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Benjamin Franklin Allen
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1809
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1864
Adair County
Missouri, USA

NO MARKER ON THIS GRAVE!

Benjamin Franklin Allen married Elizabeth F. Fry on April 14, 1831 in Morgan County, Illinois by the Rev. John Allen and they had eleven children:
1) Margaret (Allen) Hickman (1833-1915)
2) Deborah (Allen) Archer (1835-____)
3) Sarah J. Allen (1836-1900)
4) William David Allen (1837-1926)
5) Thomas Phillip Allen (1839-____)
6) Robert Linzie Allen (1842-1925)
7) Susanna (Allen) Scott (1843-____)
---sp. Solomon J. Scott
8) Lucy Ann (Allen) Slaughter (1846-1939)
9) Elizabeth (Allen) Hays (1849-1938)
10) Mary Tabitha (Allen) Brooks (1852-____)
---m. February 10, 1939
---sp. David S. Brooks
---Mary was living in Keokuk, Iowa in Dec. 1939
11) Benjamin Allen (1854-____)

BENJAMIN F. ALLEN - A VETERAN OF THE BLACK HAWK WAR
---The last full-scale Indian war in Illinois has come to be known as the Black Hawk War of 1832. Although it lasted less than three months, some nine thousand Illinois militiamen were called into active service, and almost one third of the Regular army was ultimately involved. The war continues to fascinate Americans because of an increasing interest in Indian History and because of participants who later became famous, Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, and Abraham Linclon. In all, 31 companies of army men are known to have served in the 1831 Black Hawk campaign and 164 in 1832.

BENJAMIN F. ALLEN'S FIRST ENLISTMENT
---Benjamin Allen is listed as a Private on the Muster Roll of Captain Alexander Well's company of the first Regiment of Mounted Volunteers of the state of Illinois, commanded by Colonel Daniel Leib. The volunteers were employed in the service of the United States by order of the Governor and commander-in-chief of the Militia of Illinois from the 4th day of June 1831 to 1 July 1831, the day of its desbandment and discharge at Rock Island, 188 miles for the company rendezvous. The Company had originally been enrolled by Col. Daniel Leib at Cornelius Brown's in Morgan County.

BENJAMIN F. ALLEN'S SECOND ENLISTMENT IN THE MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS
---Benjamin is listed as a Sergeant in the company of Mounted Volunteers of Illinois Militia under the command of Captain William Gordon. Date of enrollment: 30th of April 1832. The actual days of active service dates from June 2 to July 29 inclusive. The company was ordered into service of the United States by the Govenor of the state on the requisition of General Atkinson of the U.S. Army and was attached to the first Regiment of the third Brigade. This company consisted of 32 men, including the two surgeons, Elisha K. Wood and Miram K. Brownson.
---These Mounted Volunteers were mustered out of service by Captain Gordon on the 29th of July 1832, two hundred and twelve miles from the place of enrollment.

BENJAMIN RECEIVES LAND FOR HIS MILITARY SERVICE
---For his service in the militia he was awarded 40 acres in Warrant No. 28,331. On the 22nd of March, 1852 there was additional legislation which entitled certain military veterans to receive 40 acres under warrant No. 100,074. On the 3rd of March, 1855 there was special legislation which granted additional bounty land to certain veterans. It appears that Benjamin applied a third time and received another 40 acres. At the time all three applications for land were made, Benjamin was living in Adair/Macon County, Missouri.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Allen (1781 - 1859)
  Sally Christerson Allen (1784 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth F. Fry Allen (1810 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Allen Hickman (1833 - 1915)*
  Deborah Allen Archer (1835 - ____)*
  Sarah Jane Allen Mathis (1836 - 1900)*
  William David Allen (1837 - 1926)*
  Thomas Phillip Allen (1839 - ____)*
  Robert Linzie Allen (1842 - 1925)*
  Susanna Allen Scott (1843 - ____)*
  Lucy Ann Allen Slaughter (1846 - 1939)*
  Elizabeth Allen Hays (1849 - 1938)*
  Mary Tabitha Allen Brooks (1852 - ____)*
  Benjamin Allen (1854 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah E. Allen Thayer*
  Polly Allen Mason*
  Deborah Allen Stockton (1805 - 1864)*
  Benjamin T. Allen (1807 - 1857)*
  Benjamin Franklin Allen (1809 - 1864)
  John C. Allen (1820 - 1875)*
  Thomas Jefferson Allen (1821 - 1869)*
  Robert J. Allen (1824 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: h/o Elizabeth F. (Fry) Allen, son of Thomas and Sarah (Christerson) Allen, no marker
 
Burial:
Shumaker Cemetery
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Plot: No marker
 
Created by: Genealogy Bug Kate
Record added: Dec 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23489402
 

FAMILY. My husband's great-great-great grandfather.
- Farm Girl from MO.
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014

- Farm Girl from MO.
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
Third great grandfather.
- Genealogy Bug Kate
 Added: Sep. 14, 2013
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