Bill, I was researching this Ananias Allen for another person and found the following:
Ananias Allen born 1756Orange County, NC married @ 1775 Elizabeth Laxton of same place. He died 23 Sept 1840 Jackson, AL Elizabeth Laxton was born 17 Sep 1757 Orange, NC she diedd 22 Sep 1840, Jackson, AL NOTE THAT THEY BOTH DIED WITHIN A DAY OR TWO OF EACH OTHER? WONDER IF THIS IS CORRECT? Said to be buried in Allen Cemetery.
Their son: Ananias A. Allen, Jr. was born 6 May 1778 in Wilkes County, NC and died 8 Aug 1772. He and wife are buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Lenoir, Caldwell county, NC I have that info if you want it.He married Susan Elrod on 10 Apr 1806.
Census of 1790 Wilkes County: Ananias Allen1340Ninth Company that is : 1 white head of household - male over 16 3 white males age under 16 4 white femalesand no slaves
He had a son Wilson Laxton Allen born 26 Aug 1802 NC died 12 Oct 1860 AL Wilson Laxton Allen married Sarah Campbell
Wilson Laxton Allen and Sarah Campbell had son Ananias A. Allen born 29 Dec 1827 AL or KY - married Nancy Ann Matthews.A.A. Allen died @ Dec 1864 in the Civil War.
Ananias Allen who was born in 1756 in Orange County, NC had as father Gislem Allen - Christened 19 Jan 1734 Dutch Reformed Church of Raritan, Somerset, NJ The name of his father was spelled various ways, as was Allen:
There was a Siglem Gersham Allen (sp?) b. @ 1734 in Orange County, NC that married Patience (unk)
1850 NC Census: Ananias Allen - Wilkes County - p. 294 Francis Alen - samep. 301 Richard Allensamep. 254
Rev. War: Ananias Allen NC line - applied Jan 1835, Jackson County, AL age 77 b. 1756 Orange County, NC Lived Wilkes County, NC at enlistment - thence to Adair County, KY, then to Jackson County, TN, then to Jackson County, AL soldier died 1840 In 1842 sons Hiram and Wilson L. Allen adm. of sol's estate no wife mentioned.
ALLEN - NJ RECORDS: INFO ON THE ALLEN FAMILY OF NJ - Article by C.C. Gardner found in the Genealogical Magazine of NJ vol 17, # 3 dated July 1942pp 51-55
Material taken from the Baptismal Register of the Dutch Ref. Ch. of Raritan (Somerville in Somerset County), NJ existing Muster Rolls; Court Records, etc - found in area where the family lived.
Ananias Allen b. @ 166?or 167? probably died between 1717 and 1725, when mention is made of Ananias Allen; 1725 records show a younger Ananias w/o use of "Jr". Dutch records show various spellings: "Andrias", Amarias" Ameries Alleyn, Baptismal: Ellan Neyssess, Anna Neyes (Ana-nias), Andrias Aallyn and wife Meery.
This we have: Ananias Allen and wife Mary as above: son:Ananias b. 169?married Hannah - may have left NJ after 1743
By Thelma Payne Owens - 21 SOUTHERN FAMILIES
Notes and Gen. by E.P.Harper "Ananias Allen and Hannah Allen - signed deed - Orange County, NC24 Aug. 1771"
This information is in the family file of ALLEN at the Caldwell County Public Library, NC
Also in a book by Mrs. W. O. Absher: WILKES COUNTY, NC - DEED BOOK G-H DEEDS AND GRANTS 1782 - 1815
Ananias Allen - pp 63-64 Jesse Allen Jos. Allen R.Allen p. 95 Richard Allen (Rev. war vet) Richard Allen, Jr. Samuel Allen Thomas Allen
INDEX: Annias Allen p. 88 (note spelling) Jusitce of Peace before 1800 Wilkes County List
My notes are cold on these records as i was unable to continue looking things up and then getting them to the person who needed them.I am just now gathering them up and trying to get them in order.
There are several more Ananias Allens - seems the name carried over in the family.... Fairfield Cemetery was deeded to Lenoir City, Caldwell County from the Caldwell County Genealogical Society on Oct. 4, 2001. The cemetery covers about 1.3 acres. I cut out the article about this from the Lenoir News-Topic of Friday, April 12, 2002.You may have a copy of this article if interested. There are two colored pictures in the article - but can't read any headstone names.