Dr. G. A. Allen, druggist, Washington, was born in New Jersey, July 1, 1825, and is a son of John P. and Jane (Adams) Allen, both natives of New Jersey. The family, consisting of live sons and three daughters, immigrated to this state in 1831. Our subject was married in March, 1852, to Jane Jenkins, of this county. Two children have been born to them : Lucy, now Mrs. E. A. Ramsey, and William J. The doctor is a member of Temple Lodge No. 227, I. O. 0. F., and also a member of the Baptist Church, being at present clerk of the organization. At one time he was clerk of the village of Washington. He studied at Granville College, and completed his medical education at the Cleveland Medical College, graduating in 1854, and commencing practice in the spring of that year. He has continued as a druggist and physician to this day.
From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County