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Bill Allphin (View posts)
Posted: 18 Mar 2002 9:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found a sight that mentioned this area in Enland.
Hers' the reply to my Q?

Bill,

There is a book "Greenfield a Poem" writen c 1790 by the late Mr Bottomley of Saddleworth and published by Lieut Jas. Bottomley c. 1816 which tells the story of Alder and Alphin; "Men of deathless fame, to whom these mighty mountains owe their name, were ancient heroes, of gigantic race" also that Rimmon, the shepherdess, "was fair as morn, or roses blown". The poem goes on to tell how Alphin falls in love with Rimmon and, incensed by jealosy, is killed by Alder. In grief Rimmon then hurls herself from the rocks and the sylvan nymphs and swains "Her lifeless corse to Alphin's Hill conveyed, And in one grave these hapless lovers laid".

The book is quite rare but there are copies in Oldham Library who may be able to provide a photocopy of the poem.

Strangely enough I am not aware of the surname Alphin ever being found in Saddleworth.

Regards,

Mike Buckley



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allphin
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:00 PM
To: saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk
Subject: FW: Story

Any information?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Allphin
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 4:03 PM
> To: saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk'
> Subject: Story
>
> I stumbled upon the site and was taken aback.
>
> What's the story behind the Alphin of Alphin and Fernley?
>
> Bill Allphin
> Process Engineer
> Klune Industries Inc.
> Spanish Fork Division
Take a look at these links for a place in England of interest.


http://www.saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk/index.html

http://www.saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk/pages/fearn...


Some good Allphin(Alphin) stuff.

Allphin, Delphia (~1796 - 1820) - female
b. ABT. 1796 in Bourbon Co., KY
d. 1820 in Campbell Kenton Co,. KY
father: Allphin, Zebulon (1766 - 1859)
mother: Clarkson, Letitia (1769 - 1825)
Death date before 1822, Campbell Co., KY.
[stiff.FTW]

Death date before 1822, Campbell Co., KY.
[stiff.FTW]


Death date before 1822, Campbell Co., KY.

spouse: Stephenson, Zadock Sr. (1791 - 1865)
- m. 16 DEC 1813 in Campbell, Kenton Co., KY
[stiff.FTW]

Stephenson, Zeddick [Zedekiah] & Dolly Alphin, 16 Dec 1813,


m by TG, b Luke Alphin, c by father Lebolum[?] Allphen,


w by David Christy, Campbell Co.,KY[stiff.FTW]


Stephenson, Zeddick [Zedekiah] & Dolly Alphin, 16 Dec 1813,


m by TG, b Luke Alphin, c by father Lebolum[?] Allphen,


w by David Christy, Campbell Co.,KY[stiff.FTW]


Stephenson, Zeddick [Zedekiah] & Dolly Alphin, 16 Dec 1813,


m by TG, b Luke Alphin, c by father Lebolum[?] Allphen,


w by David Christy, Campbell Co.,KYStephenson, Zeddick [Zedekiah] &Dolly Alphin, 16 Dec 1813,


m by TG, b Luke Alphin, c by father Lebolum[?] Allphen,


w by David Christy, Campbell Co.,KY

Event Married By - [place: TG]

----------child: Stephenson, Mary Ann (~1819 - <1880)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allphin, Henry (~1650 - ) - male
b. ABT. 1650 in Scotland or Norfolk, VA
father: Allphin, John Robert (~1629 - )
Henry is said to have been ship's carpenter from Norfolk (VA or ENG?);father (b. ca 1629) of Henry probably died in England.

Patrick H. Murray
Des Moines, IA

spouse: ???, Mary (~1658 - 1684)
----------child: Allphin, Joseph (1680 - 1736)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allphin, John Robert (~1629 - ) - male
b. ABT. 1629 in England
spouse:
----------child: Allphin, Henry (~1650 - )
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allphin, Joseph (1680 - 1736) - male
b. 11 JUL 1680 in Middlesex Co., VA
d. 28 MAY 1736 in Middlesex Co., VA
father: Allphin, Henry (~1650 - )
mother: ???, Mary (~1658 - 1684)
Joseph was christened on 22 Aug 1680, Christ Church Parish Records,Middlesex Co., VA.

