John Young Allgood (1751 - 1839)

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Birthplace: North Farnham Parish, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Walton, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Revolutionary War soldier
Managed by: Donald Edwin Dornblaser, Jr.
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About John Young Allgood

John Allgood was the founder of the Allgood family in Georgia. In 1778, he was drafted for service in the Revolutionary army, serving under Captain William Lucas. He was marched from Mecklenburg to Portsmouth, Virginia. Ten days later, the order was rescinded and he was discharged. Later in 1778, John Allgood was again drafted to go from Mecklenburg county to Portsmouth, under the command of Captain William Pinter. According to Allgood's later recollections, he was gone about fourteen or fifteen days. About 1 January 1781, he was drafted under the Virginia State Trrops commanded by General Muhlenburg, Colonel Fleming, Major Ben Jones, Sergeant Richard Easter and Ensign John Bebel. Under this command, he marched through Brunswick and Surry Counties to Cabin Point, when he guarded for two months. After that, he marched to Portsmouth, up the Nansemond River. On 5 April 1781, he became ill and was discharged. He returned to his plantation in Mecklenburg County. On 1 August 1781, he was again drafted, this time under Captain Killis Jeffries, Colonel Lewis Burwell, and Colonel Walker. He marched to Petersburg. In October of 1781, he was discharged and returned home. In 1788, John Allgood, his wife, children and slaves moved to Elbert County, Georgia, where he established a plantation. In 1794, he acquired an additional 100 acres on Wahacha Creek. In the 1806 Georgia Land Lottery, John Allgood received two tracts of land and in 1821 received a tract of land located in Walton County, Georgia. John Allgood settled in Walton County. In 1811, John Allgood was in Lowndes County, Mississippi. In 1833, John Allgood applied for a pension for his services in the American Revolution.

He married Sarah (Sally) Willis ABT 1780. Sarah was the daughter of William Willis and Sarah (____). Sarah (Willis) Allgood's mother, Mary (Pulliam) Willis, married Captain Howel Rose in Granville County, North Carolina in 1795 after her father, William Willis, died in 1793. Sally (Willis) Allgood and her siblings instituted a law suit agains Captain Howel Rose and Mary (Pulliam) Willis Rose in 1805. The Allgoods were living in Elbert County, Georgia at that point:

"Know all men by these presents that we, John Allgood and Sarah Allgood of Elbert County, State of Georgia, do appoint Robert Burton of Mecklenburg County, State of Virginia, our lawful attorney to sue for, recover, and to receive all that is due us from the estate of William Willis, deceased, of Mecklenburg County, as our proportionate part of said estate both real and personal." Dated 12 November, 1805. Recorded 19 August 1811. [Mecklenburg County Deed Book 14, pg 447]

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John Young Allgood's Timeline

1751
May 12, 1751
Virginia, United States
1780
1780
Age 28
1780
Age 28
1781
January 12, 1781
Age 29
1785
March 10, 1785
Age 33
Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States
1790
1790
Age 38
Wilkes, GA, USA
1794
1794
Age 42
1798
1798
Age 46
1800
April 18, 1800
Age 48
Elbert, GA, USA
1839
January 18, 1839
Age 87
Walton, Georgia, United States