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James Martin Allen Sr (1794 - 1871)

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James Martin Allen Sr
Born in Rowan, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Jun 1820 in Madison Co, ILmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Greene County, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 19 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
00:16: Cynthia Brown proposed a merge of Allen-17700 and Allen-8380. [Thank Cynthia for this]
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He was one of the first settlers of White Hall. He owned and operated the only inn at the time between Jacksonville and Carrollton with the exception of one at Manchester. The Allen inn was long white building and was located on South Main Street. Being on the Springfield and St, Louis stage mail route which ran from Jacksonville to Alton. The driver of the stage coach called on his stop here as "next stop will be at the white hall. Hence, the community being named White Hall.

He married Elizabeth Ann Morrow b 9/23/1800 IL d 2/1/1878 Greene Co, IL

Both buried in Sanders-Allen Cemetery, Greene Co, IL [1]

Alternate death date from copy of Proof of Death in CGHS files state January 7, 1872 - it is likely tombstone is incorrect since other papers in CGHS files also point to 1872. Vondrak-7 11:36, 26 January 2013 (EST)
They had 11 children including Nancy Jane b 1821 d 1858, Elizabeth Jane b 1824 d 1906 - both married Hiram Lemon (all 3 are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Morgan Co, IL, William B b 1826 - married Clarinda Billings, Franklin b 1832 m 1860 (Sarah Nettles) d 1860, Joseph Duncan b 1834 m 1877 (Nancy Goldsby) d 1904, Susannah b 1836 m 1857 (Wm H Wise), Samuel b 1839 m 1890 (Mary C Overby Triplet), James M Jr b 1842 m 1868(Mary Eliza Gilbreath) d 1908, John Newton b 1844 m 1867 (Grace Frazier) and Zachariah
Source GCHS files[2]
1850 census shows he was born in NC


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 22 December 2019), memorial page for James Martin Allen (30 May 1794–5 Jan 1871), Find A Grave: Memorial #55609734, citing Sanders-Allen Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
  2. From Roodhouse Centennial book excerpted from copy of article entitled "Allen Family History" and found in the GCHS files.

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Allen-17700 and Allen-8380 appear to represent the same person because: They Are the same people.
posted by Cynthia Brown

James is 21 degrees from Danielle Liard, 16 degrees from Jack London and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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