Mahala James, dau. of Thomas James and Rachel Allen is my ancestor-she married Alfred Sharpe.I have been looking for the name of John's "beloved wife" for many years without success.
I have tried to determine if our John Allen Sr is a brother to the Vincent Allen who is also in same area.I believe this Vincent Allen came from VA. But I have no proof of any connection.
As for John's other children, I am also looking for information on them. This is what little I have:
1)John Jr., b.bet 1765-1784.A John Allen bought land in Lincoln Co., NC in 1827, but I am not sure this is the John son of John Sr., or he could be John son of Vincent Allen, (who at this time I cannot make a connection to our John Allen).
2)Benjamin b. bet 1775-1784, married Anne Palmer 1 Nov 1804 in Lincoln Co., NC. John Allen was surety. I would be interested in your information about him moving to GA.I show him in Lincoln Co., NC in 1810 and 1820 census records. Do you have more info on him?
3)Sarah - no further info
4)Phoebe b. bet 1780-1790 NC, married John C. Martin 20 July 1830 Lincoln Co., NC.
5)Anna-don't know who she married, but had a dau. Polly
6)Matilda - no further info
7)Polly - no further info
8)Rachel b. 1779 NC, d.28 Oct 1843 Statesville,Iredell Co., NC, married Thomas James 10 Mar 1807 Lincoln/Tryon, NC
(My Ancestors). They had children: Mahala b.2 Feb 1808, d.5 Jul 1851 Iredell Co., NC, married Alfred Sharpe 17 Oct 1826; Thomas Allen James b. abt 1815, d. aft 1880 probably in MO, m. Jane L. Potts; Alice Porter James b. ca 1816, mar. John Miller; Frances Richardson James b.30 Aug 1820, d. 26 Sep 1854, mar.Robert Tays 10 Sep 1834.
Thomas James married 1st to Elizabeth Mace 16 Aug 1781 in Dorchester Co., MD.Elizabeth was b.6 Jul 1763 d. bef 1807, dau of Nicholas Mace and Alice ___. They had ch:
Delilah b. June 1791 MD, d. 23 Jan 1873 Iredell Co., NC, mar. James Knox Barkley 22 Apr 1813 Lincoln Co., NC; Mary b.13 Feb 1794, d. Iredell Co., NC., mar. Thomas Prather 27 Oct 1817 Rowan Co., NC;Rebecca; Tabitha; Nicholas W. M. mar. Susannah Hinkle 25 Nov 1806 Rowan Co., NC; Susannah mar. Seth Osborne; Sarah Hill b.1790-1794, mar. William Caleb Coker 25 Dec 1815 Rowan Co., NC.
If there is anything I can add, let me know.Would be interested in what you might have on Benj.