of Greene County, Pennsylvania
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.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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