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DAVID ALLEE was born on April 25, 1762 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
David was a Revolutionary War soldier. He was only thirteen when he first volunteered for six months' service. Following that, he volunteered three more times for six months each. His service record is listed in both the DAR and SAR. He served in Henry, spring of 1777 (1778?), under Captain Peter Herston, Lieutenant William Ferguson. He joined seven other companies under Colonels Shelby and Christie, and on the French Broad the companies divided and went in different directions in pursuit of the Cherokees. They marched to the towns of Choto, Chilhowie, and Tuckaluckee. On the return they remained at Long Island on the Holston until Christie's treaty with the Cherokees was concluded. This service was six months. In July 1778, he went out from Botetourt under Captain Thomas Cummings, and Colonel Charles Lynch. David fought against Tories at the head of Little River in Botetourt, where they took Job Hale and William Terry, two Tory Captains. At Sinking Creek, in Montgomery County, they disarmed a good many Tories, and at Tom's Creek in Wythe County, they disarmed others. At that time they were discharged. He then volunteered under Captain Joshua Martin, of Colonel Abraham Penn's Regiment, marched to Dan River, and as the British were not in Virginia as reported, they were discharged, just after the battle of Guilford. He then volunteered six months in the Rangers under Captain Arbuckle, who scouted the country from Daniel Rand's bottom on New River to Point Pleasant. He served another six months under Captain Arbuckleand Colonel Floyd, being stationed at Point Pleasant to watch the frontiers.
David married CHARITY BYBEE, the daughter of JOHN BYBEE and ELIZABETH MCCANN, on December 4, 1784 in Franklin County, Virginia.
David and Charity became the parents of eleven children, six of which were born in Virginia. He obtained 200 acres of land in Barren County, Kentucky, from the state of Virginia for payment for his services on the Virginia Continental Line in the Revolutionary War. He moved to Kentucky in 1795. Five more children were born into his family while living in Kentucky.
In 1800 he owned 200 acres of land in Barren County, Kentucky. Order Book #3, page 11 of Barren County 1806 describes the mark he used for his stock. It was a crop and under bit in the left ear.
In addition to farming, David was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1806 at Glover Creek Baptist Church at Summer Shade, Barren County, Kentucky. He preached at the church from 1803 - 1820. As a Baptist preacher, he organized schools and churches on the western colonial frontier. By 1818 he owned land on the South Fork of No Bob Creek. (Deed Book G, Page 58.Deed Book F, Page 457) By 1820 David and Charity, deeded this land to their son John, Jr. (Deed Book Page 215, 151, 159)
After this transaction in 1820, David moved with ten of his eleven children to Cooper County, Missouri where he lived the remainder of his life. He and his children built houses of identically the same size and type. The nearest settlement to the Allee's was that of the Martins about 5 miles to the west. There were no settlements to the north, east, or south for many miles. The nearest trading places were Seeley's Store near Tipton, Franklin, Sandy Hook and Marion on the river.
David joined the Pisgah Baptist Church in southeast Cooper County, Missouri in November 1820.
He served as pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church was organized the second Saturday in October 1823, being the daughter church of the Pisgah Baptist Church. Soon after the church was organized, a church building was built on the farm of Moses Martin. Several years after that, the Rev. David Allee gave a site on Brush Creek, still known by some as the Old Mt. Pleasant Church ground. Here they built a double long house, setting aside one corner for their Negro members. Worship was continued in this build until 1853, when they rebuilt on the same site a large frame building. In 1879 the congregation bought the present church site from J. W. Vaughan, and here built a frame edifice 32 feet by 44 by 14. This was used until 1917, when still another building was erected.
In 1823 he assisted in the organization of the Concord Baptist Association. He stood firmly in favor of missions in the controversy among Baptists upon that question.
In the summer of 1825 David built a rude cabin and taught the first school in the neighborhood.
On September 10, 1827, the United States deeded 80 acres of land to David Allee in Section 2, Township 45-N, Range 16-W, Cooper County, Missouri.
David served as the first moderator of Mount Gilead Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church) in California, Missouri in August 1833.
The 1830 census shows David living with his family in Cooper County, Missouri.
David spent the summer of 1834 in Kentucky, returning to Missouri in the fall and after a long illness died in January 1835.
David died on January 3, 1835 in Cooper County, Missouri. He is buried in Allee Cemetery, Moniteau County, Missouri.
- ↑ Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book, Pages 94 - 95, Primary quality.
- ↑ Missouri Baptist Biography, Volume IV, Pages 20 - 22, Primary quality.
- ↑ History of Moniteau County Missouri Volune II, Page 164, 12 Nov 2007.
