John Giles Alleger was the son of Robert Alleger (1810-abt 1870) and Nancy Phillips (16 Mar 1813 - 22 Mar 1903).He was the oldest of 5 children and was born in Orange county Virginia.
Robert and Nancy were married 30 Oct 1833 in Orange county Indiana.Robert was the son of Giles Allegre (1765-1823) and Elizabeth 'Betsey' Southern, who married 3 May 1808 in Garrard county Kentucky.He had 3 younger siblings.
Betsy was the fourth wife of Giles.There were six older half-siblings.Giles was the son of Matthew (25 Jul 1737-1820) and Elizabeth Allegre of Goochland county Virginia.He was the oldest son and third child of 10.
Matthew was the son of Giles (1711-Apr 1776) Allegre and Judith Cox (1712-Jun 1782) of Albemarle and Fluvana counties in Virginia.Giles was a Hugenot.He was a wealthy tavern keeper.Allegre's Ordinary was first licensed in 1740 in Goochland county Virginia.Giles and Judith were married on 9 Jul 1730 in Goochland county.
Giles was the son of Giles Allegre (10 Aug 1685-abt 1733) and Elizabeth Beare (1691-abt 1729).This Giles was a Hugenot and born in France.Elizabeth was born in London and baptized 7 Dec 1691 at St Martin's in the Fields, London, Middlesex, England, daughter of William and Elizabeth.She had a brother Charles who died at sea between Barbados and Virginia abt 10 Apr 1727.There is a letter in the archives of the University of Virginia from the captain of the ship telling of his death.
Judith Cox was the daughter of William Cox and Sarah Cocke.
Elizabeth Southern was the daughter of William Southern and Polly Burton.