Thomas Newton Allen

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Thomas Newton Allen
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Thomas Newton Allen from his book Chronicles of Oldfields.
Born October 24, 1839
Winchester, Kentucky
Occupation Lawyer, author
Language English
Nationality US
Notable works
  • Chronicles of Oldfields.
Spouse Harriet Frances (Stamps) Allen[1]
  • Martha B. Allen (c1868)[1]
  • Thomas S. Allen(born c1870)[1]
  • James Allen[1] (born January 1871)
  • Eliza "Bessie" D. Allen[1] (born October 1872)
  • Bryan H. Allen[1] (born February 1877)
  • Robert M. Allen[1] (born September 1879)
  • Harriet B. Allen (born January 1882)


Thomas Newton Allen (born 1839)[2] was a lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky.[1] He moved to Olympia, Washington c1889, where he was a clerk[3] and then a lawyer.[4] He was friend to the state governor John H. McGraw.[5] Allen is remembered today for writing a book, Chronicles of Oldfields in 1909,[2] which is found on lists of books for those studying slavery in the United States.[6]

Some of his correspondence is kept at Washington State University, Holland Library, Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections, Allen, Thomas Newton. Papers, 1889–1893.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 1880 United States Federal Census, United States Census, 1880; Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; roll 413, page 336B, line 5, enumeration district 066, Family History film 1254413. Retrieved on 2012-02-16.
  2. ^ a b Smiths Pacific Northwest Americana, Edition 3 (PDF). Portland Oregon: Bingfords and Mort, Oregon Historical Society. 1950. p. 5. 
  3. ^ Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892, United States Census, 1889; Olympia, Thurston, Washington; page 1,. Retrieved on 2012-02-16.
  4. ^ Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892, United States Census, 1892; Olympia, Thurston, Washington; page 2,. Retrieved on 2012-02-16.
  5. ^ Chronicles of Oldfields (PDF). Seattle, Washington: The Alice Harriman Company. 1909. p. introduction. 
  6. ^ Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group. "Slavery, Source Material and Critical Literature". Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Washington State Genealogical Research Guide". Retrieved 2012-02-16. 

Other censuses[edit]

Thomas Newton Allen and family were found on other censuses than were used for the article. The information is below for those interested:

  • 1900 US Federal Census, year 1900; location Olympia Ward 5, Thurston, Washington; roll T624_1672; pages 10b and 11a; starting on line 99; enumdist 228.
  • 1910 US Federal Census, year 1910; location Olympia, Thurston, Washington; roll T623 1752; page 2B; starting on line 81; enumdist 0307; Image 1072; FHL Number 1375685.