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Benjamin William Allen (1 Jun. 1824-12 Nov. 1886)

Benjamin W. Allen was born in Kingwood, the county seat of Preston County, VA (now WV). His father died when he was two years old, and young Allen was adopted by a Mr. Israel Baldwin and given a liberal education. … Continue reading

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James Pierson Allen (18 Apr. 1848-11 Sep. 1934)

James Pierson Allen was the son of Thomas Pierson Allen (ca. 1803-1867), a Massachusetts native who became a Charleston, SC planter, and his wife, Sarah Percy Bell (1814-1894). He studied for two years at Furman University in South Carolina, earning … Continue reading

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Allen Family (Shenandoah & Botetourt Counties, VA)

John James Allen (1797-1871) of Woodstock, Shenandoah County, VA, was a noted lawyer in western Virginia in the early 19th century. He served as a district attorney, a Virginia state senator, a U.S. Representative in Congress, and a judge of … Continue reading

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Edward Archibald Allen (3 Oct. 1843-22 Sep. 1922)

Edward Archibald Allen was the son of Archibald Allen (1795-1846) of Suffolk in Nansemond County, VA, and his wife, Mary Louisa (Swepson) Allen (1810-1860). He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, as a private in Company C, … Continue reading

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