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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Allin, Thomas


d. 1833 - Great grandfather Benjamin C. Allin. son of William Allin, of Hanover County, Virginia, served as quartermaster in the army of the Revolution. He was on the staff of General Greene, participating in the retreat from SC to Virginia which culminated in the battle of Guilford Court House and remained with him until the close of the war. He also served as captain and major of light horse under General Charles Scott at the battle of Tippecanoe. In 1781 he emigrated to Lincoln Co., KY where he was appointed deputy sheriff. There he opened the court which was one of the first in the state and when Mercer County was organized in 1786, he was the first to hold the office of county clerk and clerk of the circuit or quarterly sessions court, both of which he filled jointly until his death. He also laid out the towns of Harrodsburg and Lexington and was a member of the convention to Virginia which ratified the present constitution of the U.S. He married Mary Jouett, daughter of Capt. John Jouett, of Revolutionary fame, as having saved the Virginia legislature from capture by the British under Colonel Tarleton in his raid upon Charlottesville. Mary Jouett was an aunt of Matthew Jouett, the well-known portrait painter of Kentucky.


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