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January 7, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Notables: The Allens of Hunts Creek, Part IV

 

 

The Fall 2018 Issue of Central Virginia Heritage includes three Allen family wills transcribed by Jean L. Cooper. These wills inspired “The Allens of Hunts Creek.”

Need to catch up? Click here: Buckingham Notables: The Allens of Hunts Creek, Part I

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Jesse Allen, 1780 will, continued

Jesse Allen of Buckingham, Amherst, and Nelson counties, was the author of the first transcribed will, written on July 27, 1780 and entered into court on June 3, 1782. Unmarried and childless, Jesse Allen left the majority of his property to the family of his brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Hannah (Jopling) Allen.

Samuel’s son, Jesse Allen, received all of his uncle’s land in Amherst County.

Samuel’s son, George Allen, received all of his uncle’s land in Buckingham County, as well as two Negro slaves, Will and Job.

Samuel’s daughter, Lucy Allen, received a bequest of four Negro slaves: Kate, [illegible], Nan, and Linnas.

Jesse Allen also desired that his brother, Samuel, collect and pay his debts. Once the accounts were settled, Samuel would receive two horses and one mare named Holliday, Buck, and Polly.

According to Rev. Richard Fenton Wicker, Jr., author of The Allen Family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and Illinois, 1600–1995, Samuel Allen (a. k. a. Samuel Hunt Allen) was born in what would become Buckingham County on November 8, 1750. His will was proven in Amherst County, Virginia, on January 20, 1800, over seventeen years after the death of his brother, Jesse.

Coming next: Buckingham Notables: The Allens of Hunts Creek, Part V

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  1. James Figg / Jan 7 2019 6:29 pm

    Where did the book on the Allen Family come from? I’m interested in William Allen, the owner of Maycock’s (Maycox) plantation on the James River in Prince George County buried at Petersburg Cemetery Jamiefigg@aol.com

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    • Joanne Yeck / Jan 7 2019 6:37 pm

      Jamie,
      Copies of Rev. Wicker’s genealogy are not easy to come by. Here is the catalog information for the copy at the Library of Virginia. Perhaps you can borrow the book via interlibrary loan.
      Joanne

      LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA:
      Call Number CS71.A43 1995b
      Author Richard Fenton Wicker, Jr.
      Title “The Allen family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Illinois, 1600-1995 : the descendants of Captain William Allen and his wives, Hannah Watson and Mary Hunt Minge”
      Publication Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press ; Virginia Beach, VA : Book orders to Wicker Pub. Co, 1995.

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