William Alexander Allender

Male 1750 - 1851  (101 years)


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  • Name William Alexander Allender  [1
    Born 1750  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  [2
    Pennsbury, CHESTER, Pennsylvania 
    Cause: age 16 +, with wife, 1 son, 2 daughters 
    Residence 1800  [3
    Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware 
    Cause: age 45+, wife age 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 10-15, 2 female under 10 
    Residence 1810  [4
    Wilmington Hundred, New Castle, Delaware 
    Cause: age 50-60, with children, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 16-25, 2 female 10-15; 4 other free perso 
    Residence 1820  [5
    Pultney, Belmont, Ohio 
    Cause: age 60-70, with 2nd wife 45+, next to Nicholas 
    Residence 1830  [6
    Mead, Belmont, Ohio 
    Cause: age 70-80, with wife age 50-60, between Keyser and Lashley 
    Residence 1 Jun 1840  [7
    Beaver, Guernsey, Ohio 
    Cause: age 80-90; with wife (70-80) next to George and Margaret, two places from Richard 
    Residence 1850 
    Beaver, Guernsey, Ohio 
    Cause: as Wm Alexander ["], age 100, widower in home of George and Margaret 
    Died 1851  Beaver, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Alexander Allender (b. 1750), who shows up on the U.S. 1850 Census in Ohio at age 100, appears to be the same William, identified by R.E. Allender in his Legend as the oldest son of John Allender (b. 1720) by his wife, Lucina Roberts. John, in turn, is thought to be the grandson of the immigrant William (1640-1648) through his son Nicholas.
      On the 1790 Census, a William (b. 1750) is shown as head of household living in Chester, Pa. He is shown with a wife and 3 children, two daughters and one son. Another daughter, Susanna is not yet born in 1790, and it is from information compiled in the Keyser pedigree of her husband, that we learn her name, her birth date, and the name and birth date of William (b. 1788), who must be her brother, and names of three, who, in that genealogy are named as her younger siblings: William (b. 1807), Margaret (b. 1812 ), and Thomas (b. 1814). By their ages and census records, it would appear they are more likely to be her niece and nephews, or half siblings from her father's second marriage.
      On the 1800 Census, William (b. 1750) is shown to have moved further south along the Delaware River and is living in Delaware at New Castle, with his wife, son, and three daughters, 1 age 10-15, and 2 under 10. The youngest is Susanna, born 27 Jan 1798, who is later to marry Thomas Keyser. The son, William, is shown to be age 10-15. This again agrees with a reported birth date of 1788, an ambiguity in the Keyser pedigree, since at that age, he could not be the father of Susanna. Census records for 1850 give Pennsylvania as Susanna's place of birth, so it is likely that William did not move from Chester until after Susanna was born. On the 1880 Census, Susannah's widowed husband gives Delaware as the place of birth for both himself and Susannah. His memory must be of them growing up together in New Castle, and census records do show that Keysers lived at New Castle in that era.
      On the 1810 Census, William (b. 1750) is shown still living in New Castle, Delaware, but no wife is shown. He is now 60 years of age and with him are: 1 male age 16-25, and three daughters, 1 between 16-25, and two between 10-15, the youngest of which is Susanna, age 12. The male age 16-25, could be the William, now age 22, or the husband of the oldest daughter. There are 4 slaves in the household, when in previous 1790 and 1800 censues there had been none. These must be the 4 slaves left over from Lucina's will of 1789, 20 years earlier. It appears that John (b. 1757) has died, since he is not on the 1810 Census and that William (b. 1750) has taken the slaves to help in settling his brother's estate.
      After the 1810 Census, no Allenders are shown on the censuses for Delaware. The Census records for 1790, 1800, and 1810 are the only records found for the two sisters who grew up with William and Susanna. Their names are still being sought.
      In the Addenda to The Allender Legend / by Richard E. Allender (1993) is stated " Sept 5 1806 --A most unusual event occurred in the Allender family of Washington County, Maryland, i.e., William and Nicholas Allender bought one hundred acres of land in Belmont County, Ohio, from Richard and John Allender of Washington County, Maryland. The record exists in Ohio only. The John Allender named with Richard is Anna's son. In summary, a sale between two sons and two grandsons of the same man, John Allender of Harford County, Maryland. " Land records in Maryland show the grandfather of Richard and John was Thomas, but these Ohio land records do show that a John and Richard were involved in land deals which began in 1802. And in 1828, a deed transferr signed by Thomas (b. 1784) and his wife Margaret Fore shows that also this youngest son of Anna had a part ownership in this land. So although the identity of a pair of brothers or even three brothers may be known the nephew to uncle relationship is discounted and whether Nicholas (b. 1776) and Wlliam (b. 1750) are brothers is also not known. Nicholas who is living on this land in 1820 does have at least one granddaughter named Lucinda, an indication that he may have a connection to John and Lucina. The Christina who married Jacob Ulrey, may also be his granddaughter? Some clues give indication that William (b. 1750) is also a son of John and Lucina (i.e. if named in Lucina's will and the slave transfer in 1810.)
      A William Allender's name shows on the 1809 Tax list for Pultney Township, Belmont County, Ohio; and on the 1811 Resident Tax List for Belmont County, Pultney Township is shown, under Names of Proprietors: Allender, William; Quantity & Rates 245; Range 2; Twp 2; Section 30; Dollars 2; cents 45. Land deeds were reworked many times in transactions involving Allenders from 1802 to 1828 and beyond; but the identity of the William in the transactions is not made clear. It may be that the William who is head of household in the 1820 Census is not the same William who originally dealt for the land with Nicholas. It is not until the 1820 census that we finally do have a description of the households living on Range 2, Twp. 2, Section 30.
      On the 1820 Census, William (b. 1750) is shown on that land next to Nicholas (b. abt 1776) in Pultney Township, Belmont County, Ohio. Both have families and each household numbers nine individuals. On later censuses, these children are identified and traced as siblings respective to the two households. In the 1820 household headed by William (b. 1750) is William, himself, now 70 years old, his 2nd spouse (age 45+), 2 males age 16-26 (Richard and Alexander, age 20 and 18, respectively), 1 male 16-18 (John, age 16), 1 male 10-15 (William, age 13), 2 males under 10 (one is Thomas, age 6), and 2 females under 10 (one is Margaret, age 8). The two younger children paired with Thomas and Margaret are unidentified. The older three males and William are the four shown to be engaged in agriculture. The three males show to be brothers on later records (censuses, wills, and land deeds.) They must be sons of William (b. 1750), but on the 1810 Census at New Castle, neither the mother nor the three sons are shown. William (b. 1750) must have been head of household in absentia on that census (?).
      In 1820, William (b. 1788) would be about 32 years of age, too young to be father of the older three males. They could be his half brothers (?). The younger three are listed in the Keyser genealogy as his children and he is shown to have a wife named Abigail (?). He and Abigail could have married by 1806, and had William (b. 1807), Margaret (b. 1812) and Thomas (b. 1814), or this could be an ambiguity in the Keyser genealogy, left to be straightened out by later research. .
      By the time of the 1830 Census, William (b. 1750), age 80, and his wife, age 50-60, are living with 1 male age 20-30 and 1 female age 10-15, the same two, perhaps, that are unidentified on the 1820 census. They are now living in Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio, on a place between the Keyser family of Thomas and Susanna and that of Margaret (b. 1812) and her husband, George Lashley.
      William (b. 1807) is now married to Sarah Lashley, sister of George, and they have a child (Thomas). They could be the couple living near George and Margaret, shown as William age 20-30, with wife age 10-15. Sarah was 15 when she married. There is another male in the household, age 10-15, who is perhaps William's brother, Thomas (b. 1814). The baby is not shown. He may be overlooked in the confusion of having two Thomases in the same household. Another report has William and Sarah with Sarah's parents on the 1830 Census. If that is the case, then the identity of this William is in question.
      William and Abigail Allender sold land to George and Margaret Lashley in Beaver Townsip, Guernsey County (now Noble County) in 1839; the land papers will have to be obtained to see if they provide anything on the identity of which William was married to Abigail. (Another land deed with William and a wife Jane is also in the mix.)
      On the 1840 census, William (b. 1750), age 90, is shown with 1 female, age 70-80. His partner from the 1830 Census must have died and this has to be a new wife, given the age discrepancies between the two. With the new wife he is shown living next to George and Margaret in Beaver Township, Guernsey County (presumably on land purchased the year before from William and Abigail.) Two children are with them, apparently the visiting oldest sons of George and Margaret: 1 male under 5 (Joseph), and 1 male age 5-10 (William). The Keyser family continues to live in Mead Township and they now have 11 children.
      At the time of the 1850 Census, William (b. 1750) still in Beaver Township, Guernsey County, now shows to be living in the Lashley household. His wife has passed away and he is 100 years old. His name appears as Wm Alexander, immediately after the names of George and Margaret Lashley on the Census. The names of the Lashley children follow, with all last names dittoed in, except for Wm Alexander. So it is that in his century year his name appears on the 1850 Census without Allender and without the ditto marks. But it is this record that tells us his middle name, Alexander, a name that is passed on to a son and grandson.
      William Alexander Allender (b. 1750) and Margaret Allender Lashley (b. 1812) both died in 1851.
      Margaret died in childbirth.

