In some recoreds, his first name appears as Ezekiel. His parent's names are unknown at this time.
--b. abt 1773 North or South Carolina
--d. abt March 1838 Smith Co., TN
----buried Believed Hurricane Ridge, DeKalb Co., TN
--m. Martha LAWSON
--abt 1795 probably North Carolina
----b. abt 1778 North Carolina
----d. 1840/50 DeKalb Co., TN
------d/o Jonas Lawson and Mildred 'Milly' ?
For more information on the Allen and related families, be sure and see:
Letter from Brad Allen states:
"The name 'Lawson' comes from a distant relative named Janet Mannookian. Her mother-in-law was an Allen and had a copy of a hand-written genealogy which was done by the great granddaughter of Hezekiah Allen back in the early 1900's. She stated that she thought the maiden name was Lawson."
1816 -Abstract Wills of Stokes Co, NC. Vole 1-4 l790-1864 by W.O. Absher
--- (copy in Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston, Texas) page 174
"13 February 1816. Will of Jonas Lawson. March term 1816. Five daughters: Mary Cloud, Anna Lawson, Martha Allen, Sarah Lawson and Nancy Wood, 10 Shilings each. Wife Mailly, all estate. My last children: William, Jonas, Lemuel, Adam, James and Robert. Executors Wife Milly and son William. Witnesses: John Webb and William Moore, Jurat. Signed Jonas (X) Lawson"
(1WM26-45; 1WF5-10; & 1WF26-45)
- (in order of families)
John Vicars, Ralph Vicars; William W___; James Wiley; Elizabeth Campbell; James Kenmore; Thomas Whitesides; William Bruckett; Thomas Poag; David Dunlap; William Dunlap; Benjamin Dunlap; John Dunlap; Allen Page; Hezekiah ALLEN; James Patton; Thomas Patton; Edward White; Humphrey Williams; Thomas Gray; John Mc Elmoil; Finney McClenahan; John Baird; John Kenmore; Guyan Gillaspie; John Spence; & John Ron
NOTE -DO NOT KNOW HOW THE ALLEN PAGE (living next door to Hezekiah Allen connects to Jacob & Barnabas Page who married two of Hezekiah's daughters?
"Buncombe Co., NC Deed Index. Grantee-Morrow, Joseph M. 10-2-1810 Grantor Hezekiah Allen 50 acres on Newfound Creek. Bk C p 169. Grantee-Morrow, Joseph M 10-2-1810 Grantor Hezekiah Allen 50 acres on Newfound Creek Bk C p 177"
Hezekiah 2MU10, 1M10-16, 1M26-45, 1FU10, 1F10-16, 1F26-45.
Nearby Families, page 291
John Longmire, Griffith Dickerson, Richard Wilson, John Bifle, John Fleming, David Cole, Ebed Jones,Philip Price, Senr, Harmon Davis, Ahab Mullins, Joseph Wilson, Hezekiah Allen, John Gallaspy, Thomas Foster, Senr., John Bryant, William Robreds, John Jarrett, Henry Colwell, Prhilip Price, Micajah Hampton.
Allen, Hezekiah Entry 391 20 Jan 1825 50A waters Indian Creek of Caney Fork Beg E90P N90P S90P. Jno Brnsford DS SCC Blakely & Hardy Allen.
"Allen, Hezekiah Entry 2252 Warren Co., TN 2 Apr 1827 100A survey 22 Sept 1827 Waters of Pine Creek on N side Creek. Begin B. Oak 10P from Jacob Risenhoover W line 300A he now lives on beg corner 250 A belonging said Allen W179 1/2P to stake in Reisenhoovers line N89 1/2P R. Oak E179P to two P Oak s89 1/2P. 7 Mar 1828 Samuel Houston, Governor Mountain District Grants Book A p 73." (Pine Creek is just south of Whorton Springs Baptist Church and about a mile or so south of Smithville, TN)"
On one side was these families: Richard Garret, Ezekiel Taylor, David Taylor, Hugh Smith, Barney Taylor, Henry Taylor, Drury Taylor
On other side was these families: Henry Taylor, Andrew Allen, Jacob Page, Abijah Howard, Sarah Frazier, George Parkerson, Archibald Hunt
ALLEN, Hezekiah-100A survey waters of Indian Creek. Begin at bluff across Jones Branch thence W160P thence S100P thence E160P thence N100P. Entry 1124 23 ___ 127. SCC Jacob Page & Alfred Page
ALLEN, Hezekiah-93 ˝A survey on waters Jones Branch S168P E126P W86P excluding 3 ˝A in a survey. Entry 1154 25 Apr 1831. SCC Jacob Page & Alfred Page.
