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 Charles W. Allum

Charles W. Allum

Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Apr 1868 (aged 71)
Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 24225525 · View Source
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Unfortunately, "William" is being passed from indivdual to individual at subscription sites as the middle name of Charles Allum. His middle name has never been found in print, and there ARE indications it may have been something different. For accuracy, please use "Charles W. Allum."

Interestingly, most documents signed by Charles use only his first and last names. The "Aha!" moment regarding his middle initial is an 1861 deed with which he sold land in Greene County, PA to Barnet B. Smith on April 15.

His signature on this page is from 1867.

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Preserved in a photo by Shirley Allum Hudlicky (1917-2006), the appearance of the gravestone of Charles W. Allum in its original location in ALLUM Cemetery, Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, differs greatly from today. Removed to ENON Cemetery in 1981, it is permanently preserved in cement but is in four pieces. Engraving on the stone was as follows:

April 2, 1868
71 Yrs. 9Ms. & 17D.

Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father, Christ doth call
Mourn not for me, it is in vain
To call me to your sight again

[Stone by]


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CHARLES W. ALLUM was born in Washington County and died in the adjoining county of Greene in Pennsylvania in Richhill Township. The township was named for its hills and rich soil.

"He was a farmer all his life," according to a statement by his son Isaac in the HISTORY OF POWESHIEK COUNTY, IOWA.

An account in the 1910 HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, by Joseph F. McFarland (in which Albert Bryson Frye, a grandson of Charles W. Allum, is profiled) reveals "Charles Allum was a man of wealth and a large land owner. He was of an early family in Greene County and prior to the advent of railroads drove six-horse teams over the mountains to Cumberland, Maryland."

Another account in THE OLD PIKE: A History of the National Road, With Incidents, Accidents and Anecdotes Thereon by Thomas Brownfield Searight, published by the author at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1894 , confirms "Charles Allum and James Brownlee drove for Leonard Vail, an old pork-packer of the vicinity of Prosperity, Washington County, Pennsylvania." (Chapter XVI, page 136).

Charles married Jemima Barnhart about 1816 and had 11 children. All except one (Hannah) have descendants.

The Charles Allum house (a faded photo is preserved) was a fine frame structure for the early-to-mid 1800s that may have reflected Charles' wealth referred to above. (The house was demolished in 1964.)

"Allum School" was on Charles' property. In THE HORN PAPERS, Volume III, by W. F. Horn, the 1865 map of Richhill Township documents property owned by Charles Allum, as well as the location of the Allum School.

Charles was associated with Enon Baptist Church in Greene County. He was buried in the Allum Cemetery high on a ridge on his farm. Charles' son James had been the first burial in 1850. In 1981, all graves in the Allum, Supler and Jones cemeteries were moved in to Enon Cemetery by the Consol Coal Company after a hearing attended by Allum descendants.

--DeeAnna Allum Granston

For important information about the father of Charles W. Allum, see "William Allum I."

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  • Added: 28 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24225525
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W. Allum (16 Jun 1796–2 Apr 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24225525, citing Enon Cemetery, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Final Addresses (contributor 46965887) .