Holt County, MO Biography

James L. ALLEN
James L. ALLEN was born in Cumberland Co., Penn. Sept. 11, 1826 to James L. ALLEN (born at Baltimore) and James (this could be a misprint) (KILGORE) Allen. He married Sarah Ellen FRAZER of Shippensburg, Penn. March, 1849. Moved to MO in 1857, settled at Oregon and sold goods, which occupation he followed until 1869. In 1871 he moved to a farm he created out of wild land 1 mile north of Oregon. The farm is 160 acres of choice land of which 20 acres are in choice varieties of fruit. The residence is large, there is an abundant supply of water; and one of the finest hedges in the county. Mr. Allen is one of the old, original Republicans and voted for Fremont for president in 1856.


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