John ALLEN b. ABT 1604 in England m. Catherine MAYOR b. 1608 in England.
Children: VALENTINE ALLEY b: 1636 in Isle of Wight County, Virgnina
d. before 11 NOV 1712
m. Mary PAGE (b: 25 JUN 1648 in England d. 11 JUN 1694 in Rappahannock, Virginia - daughter of Colonel Thomas and Elizabeth Page. Thomas was b. 1560 in England and d.: 10 MAR 1675/76 in Rappahannock, Virginia) 1656 in Essex County, Virginia.
1. Susannah ALLEN b: 1642 in Henrico County, Virginia
2. Samuel ALLEN b: ABT 1658 in Essex, Virginia
3. Reynolds ALLEN b: ABT 1656 in Essex, Virginia
4. William ALLEN b: ABT 1671 in York County, Virginia
5. Richard ALLEN b: ABT 1648 in Essex, Virginia
6. Christine ALLEN
7. Judith ALLEN b: ABT 1668 in Essex, Virginia
8. Valentine ALLEN b: ABT 1654 in Essex, Virginia
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William Allen married Mary HUNT. She died 8 MAR 1763. He married Hannah WATSON BEF 1713.
Valentine Allen (Capt. William9) was born in St. James Parish, Henrico, Virginia 13 Mar 1727.(167) Valentine died 17 Sep 1799 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, at 72 years of age.
He married Nancy Anne Arnold in Cumberland County, Virginia, 25 Feb 1753.(168) Nancy was born in Goochland County, Virginia ca 1733. Nancy was the daughter of William Arnold. Nancy died ca 1810 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Her body was interred in Henrico County, Virginia.
Valentine Allen and Nancy Anne Arnold had the following children:
Notes for ELIJAH J. JOYCE:
Elijah Joyce assisted in the establishment of America Independence during the war of the revolution by serving as a private in the Guilford County Militia under captain Alaxander Hunter, Lieut. John Davis, ensign Samuel Hunter in Col James Martin's regiment in the 2nd expedition to Cross Creek, Feb 1776 .
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC - DEEDS - JOYCE, Elijah Division of Lands
FHL Film #0019708 Rockingham Co, NC Register of Deeds Book M Pp 530-534 No. 1400 JOYCE, Elijah Division of Lands
State of North Carolina
I hereby certify that I surveyed for the Several Legatees of Elijah JOYCE decd. The outlines of this plat of land, together with the Several Divisions as appear by the form annexed agreeable to the following
courses... To Wit;
No. 1 - beginning on a beach on the bank of the Mayo River from thence West one hundred and six poles to a black oak, South forty two poles to a black oak, West one hundred & ten poles to a post Oak, North
Sixty four poles to pointers on Shepherd Creek, East two hundred and five poles to a double beach on the said River , thence down the river as it meanders to the first Station Containing 57 acres.
No. 2 Beginning on a double beach on the River bank, then West two hundred and five poles crossing Shepherds Creek to pointers on both sides of the creek North forty five poles to a hickory, then East one hundred and ninety two poles to a double burch on said river, then down the river as it meanders to the beginning containing 55 3/4 acres.
No. 3. Beginning on a double burch on the river from thence runing West one hundred and ninety two poles to a hickory, then North forty five poles to a White, Oak, East two hundred poles to a Spanish Oak on the
river, then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing56 acres.
No. 4. Beginning on a White Oak, then West two hundred eighty five poles to a black Oak, South Seventy five poles to a post oak, East two hundred and eighty five poles to pointers on the Road, No. Seventy five poles to the begining. Containing 133 acres & 95 poles.
No. 5. Begining on a double White Oak No. one hundred and Sixty poles to a post oak, West one hundred poles to a White Oak, then South one hundred and Sixty poles to a White Oak and dogwoods on a branch, then East one hundred poles to the first Station. Containing one hundred acres of land.
No. 6. Begining on a black oak bush, then West forty eight poles to a White Oak, North two hundred thirty Six poles to a black Oak, east forty eight poles to a black Oak, then South two hundred and thirty six poles to the first Station. Containing Seventy acres 128 poles.
No. 7. Begining on a black oak bush, East forty eight poles to a Stake North in South two hundred thirty six poles to a black oak bush, East forty eight poles to a Stake, North two hundred poles to a hickory bush, West forty poles to the begining. Containing 70 acres 128 poles.
No. 8. Begining on a hickory bush, east forty eight poles to a black oak bush, South two hundred thirty six poles to a maple, West forty eight poles to a Stake, North two hundred thirty six poles to the
begining. Containing 70 acres 128 poles.
No. 9. Beginning on a Spanish Oak on the river bank, then West forty poles to a maple, North two hundred and thirty six poles to a black oak, east twenty four poles to a Spanish Oak Saplin, South one hundred Sixty two poles to a peach tree, east fifty five poles to a double post oak South seventy poles to a White oak on the bank of the river then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing 60 acres 54 poles.
No. 10. Begining on a White oak on the bank of the river thence then North Seventy poles to a double post Oak, East Seventy poles to a hickory and black oak, South ninety poles to a poplar on the bank of the River then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing 35 acres.
