960. William Allen Pine
was born on 16 Dec 1819 in Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ. He was buried
in 1879 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. He died on 6 Dec 1879 in Lawrence,
Douglas Co, KS. From HISTORY OF KANSAS STATE AND PEOPLE (issued in 5 volumes)
Vol. 3 Printed by the AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. Chicago, NY, 1928 William
Allen Pine, retired farmer at Lawrence, for more than half a century identified
with the agricultural and civic interests of Douglas Co., has struggled up from
the condition of poverty which environed so
many of the early settlers and is the head of a large family and grandchildren
who are among the most respected people of Douglas Co. The Pine family in the
early generations were all staunch Quakers. His father, Joshua Pine, moved from
New Jersey to Maryland, and owned a farm in Baltimore Co. Both he and his wife
were loyal Quakers. Their children were William Allen, Clayton, Samuel, Benjamin,
and Elizabeth, who married Charles Roberts. The only one of these children to
come west Was William Allen Pine, Sr., head of the family when it came to Kansas
in 1868. He had been a farmer in Maryland, and from Baltimore Co. came to Lawrence
by railroad. He and all his sons old enough went to work on the farm of Tom
Rudman at monthly wages, and two years later William Allen Pine, Sr. bought land
Creek, east of Lawrence, and continued his work there until his death. The farm
was only partly paid for when he died, and it then reverted to its former owner.
Wm.A. Pine, Sr. had a brother, Benjamin, who lost his life while serving in
the Union army. Mr. Pine was a staunch Republican, and after his marriage, he
abandoned active affiliations with the Quaker Church, but never attached himself
to any other denomination, although the others of his family inclined to the
Methodist Church. He died 12/06/1879 at the age of 60, having been born 12/19/1819.
His wife, Elizabeth Fish, a native of New Jersey and of an old American family,
died several years before him.
A second biographical note in the Pine family files:
He was familiarly called by his middle name, "Allen", although his
name was recorded in the Friends' Meeting registry of births and deaths as "William
A Pine". He, as his father had done, followed farming as a livelihood,
though he once undertook the trade of a painter which he was forced to give up
on account of its ill-affect upon his health. He was
married in St. Peter's parsonage, Clarksboro, New Jersey, during the latter part
of October, 1846, when he was in his 27th year. His wife, Elizabeth, being out
of membership with Friends, Allen was disowned by the Upper Greenwich Meeting
of which he had been a birthright adherent. While working as a painter Allen
lived in Philadelphia, but afterward settled on a farm near Repaupo, New Jersey,
where he was living in 1851. Some years
later he took his family to Maryland, where he located in Baltimore Co., having
left New Jersey several years before his father and mother did, and was there
when his son Charles was born in 1859. In 1868 he again made a decided change
in his home, moving to the new lands beyond the Mississipi River, settling on
the north side of the Kansas River, near Lawrence. His two youngest children
were born after he removed to the west. Allen and
Elizabeth had ten children, all of whom lived with their parents in Kansas, and
all of whom married, making an extensive branch to the family tree of the Thorns.
Allen Pine is spoken of by his children as being very fond of walking, often
going long distances for exercise in his last years. He died 12/06/1879, and
was buried at North Lawrence in the same cemetary where his wife was interred
three years previously.
From NORTH LAWRENCE, KANSAS: A BRIEF HISTORY (WWW)
The Pine family came to North Lawrence in 1868 and settled on a farm near Fall
Leaf (about six miles east of North Lawrence). As the family grew up, members
moved to farms just outside of the north city limits.
More About WILLIAM ALLEN PINE:
Cause of Death: Died from Brights Disease
Fact 1: 1879, Buried at Maple Grove Cemetary, Lawrence, KS
Fact 2: 1868, First Pine family to move to Kansas
He was married to Elizabeth
Browning Fish (daughter of Isaac Fish and
Maria Browning) on 29 Oct 1846 in St. Peter's Parsonage, Clarksboro, NJ.
Elizabeth Browning Fish died in 1876. She was buried in 1876 in
Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. William Allen Pine and Elizabeth Browning
Fish had the following children:
Sarah Collins Pine.
Theodore Fillmore Pine.
William Allen Pine.
Henry Allen Pine.
Benjamin Franklin Pine.
Charles Thorn Pine.
Edward Baker Pine.
Mary Elizabeth Pine.
Catherine Allen Pine.
Walter Browning Pine.