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Pvt Jacob Allen

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Pvt Jacob Allen

  • Birth Jan 1817 Ohio, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1894 Carroll County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Carroll County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 62783770

Jacob was born in Ohio to parents who were natives of Pennsylvania. Jacob married Mary Tope, and the couple farmed in Union Twp., Carroll Co., OH. They had at least 11 children: Levi, Jemima, William, Stephen, Jacob George, James Hiram, Amanda Parker, Jasper, Catherine, Mary F., and Ida F.

At age 44 Jacob joined the fight for the Union as a Private in Co. D., 145th Ohio Infantry (National Guard). He survived the war, and in 1870 the Allens had a 255 acre farm. In addition to keeping cattle, sheep, pigs and horses, they cultivated wheat, rye, Indian corn, oats and buckwheat.

On 30 August 1889 Jacob applied for a pension as an invalid, and died 5 years later.

"His obituary in the Carroll Chronicle, Carrollton, Ohio, Friday, February 9, 1894.

'Jacob Allen died Tuesday night after an illness of several weeks with paralysis. He lived alone with his aged widow on his farm in Union Township, surrounded with all the comforts and conveniences of life. He was quite well known all over Carroll County as a farmer and industrious and progressive man. He has two daughters living, Mrs. Andrew McCauley of Bowerston, and Mrs. Alex. Scott. Also six sons, Rev. Stephen T. Allen of Mt. Vernon, Dr. L. D. Allen of Amsterdam, J. W. Allen of Montana, and James E., William and Jacob of this county. The remains were interred at Mt. Pleasant yesterday at 10 o'clock. Deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Carrollton and that lodge attended his funeral and conducted the exercise in accordance with a request made by the deceased. Rev. H. Hudson preached the sermon. Mr. Allen was 76 years, 3 months and 10 days old.'"

{Obituary provided by Richard Paul Culler of Carrollton, Ohio--thank you:)}

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d. Feb 6, 1894
ae 76 y 3 m 10 d

Gravesite Details Fought in the Civil War





  • Created by: Git `Er Dug
  • Added: 10 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62783770
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jacob Allen (Jan 1817–6 Feb 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62783770, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Carroll County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Git `Er Dug (contributor 46834117) .