Isaac Allerton Jr.

Isaac Allerton Jr.

Infobox Person
name = Isaac Allerton Jr.
birth_name = Isaac Allerton
birth_date = c. 1627
birth_place = Plymouth, Massachusetts
death_date = 25 October 1702
death_place = Narrow's Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
death_cause =
education = Harvard College
occupation = merchant
home_town =

Isaac Allerton Jr (c. 1627 - December 30, 1702), the son of Mayflower Pilgrim Isaac Allerton and Fear Brewster, was a merchant in Colonial America. Allerton Jr was born between (c. 1627 and 1630) in Plymouth Colony. In 1650, he graduated from Harvard College, and became a merchant, first in business with his father in New England, and after his father's death, in Virginia. He was a Burgess for Northumberland County and a Councillor of Virginia.Allerton Jr died 30 December 1702 in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Life

Allerton Jr. was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the son of Mayflower Pilgrim Isaac Allerton and his wife Fear Brewster. His mother died either in 1633 or 1644. He was the maternal grandson of Mayflower pilgrim Elder William Brewster and Mary Brewster.

His daughter Elizabeth, born September 27, 1653 in New Haven, Connecticut, married Benjamin Starr and then Simon Eyres or Heirs.

His son Isaac (the third of the name) was born at New Haven on June 11, 1655. He accompanied his father to Virginia when a child, but returned to New Haven about 1683 and lived there most of the remainder of his life.

Isaac's first wife died about 1660, and in 1663, in Virginia, he married Elizabeth Willoughby (daughter of Captain Thomas Willoughby and widow of Simon Overzee and Major George Colclough).

By his second wife, Isaac had a son, Willoughby Allerton, and three daughters: Mary, Frances, and Sarah Allerton.

Mary Allerton married John Newton.

Frances Allerton married Captain Samuel Travers.

Sarah Allerton (1670-1731) married Hancock Lee. Sarah Allerton and Hancock Lee are the great-grandparents of President Zachary Taylor, through their daughter Elizabeth Lee and grandson Richard Taylor.

References

*Walter S. Allerton, "A History of the Allerton Family in the United States 1585 to 1885" (New York, 1900)
*Warren M. Billings, ed., "The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century" (Williamsburg, VA: University of North Carolina Press)
*Charles F. Cochran, "Early Generations of the Newton Family" (1928-29), "Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), vol. 4
*Newman Arnold Hall, "Allerton of Virginia," "The Virginia Genealogist", vol. 32, no. 2 (1988)
*Virginia Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, eds.,"Willoughby," in "Adventurers of Purse and Person" (Richmond, VA: Dietz Press, 1987), pp. 688-695


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