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Looking for Allen country of emigration to Virginia

Query by PatAllen

I am thinking that the father of my James Allen, born 1772 Virginia, was another James Allen, also born Virginia 1733. Am trying to find out what country they came from - Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England?
My male cousin has done a couple DNA tests, but so far the most we know is that he is 1% German!
I realize that the Allen line could from from any of those countries and that there aren't too many records from that time period to show much if I could be sure of even what name to look for.
Any Ideas? I am going to the Richmond Genealogy conference in May and plan to take my Virginia Military District land papers to the library to see if they can shed any light on who it was who fought in the Revolution. I'd like to get the Allens back across the ocean.
I appreciate any ideas.
Pat

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on 2014-02-27 17:13:38

My Allens were in Virginia in the 1700s. My father thinks they're from the British Isles.

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by PatAllen on 2019-12-17 04:56:11

Other websites have convinced me that James (1772-1840) Allen's father was Turner Allen (1751-1799) and his mother was Sarah "Sally" Neblett (1750-1825).
Turner's parents were William Carr Allen (1724-1789) and Mary Lewis (1725-1778). William Carr Allen's parents were Robert Samuel Allen Jr (1704-1784) and Elizabeth Stokes Young (1704-1762). Robert Samuel Allen's parents were Robert S. Allen Sr (1675-1755) and Elizabeth Sarah Walker (1675-1758). Robert S. Allen's parents seem to be Richard Allin Allen Jr (1654-1725) and Elizabeth Mary Holt (1654-1727). Richard Allin Allen Sr (1615-1703) seems to be the person who came to the New World from Canterbury, Kent, England, where he had married Elizabeth Hale (1622-1715). IF anyone has any better info, please let me know.
Pat Allen

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