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Allen, John M.

Born: 1797-XX-XX Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1873-11-03 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1837-1861 Springfield, Illinois

In 1837, Allen moved to Springfield, where in 1846 he became the proprietor of the Globe Hotel. Allen was a politically active Whig who became a Republican upon the party's creation and helped to organize the party in Illinois. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Allen to the office of register of the federal land office at Yankton, Dakota Territory.

Daniel W. Stowell et al., eds., The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008), 3:112, n123; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 28 May 1846, 2:7; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 122; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 13 March 1851, 3:1; 26 March 1851, 3:2; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 6 October 1859, 3:1; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 260; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 4 November 1873, 4:4.