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Alexander Allan
Male 1788 - 1855


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  • Birth  11 Jul 1788  , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    notary public 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-26784P 
    Died  15 Jul 1855  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I26784  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Allan,   b. Abt 1750, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F20431  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann Davidson,   b. 1798, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1824  Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. James Allan,   b. 1825, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elspet Allan,   b. 1828, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gavin Allan,   b. 1835, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ann Allan,   b. 1838, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Allan,   b. 1839, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sheriff Absalom Shade Allan,   b. 26 Nov 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1928, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F7003  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ALLAN, ABSALOM SHADE, (Sheriff). The subject of this sketch is a son of the late Alexander Allan, b. Aberdeen, Scot., 1797; d. Preston, Ont., 1855. He m. Ann Davidson in 1824, who d. in 1878. He was educated at Marischal Col.; called to the bar, and practised law in Aberdeen. In 1843 he came to Canada and set. near Preston, Ont. He was the first Supt. of Schools for the Wellington District, and held the position until 1853. He was also the first Village Clerk of Preston. Absalom Shade Allan, b, Preston, Ont., 1843, was named for his uncle, Absalom Shade, the founder of Galt. He was educated at the High School, Elora, and Normal School, Toronto, In 1868 he became a general merchant at Clifford, and carried on business there for many years. He was the first Reeve of Clifford, in 1874, and at intervals held the office of Reeve for nine years. He was a Warden of Wellington Co. in 1884-5; was appointed a Magistrate in 1876, and also held the office of Notary Public and Commissioner. He was elected M.P.P. in 1886 for Wellington Co., re-elected in 1890, and defeated in 1894. He was appointed Sheriff of Wellington Co., in 1901. Mr. Allan had been educated as an accountant and had had several years practical experience in this line. He introduced the bill in the Ontario Legislature that led up to the appointment of a Provincial Auditor. In 1893 he moved the address in reply to the speech from the Throne in the new Parliament buildings, which had just been opened. He m. Kate, second dau. of Capt. Bullock of Minto. Mr. Allan is a Liberal in politics, and in religious matters is a Presbyterian, having been Elder of the Church and Superintendent of the Sabbath School for years. 1

      1 Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

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      Ann was the eldest and she was married in 1824 to Alexander Allan, a lawyer in the city of Aberdeen. They came to Canada in 1843 and lived near Preston. Mr. Allan was the first Superintendent of Schools in the Wellington District, and held that position until 1853, when the County of Waterloo was set apart, and was the first Village Clerk of Preston. He died in 1855, and his wife died at Salem in 1878. One of their sons, Absalom Shade Allan, was M. P. P. for West Wellington from 1886 to 1894, and is now Sheriff of the County of Wellington. The late William Allan, of Salem was another son.

      The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 3.

    2. [S530] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Pioneer Pergola (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian) CC#4488 Internet Link .
      In/ Memory of/ Alexander Allan/ Late Ad Voc --/ in Aberdeen (Scotl)and/ Born 11th July 178(8)/ Died at Preston C.W./ 15th July 1855/ J.Pollock, Ham.

    3. [S88] International Genealogical Index, 0934207.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Jul 1788 - , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1824 - Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - notary public - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1855 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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