No. 11. Beginning on a poplar on the river then North ninety poles to a hickory and black oak, East fifty nine poles to a mulberry on the river from thence down the river as it meanders to the first Station containing forty acres in the bent of the river.
Ambrose JOYCE John DALTON S.
Peter JOYCE C.C.
In obedience to an order made from the County court of Rockingham to us the Subscribing Commissioners - We have met on the Land of Elijah JOYCE Decd. & have divided & appropriated the same amongst the several Heirs, the Valuations all in Virginia Currency - to wit, from Number one to No. eleven as will more full appear by having reference to the annexed
No. 1 drawed by Geo. JOYCE 57 acres poles Valued to £102.___
No. 2 drawed by William JOYCE 55 do 120 poles do 55-0
No. 3 do by Ree JOYCE 56 do 56-0
No. 4 do by Peter JOYCE 133 95 poles do 33-5
No. 5 do by Tempy JOYCE 100 do 25-0
No. 6 do by Thos. JOYCE Jr. 70 128 do 42-0
No. 7 do by Elizabeth JOYCE 70 128 do 70-0
No. 8 do by William MEANS 70 128 do 70-0
No. 9 do by Pleasant JOYCE 60 54 do 90-0
No. 10 do by Selah JOYCE 35 do 105-0
No. 11 do by Thos JOYCE Sr. 40 do 120-0
£ S D
No. 1 pays to No. 2 14 17 10
No. 1 pays to No. 3 13 17 10
No. 1 pays to No. 4 3 16 6
No. 7 do 4 2 2
No. 8 do 4 2 2
No. 9 pays to No. 4 20 2 2
No. 10 do 4 12 9 10
No. 10 pays to No. 5 22 12 4
No. 11 do 5 22 5 6
No. 11 pays to No. 6 27 17 10
All of which is submitted to Given under our hands and seals this 21st
day of August 1805. Richd. Sharp (seal)
Joshua SMITH (seal)
William JENNINGS (seal)
B. DEATHERAGE (seal)
John FIELDS (seal)
State of No. Carolina
Rockingham County Augt. Sessions 1808
The Within Division of land among the Legatees of Elijah JOYCE
Deceased was duly recorded in open court.
Ro. GALLAWAY C.
Notes for ELIZABETH ALLEN:
Elizabeth's parents were Valentine Allen and Nancy Anne Arnold.
Info from Marita S. Bolson: (firstname.lastname@example.org]
One of Elizabeth Allen's sisters, Mary, was the 5th great grandmother of Laura Bush and another sister of hers, Nancy, was the fifth great grandmother of Senator John McCain.
Info from Vivian (Joyce) Gann
For DAR certification: (Valentine Allen is Elizabeth's father)
Valentine Allen was always spoken of as "Colonel Allen" in his home area but it has only been proven that he was a soldier of the American Revolution. Ref: DAR Patriot Index, Dar #307338, Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol1, Page 11, Folio 2, North Carolina - dated 7-30-1782
On October 13, 1778 the entry Officer of claims for lands in Guilford County, NC for the state of NC issued orders to the Surveyor that he was required to lay off and survey for Capt. Valentine Allen a tract of 560 arcres on Sharps Creed. Grant #162, Entry #380 was issued on 11-13-1779.
On January 6, 1782, the Commissioners of Guilford County, North Carolina purchased from Capt Valentine Allen 120 bushels of corn for the sum of $93.75 plus interest as Agreeable to the Act of General Assembly. (Revolutionary Army Accounty, Vol I, page 114, folio 2 at the NC Archives in Raleigh.
Minutes of the first session of Court in Rockingham County, Feb. 1786, show that Valentine Allen was appointed Juror over the new road construction in the county. The will of Valentine Allen is recorded in Will Book A, page 204.
Valentine Allen and his wife lived on the Dan River near Loan Island Ford. The Allen family cemetery is located on the Motsinger farm near the Dan River and near the original settlement of Valentine and Nancy Allen.
Valentine Allen was the first of the Allen clan to reside in Rockinghame County.
In 1790, only seven slave holders had more than 20 slaves. Valentine Allen was one of the seven with 28 slaves, which indicates that he was a wealthy Planter on a large scale with a large plantation.
The earliest records found on this Allen family were in Charles City County, Virginia. His father was Captain William Allen, born about 1690. He married Marry Hunt. She was born May 15, 1695 and died March 8, 1763 in Buckingham County, Virginia. William Allen was justice. There is a Daughters of American Revolution Chapter in District 1 of Virginia named in his honor. His will names nine children; the third child is named Valentine Allen. He was born in 1730 and married Ann (Nancy) Arnold February 26, 1753 (marriage bond was found in Buckingham County, Virginia Court Records.)
The exact date Valentine Allen and his wife moved to Rockingham County is not known, but he was well-established there long before 1790.
Valentine Allen served with the North Carolina Troops in the Revolutionary War (See DAR National Number 235067, 426664 & 307338.
He names the 9 children, (will found in Rockingham County Court Records Will Book A-Page204 dated August 18, 1797. For some reason his will was not recorded until 1826.