HISTORY OF THE NANCY ALLEN
Nancys grandfather, SAMUEL ALLEN was the first of the family to arrive in America. Tradition says, he came to Virginia as a British soldier, prior to the American Revolutionary War. Later, he deserted and fought for the Colonist.
Federal record of action in R.War, "SAMUEL ALLEN ENLISTED AUGUST l5, l780. RANK, PRIVATE LENGTH OF SERVICE l8 MONTHS.
HIS CAPTAIN, THOMAS BELLE, COLONEL BUFORD, later COLONEL CAMPLELL records, Soldier started at enlistment when he came to
Virginia in 1773 and tht he was in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 serving under
Colonel Lewis. Soldier was in the following Revolutionary battles: Guilford, Camden in North and South Carolina April 1781. He was there too when Colonist
Took Fort Augusta, and the Siege of 96 in N. C. Date of his pension application
Was Oct. 17,1820. His claim was allowed. His residence was Monroe Co. Virginia.
Age at date of application, 72 years."
SAMUEL ALLEN married ESTER WILLIAMS, IN ROCKBRIDGE CO., VIRGINIA and moved to INDIAN DRAFT (at intersection of War Ridge Rd. at
Wayside, turn right toward Greenville, second graveled road to left to top of the
Mtn is the family lands and cemetery). He was awarded a claim of land there, the claim document signed by James Monroe, Governor of Virginia. He brought the FIRST APPLE TREE to this section. It is said, some of these trees were standing as late as 1912.
ESTER WILLIAMS DIED Jan. 24, 1822 at 74 years. SAMUEL ALLEN DIED June 21, 1845 in his 99th. Year.
CHILDREN OF SAMUEL ESTER ALLEN:
1. GEORGE ALLEN B. 1783 Virginia died:1851
married Margaret Null b. 1785 d, Seot 1864
Both buried on L. Stoney Crk. On War Ridge Rd.
Abt 4 miles beyond the Church to the right (No sign)
JOHN ALLEN b. 178l in Rockbridge, Va. D. 1822
Buried beside Nancy at Low Gap Churchyard on
Zion Mtn. Rd. above Hinton
WILLIAM ALLEN b. 1785 Moved to Ohio
CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND MARGARET NULL ALLEN
#l. William Allen b. 2 June 1807 Monroe Co. d. 5 Sept 1886 Monroe Co
2. George Allen II b. Mar. 1812 " d. 18 Jul 1881 (Buried Wayside)
**** 3. NANCY ALLEN B. 1832 D. 1849 MARRIED HUGH McDOWELL
BOTH BURIED AT LOW GAP CHURCHYD. ON ZION MTN above Hinton. PARENTS OF VIRGINIA McDOWLL.
4.Margaret Allen B. 21 Sept. 1818 D. 13 Feb. 1913 buried Foster Cemetery at
at Ramp, W V,
5. Mary Williams Allen b. 20 July 1820 d. 24 Jul 1897 b.Huffman Cem
6. Rebecca Allen b. Aug. 1823 d. 2 Nov. 1919 Buried L. Stoney Crk., Monroe
7. Eliza Jane Allen b. 4 Dec. 1825 d. l0 Apr. 19l4 Jackson Co., Ohio
8. Jacob C. Allen B. l809 D. l877 Buried Huffman Cemetery, SummerC. (may or may not be a son of George and Margaret Null Allen)
HISTORY OF MARGARET NULL
WIFE OF GEORGE ALLEN
MARGARET IS THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE NULL
Born: 1730 in GERMANY
Died: abt. 1787
MARRIED; abt. 1762 in Va.
HE IS THE SON OF;
MARRIED : BARBARA B. 1734 Virginia
D, aft. 1800
In Summers C.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND BARBARA NULL:
****** 1. Margaret Null B. 1785 D. Sept 1864 GRANDMOTHER OF VIRGINIA McDOWELL
2. James Null B. abt. 1775 in Va.
Teter Null B. 18 Oct 1777 D. 1 Jun 1845 Lawrence
Elizabeth Null B 1766 D. l848 in Jackson Co., O
Barbara Null B. 1768 in Va. D. 1790
Nicholas Null B. 1770 in Va.
Ann Margaret Null B. 1749 Lebanon Co. PA D.1749 in the same Co.
Henry Null B. 1754 in Va. D. 7 July 1835 Warren Co, Ohio FIRST GERMAN RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY
Family of Margaret Null who m. George Allen (Va. McDowells family )
Jacob Null (may not be a son)
B. 1748 in Tulpehocken, Lebanon Co., Pa.