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Samuel Allen (abt. 1713 - abt. 1774)

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Samuel Allen
Born about in St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1737 in Cumberland County, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Essex or Goochland, Goochland, Virginiamap
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Samuel Allen was the son of William and Hannah Unknown. He was born 19 September, 1713 [1] and his will was proven in Cumberland Co. 1774. [2]


Samuel married Martha Archer, daughter of John and Martha Field. [3] They lived in Cumberland Co. Samuel also received a land patent in Goochland Co. for 400 acres, and 675 acres in Lunenberg Co. The son Archer was executor of his fathers will and inherited a large portion of the estate.


Children of Samuel and Martha
  1. Mary Allen, born 31 August, 1738 married Robert Easley [2]
  2. Elizabeth Allen, born 17 December, 1739 married Peter Field Jefferson [2]
  3. Archer Allen, born 6 April, 1741 married Elizabeth Allen [2]
  4. Judith Allen, born 22 September, 1743 married Richard Murray [2]
  5. William Archer Allen, born 30 April, 1745 married Betsy Johnson daughter of Archer Johnson.
  6. Patty Allen, born 25 August, 1746 married William Daniel
  7. Obedience Allen, born 1 March, 1747 married William Towndes [2]
  8. Samuel Allen, born 8 November, 1750 [2]
  9. Frances Allen, born 25 February, 1752 married John Muse [2]
  10. Robert, born 26 October, 1754
  11. Ann Allen, born 24 December, 1760 [2]

Will of Samuel Allen

The Will of Colonel Samuel Allen, written 4 Jan 1774, proven/recorded 26 Sep 1774, Cumberland County, Virginia, [4] In it his wife Martha, and many of their children are named. A transcription can be found here.


  1. Memorial On Find A Grave (uncertain)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Samuel Allen 1713 -1774 Will
  3. Genealogies of Virginia Families Author: Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 1. Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com, 1981. Page: 445 & 446.
  4. Will Book No. 2, p. 148 ff.

See also:

  • Ancestral File 1Z4Q-09B.

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Excellent profile! This is definitely worthy of highlighting in this month’s newsletter! Thanks so much for sharing this!
posted by Paula J
The WIll of Col Samuel Allen was proved 26 Sep, 1774 however the information for the Samuel Allen of this profile indicates he died 15 Feb, 1779. Is the documented date wrong or is the will referring to a different Samuel Allen. The Will also states that Samuel Allen was of Cumberland Co., Parish of Littleton, Colony of Virginia. The bio for this Samuel Allen indicates he died at Goochland, Virginia. These discrepancies make it appear there are two different individuals ?
posted by David Douglass
Allen-34882 and Allen-2878 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate
posted by Stephanie Stults

Samuel is 17 degrees from Danielle Liard, 13 degrees from Jack London and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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