- ↑ Will of David Allee, January 1835, Cooper County, Missouri
In the name of God, Amen: I, David Allee, of the State of Missouri and County of Cooper, being advanced in age, but of sound mind and memory, considering them mortality of my body, do see fit to constitute this my last will and testimony. First, I commend my soul to Almighty God, who gave it, and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executives and as touching such worldly estate as God has blessed me with, dispose of in the following: It is my will that all my lawful debts, fees and funeral expenses be paid, if any there by, the rest of estate to be divided among my children. I will to Lucinda and Betsey Cole; two heifers, two years old; and two colts which they now claim. The rest of my estate to be divided among the rest of my children; namely Buford Allee, Nicholas Allee, John Allee, William Allee, David Allee, Anna Scott, Winny Birdsong, Jarushia Hill, Charity Howard and the heirs of Betsey Scott; namely, Anna Adams, William Scott, David Scott, Kemp Scott, Polly Luster, John Scott (David Luster) Charity Scottand Betsey Scott, is to have their mothers part equally divided among them. My lands, horses, hogs and cattle, farming tools to be sold and equally divided among my above named children, with my cash that I may have; my wearing apparel and books to be equally divided among my five sons, my above named (to it) my home farm to be occupied by Charity Howard, for one year rent free and also by bottom field to be occupied by Jerusha Hill, one year rent free. And also my son David is to have our bed, and a bed quilt and sheet. The following of my household furniture and kitchen furniture to be equally divided among my four daughters living and Lucinda and Betsey Cole, Stephen Cole family.
- ↑ REV. DAVID ALLEE (1762 - 1835)
David Allee, the fourth child and first son of Nicholas and Ann Stephens Allee, was born April 25, 1762 in Halifax County (later Pittsylvania County), near Richmond, Virginia. David married Charity Bybee, Dec. 4, 1784, in Franklin County, Virginia. Charity was of Welsh extraction and was born 1766, the daughter of John and Elizabeth McCann Bybee. She was reported to be "a useful and devoted wife." Charity's birth county is listed as Fluvanna County, VA.
David was only thirteen, when he first volunteered for six months service in the Revolutionary War. He volunteered three more times, six months each, for two years (1775 and 1776). In 1777, he joined the Virginia Militia and served four more years for a total of six years of military service. After his military service, he helped his father, Nicholas, on the farm until 1784, when he married Charity and started farming on his own.
David and Charity were the parents of eleven children, six of which were born in Virginia and five born after they moved to Barren County, Kentucky in 1795.
In 1806, David was ordained by the Glover's Creek Baptist Church and started preaching the Gospel. He had been converted to Christianity in Virginia at an early age.
Rev. David Allee and his son-in-law, Thomas Scott, were in the mid-Missouri are (Jamestown) in 1819. It appears that they went back to Kentucky and made preparation to move to the Missouri Territory.
David, Charity and ten of their eleven children came west to the Missouri Territory in 1820, in covered wagons pulled by oxen. They took land a mile and half northeast of what is now Clarksburg, Missouri. They spent the winter on the north bank of Brushy Creek, the later site of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. David and his children, took adjoining tracts, and clearing the land, built log houses of identical size and type.
The area was covered with young pin oaks and was sparsely inhabited. The nearest settlement to the Allees, was that of the Martins, about five mines to the west. The nearest trading place was Tipton Seeley's wagon store about six miles northwest. Other places of trade were Franklin, Sandy Hook and Marion on the Missouri River.
In 1821, the State of Missouri was formed and this area was placed in Cooper County. In 1845, Moniteau County was formed and most of the Allees lived in Moniteau County.
Nov. 3, 1820, Rev. David and Charity Allee joined the Pisgah Baptist Church. He aided in the organization of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, of which most of his family became members.
Mt. Pleasant Church was organized in 1822, later it was moved to the bank of Brushy Creek, Section 2, township 45, Range 16, on the two acre tract where David and his family spent their first winter in Missouri and which he deeded to the church for their building site. Upon the death of David's wife, Charity in 1823, a cemetery was started near the church.
After the loss of his wife, he continued to preach in the counties of Saline, Cooper, Morgan, Moniteau, Cole, Callaway, Boone and Howard.
David spent the summer of 1834 in Kentucky, returning to Missouri in the fall. He died in January 1835, after a long and painful affliction (said to be cancer).
David was buried beside his wife on the hill overlooking the church that he helped to found. The gravestones were removed from old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the early 1900's The cemetery location cam be remember in 1988, by only a few of the older Folks. The Mt. Pleasant Church was moved to a new site about 1879.
Submitted by Vincel Allee
- ↑ The United States deeded 80 acres of land to David Allee in Section 2, Township 45-N, Range 16-W, Cooper County, Missouri.