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Charles R. Allen Sr. (abt. 1719 - abt. 1758)

Charles R. Allen Sr.
Born about in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 26 Dec 1738 in Bedford County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 39 in Lunenburg County, VAmap
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Charles Allen Sr. was a Virginia colonist.

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."[1]

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.[2]


"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"[3]

Research Notes

Three Different Charles Allen's in Virginia?

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).[4]

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."[1] Found a reference to granddaughter, Elizabeth Stokes marrying and time frame fits this profile version: Stephanie Could it just be a coincidence (80 years between) or some kind of misattribution? Mags Gaulden.

Grand Daughter Susanah

His Will mentions a granddaughter Susannh - is this Charles Allen, Jr.s daughter?

This profile is a collaborative work-in-progress. Can you contribute information or sources?


  1. The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends, Francis Edward Abernethy, Jerry Bryan Lincecum, Frances Brannen Vick, University of North Texas Press, 2003. Book on Google
  2. South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 Abbeville; Greenwood; McCormick Will and Bonds, 1780-1850, Charles Allen. Daughters of the American Revolution (South Carolina); Probate Place: Abbeville; Greenwood; McCormick, South Carolina. Ancestry $ (image 29)
  3. Lunenburg Co. Virginia, Will Book 1 page 247 with Inventories, Accounts 1746-1762.
  4. The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers, Vol. IV, Bacon Family, Abstracts of Records in the Local and General Archives of Virginia Relating to the Families of Allen, Bacon...Langston, Lydall, Vol. IV, p. 72, Valentine and Smith, The Valentine Museum Richmond, VA.Book Link Ancestry $

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  • Transcribed from Stokes FS Tree

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  • A father's death date (Allen-12471 died 8 Apr 1758) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Allen-42310 born 1760).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Got it partially taken care of, thanks Liz!
posted by Mags Gaulden
Allen-46816 and Allen-12471 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profiles. Please merge! Thanks,


posted by Mags Gaulden

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