Charles was born between 1709 and 1719.
Charles Allen Sr. "was killed by tories. The family had moved to what is now Laurens, County, SC where the death occurred."
Charles Allen dies sometime prior to the time of his estate Inventory being reviewed in December 1777. Charles Allen in probate records at the Abbeville courthouse for the year 1785. This means that Charles Allen passed away in South Carolina rather than in Lexington, Virginia as stated in one of the Rev. War soldier applications (for son Charles Allen III) at the SAR.
"I Charles Allen Sr of Lunenburg Co. Virginia, being very sick and weak in body. Firstly, I want all my just debts paid. To my daughter Sarah Stokes, 5 shillings sterling. To my daughter Mary 50f and a bed, to be paid to her if she lives to come of age. To my granddaughter Susannah Allen 20f if she lives to come of age. To my son Charles Allen Jr. all my lands, messuages, and tenements, household goods and moveables, bills, bonds, debts, dues and demands, and all the estate I am possessed with, both real and personal. Executor, my son Charles Allen Jr.
Signed Charles Allen Sr.
Witnesses; Robert Mann, Richard Blanks, William Green"
From Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers, there appear to be three Charles Allens in Virginia at around the same time - one in Henrico County (p.21), This one, in Lunenburg (p. 73) and a third in Cumberland County (p. 1844).
Found another Charles Allen "Dec. 24, 1838; Charles R. Allen & 'Sarah Jane Ashwell, dt Thomas; John Payne, Surety; Married by John Ayers, Dec. 26, 1838." Found a reference to granddaughter, Elizabeth Stokes marrying and time frame fits this profile version: Stephanie Henke.com Could it just be a coincidence (80 years between) or some kind of misattribution? Mags Gaulden.
His Will mentions a granddaughter Susannh - is this Charles Allen, Jr.s daughter?
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