i posted this info on the wynne forum but also want to post here.
i have never been able to learn more about my george allen, who died 1806 oglethorpe co, ga, his parents and family.
if someone can help further with re my george allen, i would appreciate hearing from you.
i want to post my wynne lineage ( see to follow in separate post)to show my interest and to ask some questions.
as shown, per post to follow, my wynne line/ families are the ancestors of my great-grandmother amanda allen harris.
before ipost this, i also want to post the oglethorpe/ madison co, ga will for my mary hawkins bullock, whose daughter fanny bullock married my george allen, who died 1806 oglethorpe co, ga, leaving a number of minor children, including my henry allen, who married 1816 oglethorpe co, ga my elizabeth colbert, daughter of my nicholas colbert.
a lot of this info, etc leave out my george allen/ fanny bullock,but i have documentation, as shown, as to who they were as well as any other documentation re these lines/ families.
The William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 13, page 23, lists under Marriage
Bonds at Oxford, Granville Co., NC: Nathaniel Bullock & Mary Hawkins,
August 12, 1760. Consent of [BO:John Hawkins:BO], father of Mary, as she was underage
Will of Mary BULLOCK
Oglethorpe County Will Book C, pg. 100-101
In the name of God Amen, I Mary BULLOCK of Madison County & State of
Georgia, being now in the seventy eighth year of my age and being weak
in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for his
mercies, and knowing that it is appointed for all women once to die,
make, publish, and declare this to be my last will & Testament,
revoking and disallowing all former wills by me heretofore made.
Principally and first of all I will my soul to Almighty God who gave
it, in hopes of it's gracious acceptance with him and my body I resign
to the earth to be buried in a decent manner.
Second, my tract of land containing four hundred and ninety acres,
situate, lying and being in the south district of Erwin County at the
time of survey, on the waters of Camp Creek, I desire may be equally
divided between my two sons, John BULLOCK & Wyatt BULLOCK.
Thirdly - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Fanny ALLEN one feather
bed & furniture and one small pot.
Fourthly - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Aggy BURFORD one feather
bed & furniture and one large chest.
Fifthly - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Annie LUMPKIN one large
pot & Dutch Oven and one large looking glass.
Sixthly - I give & bequeath unto my granddaughter Franlly (this is
what it looks like) ALLEN, daughter of Stephen ALLEN, one cupboard.
And lastly I do nominate, constitute and appoint my son Wyatt BULLOCK
and my friend W. M. STOKES executors of this my last will and
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twentieth
day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and
Twenty-four. Mary Bullock (her mark) Seal
Signed in presence of us.
Wm. M. Stokes, J.P.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my grand children, namely George
Pinkney ALLEN, Elizabeth B. ALLEN, Henry Wyatt ALLEN, one good feather
bed & furniture to be equally divided between them.
Mary BULLOCK (her mark) Seal
Signed in presence of
Wm. M. STOKES, J. P.
Georgia, Oglethorpe County. Came into open court Henry ALLEN & being
duly dworn deposeth and saith that this within writing contains the
last will & testament of Mary BULLOCK, dec'd, that he saw her sign,
seal & publish the same, & that he also saw Wm. M. Stokes sign the
same as a witness.
Sworn to in Open Court
W. H. Smith, C.C.
Recorded 14th Sept. 1830 W. Henry Smith, C.C.
Mary is mentioned several times in conjunction with her husband
selling land. One occasion in May, 1774, has both Mary, as wife of
Nathaniel, and her mother Mary, wife of John Hawkins, Esq. both
relinquishing their rights of dower on a parcel of land deeded to
Abraham Mayfield by Nathaniel. Mary's will was written Aug. 20,
1824, in Madison Co., at which time she gave her age as 78 years old.
One unique feature of her will is the feminist sounding statement in
the preamble, "and knowing that it is appointed for all women once to
die,". Her son Wyatt and a friend, Wm. M. Stokes were appointed
executors. Her will leaves 490 acres in Erwin Co. on the waters of
Camp Creek to her sons Wyatt and John Bullock, bequests to daughters
Fanny Allen, Aggy Burford, and Annie Lumpkin. She also mentions
grandchildren Francellyn, George Pinkney, Elizabeth B., and Henry
Wyatt, all surnamed Allen. It is interesting to see the name Henry
Wyatt repeated, this was the name of Mary's grandfather. Her will was
probated Sept. 14, 1830 in Oglethorp
again, this was my henry allen/ elizabeth colbert, who witnessed my mary hawkins bullock's 1830 madison co, ga will.
from abstracts of oglethorpe co, ga records, my george allen died 1806 oglethorpe co, ga.
Allen, Henry, minor son of George, dec'd chose Stephen Allen gdn, Wyatt Bullock,
Alexander Davis, secs, 9/5/1809, Oglethorpe, OM