Name: Joseph ALLEN
Birth: ABT 1762 in Virginia
Death: BEF 9 MAY 1833 in Elbert County, Georgia
As you can see from the Tithables and Taxable Property list below, there was a Joseph Sr. and Joseph Jr. Allen in Shenadoah County, Virginia. Could our Joseph be the Jr. and his father Joseph Sr.? It should be noted that a son with Jr. after his name did not always mean he was the son of the Sr. but related to him, such as his uncle. More work needs to be done on Joseph’s parents.
Benjamin, Rubin, Liddia, Jackson, Joseph Sr., Joseph Jr., Betty, William and Davis Allen were listed in the 1789 Tithables and Taxable Property list taken in the Shenandoah County, Virginia. Joseph Jr. paid one tithe and taxes on 3 horses on 22 June 1789. Joseph Sr. paid 3 tithes and taxes on 13 horses on 21 September 1789. The other two tithes that Joseph Sr. paid were for William Allen and Samuel Wallen (or Walker).
Benjamin, Lairs, Betty, Aaron, Joseph Sr., Joseph Jr., Thomas, Ruben and Jackson Allen were listed in the 1799 Tithables and Taxable Property list taken in the Shenandoah County, Virginia. Joseph Sr. paid 3 tithes and taxes on 10 horses on 4 July 1799. Joseph Jr. paid 1 tithe and taxes on 4 horses.
Joseph Allen’s family is enumerated on the same page as Barnabas Kelley in the 1820 Elbert County, Gerogia Census. In his family are 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-16 and 1 female over 45 years. May have had one of his son’s family living with him.
* Volume III, Historical Collections of the Georgia D.A.R. (Elbert County), Will of JOSEPH ALLEN.
" JOSEPH ALLEN - to children JOSEPH J, Wm, JAMES, JOHN and RHODA ALLEN, ELIZ. HEAD, PIETY REED, NANCY COUCH, SARAH KELLY and POLLY BLARE, $1.00 each. To wife AGNES all estate real and personal. At her death the land to be divided among four sons, JOSEPH Jr, Wm, JAMES & JOHN. Son James to have $50 as willed to him by his grandfather PATTERSON. Friends WILLIAMSON CLARK & WILLIAM BOWERS, Exc. Signed 29 Oct 1830. Probated 06 May 1833."
* Joseph is believed to have died either in Elbert County or Hart Co., Ga.
* "Pioneer of Hart County, GA." by Parker.
* "Pioneers of Georgia - Vol.1", by Joyce D. Payne.
States that Joseph Allen, Sr., was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Following from Dianne Miller, Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama and posted on Ancestry.com;
Joseph's will reads as follows:
JOSEPH ALLEN WILL 1833
In the name of God amen, I Joseph Allen of the State of Georgia, County of Elbert, being far advanced in years and feeling the effects of decling mortality, though perfectly sound of mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows: that is to say first
of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to dust from whence it was taken, to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my herein after named Executors, and as to my worldly estate whre with it has pleased God to bless me, I dispose of as follows:
1st to each of my beloved children I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar that is Joseph Allen,
Jr., William Allen, James Allen, John Allen, Elizabeth Head, Betsy Reed, Nancy Couch, Rhoda Allen, Sarah Kelly and Polly Blair to be paid out of the proceeds of my personal estate as my said Executors shall think proper to dispose of for that purpose out of it also it is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses to be first paid as soon as the law will authorize such arrangements after my death;
2nd to my beloved wife Agnes Allen I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal during her lifetime or during she remains my widow if she should marry again, it is my will all my perisable property to be divided amongst my children;
3rd it is my will that after the death of my beloved wife Anges Allen it is my will that my four sons Joseph Allen, Jr., William Allen, James Allen, John Allen the land I am proposed of which it is my will shall be equally divided amongst my sons above mentioned;
4th it is my will that my beloved wife Agnes Allen shall give to my five children William Allen, James Allen, John Allen, Nancy Couch, Rody Allen their part of my estate as she sees proper to do;
5th it is my will that my son James Allen should have fifty dollars to be paid trade after my death as it was willed to him by his grandfather Patterson;
6th it is my will for my beloved wife Anges Allen to have the use of the interest three hundred dollars that I have in the hands of William White of this county. It is my will for said wife to have the use of said money to buy her a slave for her own benefit and it is my will that she should have the use of that as long as she remains my widow and of her death to be equally divided amongst my children. It is my will for either of my four sons to have the use of clearing or tending any part of my said lands as they see proper, not interupting my said wife's possession.
Lastly, I do hereby revoke and make void all other wills by me made and declare this only my last will and testament. I do hereby nominate, consititute and appoint my trusty friends Williamson Clark and William Bower executors to this will to execute the same agreeably to the tenor
thereof. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 29th day of October, 1830.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presents of
X Joseph Allen
Recorded the 9th day of May, 1833
Wm. B. Nelms C.C.O
Elbert County Inferior Court
* Joseph is believed to have died either in Elbert County or Hart Co., Ga. His parents are thought to be Daniel Allen & Ann Harrison.
Father: Benjamin ALLEN b: ABT 1732 in Spotsylvania Co., VA
Mother: Elizabeth (ALLEN)
Agnes "Aggie" PATTERSON b: ABT 1765 in Augusta County, Virginia
- John W. ALLEN
- Sarah Ann ‘Sally’ ALLEN b: 1790 in Elbert County, Georgia
- Mary ‘Polly’ ALLEN b: ABT 1796 in Elbert County, Georgia
- Elizabeth ALLEN b: 14 APR 1798 in Elbert County, Georgia
- Piety Harriett ‘Betsy’ ALLEN b: 1800-1810
- Joseph J. ALLEN b: ca 1800 -1810
- William ALLEN b: 1800-1810
- James ALLEN b: 30 APR 1808 in Elbert County, Georgia
- Nancy A. ALLEN b: ABT 1810 in Georgia
- Rhoda ALLEN b: ABT 1812 in Elbert County, Georgia