Robert Allen Jr. the son of Robert Allen Sr. of New Kent Co. Virginia, was born about 1705 in New Kent Co. This Robert Allen was in St. Paul's Vestry book until 1743. Then appears in the newly formed County of Lunenburg Co., formed in 1745. By 1757 he was in Amelia Co. VA., where he was a grantor. By 1761 Robert and his wife Elizabeth were residents of Granville Co. North Carolina.
Robert was married at least twice. The name of Elizabeth shows up on land deeds. No maiden name is proven, there has been much speculation as to the wife of Robert. It appears the name is Young, as the first son born was Young Allen, and this name continues down many generations.
John Young and his family lived in St. Peter's Parish in 1704, then Lemuel Young lived near the Allen's in Lundenburg Co. Not only does the name of Young descend down in the Allen family, the great grandson of Robert Allen and grandson of Drury Allen was named Young Lemuel Allen. This gives strong indication Elizabeth was a Young, and Young Lemuel Allen named for Lemuel Young.
Elizabeth relinquished her dower rights in two deeds recorded in Granville Co. February 1762. She died shortly after signing these two deeds. One deed states Robert Allen Sr. and his wife Elizabeth Allen to Robert Allen Jr. for love and affection, 225 acres on the West side of Billy's creek.
Robert had remarried to Hannah Edwards, daughter of John Edwards by 1765 when Mr. Edward's will was written. Mr. Edwards named two daughters Hannah and Elizabeth as being married to Allen's.
Robert moved from Granville/Franklin Co. to Caswell Co. NC., in 1781. He died in 1782 and left his will in Caswell Co. It was proved in Court 10 March, 1784.
It appears from various deeds that Robert Allen was indeed in control of his family, including that of his son-in-law, the Hudson brothers. When Robert Allen moved from Virginia to North Carolina, William and John Hudson moved along with Robert and his family. In return for their loyalty and affection; Robert gave each land in Granville/Bute Counties. It appears this bond between the Hudson Brothers and Robert Allen was much more than a father in law and son in law relationship.
Robert Allen's daughter Susanna married William Hudson, son of Isaac born 1710
Robert Allen's grandson James, son of Josiah married Rebecca Hudson, grand daughter of William and Susanna Allen Hudson.
These Hudson descendants descends from Robert Allen two different ways. Through Susanna and Josiah, both children of Robert.
1. Young Allen, born 1730 in Hanover Co, VA; died 1774 in Wake Co, NC. He married Nancy Coleman about 1751.
died prior to 1782 in NC.
2. Josiah Allen, born about 1733 VA.;died 1781 SC.
3. Drury Allen, born 01 December, 1749 Orange Co. NC., died 20 January, 1826 Pike Co. GA. He married Elizabeth Yarbrough.
4. Robert Allen Jr., born 1736; died August 1801 GA.
5. Sarah Allen married Joel Moody
6. Elizabeth Allen married a John Hudson, 1730-1814
7. Susanna Allen married William Hudson
8. Agnes Allen married a (Henry?) Williams, the younger
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