; Later married Sophey Massey)

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Allen (b abt 1833 - d 8-19-1879 Kearney, Clay Co, MO) (Married William Fore, a farmer, son of Jesse and Nancy Fore) Children: Mary Jane, Rachel, C. Victoria, John Manson, Samuel, Archie, Alice, Martha, Kate

Genealogy Research Note:
Additional research on John Easter Allen and family is archived on the following Allen, Mikesell, Burket and Skinner family history rootsweb site:

Family links: 
  Samuel Allen (1756 - 1841)
  Nancy Easter Allen (1761 - 1829)
  Rachel McDaniel Allen (1789 - 1851)
  Nancy McDaniel Allen Allen (1809 - 1878)*
  Samuel Allen (1817 - 1895)*
  Volentine W. Allen (1825 - 1916)*
  John Easter Allen (1783 - 1857)
  Frances Easter Allen Dick (1786 - 1849)*
  Rial Easter Allen (1791 - 1865)*
  David Easter Allen (1797 - 1881)*
  Samuel Easter Allen (1799 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Jul 08, 2011
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