|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1793|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1875|
William Allen, was born in North Carolina in 1793; emigrated to Greene County, Ill., in 1818; was one among the oldest settlers of that county; entered 80 acres of land from the Government in 1824, and commenced as a farmer on the unbroken soil of Greene County. Was married to Mary Pinkerton who was born in Virginia in 1798. He died in Greene County, 1874, at the age of eighty-two. His wife died in 1863, at the age of seventy-one.
Mr. Wm. Allen, who died at New Providence last Sunday, was an 1819 man, and one of the few that came to the county thus early. He was father-in-law of Ex-sheriff Bell and Wm. Ridings, two leading citizens of that place. Mr. Allen had lived a long, useful and prosperous life, and died surrounded by everything heart could wish, for himself or his posterity.
From the White Hall Register
White Hall, Greene County, Illinois
Vol. VI, Saturday, April 10, 1875, Number 34
Mary "Polly" Pinkerton Allen (1792 - 1863)*
Mary Ann Allen Ridings (1825 - 1912)*
James Martin Allen (1831 - 1913)*
Jane F Allen Bell (1836 - 1890)*
Created by: Paula S
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
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