Richard Allender

Male 1767 - 1853  (85 years)


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  • Name Richard Allender  [1
    Born 11 Aug 1767  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  [3
    Washington, Maryland 
    Cause: transcribed as Richard Allendei, 2 male age 16 and up, 3 male under 16, 3 female 
    Residence 1800  [4
    Upper Antietam Hundred, Washington, Maryland 
    Cause: as Richd Allender, age 16-25, with wife and 2 male under 10 
    Residence 1810  [5
    Jerusalem and Upper Antietam Hundreds, Washington, Maryland 
    Cause: as Richd Allender; with wife, 1 male under 10, 2 male 10-15, 2 female under 10 
    Residence 1820 
    Williamsburg in Woodberry, Huntington, Pennsylvania 
    Cause: with wife, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 male 16-26, 1 male 45 +, 1 female under 10, 1  
    Residence 1830 
    Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 
    Cause: as per MRA 
    Arrival 1838 
    Jefferson County, Iowa 
    Residence 1840 
    Jefferson, Ter of Iowa, USA 
    Cause: with Archer Green, Juliana, Baker, and Margaret 
    Residence 1850 
    Lockridge, Jefferson, Iowa 
    Died 26 May 1853  Salina, Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 May 1853 
    Notes 
    • Birth, marriage, and death dates from the family Bible are for the family of Richard and Sarah (McCoy) Allender on file at the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, Iowa. Of their eight children, two died young, Archebald and Sarah. Their two daughters, Margaret and Juliana, appear not to have had children, although both were married. Margaret married when she was 41 years old. Of the four sons, records for William have not been found past his childhood, for Richard, a tentative history is presented herein, and only for John, the oldest, and Baker, the youngest, are the records established. More current records for the Baker line come through the family tie between myself, Alice Alderman, with my sister-in-law, Odessa Alderman, nee Allender, now deceased ---Feb 10, 2008, AMA.

      The first US Census was taken in 1790 and it shows only one Allender family living in Washington County, Maryland, where the name is given as Richard for the head of household and in addition there is another male over the age of 16, 3 male under 16, and 3 female. Richard would now be 23 years of age, and must be in charge of the household since his father, William (b. 1740), is shown in Harford County, where he is head of the household. No doubt he is there to help settle the affairs of his father, Thomas, who has recently died. (U.S. Censues list only the household heads, 1790-1840)
      On the Census for 1800, Richard is head of hosuhold, shown living at Upper Antietam One Hundred, Washington County, Maryland, with Sarah McCoy, his wife, and two boys under the age of ten: John, b. 1797, and Richard, b. 1799.
      On the census for 1810, he is shown living with Sarah at Jerusalem and Upper Antietam Hundreds, Washington County, with 1 son under 10, William, b. in 1807; 2 sons ages 10-15, John and Richard, now 13 and 11 respectively; and 2 daughters under the age of ten. The daughters would have to be Margaret, b. in 1801, and the newborn Juliana, b. in 1810. By this time he and Sarah have experienced the loss of two of their children, both deaths having occurred in 1808. Archebald, a baby not quite 2 months old died in June and Sarah close to 5 years of age died three months later in early Sept.
      Living 17 places before Richard's family on the 1810 Census is William Allender, who could be his brother. This William is shown with his wife, and five younger family members, and within five places is Maurice Baker (b. 1754) and his wife, the former Mary Allender (daughter of Nicholas and Jane (Day) Allender), and next to Baker is his son Alexander Baker (b. 1782) and his wife with 2 boys under the age of ten.
      On the 1820 Census, Richard and Sarah appear now living in Williamsburg, a small village, in Woodberry, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. They have a young son, under 10, Baker, b. in 1812; a son, age 10-16, William, age 13; and two sons between 16-26, John and Richard, now 23 and 21 respectively; one daughter under ten, the young Juliana; and a daughter 10-16, who could be Margaret, although she is closer to 18 at this point in time. An unidentified couple is living with them.
      A Census entry for Richard in 1830 has reportedly been found (by MRA, see below) for Richard still living in Huntingdon. He would be 63 years old in 1830, and Sarah is perhaps not well as her death occurs in 1832. It is possible that Richard no longer maintains a household and the couple may be living in the household of others, since the entry (by MRA), if it exists, has not been retrieved by others.
      On 1840 Census, Richard, with his youngest son Baker and his daughter Margaret are shown in the Iowa Territory living with Juliana who married Archer Green in 1836. By the time of the 1850 Census, Richard is 83 years old and is shown living in the household of his youngest son, Baker.

      Kristina ahuja wrote:
      I found this on a web site I belong to, I thought you would find it interesting!
      The common route "west" from Maryland depended upon from what part of Maryland the journey began. Those living on the Eastern Shore and around Baltimore would most likely have taken the northern land route through Pennsylvania. Baltimore to York, Lancaster, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania on the northwestern turnpikes, then west using the Juniata or Kittaning Trails into Westmoreland Co., then on to Pittsburgh and the Ohio River {see the course of U. S. 30 across Pennsylvania}.
      For those migrating from Central or Western Maryland, the journey may have started on the Potomac or the canals which paralleled the Potomac up to Cumberland, Maryland. From there the journey was overland on the Braddock's Road to Fayette Co, Pennsylvania and finally along the National Road to either the Monongahela River or Wheeling, VA and the Ohio River. {follow U. S. 40 through western Maryland and Pennsylvania}.
      Once into western Pennsylvania and VA, there were dozens of routes which the migrants could take into Ohio. These routes including swinging north via wagon roads, or being ferried across or down the Ohio River to other wagons roads. Lots of choices!
      These routes could be followed on horseback, in Conestoga wagons, and even on foot. Some parts could be navigated by boat, but this was rare. Most of the canals and rivers were used for commerce, not migration. Travel times depended upon many factors...total distance, method of transport, weather, and amount of baggage being the critical components. Such a journey could take a few weeks for a single person on a good horse to several months in bad weather with a loaded wagon. I don't suspect there was an average time, but four to six weeks would be an educated guess. My 3rd great grandparents went from near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to near Wheeling, VA in 1798 in three weeks and a few days.
      The major Pennsylvania migration trails which started as Indian paths and were improved into wagon roads are outlined on the Web link. There were other routes through Virginia, but most of these migrants were heading for Kentucky or Tennessee, not Ohio. Hope this helps

