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William Hunt Allen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 14, 1786 (75)
Grassy Creek, Granville, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Granville, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Allen and Sarah Allen
Husband of Mary Ann Allen and Frances Allen
Father of Sarah Walker; Ursula Johnson; Susanna Allen; Mary Allen; Elizabeth Morgan and 13 others
Brother of Agnes Pulliam; Robert Allen, Jr.; Benjamin Allen; William Allen; Joseph Allen and 9 others

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About William Hunt Allen

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA who took the oath of allegiance. DAR Ancestor # A001881

William Allen moved to Granville County, North Carolina, purchasing a farm from William Gowan on June 19,1758. On the same day, additional land was purchased from the said Gowan by Drury Allen, the brother of William and between them they arranged joint farming operations, Drury Allen having removed to this locality from Lunenburg County, Va. Mary Jouett was the daughter of a John Jouett, Sr. owner of the Swan Tavern, facing the Court House in Charlottesville, Va., and also having plantation interests in Louisa Court House, Va, from which point Mary's brother, John Jouett, Jr., otherwise known as Jack Jouett, made his famous horseback ride to Charlottesville, warning Jefferson and the Virginia Legislature of the approach of Tarleton, thus saving them from capture by the British. The Jouett family was of Huguenot extraction, the name originally being spelt Jouet. Mary's three brothers were captains in the Revolutionary War. The eldest, Matthew (Captain of Jesse Corn's company), waskilled at the battle of The Brandywine. Robert was a captain (afterwards a Col) of artillery in the 7th Virginia regiment. Jack and his father were both signers of the Albemarle declaration of independence. When Ky was still a part of Virginia, Jack ,Jr. represented Mercer County in the Virginia General Assembly. He married Sally Roberts, and one of his sons, was the famous Ky. artist. William took the oath of allegiance to the Revolutionary cause in the county.

Land Records

  • 19 June 1758 - William Allen bought land in Granville County, North Carolina on the same day as Drury Allen.
  • 11 January 1786 - Thomas Allen of Granville County, N.C. appoints his son-in-law Thomas Owen attorney to collect that which is due him. Wits:Groves Howard and Armeli [sic-Amelia?] Gill.
  • 29 April 1786 William Allen to Thomas Berry for 5 pounds and love and good will, assigns personal property to him.
  • 26 November 1786 - Thomas Grant of Wilkes County, Ga. appoints Thomas Owen, Sr. of Granville County, North Carolina to sell all his lands in that county. Wits:John Young, and John Owen, Jr. [Thomas Allen had inherited land from his father's will on Spewmarrow Creek at the line of Thomas Grant.]
  • 1788 Frances Allen and Grant Allen sold the land they inherited from William Allen, to Thomas Mutter, Jr. "land whereon William Allen, deceased, lived and died."
  • 21 October 1788 - Thomas Allen "of Mercer County, Kentucky" deeded to Thomas Mutter of Granville County North Carolina, land adj. that sold by Grant Allen to Thomas Mutter.

Will of William Allen

The will was dated 4 May 1781 and proved in court August 1786.

I, William Allin, of Granville County and the state of North Carolina. Lend to my beloved wife Frances during her natural life the land and plantation whereon I now live together with all my other estate either real or personal with this provision, that in case my wife should marry after my death it is my will and desire that she shall no longer enjoy or posses the following Negroes; Viz, Pompey, Sam, and Rusen(d)a, the former two of them to go to the use of the children of my former wife and the latter to my three sons as shall be herein after directed. It is also my will and desire that in case my wife shall marry after my death a man who be extravagance pr any other bad conduct should waste or destroy the estate it shall then be in the power of my executors to divide my Negroes among my children in the manner I shall hereafter direct, as also any other part of my estate that may be abused as above mentioned. Item: I give and bequeath into my daughters, Ursly Johnson, Susannah Burton, Elizabeth Morgan, Mary Allin, and Sarah Walker, the children pf my former wife, to be divided amongst them the valuation of my Negroes Sam and Pompey as shall be herein directed, together with an equal part of all other movable estate with the children of my latter wife. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Hannah Howard, the Negro, Winne, and her increase to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto the children of my daughter, Ann Howard, the valuation of my Negro, Sarah, and her increase, the said valuation to be divided amongst the equally also an equal proportion al all my movable estate wit the rest of my living children in the manner my executors may direst. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Isabell Owen my Negro, Sarah, and her increase for her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Frances Allin, my Negro, Hannah, and her increase and her heirs. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mildred Allin, my Negro, Moses, to her and her heirs forever with this provision that if Negro, Aggy, should have any more increase after this date she may have choice of either of the same by placing the above mentioned Moses in the stead of the same. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, William Allin, all my land lying on the north side of Grassy Creek to him and his heirs. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Thomas Allin, all my lands lying on Spew Marrow Creek above a line run by Thomas Grant for a dividing line betwixt my son Thomas and Grant to him and his heirs forever. Tis my desire that Pompey and Rusen(d) a shall be sold to the highest bidder amongst the children of my present wife, both to be sold together, the one half of the said price to be divided amongst the children of my former wife, the other to my three sons, Viz; William, Thomas, and Grant to be equally divided amongst. Tis my will also that if Negro, Aggy, should have any more increase after this date the said increase shall be sold to the highest bidder amongst the children of my present wife and the said amount to be equally divided amongst the same. Tis also my desire that my Negro man, Sam, for the benefit of my former children to sold to the highest bidder of the whole of my children and as the manner of the sale of the balance of my movable estate. Tis my desire that it may be sold to the highest bidder and 5/13 of the said amount to be equally divided amongst the children of my former wife and the balance after adjusting all debts and lawful demands against my estate to be equally divided amongst the children of my present wife. Tis my will also that if either of my children should die without issue the proportion to them allowed shall fall to the survivors of the children of my present wife by an equal distribution. And I do no constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Francis, and my three sons, William, Tom, and Grant, executors to this last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this the fourth day of May, 78. William Allin

Signed and sealed in the presence of Henry /Groves and Joshua Coffee. Granville County, North Carolina,

August Court 1786. This will was duty proved by the oath of Henry Groves and ordered to be recorded. Then Grant Allin qualified to the said will.

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William Hunt Allen's Timeline

1711
April 12, 1711
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
1728
February 16, 1728
Amelia County, Virginia, United States
1728
Hanover County, Virginia, United States
1735
1735
Granville, NC
1737
1737
1737
Granville, NC
1739
August 24, 1739
Hanover County, Virginia
1742
1742
Oxford, Granville, North Caroline
1745
September 20, 1745
Granville, NC