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Re: Zebulon and Ransom Allphin
Posted by: Trudy Fick (ID *****5014) Date: February 07, 2005 at 21:40:41
In Reply to: Zebulon and Ransom Allphin by jeffery jeppson of 194

I have some of the information you need. Ransom Allphin Sr m to Sarah (Louisa) Shelton was the father of Zebulon Allphin, m to Letitia Clarkson (first) and Mary (Polly) Brown (second) Ransom & Sarah had children Ransom Jr, John & Zebulon. Zebulon & Letitia has som William T. Zeb & Mary/Polly were married late (he was abt 61) and I do not have any record of children. Zebulon died Kentucky.

My ancestor is Ransom Jr, who was Z's brother. I have the following for him that tells a little more about Zebulon, and may have a clue to Z's possible resting place?

Private in Capt. Thomas Walker & Thomas Overton's Companies, Col. George Mathews Virginia Regiment for two years. He enlisted April 10, 1776 and discharged at Valley Forge on Feb 10, 1778. Filed revolutionary war pension claim S-36402, and approved pension # 1730794. Eight dollars per month beginning July 30, 1831 from State of Kentucky, Campbell Co.

(Original document copies from National Archives are in file) Indicates that Ransom did not apply for a pension until he was 81 years old. Previously he had either been self supporting or living with various children and did not need the pension. However, as he grew older, he "got the opportunity of coming in a carriage to visit his brother where he has been compelled to remain and on whose charity alone he has subsisted." According to the affadavit, Ransom was afflicted and had "Bodily Infirmity so that he had a violent cough, as well as his feet and legs were swollen and painful and not able to wear a shoe or do more than walk across the floor." This prevented him from travelling to court to apply for the pension in person. He signed the deposition with his mark, and it was witnessed and presented for process, along with a supporting letter from his brother Zebulon.

After Rebecca died, Ransom moved back to Kentucky and lived with his brother Zebulon, where he died July 7, 1833, and was buried in a private cemetery on Eads Road near Florence, Ky.

Ransom & Rebecca Brown Allphin were in state census 1787 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina.

I can be reached via email at, but you have to go through a small registration to get past my blocker - just a request note, and I will let you through.
Hope this is helpful.

Trudy Bills Fick

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