This tall monument stands in honor of the William Allen family in Georgetown Cemetery, Scott County, Kentucky. William W. Allen was born December 16, 1790, in Virginia, very possibly Loudoun County, the same as my Captain John Linton. His first marriage was to Juliet Skillman, the mother of his children. There are also records of the Skillman family in Loudoun County. I believe William’s parents to be Joseph Allen and Frances Wright, who are buried in Clark County, Kentucky. Joseph is very possibly the son of William Allen who died in Loudoun County, Virginia, in 1799. A John Skillman was witness to the will. William lists sons James, David, Joseph – and deceased son David, along with unnamed daughters.
I could find no marriage date for William and Juliet, but due to the birth date of their first child, it was around 1825. In the 1850 Census of Scott County, Kentucky, William Allen is listed as 60 years of age, born in Virginia, with wife, Juliet, 43, and children Isaac N., 21, Joseph W., 20, Emily F., 17, Frances A., 16, and Christopher, 11. Note children’s names of Joseph and Frances – the names of William’s parents. Juliet died three years later.
In 1860 the children were grown, William is 70, and his new wife, Evaline, is 51. She died six years later.
In 1870, William, aged 79, is living with son Joseph and his family – Joseph, 39, Hettie, 29, Ida, 10, Cora, 8, Maggie, 6, and Willie, 4.
William died March 11, 1878, at the age of 88. Think of the history he witnessed during his lifetime – and the stories of the Revolution that were shared by his father and grandfather!