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Birth: Aug. 3, 1843
Henry County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1894
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

Son of Daniel Clark Allen and Susannah Sheridan. Married to Belle M. Reynolds on 03 Feb 1869.

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas

JOHN ALLEN, Attorney, was born in Henry County, Ind., August 3, 1843. When about ten years of age his father removed to Warren County, Ohio, where the subject of this sketch spent its youth on a farm. He attended the Spiceland Academy, but before he graduated the War of the Rebellion called for the defenders of liberty and he enlisted in July, 1862, as private in Company A, Seventy-ninth Ohio Regiment. He was in the brigade of Gen. Benj. Harrison in the Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and participated in all the battles and engagements of that corps from Resaca, Georgia to Sherman's march to Washington. He was mustered out in that city, June 9, 1865, returned to Ohio and attended the Northwestern NormaI School at Lebanon two years then taught school until 1871. In 1872, he went into the hay business, which proved unprofitable, and in 1873, began studying law. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1876, and practiced in Brown County, Ohio, until 1879. He was Mayor of Aberdeen, Brown County, one term. In 1879, came West, stopping for a short time at West Line, Mo., and in March 1882, located at Emporia, where he is engaged in the practice of law. He married Miss Belle M. Reynolds, of Newport, Ky., February 3, 1869. He was brought up in the Church of Friends. He is a member of the G. A. R., also of the Imperial Order of Red Men.

Emporia Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1894; page 4, column 3


An Old Soldier Expires Suddenly Last Night at 11 o'clock from Hemorrhage of the Lungs

The death of John Allen occurred very suddenly last evening at about 11 o'clock, caused from hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Allen had been sick for some time with the grippe but appeared much better last evening. His brother had called earlier in the evening and he had talked quite cheerfully and seemed almost well. A few minutes before his death, Mr. Allen was taken with a violent spell of coughing during which he burst a blood vessel. Mrs. Allen is an invalid and unable to leave her bed but managed to attract attention of near neighbors who came to her assistance. Mr. Allen expired about a minute after he creased coughing.

John Allen was born in Henry county, Ind., August 3, 1843 where he lived until he removed to Warren county, Ohio in April, 1854. When the war began, he enlisted in Company A, Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served for three years under General Sherman and was with him through the whole campaign. He was regularly mustered out in 1865. After the war he engaged in teaching for six years, after which he was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the fall of 1881 he removed to Cass county, Mo., and in the following spring came to Emporia, where he has since resided at 609 Cottonwood street. He was a member of the Preston Plumb Post No. 55, G.A.R., under whose management the funeral will be conducted from his late residence to-morrow at 2:30 o'clock.

The deceased was a son of D.C. Allen, of 606 Exchange street, and a brother of Job D. Allen. He leaves an invalid wife, who with other members of the family, have the sympathy of many friends in the city.

John Allen in the U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

Name: John Allen
Residence: Franklin, Henry, Indiana
Class: 3
Congressional District: 5th
Age on 1 July 1863: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1843

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 about John Allen

Name: John Allen
State of Cemetery: Kansas
Date of Death: 10 Feb 1894 
Family links: 
  Daniel Clark Allen (1820 - 1901)
  Belle M. Reynolds Allen (1840 - 1899)
  John Allen (1843 - 1894)
  Anna Mariah Allen (1845 - 1845)*
  Susan Margaret Allen (1845 - 1845)*
  Narcissa Allen (1848 - 1848)*
  Job D. Allen (1851 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 16 - Lot N 1/2 4 - Space 4
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Record added: Jun 01, 2012
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