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William Gustavus Allen (1826 - 1888)

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William Gustavus Allen
Born in Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, Englandmap
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William Gustavus Allen was an African-American abolitionist, scholar, and author of "The American Prejudice Against Color: An Authentic Narrative, Showing How Easily the Nation Got into an Uproar" (1853) and "A Short Personal Narrative" (1860)

William married 30 Mar 1853 in New York city to Mary King, Reverend Lyndon King of Fulton, New York.

William and Mary lived in both England and Ireland. He wrote an autobiographical account including of his marriage, which sold well, he and his family eventually fell into obscurity.[1]

William Gustavus Allen 5 May 1888 64 Hazelwood crescent, Kensington, 62 yrs buried Hanwell cemetery.[2]


  2. Westminster Burials City of Westminster Archives Centre

See also:

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial ...

By Graham Russell Hodges p 50 [1]

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