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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.
Photographed 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1777.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Argyle NY 12809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); South Argyle United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Argyle, New York War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Kilmer Mill (approx. 3½ miles away); Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 3½ miles away); Judge William Duer
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Gen. Schuyler's Intrenchments (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. This page has been viewed 1,230 times since then and 60 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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