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Robert Allen, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Death: between June 09, 1782 and March 10, 1784 (77-80)
Caswell County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Allen and Sarah Allen
Husband of Elizabeth Allen and Hannah Allen
Father of Young Allen, Sr.; Susannah P. Hudson; Josiah Allen, Sr.; Lt. Robert Allen, III; Elizabeth Hudson and 3 others
Brother of Agnes Pulliam; Benjamin Allen; William Allen; Joseph Allen; William Hunt Allen and 9 others

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About Robert Allen, Jr.

Robert Allen, Jr.

  • Birth: 1704 New Kent County Virginia, USA
  • Death: 1784 Caswell County North Carolina, USA
  • Son of Robert and Sarah (Walker), Sr.
  • Husband of 1) Elizabeth ~ married ca. 1720 2) Hannah Edwards

Not the same as Robert Allen, of Wake County

Biography

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Robert Allen Jr. the son of Robert Allen Sr. of New Kent Co. Virginia, was born about 1705 in New Kent Co. This Robert Allen was in St. Paul's Vestry book until 1743. Then appears in the newly formed County of Lunenburg Co., formed in 1745. By 1757 he was in Amelia Co. VA., where he was a grantor. By 1761 Robert and his wife Elizabeth were residents of Granville Co. North Carolina.

Robert was married at least twice. The name of Elizabeth shows up on land deeds. No maiden name is proven, there has been much speculation as to the wife of Robert. It appears the name is Young, as the first son born was Young Allen, and this name continues down many generations.

John Young and his family lived in St. Peter's Parish in 1704, then Lemuel Young lived near the Allen's in Lundenburg Co. Not only does the name of Young descend down in the Allen family, the great grandson of Robert Allen and grandson of Drury Allen was named Young Lemuel Allen. This gives strong indication Elizabeth was a Young, and Young Lemuel Allen named for Lemuel Young.

Elizabeth relinquished her dower rights in two deeds recorded in Granville Co. February 1762. She died shortly after signing these two deeds. One deed states Robert Allen Sr. and his wife Elizabeth Allen to Robert Allen Jr. for love and affection, 225 acres on the West side of Billy's creek.

Robert had remarried to Hannah Edwards, daughter of John Edwards by 1765 when Mr. Edward's will was written. Mr. Edwards named two daughters Hannah and Elizabeth as being married to Allen's.

Children

  • 1. Young Allen, born 1730 in Hanover Co, VA; died 1774 in Wake Co, NC. He married Nancy Coleman about 1751.
  • died prior to 1782 in NC.
  • 2. Josiah Allen, born about 1733 VA.;died 1781 SC.
  • 3. Drury Allen, born 01 December, 1749 Orange Co. NC., died 20 January, 1826 Pike Co. GA. He married Elizabeth Yarbrough.
  • 4. Robert Allen Jr., born 1736; died August 1801 GA.
  • 5. Sarah Allen married Joel Moody
  • 6. Elizabeth Allen married a John Hudson, 1730-1814
  • 7. Susanna Allen married William Hudson
  • 8. Agnes Allen married a (Henry?) Williams, the younger

Origins

Robert Allen Sr. was born before 1672 as he is listed as a tithable in 1698 in New Kent.

Robert was married at least twice. The first wife was Elizabeth as shown by the birth records in St Peter's Parish when their three sons were born. The second wife's name was Sarah. This Sarah the second wife is not Sarah Watson, sister to Elizabeth the first wife or Robert. Sarah was already married to an (unknown) Allen when her mother Elizabeth Walker made her will in 1726. At this time Elizabeth was still living.

The will of Robert Allen is given to show who his children were: One son was not named in the will, but proven by a love deed.

Children

  1. Robert Allen Jr. born before 1710, proven by a deed Hanover Co. in 1735.
  2. Benjamin Allen proven by St Peter's records, born 1711
  3. Joseph Allen proven by St Peter's records, born 1711 (twin)
  4. Drury Allen proven by St Peter's records, born 1714
  5. William Allen proven by a joint deed with Drury, NC., 1758
  6. Richard Allen proven by deed from his father in 1754
  7. Judah Allen, proven by St Peter's records, born 31 September, 1724
  8. Anne Allen, proven by St Peter's records, born 16 April, 1726
  9. Jacoby Allen, proven by St Peter's records, born 16 July, 1728
  10. Margaret Allen, proven by St Peter's records, born 22 April, 1734
  11. Agnes Allen proven by family Bible, and estate records.

