JOHN R. ALLEN, farmer, P.O. Mt. Vernon. was born June 16, 1840, in Jefferson County, Ill., son of John W. Allen, of Sumner County. Tenn., since of Jefferson County, Ill., was educated in Washington County, Ill., and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served three years in the late war in Company A, One Hundred and Tenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He works at the wagon trade and runs a grist mill, but was a blacksmith by trade. Was married, August 11 1860, to Miss Sarah M., daughter of William TATE, of Jefferson County, and has had six children, five of whom are living-Eli W., Perdita R., Nina, U.S. and Henry D. Mrs. Allen died July 23, 1875, and was buried at Pleasant Grove. Mr. Allen was again married September 26, 1875, to Eliza J. MITCHELL of Mississippi, by whom he has had one child-Edward 0. He owns 161 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. Politics, Republican.

SOURCE: History Of Jefferson County, Il By Wm Perrin 1883 pg 3
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan

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