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Drewry Allen

Male 1749 - 1826  (76 years)


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  • Name Drewry Allen 
    Born 1 Dec 1749  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1826  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Allen/Ballard Family Cemetery (Pines Golf Course) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Will of Drewry Allen
      Pike County Georgia
      Will bk. A.

      In the name of God Amen, I Drewry Allen of the state of
      Georgia & County of Greene, being at this time of sound
      mind & memory & well knowing it is appointed for man once
      to die. Do make this and ordain this my last Will &
      Testament.

      First- I lend to my wife Elizabeth Allen during her life
      or widowhood all my estate both real & personal and after
      her death or marriage to be divided in the following
      manner.

      Secondly- I give & bequeath to my grandchildren Pleasant
      Allen, Young D. Allen, Barbara Allen, Robert Allen &
      Polly Allen being the children of Josiah Allen deceased
      my two negro girls Leath & Ferebe to be equally divided
      among them after my death or when Pleasant Allen shall
      become of lawful age and my executor may think proper.

      Thirdly- I lend to Nancy Allen wife of Clement Allen
      during her natural life or widowhood my four negroes
      Mach, Hagar, Chaney & Sherwood & after death or marriage
      my desire is that the said negroes with their increase
      equally divided between the children of my son Clement
      Allen deceased.

      Fourthly- My desire is that my sons Stokes and Young D.
      Allen take in their possession for the use of my
      daughter Nancy Yarbrough my three negroes Charlotte, Dido
      & Dill & that they hire them out or do what ever they
      think best & give the profits of said negroes to my
      daughter Nancy during her life & after her death they ---
      -------- the said negroes with their increase to be
      equally divided among the children of my daughter Nancy
      whether they be lawful heirs or otherwise.

      Fithly- I lend to my son Stokes Allen my four negroes
      Drury, Lach, Joe & John during his natural life and after
      his death my desire is that said negroes with their
      increase be equally divided among the children of my son
      Stokes Allen.

      Sixthly- I give & bequeath to my grandchildren Susannah
      Pyron, Drury Pyron, Luis Pyron, Charles Pyron, Elizabeth
      Pyron, Josiah Pyron, Nancy Pyron & Martha Pyron the
      following negroes (viz) Hannah, Isaac, Caleb, & Penny to
      be equally divided among them after my death by my
      executors.

      Seventhly- I give & bequeath to my son Young Drury Allen
      the tract of land whereon I now live to him & his heirs
      forever also all my stock of cattle, horses, hogs & sheep
      my household & kitchen furniture together with all my
      plantation utensils of every description. I also lend to
      my son Young D. Allen during his natural life my four
      negroes, Booker, Dinah, Winney & Elleck & after his death
      my desire is that the said negroes with their increase be
      equally divided among his children & further bequeath to
      Young D. Allen son of Josiah Allen my rifle ---------- to
      him & his heirs forever.

      Lastly- I make & appoint Stokes Allen, Young D. Allen &
      Mark Jackson excecutors of this my last will & testament
      in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
      this 28th day of July in the year of the Lord Christ
      1823.

      Drury Allen
      Clayborn Anderson
      Joseph Bledsoe
      Jeremiah Ragan J.P.

      Georgia}
      Pike County} You Jeremiah Ragan & Joseph Bledsoe swear
      that you saw Drury Allen sign publish and ordain this
      writing to be & contain his last will & testament. That
      at the time though he was of sound disposing mind &
      memory and that he did it freely without compulsion to
      the best of your knowledge so help you God.

      Signed
      Jeremiah Ragan
      Joseph Bledsoe

      3rd day of July 1826
      H.G. Johnson Clk C.O.


      http://files.usgwarchives.org/ga/pike/wills/allen.txt
    Person ID I2130  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2009 

    Family Elizabeth Yarbrough,   b. 1752,   d. 1828, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Young Drewry Allen,   d. 1849, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Josiah Allen
    Family ID F0645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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