Per "Allens of the Southern States", Robert Allen, Jr., was given a deed from his father for 125 acres in 1735. The land processioning records suggest that the aging Robert Allen, Sr., may have divided his Hanover County land among his four sons, Robert, Jr., William, Drury, and Richard. The twin sons, Joseph and Benjamin, were not mentioned in the land processioning records, and it appears they may have accompanied their father when he moved to Goochland County.

Robert (Jr.) , William, Drury, and Richard Allen were all named in the processioning records of St. Paul's Parish in 1743. Robert Allen (Jr.)had land in two precincts, numbers 4 and 18.

Precinct No. 4. Ordered into one precinct for processioning the lands of George Norvel, John Bowles, Richard Winn, John Johnson, John Sutton,Stephen Sunter, Widow Wake, Widow Casey, Francis Clark, John Guilcrest,George Davis, Thomas Johnson, Charles Talley, William Nichols, Robert Allen, Robert WAde, Philip Reynolds, John Glen, Anthony Winston's orphans, and that Richard Winn and Benjamin Bowles see the said processioning performed, who made the following report.

Precinct No. 18. Ordered into one precinct for processioning the lands ofRobert Allen, Thomas Bowles, William Henderson, John Hogg, William Hogg, Samuel Meredity, John Kersey, George Bell, David Bell, Robert Webb, John Cobbs, Capt. Isaac Winston and Mr. Samuel Meredith see the said processioning performed who made the following report: In obedience to the within order we the subscribers have seen the within mentioned lands peacably and quietly processioned.

Robert and Drury Allen were not in the records of St. Paul's Vestry Book after 1743. The loss of most of the deed records for Hanover County makesit impossible to determine when and to whom the two brothers sold their lands in that county. Records for Robert and Drury were found in thenewly formed Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1746, along with records ofmany other families from Hanover County, including the names of Tandy andSylvanus Walker.

Drury Allen and his brother, Robert Allen, lived in the Reedy Church area, a part of Lunenburg County. They also lived near Lydall Bacon, who was the collector of tithes for that district.

From the Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish:

1746 to 1749, Robert Allen appointed Reader 1749 Robert Allen was appointed clerk of Little Roanoke 1751 Robert Allen was clerk and sexton at Otter River Church

From these records it is evident there were two or more Robert Allens in Cumberland Parish and a check of the tithes for Lunenburg County confirmed there two Robert Allens listed. In addition to the Robert Allen who lived in Lydall Bacon's district, there wasw another Robert Allen listed in John Phelps district in the western part of the county, which was later known as Bedford County, Virginia.

Robert Allen was listed on the titheable list in Lyddall Bacon's District in 1747, 1749, 1750, 1751, and 1752.

Robert and Drury Allen lived in Lydall Bacon's District of Lunenburg County for several years. Robert had a land grant in that county in 1755,but on January 20, 1757, he was called "Robert Allen of Amelia County,Virginia." Robert bought and sold several tracts of land in Amelia County, Virginia; then he moved to Granville County, North Carolina, in 1762.

Land Records

The land records for Lunenburg County, Virginia, are not complete. No land grants could be found for Robert Allen in the Land Office File at the Virginia State Library, but some of his grantor deeds stated the land he was selling was part of a prior grant. Only one grantee deed was found for Robert Allen in Lunenburg County, but there are grantor deeds for seven tracts of land in that county, all sold by "Robert Allen of Notoway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia". Robert Allen was in Amelia County by1757 but only one Grantee deed was found for him and that was in October 1759. He sold the latter tract of land in Amelia County in January of 1761, and one month later, Robert and his wife, Elizabeth Allen, had become residents of Granville County, North Carolina.

5 April 1750. Robert Allen from Drury Allen deed for 250 acres, part of a land grant to Drury Allen dated Williamsburg, 5 June 1747, on Cowthers Creek and Gushing Creek, being the easternmost part of the patent aforesaid and includes the plantation where the said Robert Allen now dwells. Witnesses: James Dumfree, Lydall Bacon, Denny Deloney (Deed Bk.2:31, Lunenburg County, Virginia).

4 September 1755. Robert Allen patent on Gushing Creek, on Winfrey's line,mentioned in a grantor deed to Joseph Pulliam on 7 May 1758, acreage notspecified. (Deed Book 5:350, Lunenburg County, Virginia.)

