Person:Reuben Allen (5)

Reuben Allen
b.28 Mar 1748 Prob. Virginia
m. Abt. 1747
  1. Reuben Allen1748 - 1779
Facts and Events
Name Reuben Allen
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Mar 1748 Prob. Virginia
Death? 1779 Shenandoah County, Virginia

Reuben Allen was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Reuben Allen in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (Note: this court case in Augusta County shows the family of Reuben Allen).

  • Allen vs. Allen--O. S. 370; N. S. 134--In 1779 Reuben Allen, of Shenandoah, died, testate, leaving widow and five children, all infants, viz: Thomas, Aaron, John, Hannah (married George Bird), and Mary (married Benjamin Hawkins). Thomas died infant shortly after his father. Aaron has come of age, married, and has children, but is lunatic through intemperance. John is of age, married, and has children. Will of Reuben Allen, of Shenando County. Sons, Thomas, Aaron, John; daughters, Hannah, Mary; wife, Lydia; legatee, Mary Brinker, daughter of Conrad Brinker; relations, John, Reuben, Joseph Moore, Jackson Joseph, and Reuben Allen, executors. Dated 1st September, 1779. At court held for Shenando, 25th November, 1779. Recorded. 26th February, 1814, Joseph Hawkins deposes at house of Alexander Pollock, in Shenandoah, aged over 60, he married widow of Reuben Allen. John Allen came of age about 1798. Aaron is four years older than John, and Thomas is two years older than Aaron. 26th February, 1814, Balser Hupp, aged over 60, deposes, ditto. 26th February, 1814, Abraham Savage, aged 63, deposes ditto. 26th February 1814, John Bremer, aged over 62, deposes, ditto, 11th September, 1809, John Morgan deposes in Shenandoah; he considers Aaron and John imbecile, 11th September, 1809, Joseph Moore, ditto. Reuben Moore, executor of Reuben Allen, is dead in 1810, leaving widow Betsy (now widow of Daniel McNeil) and six children, viz: Joseph, Charles, James Willis, Daniel L., Marcus W., and Amelia Betsy. March, 1814, Dr. Jacob Neff, aged 70, deposes in Shenandoah. March, 1814, Walter Newman, aged over 70, deposes, ditto. March, 1814, Capt. William Bird, aged 53, deposes, ditto. March, 1814, Solomon Kingree, aged 52, deposes, ditto. March, 1814, William Steenberger, aged 47, deposes, ditto. March, 1814, Benjamin Pennbacker, aged 53, deposes, ditto; was not in Shenandoah County in 1779; he first came in 1783. 12th March, 1814, Samuel Strickler, aged 47, deposes in Shenandoah; did not live in neighborhood in 1779. 12th March, 1814, David Strickler, aged 43, deposes in Shenandoah, brother of Samuel, their father bought "Sulcer's" land. 26th February, 1814, Elizabeth Skeen, aged over 50 years, deposes in Shenandoah; Thomas Allen would be now 42 years old; Aaron is upwards of 40, and John is 36 or 37 years old. 15th April, 1811, James Skeen, aged 51, deposes, in Shenandoah, deponent knew Reuben Allen from deponent's infancy; Aaron Hughes was James's uncle. 15th April, 1811, Reuben Moore, aged 71, deposes. The question in this case was whether legacies of £1,000 each to the daughters were to be paid in hard money or currency.