Yes, I, or rather my husband, is interested in learning about the Archibald Allen of Faqauier Co., Va., who witnessed the will of Thomas Stamps (written 28 July 1761)pp.67-71. Proved: 26 May 1763 by ARCHIBALD ALLEN, Mary RHODAS, and JAMES STEWART, Jun'r. Executors: sons, Timothy, John, and Thomas Stamps qualified.
This Thomas Stamps, married Mary Rose, dau. of John Rose and Mary () Blackery Rose.
Mary was the widow Blackery. This John Rose named his two daughters, Mary Stamps, and Elizabeth Dodson, and his wife's son, James Blackery, and his wife's grandson, Joseph Davis. wr., 18 Nov,. 1743, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland Co., Va.(He deeded land p. 254 of Northumberland Co., Va. record Bk. 1743-49 then residing Hamilton Parish, Pr. Wm. Co., Va.)Executors were wife, Mary Rose, Thomas Stamps, Thomas Dodson, and William Thomas, Sr.
Anyway Thomas Stamps, named among his children Daughter, Mary Shackleford,and added this, "If my daughter, MARY SHACKLEFORD SHOULD DIE WITHOUT ANY MORE CHILDREN LAWFULLY BEGOTTEN OF HER BODY OR THAT SHALL NOT ARRIVE AT LAWFUL AGE THAT HER PART OF MY MOVEABLE ESTATE MAY FALL TO HER TWO CHILDREN SHE HAD BY JAMES ALLEN TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONG THEM.
My husband is descended from one of the two children of James Allen and Mary (Stamps) Allen Shackleford, namely, WILLIAM ALLEN.
William Allen was born in Faquier Co., Va., by one account in 1758, and another 3 Nov. 1759, died Mason Co., Ky., 20 May 1839. In Feb. 10, 1834 he stated that he was aged 76 years. William married in Faquier Co., Va. 4 Aug. 1781 (her statement says: 8 Aug. 1784) to Frances Pepper dau of Samuel Pepper,Sr., and Elizabeth (Holton, dau. of Alexander Holton, will Faquier pro. 3-25-1782))Pepper.
They moved to Mason Co., Ky. in 1793.
The Pension Record for Am. Rev. War for WILLIAM ALLEN (#8318) the widow (#8836)
the half brother of William Allen,was George Shackleford,b. ca. 1765(aged 78 years in July, 1843, Mason Co., Ky.) son of James and Mary (Stamps) Allen Shackleford, Sr., (James b. King & Queen Co., Va.1725. Hiswill Mason Co., Ky. 1808, Bk. B, p. 575, m. first Elizabeth Scott, 2) Mary () Allen) George made a deposition that he attended the wedding of William and Frances Pepper Allen, and that the clerk had written Hannah Pepper instead of Fanny Pepper for Frances Pepper. This George Shackleford's will Bk. N, p. 6 he died 7-30-1843. Frances Allen stated in July 10, 1843 that she was aged 81 years.
See Order Bk. N., p. 398)
The children of William ALLEN and Frances (Pepper) ALLEN were as named in the will wr:
22 Oct. 1834, proved June court 1839. Bk. L, p. 476, Mason Co., Ky. Wife, Frances and the following heirs:
1. James Allen
2. Jesse Allen
3. Betsy Pepper, wife of William Pepper
(married Mason Co., Ky. 2-23-1805)
4. Edmond Allen
5. John Allen
6. William S. Allen
7th person named " grandmother, Polly Bell"
8. Samuel Allen
9. Wilby Chancellor, wife of Isaac Chancellor
(married Mason Co., Ky. 11-20-1819)
10. "To the heirs of Polly Haller"
(George Bell MARRIED Mary Haller, March 5, 1829. William Allen, Bondsman.)
Frances Allen said in 1843 that her eldest child if living would be 58 years old next September.
We have been trying to find out who James Allen's parents were and where and when he died.I see you have Culpepper Co., Va. 1758.
I took a chance and started looking for an Archibald Allen as one witnessed the will of Thomas Stamps.This Archibald living 1763 must be a relative.
William Allen's Am. Rev. War Service: (W.8318) Pvt., enlisted 1775 John Chilton's Co., under Major Thomas Marshall in Va. troops. 1777, and in 1781 same company part of the time under Col. Call. He was in the Battle of the Great Bridge. (See Order Bk. M, p. 160, Mason Co., Ky.)
If you have further information as to the ancestry of James Allen who married Mary Stamps and his father, Archibald Allen I would appreaciate learning of it.