John Allen III

John Allen III (1749 - 1826)

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John Allen III
Born in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Jul 1779 in Cane Creek Mm, Orange Co, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 6 Feb 2020 | Created 3 Jan 2011 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2020
01:29: Sharon (Hinshaw) Payne edited the data for John Allen III (1749-1826). [Thank Sharon for this]
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John Allen III, son of John II and Phebe Scarlett Cox Allen, was born March 22 1749 in Chester, Pa and died September 23 1826 in Snow Camp, Orange County, NC.[1] He married Rachel Stout, daughter of Peter and Margaret Cypert Stout, April 9 1779 in Orange County, NC. He was a teacher and was honored for his contributions with a large stone tombstone in 1926.[2] He also ran a store in one room of his small home, said to have gone to Philadephia, PA for supplies twice a year and had books in his home that named early settlers in the area. The books are now in the Archives of in Raleigh, NC and the large home he built was restored and moved to the Alamance Battlefield, NC. More about the home and his life may be found here.[3][4]

Their children as named in his will were: [5][6][7]

  1. John b May 28 1780, m Dinah Allen, daughter of John and Elizabeth Stuart Allen
  2. Peter b Aug 1 1781, m Elizabeth Dixon
  3. Joseph b Jun 9 1783
  4. Samuel b Sep 24 1785, d Jun 24 1787
  5. Nathan b Jun 4 1787, d Nov 24 1820, m Martha Cox, daughter of Thomas and Emey Cox, his widow and children are named.
  6. Phebe b Nov 29 1789
  7. Harmon (Hermon) b Dec 12 1791
  8. Rachel b Mar 10 1794
  9. Solomon
  10. Joel
  11. William
  12. Hannah.

Research Note

The administration of the probate of the actual will cited above is interesting reading.

Burial: Allen, John (b. 22 Mar 1749 - d. 23 Sep 1826) Husband of Rachel Stout, age 77y, Son of John and Phebe Scarlett (Row I)


  1. Dew, Allen. Cemetery Census, Cemetery Records on the Web. Alamance County North Carolina Cemeteries. Copyright (c) 1996-2019 Cemetery Census. All Rights Reserved. Row I. #46.
  2. John Allen Family, Web Site, Created Feb 21 2015,_john_-_tombstone.jpg
  3. Cox, Dale. Allen House - Alamance Battleground, North Carolina An 18th Century Quaker Cabin. Copyright 2011 & 2014 All rights reserved. Last Updated: April 24, 2014.
  4. Lisa D. Cox Historic Interpreter II NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Alamance Battleground State Historic Site 5803 NC 62 South Burlington, North Carolina 27215
  5. North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979 Orange County A Allen, John (1827)
  6. Shields, Ruth Herndon. Abstracts of Wills Recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1800-1850 and 202 Early Marriages Not Shown in the Orange County Marriage Bonds. 2 Vol in 1. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore:1972, 1979. Originally. Vol 1:1957, Vol 2:1966 Page 123.
  7. Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Edwards Brothers, Inc.:1936. Page 345. Column 1 & 2.


This person was created through the import of Weaver.ged on 03 January 2011.

  • WikiTree profile Allen-4941 created through the import of DIXON.GED on Oct 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Glenn and others.

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Allen-39428 and Allen-1487 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate See note on Rachel Stout, merge request.
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Allen-4941 and Allen-1487 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse and child

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