The names of Zachariah's children are in his will. I have recently obtained a copy of the will and the transcription I posted is correct about the listed executors: Zachariah Allen will, Orange Co NC May Term 1790 Author: Sharon Mills Date: 25 May 1999 12:00 PM GMT Surnames: Allen Classification: Will appears to be pages 91 and 92 of unknown Orange Co volume: (word meanings and spellings were difficult to decipher)
"In the name of god Amen 27 day of the 9 Month 1789. I Zachariah Allen of Orange County in North Carolina being in perfect strength of mind and memory (the following marked out--tho very weak........) weak in body do ordain and make this my last Will and Testament, first Principally I recommend my Soul to the hands of Almighty god that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Decent like manner at the discretion of my Executors-hereafter Named, as (...?) my worldly Estate which it hath pleased god to bless me with in this life Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form first that all my lawful Debts and funeral Charges be paid. First I give and bequeath to my Son GEORGE one Shilling Sterling Secondly I give and bequeath to my Daughter ELISABETH one Shilling Sterling Thirdly I give and bequeath to my Son WILLIAM one shilling Sterling fourthly I give unto my Son JAMES a trace of Land containing 150 acres Lying and being on the South side of the reat Catawba in Lincoln County provided he the said JAMES gives unto my Son JOHN ten pounds. Current money of said State when he the said JOHN Arrives to the age of twenty one years Fifthly I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife all the remainder of all my goods and chattles whilst She remains my widow and if should marry the remainder to be sold and equally divided among the rest of my Children. MARY (???)SARAH, ROBERT, RUTH, LOVDA, JOSEPH and ZACHARIAH by my Executors. I do constitute make and ordain my worthy friends, John Thomson son of Thomas and James Allen my whole executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disanul all and every other former testament wills Legacees Bequests or Bequest?? by me in any ways before named or bequestested estables king? this and no other to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal and delivered to be my last Will & Testament. signed Zachariah Allen
In the Presence of us James Allen Jurat/First??? and Daniel McDaniel
State of North Carolina Orange County May Term 1790 The Executors of the above will was duly sworn in open Court by the Oath of James Allen one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. L Benton Clk http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.allen&m=6804http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.allen&m=6804
"John Thomson son of Thomas and James Allen my whole executors" This means there is only a Zachariah listed as a son and no Thomas, so this is probably not the father of Thomas Allen (1766-1832) who migrated from NC to Davidson County, TN to Greene County, IL. The names of the children of Zachariah (1735-1790) are in the above will. How are you related to Thomas Allen?