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William Allen

  • Birth 1781 Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death Jun 1849 Clarke County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Burial location unknown possible family land
  • Memorial ID 112744491

Mary "Polly" Hicks, third child and second daughter of Bishop Hicks and Caty Jeter, was born in 1788. She married in Wake County, NC on October 12, 1807, William Allen, born in 1781. William was a brother of Benjamin Allen who married Martha "Patsy" Hicks, first daughter of Bishop Hicks and Caty Jeter. After February 10, 1826, the William Allen family left Wake County, NC and moved to Fayette (later Campbell) County GA before March 22, 1826.
According to Deed Cook 7, Wake Co. NC, on February 10, 1826, William Allen of Wake Co. NC granted 50 acres of land to Lewis Jones of Wake County.

on March 22, 1826, William Allen of Fayette Co. GA appeared before William Richards, Justice of Peace of that county, and appointed Peter Wynn of Wake Co. NC his lawful attorney, to sell 50 acres of land on Horse Creek, Wake Co. NC, said land belonging to William Allen, and being a part of the tract of land which was sold to Lewis Jones on February 10, 1826.

Mary Hicks and William Allen had five daughters and four sons, all born in Newlight District, Wake County, NC.

1. Cyrus Allen 6. Candis Allen

2. Stith Lee Allen 7. Julia Ann Allen

3. Mary Allen 8. William Benjamin Allen

4. Milton Allen 9. Narcissa M. Allen

5. Elizabeth Allen

The William Allen family and the Cyrus Allen family (William's son) were listed on p.199 of the 1830 Campbell Co. Georgia Census:

William Allen, his wife Mary and children: Stith, Milton, Mary, William, Elizabeth, Candis, Julia and Narcissa.

Cyrus Allen, his wife Elizabeth, and infant daughter, Mary E. Allen.

During the time that the Allen's lived in Georgia, they resided near Deep Creek, Woodruff's, Fayette District of Campbell Co. This is evidenced by Deed Book A, Campbell County and the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832. On November 29, 1834, William witnessed a deed signed by John F. Wood as grantor to Cyrus Allen, grantee. Soon after this transaction the William Allen family migrated to Alabama. They resided briefly in Wilcox County before settling in Clarke County sometime during 1835.

William Allen was a resident of Clarke County, AL for the remainder of his life, his occupation being primarily that of farming. He died in June of 1849 and according to estate records he was residing in Township 9 Range 4 East, northeast of Dickinson, at the time of his death. His widow, In 1852 Mrs. Mary Allen was awarded a dower of 40 acres of land which had belonged to her late husband.

The final settlement of the Estate of William Allen, dated May 22, 1852, named his children as well as his daughters' husbands.

Cyrus Allen

Candis Larrimore, wife of Edmond Larrimore

William B. Allen

Stith L. Allen

Mary Harvey, widow of James Harvey

Elizabeth Allen, wife of Drury Allen, Jr.

Julia Ann Hicks, wife of B. F. Hicks

Narcissa M. Allen, wife of Robert Allen

Since the name of his son Milton Allen was omitted in the estate settlement, he must have been deceased.

According to the 1880 Federal Death Census, Gates Beat, Clarke County, Alabama, Mrs. Mary Allen, widow of William Allen, died in January of 1880, at the age of 92, in the home of her daughter, Julia Ann Hicks. Julia Ann's father-in-law, Willis Bishop Hicks, was of course, Mary "Polly" Hicks Allen's brother.

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  • Added: 22 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112744491
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