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Lieut Justin William Allen
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1833
Rushford
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1926
Oberlin
Decatur County
Kansas, USA

Justin Allen: Captain in Civil War; md. Harriet Witter 15 Sep 1856 in Exeter, Green County, WI; father of Arthur, Edith, Guy and Oberlin "Obe" Allen. Obe was the first child born in Oberlin, KS.
Kathy Weaver and I (Kent Kooi) have been researching the men of the 4th Iowa Cavalry for a little more than a year now, and have some additional information for his bio:
Justin W. Allen was 28, and living in Delhi, Delaware Co., Iowa, when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 4th Iowa Cavalry on Sept 2, 1861. He was mustered into federal service on Nov 23, 1861.
Allen was officially discharged from the 4th Iowa Cavalry on Oct 20, 1862, in accordance with a War Dept. Order to discontinue the regimental bands.
Prior to his official discharge from the 4th Iowa Cavalry, Allen took up residence in Exeter, Wisconsin, and there enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 31st Wisconsin Infantry on Aug 15, 1862. On Jan 12, 1863, he transferred from Co. F to Co. I.
On Feb 21, 1865, Allen was discharged from the 31st Wisconsin Infantry, and commissioned as the 2nd Lieutenant of Co. B of the 50th Wisconsin Infantry. He was promoted to Captain on April 14, 1866, and then mustered out of the service on June 12, 1866.
Allen applied for his Civil War pension on July 30, 1883. His application is #491,177, and his certificate #527,057.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Harriet L Witter Allen (1838 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur William Allen (1857 - 1948)*
  Guy Clark Allen (1872 - 1956)*
  Oberlin E. Allen (1879 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oberlin Cemetery
Oberlin
Decatur County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Dusting Trails
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60568707
Lieut Justin William Allen
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Lieut Justin William Allen
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Companion #06979 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014
4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: May. 10, 2011
Co B 4th Iowa Cavalry. 31st and 50th Wisconsin Infantry. Remember those who served.
- kweaver
 Added: May. 10, 2011
 
 
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