Death date also found in CCPR; pp. 191.


Christening records for Joseph's children are from Christ Church ParishRecords, Middlesex Co., VA.


A Joseph Allphin is buyer in estate sale for Elizabeth Thatcher on 10 Jul1714 in Middlesex Co., VA.


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To: eng4@@stc.net
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 17:05:39 -0600
Subject: Joseph Orphin (Alphin)
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From: pat.murray@@juno.com (PATRICK H MURRAY)


Elaine,
Found the following in Middlesex Co. Deed Book 3 1709-1720.
" Indenture 28 Feb 1710 between William Baker Sr and Joseph Orphin
Carpinder of said County Winesseth that said William Baker hath put as an
apprintice to said Joseph Orphin his sonne Wm Baker dureing the time
till he shall come to ye age of twenty one to learn the trade of a
Carpinder said apprintice shall serve his master his secrets keep lawful
commands obey not committ fornication nor contract matrimony within the
said time att cards dice or any other unlawful game he shall follow any
worke and imployment his Master shall put him about except makeing a Crop
of tobacco and said Joseph Orphin shall cause to be taught or instructed
the said apprintice in trade of a Virga. house carpinder to build Tobacco
houses and common wooden dwellings to give Wm Baker two years schooling
to learne to Reade and cause him to frequent the Church when able to and
to provide for sufficient meate drink apparrell lodging & washing fitting
for an apprintince.
In presence of Martha Hillard, Anne Conner, William Baker, and Joseph
Orphin.
Memo that William Baker and Joseph Orphin came this day signed & sealed
this indenture and sd Wm. Baker avers his Sonn Wm Baker Junr. to be Eight
yeares old the 16 day of December 1710 ". Great Huh??.Joseph a
carpenter, learned his trade from his father Henry who was said to have
been a ships carpenter. Poor Wm Baker, 13 yrs as an apprentice. In
this deed Book Joseph Alphin is spelled ORPHIN, and ALPHIN, as Joseph is
a witness to other indentures. Thought this might be of interest to you


Patrick


[stiff.FTW]


Joseph was christened on 22 Aug 1680, Christ Church Parish Records,Middlesex Co., VA.


Death date also found in CCPR; pp. 191.


Christening records for Joseph's children are from Christ Church ParishRecords, Middlesex Co., VA.


A Joseph Allphin is buyer in estate sale for Elizabeth Thatcher on 10 Jul1714 in Middlesex Co., VA.


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To: eng4@@stc.net
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 17:05:39 -0600
Subject: Joseph Orphin (Alphin)
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From: pat.murray@@juno.com (PATRICK H MURRAY)


Elaine,
Found the following in Middlesex Co. Deed Book 3 1709-1720.
" Indenture 28 Feb 1710 between William Baker Sr and Joseph Orphin
Carpinder of said County Winesseth that said William Baker hath put as an
apprintice to said Joseph Orphin his sonne Wm Baker dureing the time
till he shall come to ye age of twenty one to learn the trade of a
Carpinder said apprintice shall serve his master his secrets keep lawful
commands obey not committ fornication nor contract matrimony within the
said time att cards dice or any other unlawful game he shall follow any
worke and imployment his Master shall put him about except makeing a Crop
of tobacco and said Joseph Orphin shall cause to be taught or instructed
the said apprintice in trade of a Virga. house carpinder to build Tobacco
houses and common wooden dwellings to give Wm Baker two years schooling
to learne to Reade and cause him to frequent the Church when able to and
to provide for sufficient meate drink apparrell lodging & washing fitting
for an apprintince.
In presence of Martha Hillard, Anne Conner, William Baker, and Joseph
Orphin.
Memo that William Baker and Joseph Orphin came this day signed & sealed
this indenture and sd Wm. Baker avers his Sonn Wm Baker Junr. to be Eight
yeares old the 16 day of December 1710 ". Great Huh??.Joseph a
carpenter, learned his trade from his father Henry who was said to have
been a ships carpenter. Poor Wm Baker, 13 yrs as an apprentice. In
this deed Book Joseph Alphin is spelled ORPHIN, and ALPHIN, as Joseph is
a witness to other indentures. Thought this might be of interest to you


