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BIOGRAPHY: The following is from a book "Family Records of Ebenezer Allman 1764-1911" compiled by Rev. Fred S. Allman.
BIOGRAPHY: Ebenezer Allman, the founder of the family sketched in these pages, was born November 11, 1764, and departed this life September 15, 1828. Of his ancestry and birthplace nothing is definitely known, other than his mother's maiden name was Neblick. A tradition says his ancestry were Huguenots, who, under the dispersion under Louis XIV of France, found their way into England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and finally into America; that Ebenezer and two brothers emigrated from some one of the foreign countries, the former locating in Washington county Pennsylvania, the others in Virginia."
BIOGRAPHY: The fact that several of the older children were born near Baltimore, Maryland and that others later were born near Bentleysville, Pennsylvania, from whence they moved to Stark county, Ohio, in 1810, suggests at least that he of his ancestors located first in Maryland and the possibility that he was American born. From this later place the migration to Pennsylvania and Virginia may harmonize with the tradition. We find the "Father of us all" in Pennsylvania in the last year of the 18th century, where a near relative of his, named Thomas Allman, had taken up land in 1755. How near the kindred tie, has not been revealed by our search. One N.E. Allman of Janeslaw, West Virginia, states that his great grandfather came from Germany about 1800 and located in Western Virginia, whose descendants have scattered all the way to the Pacific coast. We have been unable to trace any kindred degree, but in this family we find the same traditional story of three brothers named Allman, two stopping in Virginia, the other one in Pennsylvania.
BIOGRAPHY: We come near enough in establishing kindred ties to guess that all the families sprang from one parent stem from some remote place and date. Definite history of Ebenezer Allman begins with his marriage to Miss Agnes Carrell, about 1786, and of the birth of the older children in Maryland. Of the transit of Pennsylvania the record is silent, but the fact is patent. Migration from this home occurred in 1810, with a family of twelve children. The two older boys began the new home, building the first cabin a little way northeast of the spring which has supplied water for the household for more than a century. They cleared some land and opened the way for the rest to follow. The thirteenth child was born in 1811. All of the family grew to manhood and womanhood except Carrell, who died at 17 years of age. All the rest reared families ranging from three to fifteen children, except Heymon who died childless.
BIOGRAPHY: The county was heavily timbered. White, red, black and swamp oaks, walnut, beach, chestnut and many other kinds were found. To fell them and clear up the farm was an arduous task. The Indians were plenty and troublesome; the woods infested with bears, wild cats, wolves, with a host of other smaller animals. Deer were in abundance. So that for a time the supply of meat came largely from the forest, and the soil brought plentiful wheat and corn. The story of danger, privation and loss can never be be written, nor the gain be estimated. It is evident that both loss and gain were great as shown by subsequent results. The nucleus of the home widened into the town, county and state, supplied with church and school, a wide and prosperous community sprang up where wild beasts and wilder men once held sway. The sacrifices of our fathers have scattered peace and plenty all around us. A debt of gratitude is due from us, greater than has yet been paid.
BIOGRAPHY: This description and tribute was furnished by the Rev. A.J. Klingel, a grandson who knew them personally; "Grandfather Allman was more than six feet high; straight but rather slender. He was somewhat stern, enterprising and energetic. Holding the reins of government firmly, he was industrious, always employed and keeping those about him busy. He seldom took time to visit any one, but was considerate to his family, for he loved them. "His was the home of the early itinerant and the place where worship was held which occurred on week days. When time for preaching came Grandmother called him by blowing the dinner horn. All toil cease at once and at the head of the procession in Indian file his boys and men followed, they devoutly attended the service. When dismissed they returned to their work in like fashion. "He was a devout Christian, honored and loved by all who knew him. He was a tanner by trade and always wore his tanner's apron when at work anywhere.
BIOGRAPHY: "Grandmother was an exemplary lady, devout pious and very much attached to her family, whom she loved and from whom she received kindly recognition. She was small of stature, but well formed; gentle spirited, kind, obliging, and ever ready to help others. She was smaller than any of her girls. She was born July 6, 1772, and died December 4, 1839."
