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Subject: Perhaps you can tell me where I would find this info....
Date: Wednesday, January 04, 2017
I have a story about Col John Allan: part of it states that there is the monument to him in your area in Eastport on Treat Island...and that it held the names of his family. Does anyone know if there is any written record of these writings on this obelisk? I have a man that his line goes directly to Col John Allan via one of his granddaughters.
A ceremony held in 1860 erecting an
obelisk monument on Treat that honored
Allan as a “Revolutionary servant”
reportedly drew nearly 200 of his
According to Wikipedia this is what they say about the monument:
After the end of the war, Allan began an unsuccessful mercantile business on Allan's Island, now called Treat Island, in Passamaquoddy Bay. Records show that Allan traded several times with Benedict Arnold. Because Congress was stripped of money after the war, Allan, like many other officers in the war, suffered poverty and did not receive timely compensation for his work in the war. He had to write to Congress in order to receive pay for his work. Allan died on February 7, 1805 in Lubec, Maine.He was buried on Treat Island and there can be found a cenotaph that was dedicated to him in 1860 and inscribed with the names of his descendants.
Hopefully someone transcribed those names somewhere....
Thank you so much!