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Allen, William C., 1843-1926

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1843-1926

William C. Allen (1843-1926) was an early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pioneer, and colonizer.

William C. Allen was born on February 14, 1843 in Wadesboro, Kentucky, to parents Andrew Jackson Allen and Delilah Emaline Bennett Andrews. In 1847, Allen immigrated to Utah, crossing the plains with Mormon pioneers as a child. He went on to marry Lovina Jane Smith on January 12, 1867. They were married by Wilford Woodruff in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah, and together they had 14 children. He and his family settled in Mill Creek Canyon and Draper, Utah. Allen served in the Utah Territorial Militia beginning in 1862. In 1876, Allen was called by Brigham Young to head the colonization of the Little Colorado River settlements in Arizona. He and another group of early church members founded Allen's Camp (now Joseph City), Arizona. He passed away on March 17, 1926 in Draper, Utah.

Citation

UPB Files, June 30, 2020 (early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; pioneer; colonizer; immigarted to Utah in 1847, crossing the plains with Mormon pioneers as a child; he and his family settled in Mill Creek Canyon and Draper, Utah; in 1876, was called by Brigham Young to head colonization of the Little Colorado River settlements in Arizona).

Familysearch; Hune 30, 2020 (born February 14, 1843; in Wadesboro, Kentucky; parents Andrew Jckson Allen and Delilah Emaline Bennett Andrews; married Lovina Jane Smith on January 12, 1867; married by Wilson Woodruff in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah by Wilson Woodriff; together had 14 children; served in Utah Territorial Militia beginning in 1862; he and another group of early church members founded Allens Camp (now Joseph City), Arizona; passed away March 17, 1926, in Draper Utah).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Coleman Allen biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 769
Scope and Contents Photocopy of short typewritten biography. Crossed the plains to Utah with the pioneers as a child in 1847, settled with family in Mill Creek Canyon and, in 1851, in Draper. In 1876, called by Brigham Young to head the colonization of the Little Colorado River settlements in Arizona. Moved back to Draper in 1884.
Dates: 1843-1917

Minute book for William C. Allen's Company

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 779
Scope and Contents Collection includes one volume containing minutes of the chapter's business meetings from 1876 through 1888 and a second volume containing handwritten copies of the company's business correspondence and letters from various Mormon church leaders.
Dates: 1876-1888