10 December 1755. Robert Allen, a grant adjoining Peter Fontaine.(Mentioned in a deed of 2 March 1761, Deed Book 6:639, Lunenburg County,Virginia.)

20 March 1758. Robert Allen of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia,to Benjamin Jones of Northampton County, Virginia, 200 acres head branches of creek. Witnesses: William Stokes, Isaac Ferguson, Allen Stokes, Hugh Bragg. (Deed Book 5:311, Lunenburg County, Virginia.)

7 May 1758. Robert Allen to Joseph Pulliam, 150 acres on head branch of Gushing Creek, on Winfrey's line; part of a tract granted to sd. Allen on September 4, 1755. Witnesses: Henry Williams, William Brown. (Deed Bk.5:350, Lunenburg County, Virginia.)

27 May 1758. Robert Allen of Amelia County, Virginia to Joseph Sullivan of Lunenburg County, VA, land in Lunenburg Co. Witnesses: Hampton Wade, Lydall Bacon, Henry Williams, William Brown. (Deed Bk. 5, Lunenburg County, VA).

2 October 1759. Robert Allen of Amelia County, Virginia, from John Hayes and his wife, Elizabeth Hayes of Lunenburg County, VA, 252 acres lying on south side of Little Nottoway River and on Yarbrough's line. Witnesses:Hampton Wade, Henry Ward, Robert Allen Jones, Peter Farrar. (Deed Book 7:152, Amelia County, Virginia.)

8 January 1761. Robert Allen of Amelia County, Virginia, to John Norrisof Hanover County, VA, 252 acres, said land purchased of John andElizabeth Hayes. Wienesses: John Winn, William Jennings, John Johnston.(Deed Bk. 7:497, Amelia County, Virginia).

2 March 1761. Robert Allen of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, VA, toLyddall Bacon of Lunenburg County, VA, 200 acres adjoining Peter Fontainein Lunenburg County, being part of a grant to Robert Allen on December10, 1755. (Deed Bk. 6:369, Lunenburg County, VA).

6 February 1762. Robert Allen land in Granville County, North Carolina.(North Carolina Land Grants at the State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, acreage not specified.)

8 February 1762. Robert Allen, Sr., and his wife Elizabeth Allen, to Robert Allen, Jr., for love and affection, etc., and for 50 pounds, 225 acres on west side of Billy's Creek at Parham's line. Witness: Henry Yarbrough (Deed Book F:101,102, Granville County, North Carolina.)

16 February 1762. Robert Allen and his wife, Elizabeth Allen, sold 300 acres to John Hudson, land located on both sides of Billy's Creek.Witness: Henry Yarbrough. (Deed Book E:255,256, Granville County, North Carolina.)

15 July 1762. Robert Allen grant for 700 acres in Granville County, North Carolina. (North Carolina Lan Grants, Archives, Raleigh, NC).

1 January 1763. Robert Allen to Henry Yarbrough, Jr. for 20 pds., 350 acres in Granville County on North side of Cedar Creek, granted to Robert Allenon February 6, 1762. Witnesses: John Hudson, Robert Allen, Jr. (Deed Book F:108,109, Granville County, NC).

2 February 1763. Robert Allen, Sr. from Robert Allen for 16 pds, 200 acres on both sides of Billy's Creek at Frohock's line o Anderson Creek.Witnesses: John Pope, Henry Yarbrough. (Deed Bk. F:118, 119, Granville County, NC).

19 September 1766. Robert Allen of Bute County, North Carolina, for divers and good causes and valuable consideration do give and grant unto John Hudson and his wife, Elizabeth Hudson, of Bute County, NC, a negro boy. Witness: Robert Allen, Jr. (Deed Book 1:68, Bute County, NC).

9 December 1768. Robert Allen, Sr., to William Hudson, both of Bute County, NC for natural love and affectoin and his better support maintenance and perferment...and for 50 pds VA money, 200 acres on Billy's Creek adjoining Frohock and Hudson and a new line to ye head of Falls. Witnesses: John Hudson, Robert Allen, Jr. (Deed Bk 3:36, Bute County, NC).

