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Rachel McDaniel Allen
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1789
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct., 1851
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

Wife of John Easter Allen.

Rachel (McDaniel) Allen is the daughter of Hugh McDonald/McDaniel (b about 1760, d 9-24-1828) and Rebecca Rogers (b about 1761, d about 1840) Hugh and Rebecca lived in South Carolina before settling in Pulaski County, KY in 1809.

The name "McDonald" was the Hugh McDonald/McDaniel family's original Irish surname, but the family also used the name "McDaniel." On 3/18/2014, Pulaski County historian Lyman Allen said the names McDaniel and McDonald were, indeed, sometimes interchanged, and a record of Rachel's last name spelled McDaniel was written on the Minister's Marriage Returns to the Pulaski County Court Clerk. Lyman also said Rachel is named in Hugh McDonald's will with John Allen as one of the administrators. Also see the following two Rootsweb postings of Al McDaniel containing excerpts from various genealogy sources on why McDonald families also used the surname McDaniel.
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Rachel's father, Hugh McDonald/McDaniel served in the Revolutionary War. See John Easter Allen's page for additional Hugh McDonald/McDaniel biographical information.

Hugh and Rebecca (Rogers) McDonald/McDaniel were married 9-22-1778 in Fairfield, SC.

Rachel's siblings (with spouse names) are:
Ann "Annie" b 1790 (married John Mills)

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

Hugh McDonald

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

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

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

Margaret "Peggy" (married John Roberts 12-20-1821 Wayne Co, KY)

Rebecca (married Ephraim Cain 03-06-1828, Pulaski Co, KY)

Rachel McDaniel married John Easter Allen on March 12, 1804 in Pulaski County, Somerset, KY. Children of John and Rachel (McDaniel) Allen (all born in Pulaski County, Somerset, Kentucky):

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)

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

Polly Allen (b 1819 - d 1865) (Married George Saunders)

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)

Family links: 
  John Easter Allen (1783 - 1857)*
  Nancy McDaniel Allen Allen (1809 - 1878)*
  Samuel Allen (1817 - 1895)*
  Volentine W. Allen (1825 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: L
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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Rachel <i>McDaniel</i> Allen
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