Patrick


spouse: Stiff, Constantine (~1688 - 1736)
- m. 28 APR 1708 in Middlesex Co., VA
----------child: Allphin, Ransom Sr. (1721 - >1787)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allphin, Ransom Sr. (1721 - >1787) - male
b. 27 JUN 1721 in Middlesex Co., VA
d. AFT. 1787 in Albemarle Co., VA (Possible)
father: Allphin, Joseph (1680 - 1736)
mother: Stiff, Constantine (~1688 - 1736)
[stiff.FTW]

Sources:


Patrick H. Murray
Des Moines, IA


Wood's history of Albemarle Co., VA


01 Nov 1745, a Ransom Alfin (sic) Gen't & wife Sarah of Caroline Co., VA& Abigail Chilton (sic?-Shelton?) of Middlesex Co., VA, sold 100 acres ofMiddlesex Co., VA to Thomas Sanders (Middlesex Co., VA deeds BK 5, pp.129); Ransom claims that wife Sarah "is too impotent & infirm to travelto court house to acknowledge said lease & release to ThomasSanders...etc." Two witnesses were dispatched to privately examine Sarahand "she did acknowledge the Deed of lease and release.", dated 04 Feb1745. Land transfer completed 01 Apr 1746. Sarah had a sister Abby born05 Jan 1723, Middlesex Co., VA, this would be "Abigale". Sarah may havebeen just ill when the land was sold, not old, as the "impotent andinfirm" seems to indicate, but weak and sickly. Sarah as the wife ofRansom Alfin (Alphin) her age would have been 24. The land sold wouldhave been Shelton\Chilton property, land that Zebulon, Sarah's father,would have inherited after the death of his mother Abigale Holderness.Ransom being the son-in-law and Abigal the sister to Sarah, wife ofRansom, it seems logically that they would handle the estate and thatSarah and Abigal, Zebulon's daughters would need to sign off on thedeed. It is possible that Zebulon may have abandoned his wife and familywhich would explain his absence when the land was sold, or perhapsZebulon and Mary divorced.


Will of Joseph Goare lists Mary Skelton (sic) Shelton; another recordsays Ransom Sr. m. Louisa Shelton (b. 1733); Louisa is supposed to beanother daughter of Zebulon Shelton. There is a possibility that Sarahand Louisa may be the same person...but not likely based on theirindividual birth dates. Also possible that Zebulon may have marriedsecondly to a Louisa Shelton (no proof of this).


Ransom, Sr. was christened 30 Jul 1721, Christ Church Parish Records,Middlesex Co., VA., pp. 108.


Ransom, Sr. was apparently a farmer and travelled about with his sonZebulon, last known living in Albemarle Co., VA. Ransom is assumed tohave died there sometime after 1787.


Ransom is listed as administrator of Mary Chilton, dec'd. on 06 Mar 1743in Middlesex Co., VA, Will BK "C", pp 129; he inventoried the estate ofMary Chilton on 05 Jun 1744 in Middlesex Co., VA; Will BK "C" pp 149.


I have placed the children of Ransom under his wife Sarah, until furtherevidence proves something one way or the other.


Information from Ted Gill:
Ransom, Sr.'s death place is listed as Botetourt Co., VA by Ted.
Ransom was a farmer.


spouse: Shelton, Sarah Louise (1721 - )
- m. ABT. 1750 in Middlesex or Orange Co., VA
----------child: Allphin, Zebulon (1766 - 1859)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Allphin, Zebulon (1766 - 1859) - male
b. 5 MAY 1766 in Orange Co., VA
d. 20 FEB 1859 in Kenton Co., KY
father: Allphin, Ransom Sr. (1721 - >1787)
mother: Shelton, Sarah Louise (1721 - )
[stiff.FTW]

Both Zebulon and Letitia are buried at the Allphin Cemetery in KentonCo., KY.


