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Allen, A. W.

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Allen, A. W.
March 01, 2007 10:43PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 731.
[Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct]

A. W. ALLEN, farmer, P. O. Moorefield, son of David and Susanna Thompson,
who were married Nov 20, 1833; she a daughter of David Thompson. David
Allen was born in Loudon [sic] County, Va., Oct. 5, 1791, and the fourth
of ten children, eight sons and two daughters, the eldest of whom was born
in 1788; four are now living: James, Joseph and Louisa, widow of James
Boardman, residing in the State of Indiana, and Douglas in Iowa. The father
of our subject, who is still living, is a son of Joseph and Fannie (Wright)
Allen, who came to Bourbon County, settling near North Middletown, in the
year 1799, subsequently resided in Clark and Scott Counties, thence
removed to Bath County, where they both died. David lived with his
parents until his first marriage, when he engaged in business for himself.
This union was blessed with five children, two of whom are now living:
our subject, and Martha A., wife of John W. Brown, who resides in Saline
County, Mo. Henry, deceased, married and left heirs in Nicholas County.
His second marriage was to Lucretia Neff, deceased, Oct. 10, 1833, by
whom he had also five children, of which number four daughters are living:
Louisa C., wife of Charles Potts, residing in Boone County, Mo. The others
are in Nicholas; Elizabeth, unmarried; Amanda, wife of Wm. Caldwell, and
Adeline, wife of Joseph Wilson. The subject of this sketch was born Dec.
18, 1825, and has always been engaged in farming, with his father. He was
married Dec. 13, 1877, to Rosa Cook, who was born in Helena, Mason County,
Ky., April 28, 1846, to John and Margaret (Weaver) Cook; he a native of
Nicholas, where he died while on a visit to his daughter, in May, 1873;
she still living. By this marriage, there has been born to them one
child, John D., Nov. 29, 1878. He is in politics a Democrat, and with his
family, are connected with the Presbyterian Church at Moorefield.

Allen Thompson Boardman Wright Brown Neff Potts Caldwell
Wilson Cook Weaver
Mason-KY Bourbon-KY Clark-KY Scott-KY Bath-KY Saline-MO
Boone-MO Loudoun-VA IN IA

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