William Coleman Allen biography
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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.
- Tanner, George S. (Person)
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Materials are in English.
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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.
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George S. Tanner Collection.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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- 2010 July 16
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.