*Application for Revolutionary War Pension in 1851. In his application,Zebulon gives his DOB and place where he lived after the war as follows:"lived Orange Co., VA to 1781, moved to Albemarle Co., VA with father,living there between the "Barracks" and Charlottesville ("Barracks" onthe north side of Ivy Creek), remaining there five years. In 1787Zebulon left his father and with his family moved to Botetourt Co., VA,and was an overseer for one Jonathan Taylor on the James River for twoyears, then was employed by Dr. Wm. Fleming on Tinkers Creek, samecounty, for another two years, then employed with Col. Andrew Lewis onRoanoak, same county, for two years. In the fall of 1793 he removed toBourbon Co., KY on the land of Major Biddinger, remaining there threeyears. Zebulon moved thence to Harrison Co., KY; thence to Grants Lick,Campbell Co., KY, where he managed the Salt Company, under the directionof Col. Robert Johnson and John Grant, who were agents of the SaltCompany. In 1831 Zebulon moved to Big Bone and then Mud Licks in BooneCo., KY, remaining here eight to ten years, and then finally to KentonCo., KY." Zebulon was apparently a large and stout man, reportedlyweighing close to 300 pounds. He applied for a pension in 1851 fromKenton Co., KY for service in the Revolutionary War, stating he was 15years old at the time he enlisted from Orange Co., VA and was asubstitute for one John Hamilton of Orange Co., VA and was acceptedbecause of his size and strength. His pension application also describesthe hardships he suffered while in the service. He had enlisted forseven months but was forced to serve two years. He was refused a pensiondue to lack of proof on his part. He was given a land grant for 160acres for his service in the war, but it was cancelled when he found outthat two lawyers had forged documents to procure the land grant withouthis knowledge, and that his signature was forged. Zebulon's first wifeLetitia died 14 Dec 1825, Campbell Co., KY.


Shortly before Zebulon died, he freed what remaining slaves he had. Itis said he owned 100 slaves at one time.


His will is on file in Kenton Co., KY. It names his heirs and all hisdaughters husbands, his wife not mentioned, apparently dead. She wasalive in 1850 census of Kenton Co., KY.


Information from Patrick H. Murray, Des Moines, IA.


From Ted Gill;
Dates of Mary Brown birth and marriage and: Zebulon in AmericanRevolution; was a farmer; to Bourbon Co., KY 1793 (Ted's information forthis section from Col. James Steele, Titusville, FL, who refers also tothe Harry Allphin Bible)


From Patrick Murray: <pat.murray@@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 17:56:45 EST


Elaine,
A book I recently acquired " PATRIOTS OF THE UPCOUNTRY ", which is
about Orange Co. VA during the Revol. War. It has an interesting
paragraph concerning Zebulon Allphin, as follows " Among those serving at
Albemarle Barracks (as guards) was Zebulon Allphin(sic). If conditions
were bad at Albemarle Barracks for the British and Hessian prisoners, the
situation for the American guards was even worse. Their status as special
state troops but in Continental pay was uncertain at best. There was an
almost chronic lack of clothing. One of the guards, Zebulon Allphin of
Orange Co., was " illy provided and became quite ragged so that he
acquired the nickname among the soldiers of the Lost Sheep of Israel."
When he was finally discharged, he returned home to Orange Co. What
should of been a two-day journey took him about a week, " owing to the
want of necessary clothing to protect him from the inclemency of the
weather and particularly for want of shoes" "". Isn't that neat??.
Poor soul. He was denied a pension for his service in the war.. In the
book he is listed on the Roster of those who served from Orange Co.
during the war, along with a Thomas Shelton, no idea who that is. Also
listed on other list are Ransom Alfin ( account book for half bushel of
salt ca 1776), John Allphin(sic) (a petition concerning dams 1778),
Andrew and George Shepherd( different petitions ca same time), and a John
Gore on a petition dated 1786. Zebulon and father Ransom so listed in
Orange Co does corroborates Zebulon' s statements about the birth place
of him and his father as stated in his application for pension.
[stiff.FTW]


Both Zebulon and Letitia are buried at the Allphin Cemetery in KentonCo., KY.


