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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Allin, Benjamin Casey

(1846-1902) His family immigrated from Scotland in the 17th Century and settled in Virginia. Born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, he was the son of Philip Trapnall and Mary Sophey Elizabeth (Hart) Allin. He pursued an education in private schools and was drawn to Chicago in 1876 where he established a successful real-estate and insurance agency. Married 1875 Josephine A. Turner, daughter of Judge Henry Fielding and Lucinda (Slavens) Turner of Henderson KY. Children: Mary Louise (deceased in 1912), Josephine Turner Allin (teacher of French), Benjamin C. Allin. He was also a builder of office buildings, business blocks and club houses.

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