6 January 1781. Robert Allen, Senr. of Franklin County, NC to Richard HIght of Lunenburg County, VA, for the sum of 30,000 pds. , North Carolina money, 375 acres along Ownby's, Yarbrough's, Hudson's, and Frohock's lines. Witnesses: John Urquart, David Ragsdale, James Allen.(Deed Book p. 153, Franklin County, NC).

In Amelia County, VA, Robert Allen purchased land adjoining Henry Yarbrough in 1759. In 1762, both men were in Granville County, NC, and their names appeared together in many land records. About 1770, Robert Allen's son, Drury, was married to Henry Yarbrough's daughter, Elizabeth.

Robert Allen also purchased land in Amelia County, VA, in 1759 from John and Elizabeth Hayes, of Lunenburg County. Young Allen, the oldest son of Robert Allen, witnessed a deed for John Hayes and his wife Elizabeth in Lunenburg County, VA, in 1761, and a few weeks later, Young purchased land from Reynold Allen in Johnston (later Wake) County, NC. The land purchased by Young was near the Granville County line and less than 20 miles from the land his father owned in Granville County in 1762.

Will of Robert Allen Jr.

Will of Robert Allen, Jr. was dated June 9, 1782 and proved March 10, 1784.

After all just debts are paid, all movable estate to my wife, Hannah during her life of widowhood; likewise land to my wife with maintenance during her life and the girl named Charlotte to Lucy McKissack, wife of Thomas McKissack at my wife's death.

I give to Josiah Allen my grandson, son of Drury Allen, the land and plantation wheron I now live, with two negro children named James and Abbegal

My grandson, Josiah, above mentioned, to have 240 acres with the aforesaid plantation and the remainder to my son, Drury Allen, with the part he now lives on, with a negro man named Charles. I likewise give to my grandson Josiah two cows and calves, my riding horse and a briddle and saddle.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Hudson one of the beds and furniture what belongs with it...(illegible)

As to remaining part of my cattle, sheep, hogs and horses to Drury Allen. I leave to my daughter Agnes Williams?

I desire that the negro boy named Pete be left in care of Drury; Allen until the present troubles of America be settled and then to be given to Sarah Moody. Said Drury Allen is to run no rest of the boy's life nor the sons of the boy any way. Said Moody to pay at the time of delivery of the boy all the back taxes.

I desire that Thomas McKissack pay the taxes of the within negro girl from the time of my decease till he takes her away and I desire the wench named Dadens to be given to my daughter Agnes at the decease or marriage of my wife Hannah Allen.

I give to my son Drury Allen the smith tools and all belonging thereunto. Likewise, I give my daughter Elizabeth Hudson my large bible.

To Drury Allen all my lumber, and movables to be left to my grandson Josiah at the decease of my wife.

I do constitute and appoint Drury Allen and Josiah Allen my executors.


Robert Allen's will was written in Caswell County in June 1782, just a year and a half after he bequeathed a negro girl named Charlotte to "Luck McKissack", but he did not state Lucy's relationship to him. The following year before his will was probated, he gave Lucy a deed of gift for Charlotte and the deed states that Lucy was his granddaughter. The deed to his granddaughter used the same salutation as deeds of gift from Robert Allen to his son, Robert Allen, Jr., in 1762 and to John Hudson and his wife, Elizabeth, in 1766.

11 November 1783. To all Christian people to whom this present writin shall come, I Robert Allen of the County of Caswell, State of North Carolina, send greetings. Know ye that I, Robert Allen, for divers and good causes and valuable considerations do give and grant unto my granddaughter Lucy McKissack of the same County, one negro girl named Charlotte. Witness: William McKissack, Jurat. (Caswell County, NC DeedBook B, page 134.)


