Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

William Benton ALLEN

Male 1847 - 1915  (67 years)


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  • Name William Benton ALLEN 
    Census 1870, 80, 1900, 10  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 19 Sep 1847  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation FORMERLY  [3
    teacher 
    Occupation From 1888 to 1893  [3
    Deputy Sheriff of Doddridge County 
    Occupation 1900  [2
    farmer 
    Occupation From 1 Jan 1905 to 1 Jan 1909  [3
    Sheriff of Doddridge County 
    Residence Eagle Mills, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 20 Mar 1915  Eagle Mills, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: Bright's disease 
    Buried Underwood Cemetery, near Ashley (Rt 23), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Notes 
    • From an undated newspaper clipping, newspaper not identified:

      "In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was President. Our sheriff was W. B. Allen. O. A. Ashburn was school superintendent. An important event for West Union that year was the dedication of a beautiful building. (It still is.) We think of it as the Masonic Building. The RECORD reported: 'The Macabee Temple was dedicated on Saturday. It is the first to be built on Foley Square and is a beautiful structure. The building and the ground cost $10,000.' A large crowd was present throughout the day and into the evening. The M. E. Church Orchestra played. Miss Beulah Stuck and Miss Emma Shannon sang solos."

      News item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, March 20 1913, in its entirety:
      "Besides our present sheriff Eli Nutter, ex-Sheriffs John M. Gribble, Joseph Freeman, W. B. Gribble, W. B. Allen and J. E. Trainer were all at the Court House at one time Tuesday, as well as several of their respective deputies; it is not necessary to state that the very best of order prevailed."

      From an article titled "News of the Week 35 Years Ago" in the "West Union Record" of June 22 1916, in its entirety:
      "W. B. Allen and Judge Stuart, his counsel, went to Parkersburg Monday to attend the trial of the case of Allen against Adam's Express company, in the U.S. Circuit Court. And on Tuesday, Capt. Smith and wife, Wm. McConnell and Israel Allen went to attend said trial, as witnesses."
    Person ID I88189  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2015 

    Father Israel ALLEN,   b. 20 Jan 1824,   d. 7 Feb 1908  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Rebecca LANGFITT,   b. 3 Nov 1825, Brooke Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1916, Eagle Mills, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1846  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minda UNDERWOOD,   b. Aug 1855, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1880  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. (Infant daughter) ALLEN,   b. 8 Nov 1894,   d. 8 Nov 1894  (Age 0 years)
     2. (Infant son) ALLEN,   b. 10 Aug 1896,   d. 11 Sep 1896  (Age 0 years)
     3. Paul ALLEN,   b. 18 Sep 1899, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1971, Washington Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F37893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Underwood Cemetery, near Ashley (Rt 23), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    999999_SixDoddridgeCoSheriffs_WestUnionHerald_20Mar1913.jpg
    999999_SixDoddridgeCoSheriffs_WestUnionHerald_20Mar1913.jpg
    999999_DedicationOfMacabeeTemple-MasonicBldg_WestUnionWV_1905.jpg
    999999_DedicationOfMacabeeTemple-MasonicBldg_WestUnionWV_1905.jpg

    Histories
    999999_Dedication-of-Masonic-Building_WestUnionWV_1905.txt
    999999_Dedication-of-Masonic-Building_WestUnionWV_1905.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S1864] Death Record - Birth date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S2010] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (McClellan District).

    3. [S14] Obituary.

    4. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.