Isaac Allerton  41,105
- Born: 11 May 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 105
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Willoughby  [L64N-FYG] in 1663 in Virginia 105
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth  [LH1Z-PR2] in 1652
- Died: 25 Oct 1702, Narrow's Plantation, Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co., VA. at age 72 105
FamilySearch ID: L6QT-9VQ.
Was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses; Lieutenant-Colonel, Virgi
Isaac was among nine men in the seventh class to graduate from Harvard in 1650. By 1653 he was active in his father's trading activities. Following the death of his mother (Fear) in 1633, Isaac (Jr.) was raised by his grandfather William Brewster. Brewster died in 1644 and it is not known who cared for Isaac (Jr.), who would have been 14 years old. In order to enter Harvard, Isaac (Jr.) needed to demonstrate a certain level of academic achievement and secondly, the recommendation from a prominent individual(s). Allerton (senior) had the wealth for his son's education and it is suspected that William Brewster, who had the largest library in Plymouth, provided the education and recommendation needed to be accepted in Harvard.
Isaac (Jr.) married Elizabeth from New Haven as early as 1652. They had two children while residing in New Haven, Elizabeth (b 1653), and Isaac (b 1655). As early as 1655 Isaac Allerton (Jr.) purchased land in Northumberland Country Virginia.
Isaac Allerton's (Jr.) wife Elizabeth died about 1660. He moved his young family to Virginia and married the widow Elizabeth Colclough about 1663. They had three children, Willoughby, Frances and Sarah, born in Virginia.
In 1665 Isaac Allerton (Jr.) was a major in the Virginia militia and second in command to Colonel John Washington (grandfather of our first president) engaged in Indian campaigns.
Isaac Allerton (Jr.) was a county Justice of the Peace, member of the Virginia House of Burgess 1676-7 and died in 1702 owning a 2,150-acre plantation on the Rappahanock River. Children in Isaac's (Jr.) first family returned to New Haven, married and their descendants distributed themselves throughout New England and New York. Children in Isaac's (Jr.) second family remained in Virginia, married and their descendants distributed themselves throughout Virginia.
Sources/Citations Walter S. Allerton, A History of the Allerton Family in the United States 1585 to 1885 (New York, 1900) , Warren M. Billings, ed., The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century (Williamsburg, VA: University of North Carolina Press)
Isaac married Elizabeth Willoughby  [L64N-FYG] [MRIN: 238], daughter of Capt. Thomas Willoughby  [9VPD-HLW] and Alice  [LZP3-3WH], in 1663 in Virginia.105 (Elizabeth Willoughby  [L64N-FYG] was born about 1635 in Norfolk County, Virginia and died after Apr 1672.)
Isaac next married Elizabeth  [LH1Z-PR2] [MRIN: 237] in 1652.