Will of Robert Allen, June 9, 1782, proved March 10, 1784, Caswell County, NC. After all just debts are paid, all movable esteate to my wife Hanah during her life or widowhood; likewise land to my wife with maintenance during her life and the girl named Charlotte to Luce McKissack, wife of Thomas McKissack at my wife's death. I give to Josiah Allen, the son of Drury Allen, my grandson, the land and plantation whereon I now live, with two negro children named James and Abbegal. My grandson Josiah, above mentioned to have 242 acres with the aforesaid plantation and the remainder to my son, Drury Allen, wit the part ne nowlives on, with a negro man named Charles. I likewise give to my grandson Josiah two cows and calves, my riding horse, and a bridle and saddle. Ilikewise give to my daughter, Elizabeth Hudson, one of the beds and furniture what belongs with it. One bed and furniture that belongs withit....(illegible). As to remaining parts of my cattle sheep, hogs, and horses to Drury Allen. ....(illegible)....of the concern and family....(illegible)I leave to my daughter Agnes Williams. I desire that the negro boy named Pete be left in care of Drury Allen till the present troubles of America be settled and then to be given to Sarah Moody. Said Drury Allen is to run no rest of the boy's life nor the sons of the boy any way. Said Moody to pay at the time of delivery of the boy all the back taxes. I desire that Thomas McKissack pay the taxes of the within negro girl from the time of my decease till he takes her away and I desire the wench named Dadens to be given to my daughter Agnes at the decease or marriage of my wife Hannah Allen. I give to my son Drury Allen the smith tools and all belonging thereunto. Likewise, I give my daughter Elizabeth Hudson my large Bible. To Drury Allen all my lumber movables to be left to my grandson Josiah at the decease of my wife. I do constitute and appoint Drury Allen and Josiah Allen my executors of my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the ninth day of June in the year of our lord 1782. Witnessed by: Thomas Calmet, Jr., Josiah Allen, D. Allen, Drury Allen. Proved in open court,State of NC, County of Casewell, 10 March 1784. (Book B, Folio 22.)


Will of Robert Allen, Jr. was dated June 9, 1782 and proved March 10, 1784.

After all just debts are paid, all movable estate to my wife, Hannah during her life of widowhood; likewise land to my wife with maintenance during her life and the girl named Charlotte to Lucy McKissack, wife of Thomas McKissack at my wife's death.

I give to Josiah Allen my grandson, son of Drury Allen, the land and plantation wheron I now live, with two negro children named James and Abbegal

My grandson, Josiah, above mentioned, to have 240 acres with the aforesaid plantation and the remainder to my son, Drury Allen, with the part he now lives on, with a negro man named Charles. I likewise give to my grandson Josiah two cows and calves, my riding horse and a briddle and saddle.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Hudson one of the beds and furniture what belongs with it...(illegible)

As to remaining part of my cattle, sheep, hogs and horses to Drury Allen. I leave to my daughter Agnes Williams?

I desire that the negro boy named Pete be left in care of Drury; Allen until the present troubles of America be settled and then to be given to Sarah Moody. Said Drury Allen is to run no rest of the boy's life nor the sons of the boy any way. Said Moody to pay at the time of delivery of the boy all the back taxes.

I desire that Thomas McKissack pay the taxes of the within negro girl from the time of my decease till he takes her away and I desire the wench named Dadens to be given to my daughter Agnes at the decease or marriage of my wife Hannah Allen.

I give to my son Drury Allen the smith tools and all belonging thereunto. Likewise, I give my daughter Elizabeth Hudson my large bible.

To Drury Allen all my lumber, and movables to be left to my grandson Josiah at the decease of my wife.

I do constitute and appoint Drury Allen and Josiah Allen my executors.

Sources

Birth: 1704 New Kent County Virginia, USA Death: 1784 Caswell County North Carolina, USA

Son of Robert and Sarah (Walker), Sr.

Husband of Elizabeth (Stokes) Allen ~ married ca. 1720

Their children were:

1. Agnes Allen (m. Richard Williams) 2. David Allen 3. Robert Allen, Jr. 4. Young Allen (m. Martha Coleman) 5. Drewry Allen, "RWS" (m. Elizabeth Yarbrough) 6. Susannah Allen 7. Elizabeth Allen (m. John M. McKaskill and Allen McKenzie) 8. J. G. Allen (m. Jane MNU, Priscilla Cagle and Elmina Phillips) 9. William Allen, Sr. (m. Mary Lewis)


Family links:

Children:
 William Carr Allen (1724 - 1789)*
 Young Allen (1742 - ____)*
 Drewry Allen (1749 - 1826)*
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Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: Location of his burial is unknown at this time.


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Robert Allen, Jr.'s Timeline

1703
1703
Age 1
St Peters Parish, New Kent, VA
1704
1704
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
1730
1730
Age 26
Hanover, Virginia, United States
1732
1732
Age 28
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
1733
June 1, 1733
Age 29
Hanover, Virginia, USA
1735
June 1, 1735
Age 31
Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia, United States
1735
Age 31
1738
1738
Age 34
Hanover Co., VA
1743
1743
Age 39