BIOGRAPHY: Ebenezer Allman married Miss Agnes Carrell in 1786. To them were born eight boys and five girls. Most of the boys were farmers; two of the girls married tradesmen, one a carpenter, the other a shoemaker. The family is scattered now from New York to the Pacific Ocean. I think this book was written in 1912
BIOGRAPHY: From the Genealogy Collection, Humanities Department, Stark County Library, 715 Market Avenue, North, Canton, Ohio 44702-1080
BIOGRAPHY: Will of Ebenezer ALLMAN, Case #338 O.S. "In the Name of God Amen I Ebenezer Allman of the County of Stark in the State of Ohio, being Weak in Body but sound and Disposing mind, Memory and Understanding thanks be to almighty God for the Same Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in maner and form following. That is to say first it is my Will that my funeral expensed and All my just Debits be fully paid. Second I give device and bequeath to my Beloved Wife Agnes Allman in lieu of Dower my Mansion house in which I now dwell and fore Acres of Land laid of so as to include part of my Orchard. All my house hold & Chitchen furniture my fance mare saddle and Bridle and one Cow. During her Nature life and also that my sixth and seventh sons James & Barnet Allman ________ of the Gifts & Devises herein after to them by me made to keep her in all necessary of life in a decent and Comfortable ,maner during her Nature life aforesaid. Third I give & Devise to my fourth son Daniel Allman Eighty acres of my land to be run off on the North West Corner of my land so as to include the Water ____ledges fourth the rest residue and remainder of my land I give and Devis to my fore Sons George Allman, John Allman, James Allman & Bernet Allman to be equally Divided among them, my eldest Son George Allman to have his laid of an the West side of my land to extend so as to intersect my son Daniel Allman Land above mention, my third son John Allman to have his laid of an the North East Corner of my land to extent so for as to intersect my Son Daniel Allman , My son Bernet Allman to have his land laid off an the South East Corner of my Land to extent North so as to intersect my Son John Allman land before mention. My son James Allman to have his land laid off between my sons George Allman and Barnet Allman as above described. Fifth I give and devise to my second son William Allman twenty five dollars. Sixth I give and devise to fifth son Hayman Allman fore hundred eight seven Dollars & fifty cents to be paid in ten days after my Decease. Seventh I give & devise that the rest residue and remainder of my Goads & Chattels not hereby given and bequeathed except seven Hogs and beef one hundred bushels of Wheat one hundred & twenty bushels of Corn fifty bushels of rye eighty bushels of Oats all the hay in the Barn and five stacks standing out one Cow foreteen sheep and all the Potatoes to be sold and divided between my five Daughters Jane Klingel, Polly Davis, Sarah Sluts, Elizabeth Allman and Margaret Allman in the following maner, Elizabeth Allman and Maragret Allman to have twenty Dollars each more than Jane Klinge and Polly Davis and Sarah Sluts to have ten Dollars less than Jane Klingel and Polly Davis. Eight I give and Devise to my son James Allman my Lark Mare I also give and Devise to my son Barnet Allman Bay Mare____ by the name of Buffer I further give and Devise to my two sons James and Barnet Allman to pay twenty fore Dollars to be equally Divided between my five Daughters Jane Klingel, Polly Davis, Sarah Sluts, Elizabeth Allman & Margaret Allman. I further Will and devise that my fore sons George Allman, John Allman, James Allman & Barnet Allman pay forty Dollars each to be equally Divided between my five Daughters Jane Klingel, Polly Davis, Sarah Sluts, Elizabeth Allman & Margaret Allman to be paid in trade such as Will suit them and lastly I hereby Constitute and appoint my son Hayman Allman and Matthew Shepher to be executors of this my last Will and Testament. Revoking and annulling all former Wills by me made and ratifying and Confirming this and on other to be my last Will and Testament. In _estinany Where of I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 14th Day of September 1828. Signed and publish and declared by the above named, Ebenezer Allman as for his last Will and Testament
BIOGRAPHY: From Nancy Doll-Coleen: I, too, am looking for the burial place of Ebenezer and Agnes Allman. An old genealogy that I have says he is buried on the family farm in Navarre, Ohio. I have not been able to verify that. Ebenezer is my 4 great grandfather. My great grandfather was Plymton Sprankle, my gr-gr grandmother was Nancy Allman Sprankle, my gr-gr-gr grandfather was George Allman, son of Ebenezer and Agnes. Maybe we can share some info. Thanks, Nancy Doll
BIOGRAPHY: 1790 PA census showed five ALLMANS
BIOGRAPHY: Ebenezer is recorded as making an entry on the township petition for Bethlehem, Stark Co, Ohio in 1816. [http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohstark/settlers.html] Ebenezer's name was also recorded in the "Ohio Repository" newspaper of Canton as having mail waiting at the post office there in April 1824. The estate sale following his death is also announced in this paper on Nov 7, 1828. Final recording of his estate is announced 6/10/1831 (sic).