Would love to share information about this line of Allen family members. John Allen born 3 Oct. 1694 Kilmore, Armagh County, Ireland.
Not much is known of his early life. His father's name was John and was engaged in the building trade. Nothing is known of his mother, or siblings if he had any. The family lived in Ireland. Young John was a bricklayer or mason. He emigrated to William Penn's colony in Pennsylvania. No record has yet been found of the ship's name on which John Allen crossed the Atlantic, nor is it known where he disembarked. It is likely he came directly to Philadelphia, as that is how most Irish Quakers arrived.
John Allen arrived in America and received by the Society of Friends on April 3, 1713, aged 19. He settled in London Grove Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He purchased 200 acres from Thomas Garnet in 1719, to add to his original 50 acres in London Grove, which was located on the northwest line. Here John built and operated one of the earliest grist mills of that section. Source: "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania" pg. 142.
JOHN ALLEN, from Ireland, received, 2 Mo. 3, 1713 (Apr. 3, 1713). Source: "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania" Of Chester County, Pa., and New Castle County, Delaware. Established in 1686. (NOTE: the Quaker method of dating is used here. Before 1752 the 1st month was March, not January...hence the 2nd month, 3rd day of 1713 is actually April 3, 1713.)
Of the forty-two taxable persons in London Grove in 1724 there were ten Irish Friends: John Allen, 8s.; Joseph Sharp, 13s.; Jeremiah Starr, 4s. [p.143] 6d.; James Lindley, 19s.; Robert Cane, 4s.; John Cane, 7s.; Moses Harlan, 4s.; Michael Harlan, Sr., 13s. 4d.; Michael Harlan, Jr., 2s. 4d.; Joseph Garnett, Is. 8d. Source: "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania" pg. 143 .
John Allen, b. 8 Mo. 3, 1694 (October 3, 1694); d. 9 Mo. 16, 1771 (September 16, 1771); m. in 1719, Amy Cox, and settled in London Grove Township, Chester County. Children:
(1) John, b. 2 Mo. 8, 1720; d. 10 Mo. 1, 1754; m. 9 Mo. 12, 1740, Phebe Scarlett, and lived in London Grove.
(2) Rebecca, b. 8 Mo. 8, 1722; m. (1st) Alexander Mode and (2d) William Chandler.
(3) Emey (Amy), b. 6 Mo. 8, 1725; m. Philip Ward.
(4) Elizabeth, b. 2 Mo. 29, 1728; m. Simon Dixson.
(5) William, b. 8 Mo. 3, 1730; m. 5 Mo. 24, 1758, Sarah Greave.
(6) Joseph, b. 5 Mo. 12, 1733; m. 11 Mo. 13, 1755. Deborah Hill.
(7) Mary, b. 11 Mo. 1, 1738; m. Moses Fraizer.
(8) Phebe, b. 2 Mo. 9, 1739; d. 10 Mo. 19, 1787.
(9) Benjamin, b. 8 Mo. 4, 1742; m. 12 Mo. 20, 1764, Hannah Greenfield. "History of Chester County" pg. 463. Source: "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania
Of Chester County, Pa., and New Castle County, Delaware. Established in 1686.
My line goes from Joseph Allen (1733-1839), to John Allen(1755-1837), to John Allen (1786-1841), to Thomas Jefferson Allen (1836-1923), to Alice Annette Allen (1869-1930) who married James Turnipseed and were parents to my grandmother Lucile Labelle Turnipseed. This Allen line moved from Pennsylvania, to Indiana, to Iowa.
Any relatives out there?