|John M. Allen came to Nebraska Territory with his wife, Mary (Camerer), and their four children in May of 1856. He acquired bounty land and settled in the hills west of Fort Calhoun. The Allen Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, located on the original bounty land site, stands as a tribute to them. Today many of John's descendants still live Washington and surrounding counties and part of the original land remains in the hands of their descendants.|
Note: Although his tombstone gives John's date of birth as Dec 1810, that is unlikely for there is strong evidence supported by multiple census records & the birth of a sibling in Feb 1811, that indicate he was probably born in either 1812 or 1813.