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J. P. ALLUM, proprietor of the Allum House, Waynesburg, Penn., was born in Richhill Township, this county, February 2, 1842, and is a son of James and Eveline (Gregory) Allum.  His father, who was a farmer, was killed by a threshing machine, February 14, 1850.  Of a family of ten children, Mr. J. P. Allum was the fifth.  He was reared on the farm in Richhill Township, where he attended the common school.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, First West Virginia Cavalry, as a private.  He was promoted to Second Lieutenant and served during the whole of the war, being enlisted a part of the time under the famous Gen. Custer.  Mr. Allum was present at the surrender of Gen. Lee to Gen. Grant, April 9, 1865.  In 1877 he came to Waynesburg, where he opened a hotel.  He is a man well qualified for the business he has chosen.  He was married in 1866 to Miss Jennie R., daughter of William Carroll.  Mrs. Allum is a native of Greene County, and of German extraction.  They have but one child living—Anna.  Mr. and Mrs. Allum are members of the Disciple Church.  Mr. Allum, who is a Democrat, served as jury commissioner from 1886 to 1888, and served in the council of Waynesburg one term.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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