*Application for Revolutionary War Pension in 1851. In his application,Zebulon gives his DOB and place where he lived after the war as follows:"lived Orange Co., VA to 1781, moved to Albemarle Co., VA with father,living there between the "Barracks" and Charlottesville ("Barracks" onthe north side of Ivy Creek), remaining there five years. In 1787Zebulon left his father and with his family moved to Botetourt Co., VA,and was an overseer for one Jonathan Taylor on the James River for twoyears, then was employed by Dr. Wm. Fleming on Tinkers Creek, samecounty, for another two years, then employed with Col. Andrew Lewis onRoanoak, same county, for two years. In the fall of 1793 he removed toBourbon Co., KY on the land of Major Biddinger, remaining there threeyears. Zebulon moved thence to Harrison Co., KY; thence to Grants Lick,Campbell Co., KY, where he managed the Salt Company, under the directionof Col. Robert Johnson and John Grant, who were agents of the SaltCompany. In 1831 Zebulon moved to Big Bone and then Mud Licks in BooneCo., KY, remaining here eight to ten years, and then finally to KentonCo., KY." Zebulon was apparently a large and stout man, reportedlyweighing close to 300 pounds. He applied for a pension in 1851 fromKenton Co., KY for service in the Revolutionary War, stating he was 15years old at the time he enlisted from Orange Co., VA and was asubstitute for one John Hamilton of Orange Co., VA and was acceptedbecause of his size and strength. His pension application also describesthe hardships he suffered while in the service. He had enlisted forseven months but was forced to serve two years. He was refused a pensiondue to lack of proof on his part. He was given a land grant for 160acres for his service in the war, but it was cancelled when he found outthat two lawyers had forged documents to procure the land grant withouthis knowledge, and that his signature was forged. Zebulon's first wifeLetitia died 14 Dec 1825, Campbell Co., KY.


Shortly before Zebulon died, he freed what remaining slaves he had. Itis said he owned 100 slaves at one time.


His will is on file in Kenton Co., KY. It names his heirs and all hisdaughters husbands, his wife not mentioned, apparently dead. She wasalive in 1850 census of Kenton Co., KY.


Information from Patrick H. Murray, Des Moines, IA.


From Ted Gill;
Dates of Mary Brown birth and marriage and: Zebulon in AmericanRevolution; was a farmer; to Bourbon Co., KY 1793 (Ted's information forthis section from Col. James Steele, Titusville, FL, who refers also tothe Harry Allphin Bible)


From Patrick Murray: <pat.murray@@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 17:56:45 EST


Elaine,
A book I recently acquired " PATRIOTS OF THE UPCOUNTRY ", which is
about Orange Co. VA during the Revol. War. It has an interesting
paragraph concerning Zebulon Allphin, as follows " Among those serving at
Albemarle Barracks (as guards) was Zebulon Allphin(sic). If conditions
were bad at Albemarle Barracks for the British and Hessian prisoners, the
situation for the American guards was even worse. Their status as special
state troops but in Continental pay was uncertain at best. There was an
almost chronic lack of clothing. One of the guards, Zebulon Allphin of
Orange Co., was " illy provided and became quite ragged so that he
acquired the nickname among the soldiers of the Lost Sheep of Israel."
When he was finally discharged, he returned home to Orange Co. What
should of been a two-day journey took him about a week, " owing to the
want of necessary clothing to protect him from the inclemency of the
weather and particularly for want of shoes" "". Isn't that neat??.
Poor soul. He was denied a pension for his service in the war.. In the
book he is listed on the Roster of those who served from Orange Co.
during the war, along with a Thomas Shelton, no idea who that is. Also
listed on other list are Ransom Alfin ( account book for half bushel of
salt ca 1776), John Allphin(sic) (a petition concerning dams 1778),
Andrew and George Shepherd( different petitions ca same time), and a John
Gore on a petition dated 1786. Zebulon and father Ransom so listed in
Orange Co does corroborates Zebulon' s statements about the birth place
of him and his father as stated in his application for pension.
[stiff.FTW]


Both Zebulon and Letitia are buried at the Allphin Cemetery in KentonCo., KY.


