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Anna Allen

Female Abt 1803 -


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Anna Allen was born about 1803 (daughter of Joseph Allen and Jane (Jenny) Poage).

    Family/Spouse: Felix Broyles. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Allen was born on 17 Apr 1774 in Virginia (son of Hugh Allen and Jane Summers); died after 1860 in Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1767, Virginia

    Notes:

    Shown in the 1860 census as 93 years old (which may have been exaggerated), living in the Campbell County household of his son-in-law Felix Broils (or Broyles), husband of his daughter Anna Allen. Said to have died in 1862.

    The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (citation details below) asserts that this Joseph Allen died in Union County, Indiana, 15 May 1839. But on the same page the editor notes that "The Allen Relationships have not been worked out to be clear to the editor." The date given for Joseph Allen's marriage to Jane Poague is the same as shown in Virginia marriage records for the marriage of Joseph Allen and Jenny Poage, and this Joseph Allen is given as a son of Hugh Allen.

    Joseph married Jane (Jenny) Poage on 13 May 1800 in Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia. Jane (daughter of Robert Poage and Margaret Mitchell) was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia; died on 6 Jun 1839. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jane (Jenny) Poage was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia (daughter of Robert Poage and Margaret Mitchell); died on 6 Jun 1839.
    Children:
    1. Jane "Jennie" Allen
    2. 1. Anna Allen was born about 1803.
    3. John Allen was born about 1815 in Tennessee; died after 1879.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hugh Allen was born in in Rockingham County, Virginia; died in 1796 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    He was not the Hugh Allen who married Jane Anderson and was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.

    His father may have been named Matthew Allen.

    Hugh married Jane Summers. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane Summers
    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Allen was born on 17 Apr 1774 in Virginia; died after 1860 in Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Robert Poage was born on 18 Aug 1745 in Rockbridge County, Virginia (son of John Poage and Jane Boggs); died on 23 Sep 1793 in Georgia.

    Notes:

    "[W]ent with Captain Moore to Abb's Valley, for fear of Indians removed in 1784 to Col. Cloyd's farm in Montgomery County and thence a year or so later to old Howard County, Ga." [The Descendants of Robert and John Poage, citation details below]

    Note that Georgia has never had a Howard County -- but the source quoted below does agree that Robert Poage decamped to someplace in Georgia, at any rate.

    The co-maintainer of the WeRelate page about Robert Poage, "co1776", notes that "Abb's Valley was named after Absalom Looney, a neighbor and kinsmen of Capt. James Moore who was married to Martha Poage, sister to Robert. It was located on the waters of the Blue Stone branch of the New River in Tazewell county, Virginia."

    From A History of the Valley of Virginia by Samuel Kercheval (Woodstock, Virginia: J. Gatewood, 1850):

    In the Autumn of 1775, Capt. James Moore removed with his family from Rockbridge county to Abb's Valley, having cleared some land the preceding spring, and raised a crop of corn. A short time afterwards, his brother-in-law, Robert Poage, settled near to him in the same valley. The place was exceedingly secluded, and these two families were ten or twelve miles from any other settlement of whites. As this had been a favorite hunting ground of the Indians, they often visited it.

    Indeed, there was scarcely a ear in which these families were not compelled to leave the valley and take shelter in a fort in the Bluestone settlement. In the spring of 1782, the Indians attacked the house of Robert Poage at night.

    They burst the door open, but finding that there were several men in the house (there happened to be three besides Mr. Poage), they did not attempt to enter the house, but after watching it for some time, went off; and the next morning killed a young man by the name of Richards, who had been living for some time at Capt. Moore's. He had gone out early in the morning to put some deer skins to soak in a pond about a quarter of a mile from the house; and whilst engaged at the pond, he was shot and immediately scalped. At this time the families forted again in the Bluestone settlement; and soon afterwards Mr. Poage removed to Georgia.

    Virginia historical marker XP-5, on Centre St. (Route 102) in Tazewell county:

    Five miles southwest is Abb's Valley, discovered by Absalom Looney. James Moore and Robert Poage were the first settlers, about 1770. In July, 1786, Shawnee Indians raided the valley, killing or carrying into captivity the Moore family. Mary (Polly) Moore, Martha Evans and James Moore (captured earlier) finally returned. They are known as "The Captives of Abb's Valley."

    Virginia Conservation Commission, 1939

    Robert married Margaret Mitchell. Margaret died on 30 Sep 1793 in Georgia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margaret Mitchell died on 30 Sep 1793 in Georgia.
    Children:
    1. 3. Jane (Jenny) Poage was born on 26 Apr 1781 in Abb's Valley, Tazewell, Virginia; died on 6 Jun 1839.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  John Poage was born in in Ireland; died in Oct 1802 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

    John married Jane Boggs. Jane died in Jul 1802 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Jane Boggs died in Jul 1802 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 6. Robert Poage was born on 18 Aug 1745 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; died on 23 Sep 1793 in Georgia.