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James Allen (1771 - 1828)

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James Allen
Born in Augusta, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married 5 Sep 1793 in Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United Statesmap
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James Allen Jr. was born on July 13, 1771, in Staunton, Augusta, VA. He was the son of James Allen and Margaret Anderson.

At the age of 22, James married 17-year old Elizabeth McClung Tate on September 5, 1793, in Augusta County, Virginia. They had seven children..[1]

One of their sons, John Allen, was responsible for co-founding Ann Arbor, Michigan, when he and his partner, Elisha Rumsey, purchased 640 acres of land in February 1824. Soon thereafter, James and Elizabeth, together with their son, James T. Allen, and daughter, Sarah B. Allen, and John's second wife, Ann Barry McCue Allen and his three children (two with his first wife, one with Ann), travelled from Virginia to the new settlement at Ann Arbor [2]

James died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI, on July 18, 1828, at the age of 57.


  1. Waddell, Joseph Addison. Annals of Augusta County, Virginia. Link
  2. For a lengthy description of the family journey, see James T. Allen's journal in O.W. Stephenson, Ann Arbor, the first hundred years. (Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, 1927), Pp 40-43. Link

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