*Thomas G. Webb, DeKalb County historian states that even though the will says Ezekiel or Ezekiah, this is unquestionably the will of Hezekial Allen. Proof of this is in the DeKalb Co. TN administrations, 1838-1846, pages 58 and 94, and in DeKalb Co. TN Deed book A page 489. The date given for signing the will is plainly 12 June 1838. The date of proving the will in court is 6 March 1838. Probably the will was actually signed in 1837. TGW)
DeKalb Co - Will Book A (1838-1854)
Hezekiah Allen Will – State of Tennessee, Smith County.
I, Hezekiah Allen, of said County being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner form as follows (to wit). I give and bequeath unto my beloved Mary Page, the wife of Barney Page, what I let her have when she married and left me also including one dollar of my estate and to her heirs forever. Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Hugh Allen all that I let him have when he married and left me also one dollar in cost of my estate. I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Jane Page, the wife of Jacob Page, all that I let her have when she married and left me also one dollar in cash of my estate. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Blakely Allen three hundred and seventy acres of land also all that I let him have when he married and left me also one dollar in cash of my estate. Also, I give Alford Allen one hundred acres and one dollar in cash. I bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Taylor, the wife of William Taylor, all that I let her have when she married and left me also one dollar in cash of my estate. Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Elijah Allen one tract of land containing 60 acres more or less to the old conditional line, also one horse and saddle one cow and calf plow, hand ax and suitable farming also one dollar in cash of my estate and for him to keep his stock of hogs that he in hand has at this time. Also, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Michal Allen, two cows and calves and a feather bed and furniture and other necessaries for housekeeping such as her Mother may see cause to let her have and one dollar in cash of my estate. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Allen the tract of land wherein I now live and all the rest of my personal estate to her to hold during her widowhood and if she should marry all the above named and above mentioned personal state belong to my youngest son Hezekiah Allen. And bequeath unto my grandson Alexander Allen one tract of land containing __ acres and being in County of the said him to have and to hold forever. I appoint and ordain my beloved wife Martha Allen my lawful executrix to ___ in all my affairs of my last will and testament hereby revoking all forever made by me. Made in witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 13th day of June 1838. Signed, published and declared by the above named Hezekiah Allen to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presents of the testator, Hezekiah Allen seal
Test Joel Cheatham Jr, Joel Cheatham Sr. Archer Cheatham
State of Tennessee Dekalb County personally appeared before me T. M. Wade, clerk of Dekalb County Court, Archer Cheatham and Joel Cheatham Jr. subscribing witness of the within will who being first sworn dispose and say that the said Hezekiah Allen signed and seal the written will upon the day it bears dates witness my hand ___ office this 6th day of March 1838. Acknowledged in open court March 6th 1838. T. M. Wade - Clerk of DeKalb County Court.
"MARTHA ALLEN to ANDREW ALLEN and ALFRED ALLEN, for $5.00 and other considerations, one tract of 50 acres adjoining HENRY TAYLOR's east boundary line, tract of 16 acres, tract of 160 acres, tract of 50 acres, all lands adjoining ISAAC HAYS, ALFRED ALLEN, west by old tract of HENRY TAYLOR, Deceased, south by HENRY FRAZIER, plus all my personal estate, willed to me by last will of HEZEKIAH ALLEN, deceased.
Witnesses: DAVID FITE, HEZEKIAH ALLEN Signed: MARTHA (X her mark) ALLEN "
--b. abt 1805 Buncombe Co., NC
--d. before 1838 probably Smith Co. TN
--b. abt 1807 Buncombe or Wake Co. NC
--d. April 5, 1879 DeKalb Co., TN
--m/1 Lydia Jane SWANER
--abt 1826 Smith Co. TN
----(1812 TN - 1854/60 DeKalb Co., TN)
--m/2 Jonie R. SWANER
Any old photos for any of these these descendants would be greatly appreciated. Please send to
Ann (Jobe) Brown