Sing B. Allen, lawyer, real estate and abstract office, Robinson. The subject of this sketch was born in Rockville, Ind., September 7, 1840. When six years of age his father removed to Texas. In 1857, subject went to Washington, D. C, where for two years he was a clerk in the House of Representatives. He then went to Clarksville, Tenn., where he attended Stewart College for eighteen months, when he came to Palestine, Ill., and entered upon the study of law with his uncle, Judge Allen, of Palestine. He was admitted to the bar in 1863, and came to Robinson and commenced the practice of his profession, but did not continue long, until he was elected to the office of Circuit Clerk, a position he held for ten years, when he retired. Since 1876, he has been in the business of abstracting, law and real estate, and is a member of the firm of Wilson, Maxwell & Allen. Mr. Allen is a Democrat, and has been Master in Chancery, appointed by Judge Halley in 1877, also served as School Treasurer since 1868. He was married, in 1876, to Miss Lydia Whittaker, of this town. They have two children, a son and a daughter-Byrl and Belle.