      Title: Letter or card from family member
      Page: from Maude Rock Andrews to RTG April 14, 1980
      Text: "Richard Allender left Maryland, probably Harford Co., in 1812 when Baker Maurice was 6 mos. old. I have located him in Hundingdon (sic) Co. in the 1820 census and I hope in the 1830 census but the name is spelled wrong and the writing is bad. Richard moved his family to Jefferson Co., IA in 1837 and Thomas Allender, his brother, came in 1839 according to the material I have. Where was Thomas between Harford Co., Md. and Jefferson Co. IA? I suppose he must have been some place in Pennsylvania [He was in Bedford County, Pa.] but some of those Allenders went to Ky." --[Averilla, oldest sister to Thomas and Richard, married John Gay Moore in 1785 and moved to Ky. MRA may also have been thinking of the in-law connection of Thomas' wife, Margaret Fore, sister to Elizabeth Fore, whose husband, another Thomas Allender(b. 1773), moved to Ky.]

      In the margin it is written 230 old book
      This indenture made the Tenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and three between Daniel McElheron of the Township of Pultney in the County of Belmont and State of Ohio of the one part and Richard Allender and John Allender of the state of Maryland of the other parte thereas the said Daniel McEleron of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand four hundred and seventy Dollars lawful money of the United States hath granted, bargained, sold ,aliened, Released, Conveyed and Conferred and by the _________ doth grant bargain alien release convey and confirm unto the said Richard Alender and John Alender their heirs and assigns a certain tract or piece of land situated in the County of Belmont _______in to say Two hundred and forty five acres of land in Lot number thirty in the second Township and second Range of the seven ranges ________on the bank of the River Ohio say at Buchanan corner containing three hundred perches west along said Buchannans______ and then one hundred and thirty perches north and from thence three hundred perches East which will be along the township line and to the bank of the river Ohio and from thence along the bank of the River Ohio south one hundred and thrity perches to the place of beginning so as to make the above two hundred and fourty five acres of land only excepting and always reserving one third of all gold, silver, lead, or, copper mines within the same for future sale or desposition of Congress, Reference being had to the letter patent remaining of record will ____ fully and at large appear now this Indenture Witesses that the said Daniel McElheron for and in consideration of the above mentioned sum of one thousand four hundred and seventy dollars paid at and before the sealing and delivery of the presentes by the said Richard Alender and John Alender the receipt whereof in herby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold released and by these presents doth grant bargain sell release and confirm to the said Richard Alender and John Alender and their heirs and assigns forever all and singular(?) its(?) the above described premises tract or parcel of land together with all the houses out houses and appurtenances to have and to hold the aforesaid parcel piece(?) and parcel of land herditanunto (?) and premises herby granted or mentioned to be granted with all and singular the appurtanences unto the said Richard Alender and John Alender their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and baho-of(?) the said Richard Alender and John Alender their heirs and assigns forever and and the said Daniel McElheron for himself and his heirs doth covenant do and it the said Richard Alender and John Alender their hiers and assigns that he the said Daniel McElheron and his heirs the aforesaid Tract of Land unto the appurtenances unto the said Richard Alender and John Alender their heirs and assigns against him the said Daniel McElheron and heirs and against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim under him them or any of them and against all and every person or persons whsoever will warrant and forever defend in testimonry wherof the said Daniel McElheron hath herunto __ his hand and seal this day and year first above written Sealed and delivered in presence of D McElheron, James Potts Jacob Repsher
      Pultney County of Belmont and state of Ohio be it rememberd that on this fourteenth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three came Daniel McElheron the grantor in the within Deed before me Jacob Rapsher and of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Belmonth Count the said Daniel McElheron thus acknowledged that he executed the said deed freely and voluntarily for the _____ and purpose therein expressed
      Jacob Rapsher Recorded 14th June 1803
      FHC microfilm #875920 Vol A-B Belmont County Ohio Deeds 1800-1809
    Person ID P1930983305  Maryland new
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2011 

    Father William Allender,   b. 1740, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1793, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anna Day,   b. 15 Nov 1744, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 18 Jun 1766  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah McCoy,   b. 1776, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1832, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1796  Hagerstown (by Rev George Sanucker), Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John McCoy Allender,   b. 30 Mar 1797, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between:1850/00/00-1860/00/00, Blair, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Richard Allender,   b. 24 Dec 1799, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Natural]
     3. Margaret Allender,   b. 31 Dec 1801, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1878, Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     4. Sarah Allender,   b. 19 Jan 1803, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sept 1808, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Natural]
     5. William Allender,   b. 24 Jan 1806, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Archebald Allender,   b. 18 Apr 1808, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1808, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     7. Juliana Allender,   b. 30 Jul 1810, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1869, Buchanan, Jefferson, IowaJuliana Allender (b. 1844) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Natural]
     8. Baker Maurice Allender,   b. 24 Feb 1812, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1887, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1939369679] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    2. [S-1939369690] OneWorldTreeSM.

    3. [S-1939369678] 1790 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000).

    4. [S-1939369677] 1800 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    5. [S-1939369676] 1810 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).