      this is all the same plot of land West Wheeling, Belmont County, Section 30 twn 2 range 2, original land purchase, or could have been bounty lands to McElheron .....
      1802
      a D McElheron sold land in Pultney twp Belmont county to Nicholas Allender
      1803
      John Allender died and 245 acres of that land of Nicholas' went back to D McElheron
      that same 245 acres went from D McElheron to Richard Allender's heirs
      then same land again went from Richard Allender's heirs back to D McElheron
      then in 1806
      John Allender et al gave 1221 acres to Wm Allender et al (i think et al means deceased or ??? i will look it up in a bit) of Nicholas' land
      John Allender et all also gave Nicholas 1221 acres of NIcholas' land
      1806 Richard gave 1221 acres to Nicholas
      1806 Richard et al also gave Wm et all 1221 acres
      then all remained fine until 1828
      Wm gave Nicholas 118 acres
      Thomas to Wm 591 acres
      1829 Nicholas gave 1/4 acre to Wm Daken et al
      then in 1833 John Allender by order of Sheriff gave 2361 acres to Wm Daken?????????
      who is McElheron and Daken????


    Person ID P1930984035  Maryland new
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2011 

    Father John Allender,   b. 1720, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1787, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Lucina Roberts,   b. 18 Feb 1723, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 27 Mar 1749  Joppa, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unnamed ?Allender,   b. 1758,   d. Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1774 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Ellinder,   b. 1776, Baltimore, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sept 1831, St Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Natural]
     2. Wmdaughter Allender,   b. 1786, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. William Allender,   b. 1788, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     4. Wmdaughter Allender,   b. 1790, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Susannah Allender,   b. 24 Jan 1798, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1877, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail ?Allender,   b. 1775, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1800 
    Children 
     1. Richard Allender,   b. 1801, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1847, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Natural]
     2. Alexander Allender,   b. 1803, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. John Allender,   b. 7 Sept 1804, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1894, Ross, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Unnamed ?Allender,   b. Between:1760/00/00-1770/00/00,   d. 1849, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1840 
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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