Paul, This was taken out of the History of Banks Co. GA 1858 - 1976:William Allen (of early Franklin Co.) was one of the fortunate drawers in the category relating to Revolutionary War Service which are given for the counties (1832) from which Banks derived its territory in 1858 and subsequent adjustments of boundary lines. (This was for bounty land)
It sounds strange when you read it like that, but if you saw the whole article and the listed names you would see that there were 5 areas that made up Banks County, ie: Jackson, Franklin, Habersham, Hall & Stephens.This listed the counties with the names underneath that later was incorporated into Banks County.
Mama said these people didn't really move alot, they just moved the counties.....
Now which Allen recon he is?This book also has Robert E and William J. in Co. D 43rd. Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry Army of Tennessee CSA "Middle River Volunteers".William J. died of fever 10/2/1862.
Another tid bit from the area was that James Allen listed 1 slave that he owned named Tabby in 1798.
The historian's name from Banks County is Richard Chambers.He's listed in the phone book in Commerce GA I believe.