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Dr. Henry C. Allin Biography and Obituary

from Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume V

Washington County, Kentucky

Dr. Henry C. Allin is the seventh of a family of fourteen children born to Thomas and Mary B. (Thompson) Allin.  Thomas Allin, Sr., grandfather of the Doctor, was a native of Virginia and an early resident of Mercer County, Kentucky, of which he was clerk for fifty years, his sons, Thomas and Philip, serving as his deputies.  He was a man of culture and fine business qualifications, and died in 1833, a victim of the dread scourge, cholera, so prevalent in Kentucky during that year.  Thomas Allin,  Jr., father of the Doctor, was born in Mercer County, where he lived all his life.  He was deputy under his father for a number of years, and later was appointed to the clerk’s office, which he continued to fill until the breaking out of the civil war.  He was a successful business man, accumulating a handsome competency, and died in the year 1864.  His wife, Mary B. Allin, was the daughter of Major George Thompson, one of the early settlers of Mercer County and one of its most successful farmers.  His death occurred in 1833.  Dr. Henry C. Allin was born on the 10th February, 1825, in Harrodsburg.  He grew to manhood on the home farm, received a good education at Bacon College, Harrodsburg, and at the age of twenty-two began the study of medicine with Drs. Slavin and Jones, and afterward attended the Louisville University, from which institution he graduated in the spring of 1850.  In September of that year he began the practice of his profession at the village of Mackville, where he has since resided.  He was married May 4, 1852, to Naomi F. Pendleton, by whom he has three children – Mary, wife of Thomas J. Smith; Anna, wife of S. B. Thompson, and Maggie, widow of J. W. Jones.  the Doctor has a large and lucrative practice in Washington and adjoining counties, and is one of the leading medical men of Mackville.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, in politics votes with the Democratic party, and, with his family, is a member of the Christian Church.

from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, April 6, 1905

Death of Dr. H. B. Allin

Dr. Henry B. Allin, who was well-known to the citizens of this county, died at Lakeland Asylum Sunday at two o’clock in the afternoon of senile dementia.  Dr. Allin was born February 10, 1825, in Mercer County.  In 1850 he went to Mackville where he practiced medicine for forty years.  He was married to Miss Naomi Pendleton, who survives him.  Besides his wife there are three daughters, Mrs. S. B. Thompson, Mrs. W. R. Curry,of Louisville, and Mrs. J. T. Smith of Missouri, with whom Dr. Allin had been living until recently when he came to Kentucky.  Mrs. Allin is still in Missouri, her strength not being equal to making the trip to attend her husband’s funeral.

Mrs. S. B. Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Curry accompanied the remains from Louisville Monday evening.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. D. Latimer at Pleasant Grove church at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning and the remains were interred in Pleasant Grove cemetery.

from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, July 25, 1907

Death of Mrs. Allin

News was received here of the death at Butler, Missouri, on Tuesday morning, of Mrs. Naomi Allin, widow of the late Dr. H. C. Allin, formerly of this county.  Mrs. Allin was 74 years of age and had been in feeble health for several years.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Smith, with whom she had been making her home, and her remains were interred at that place.  Mrs. S. B. Thompson of this place was present at the time of her mother’s death, she having been summoned a few days before the end came.

Mrs. Allin was born and reared in this county, her maiden name being Pendleton.  She was a sister of Dr. J. E. Pendleton, of Ohio County, one of the most celebrated physicians in the state.  She was a woman of many excellent traits of character.  After her marriage to Dr. Allin they made their home in Mackville where for years Dr. Allin enjoyed a fine practice.  Later they moved to Missouri where they resided for several years.  Dr. Allin died about three years ago.  Three daughters survive as follows:  Mrs. S. B. Thompson of this place, Mrs. W. R. Curry of Louisville, and Mrs. Smith of Butler, Missouri.  Mrs. Theo Campbell of this place is a granddaughter.

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