*Application for Revolutionary War Pension in 1851. In his application,Zebulon gives his DOB and place where he lived after the war as follows:"lived Orange Co., VA to 1781, moved to Albemarle Co., VA with father,living there between the "Barracks" and Charlottesville ("Barracks" onthe north side of Ivy Creek), remaining there five years. In 1787Zebulon left his father and with his family moved to Botetourt Co., VA,and was an overseer for one Jonathan Taylor on the James River for twoyears, then was employed by Dr. Wm. Fleming on Tinkers Creek, samecounty, for another two years, then employed with Col. Andrew Lewis onRoanoak, same county, for two years. In the fall of 1793 he removed toBourbon Co., KY on the land of Major Biddinger, remaining there threeyears. Zebulon moved thence to Harrison Co., KY; thence to Grants Lick,Campbell Co., KY, where he managed the Salt Company, under the directionof Col. Robert Johnson and John Grant, who were agents of the SaltCompany. In 1831 Zebulon moved to Big Bone and then Mud Licks in BooneCo., KY, remaining here eight to ten years, and then finally to KentonCo., KY." Zebulon was apparently a large and stout man, reportedlyweighing close to 300 pounds. He applied for a pension in 1851 fromKenton Co., KY for service in the Revolutionary War, stating he was 15years old at the time he enlisted from Orange Co., VA and was asubstitute for one John Hamilton of Orange Co., VA and was acceptedbecause of his size and strength. His pension application also describesthe hardships he suffered while in the service. He had enlisted forseven months but was forced to serve two years. He was refused a pensiondue to lack of proof on his part. He was given a land grant for 160acres for his service in the war, but it was cancelled when he found outthat two lawyers had forged documents to procure the land grant withouthis knowledge, and that his signature was forged. Zebulon's first wifeLetitia died 14 Dec 1825, Campbell Co., KY.


Shortly before Zebulon died, he freed what remaining slaves he had. Itis said he owned 100 slaves at one time.


His will is on file in Kenton Co., KY. It names his heirs and all hisdaughters husbands, his wife not mentioned, apparently dead. She wasalive in 1850 census of Kenton Co., KY.


Information from Patrick H. Murray, Des Moines, IA.


From Ted Gill;
Dates of Mary Brown birth and marriage and: Zebulon in AmericanRevolution; was a farmer; to Bourbon Co., KY 1793 (Ted's information forthis section from Col. James Steele, Titusville, FL, who refers also tothe Harry Allphin Bible)


From Patrick Murray: <pat.murray@@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 17:56:45 EST


Elaine,
A book I recently acquired " PATRIOTS OF THE UPCOUNTRY ", which is
about Orange Co. VA during the Revol. War. It has an interesting
paragraph concerning Zebulon Allphin, as follows " Among those serving at
Albemarle Barracks (as guards) was Zebulon Allphin(sic). If conditions
were bad at Albemarle Barracks for the British and Hessian prisoners, the
situation for the American guards was even worse. Their status as special
state troops but in Continental pay was uncertain at best. There was an
almost chronic lack of clothing. One of the guards, Zebulon Allphin of
Orange Co., was " illy provided and became quite ragged so that he
acquired the nickname among the soldiers of the Lost Sheep of Israel."
When he was finally discharged, he returned home to Orange Co. What
should of been a two-day journey took him about a week, " owing to the
want of necessary clothing to protect him from the inclemency of the
weather and particularly for want of shoes" "". Isn't that neat??.
Poor soul. He was denied a pension for his service in the war.. In the
book he is listed on the Roster of those who served from Orange Co.
during the war, along with a Thomas Shelton, no idea who that is. Also
listed on other list are Ransom Alfin ( account book for half bushel of
salt ca 1776), John Allphin(sic) (a petition concerning dams 1778),
Andrew and George Shepherd( different petitions ca same time), and a John
Gore on a petition dated 1786. Zebulon and father Ransom so listed in
Orange Co does corroborates Zebulon' s statements about the birth place
of him and his father as stated in his application for pension.
Both Zebulon and Letitia are buried at the Allphin Cemetery in KentonCo., KY.


