Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 30 August, 2015), "Record of Isaac Allen ", Ancestor # A001585 .
Story written by his grandson David Roach in 1911: Isaac C. Allen (1755-1831) of English ancestry and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was born in Scott or Russell Co on the 15th day of March 1755. I am unable to learn much of Isaac Allen's early life. He was reared on a farm, and, like most of the farm boys of his time, started in life at his majority (21 years) with but little education. But like his Virginia peers, his whole being radiated with patriotism and when his state made the first call for volunteers to fight in the American Revolutionary War, he shouldered his rifle and hastened to join the army of George Washington, in whose army he remained until England acknowledged the independence of each of the 13 colonies and peace was declared. During that 7 years of hardship and suffering, he stood in the forefront of that noble army and never flinched from duty. When the state of Virginia, before ceeding the north western Territory, comprising Ohio, Indiana and other states of the middle west of the US Government, the state offered to each of her soldiers of the War of 1776, a quarter section; of land in this territory if they would just go out and survey it off, making their selection of location. He (Isaac Allen) absolutely refused to accept it saying, "I did not fight in the War of the Revolution for money, but for the liberty of our country and that so long as I am able to make a living for myself, I will not ask charity of our country." Much of the sentiment of his life is expressed in a verse on the marble shaft that marks his grave in Wolfe Creek Cemetery in Northeastern Parke Co, Indiana: "Unyielding in his country's cause, This Christian patriot stood, Devoted e'vr to right, to laws, to country, home, to God." NOTE: As a widow of Thomas Allen (1790-1841), in Dec 1850 Elizabeth (Summers) applied for and received two 40 acre tracts of bounty land on warrant #91551. In January, 1873 she applied for and received a widow's pension of $8.00 per month which dated from 14 Feb 1871. Copies of these applications are available from the National Archives, Washington, DC
Note: Revolutionary Soldier - VA - Age 76ys, 9ms
Issac was born in 1755. He passed away in 1831. He married 1st to Frances Petitt. They had the following children together: Thomas, Isam, David, Jane, William and Anna.
He married Margaret Poplet second. They had the following children together: James, Isaac, Peggy.
Isaac came to up to Indiana from Kentucky to visit his sons. He took pneumonia and died.
Revolutionary War Service- Private under George Rogers Clark for 16 mos. 18 days. He received 33 pounds and 1 shillings. Enlisted again May 30, 1780, served until Nov. 30, 1781, under Capt. Richard Brashears, Colonel John Montgomery.
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