JOSEPH WEST, 450 acs. IS. of Wight Co. on the S side of Nottoway Riv & on both sides of Doctor's br; ADJ: his own old line, Colo. JOHN ALLEN, Doctor Samuel BROWN, Oliver Woodard, Wm Sellers & John Braswell; 30 Jun 1743 p. 535 L2S5
I cannot find anything on the Allen Genforum about this Colonel John ALLEN, does anyone know about him?
This JOHN BRASWELL was son of RICHARD BRACEWELL I and wife SARA.Since ARTHUR ALLEN lived on the SS of MAIN BLACKWATER in 1702 with wife KATHERINE ALLEN at the same time Richard BRACEWELL JR (wife Eleanor) and WILLIAM BRACEWELL lived on the SS of the MAIN BLACKWATER (land sold to Richard Bracewell JR by WILLIAM BROWN and his wife MARTHA BRACEWELL BROWN) both in ISLE OF WIGHT VA............I wonder if this Colonel JOHN ALLEN is a possible son or grandson of ARTHUR and KATHERINE ALLEN of IOW VA 1702:
(p.381) Isle of Wight DEED BOOK 1 5 FEB 1702.....Arthur Allen and wife Katherine Allen, of LAWNES CREEK Parrish of SURRY CO to EDWARD BOYKIN of the UPPER Parrish of Isle of Wight County.....1/2 of 800 acres granted to said Allen and Mr. William EDWARDS late of James City County on 25 APR 1701 on Turkey Swamp on the South Side of MAIN BLACKWATER.signed Arthur and Katherine ALLEN WIT: Joseph John Jakeman and Ralph (X) Make REC. FEB 1702
(p.382) Katherine ALLEN, wife of Arthur ALLEN of LAWNES CREEK parrish of Surry Co appts. Captain William BRIDGER as her attorney.
WILL of THOMAS ALLEN Isle of WIGHT VA 1739 Allen, Thomas: Legitimate oldest son ARTHUR, son THOMAS, Daughter ANN, daughter HONOUR....EXE....ROGER ALLEN and GEORGE BELL.12 April 1741 WIT: George Whitley, Roger Woodward and RICHARD BRASWELL.......Page 333.
I'm thinking that this ARTHUR ALLEN and wife KATHERINE had children that kept a BRASWELL relationship (or at least as neighbors) through connecting ALLENS of ARTHUR-THOMAS-ROGER and I do have a D'cd MARTHA ALLEN as well by 1730s. Perhaps Arthur and Katherine ALLEN had grown or nearly grown children when they apparently left IOW VA for SURRY VA who stayed around BRASWELLS.
Any thoughts from anyone would be greatly appreciated since I have ALLENS hanging around in BRASWELL docs and land areas from 1702 IOW VA down through NC 1700s and into GA just after the REV WAR (and still around and in BRASWELL docs)up through about 1830 in GA records for sure.I'm trying to see if the ALLENS in GA are the same line hanging around BRASWELLS and BRACEWELLS back in NC and VA documents as well.Anyone wanting to jump on this ALLEN research train, just let me know.I plan on making a few more trips for additional ALLEN research at my hearby history centers this weekend.Right now I just happen to have ALLEN information found in my BRASWELL docs stored on my computer, this weekend I will be conducting an indepth search on the ALLEN surname in hopes of finding additional information.