*Application for Revolutionary War Pension in 1851. In his application,Zebulon gives his DOB and place where he lived after the war as follows:"lived Orange Co., VA to 1781, moved to Albemarle Co., VA with father,living there between the "Barracks" and Charlottesville ("Barracks" onthe north side of Ivy Creek), remaining there five years. In 1787Zebulon left his father and with his family moved to Botetourt Co., VA,and was an overseer for one Jonathan Taylor on the James River for twoyears, then was employed by Dr. Wm. Fleming on Tinkers Creek, samecounty, for another two years, then employed with Col. Andrew Lewis onRoanoak, same county, for two years. In the fall of 1793 he removed toBourbon Co., KY on the land of Major Biddinger, remaining there threeyears. Zebulon moved thence to Harrison Co., KY; thence to Grants Lick,Campbell Co., KY, where he managed the Salt Company, under the directionof Col. Robert Johnson and John Grant, who were agents of the SaltCompany. In 1831 Zebulon moved to Big Bone and then Mud Licks in BooneCo., KY, remaining here eight to ten years, and then finally to KentonCo., KY." Zebulon was apparently a large and stout man, reportedlyweighing close to 300 pounds. He applied for a pension in 1851 fromKenton Co., KY for service in the Revolutionary War, stating he was 15years old at the time he enlisted from Orange Co., VA and was asubstitute for one John Hamilton of Orange Co., VA and was acceptedbecause of his size and strength. His pension application also describesthe hardships he suffered while in the service. He had enlisted forseven months but was forced to serve two years. He was refused a pensiondue to lack of proof on his part. He was given a land grant for 160acres for his service in the war, but it was cancelled when he found outthat two lawyers had forged documents to procure the land grant withouthis knowledge, and that his signature was forged. Zebulon's first wifeLetitia died 14 Dec 1825, Campbell Co., KY.


Shortly before Zebulon died, he freed what remaining slaves he had. Itis said he owned 100 slaves at one time.


His will is on file in Kenton Co., KY. It names his heirs and all hisdaughters husbands, his wife not mentioned, apparently dead. She wasalive in 1850 census of Kenton Co., KY.


Information from Patrick H. Murray, Des Moines, IA.


From Ted Gill;
Dates of Mary Brown birth and marriage and: Zebulon in AmericanRevolution; was a farmer; to Bourbon Co., KY 1793 (Ted's information forthis section from Col. James Steele, Titusville, FL, who refers also tothe Harry Allphin Bible)


From Patrick Murray: <pat.murray@@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 17:56:45 EST


Elaine,
A book I recently acquired " PATRIOTS OF THE UPCOUNTRY ", which is
about Orange Co. VA during the Revol. War. It has an interesting
paragraph concerning Zebulon Allphin, as follows " Among those serving at
Albemarle Barracks (as guards) was Zebulon Allphin(sic). If conditions
were bad at Albemarle Barracks for the British and Hessian prisoners, the
situation for the American guards was even worse. Their status as special
state troops but in Continental pay was uncertain at best. There was an
almost chronic lack of clothing. One of the guards, Zebulon Allphin of
Orange Co., was " illy provided and became quite ragged so that he
acquired the nickname among the soldiers of the Lost Sheep of Israel."
When he was finally discharged, he returned home to Orange Co. What
should of been a two-day journey took him about a week, " owing to the
want of necessary clothing to protect him from the inclemency of the
weather and particularly for want of shoes" "". Isn't that neat??.
Poor soul. He was denied a pension for his service in the war.. In the
book he is listed on the Roster of those who served from Orange Co.
during the war, along with a Thomas Shelton, no idea who that is. Also
listed on other list are Ransom Alfin ( account book for half bushel of
salt ca 1776), John Allphin(sic) (a petition concerning dams 1778),
Andrew and George Shepherd( different petitions ca same time), and a John
Gore on a petition dated 1786. Zebulon and father Ransom so listed in
Orange Co does corroborates Zebulon' s statements about the birth place
of him and his father as stated in his application for pension.

Event Veteran - [place: REVOLUTIONARY WAR VA]

spouse: Clarkson, Letitia (1769 - 1825)
- m. 18 JUN 1786 in Albemarle Co., VA
[stiff.FTW]

Bondsman: William Johnson[stiff.FTW]


Bondsman: William JohnsonBondsman: William Johnson[stiff.FTW]


Bondsman: William Johnson

----------child: Allphin, Delphia (~1796 - 1820)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Bill Allphin 18 Mar 2002 4:13PM GMT 
jay hines 12 Oct 2003 1:41PM GMT 
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