“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Argyle in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Family of John Allen

TheFamily of John Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Virginia McGreevy, August 16, 2012
1. TheFamily of John Allen Marker
Inscription. Nine persons were massacred about 100 yards east of here by a band of Indians attached to Burgoyne's army July 25,1777. The Cairn marks their burial place.
Erected 1927 by Willard's Mountain Chapter D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 43° 11.406′ N, 73° 28.675′ W. Marker is in Argyle, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Allen Road half a mile north of County Route 49, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Argyle NY 12809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Cabin (approx. mile away); South Argyle United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kilmer Mill (approx. 3.5 miles away); Judge William Duer (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gen. Schuyler's Intrenchments (approx. 5.2 miles away); Duer House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Miller (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Argyle.
Regarding The Family of John Allen. After one of their war party had been killed during a fight in nearby Salem New York, the Indians massacred the Allen family in revenge. This massacre as well as the murder of Jane McCrea helped galvanize support for the Patriot cause against Burgoyne's incursion.
Additional keywords. Burgoyne campaign, 1777
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 159 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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