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The Aflen Memorial.
Descendants of Edward Allen
OF NANTUCKET. MASS.
ORRIN PEER ALLEN,
ConpOcr q£ tht Gtntftlogiit of Cady, Doolittlo, Fainnmn* Johnson*
Lm, Scott, ttc.
Cantor ci tho Palmtr HistoriaU Sodtty.
Mombor ol tho Sodtty Sons- of tho Amoiioui Rovolution;
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THE ALLEN . MEMORIAL
DeicendanU o( Edward AUen of Nantucket, Mass.
Descendants oi Samud AUen of Windsor, Conn., induding
Ethan AUen ci Vermont fame.
Pioneer AUens o( America,
Inft^i tUng several generatioru each of the fifty distinct AUen fines.
The second And third series will be published as soon as enough
subscribers are secured to pay for the printing.
Onin Peer ADen.
The compQer of this work became interested in genealogical
matters in 1884 while assisting in publishing the history of Palmen
He then commenced gathering material for a genealogy of the
descendants of his ancestor, Edward Allen of Nantucket The
work was completed in just ten years, when in 1894 the manuscript
and data connected with it were lost in the destruction of his store
by fire* Not discouraged he commenced the work again, and now
after the lapse of another decade, he presents the completed work
to those who should be most interested, with the hope that his
labor has not been entirely in vain.
Nearty all the descendants of Edward Allen, in the male line at
least, have a place in this work, save a few families which have thus
far ehided the most careful search for their record. In the
Appendix will be found the ancestry of the allied families in the
In the interest of this genealogy, the author has traveled hun-
dreds of miles, searched town, county and state records, ransacked
okl garrets, turned over the musty leaves of many an okl Bible and
deciphered the crumbling inscriptions of many an ancient
headstone, and held correspondence with persons in nearly every
state in the Union, in order to obtain exact data ; and yet, notwith-
standing all this painstaking there will doubtless be found some
errors in names and dates, which it is hoped the reader will overlook
with charity. The author wishes to acknowledge the kindness of
his many correspondents who have furnished data of their faimilies,
and especially the courtesy of the several families of Nantucket who
have offered him the pleasure of examining the invaluable manu-
script genealogies of the Island, in their possession.
It was the author's first intention to include in this volume the
** Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Ct,"
and '* The Pioneer Aliens of America," but the material for these
two works has grown to such proportions that it has been thought
best to issue them separately in the near future.
ORRIN PEER ALLEN.
Palmer, Mass., June 19, 1905.
Allen Memorial, a
Illustrations, . 5
Allen Origins, 7
I. As a Place Name, ..••... 7
IL Allen as a Personal Name, 8
The Alans of Brittany, 9
The Alans of Richmond and Brittany, . . 13
Alans in England and Scotland, • 15
III. Allen First Used as a Samame, • • 16
Aliens in London, 16
Allen Coats of Arms, 17
Descendants of Edward Allen, ao
A Pedigree of Ann Coleman, 99
B '' Provided Gaskel, 99
C " Mercy Skiff, 100
D '' Hephzibah Coffin, xoi
E '' Rhoda Cady, 107
F *' Eliza P. Doolitide, 109
Indices, ^ X13
To face pagw as indicated below.
Orrin Peer Allen,
Eliza (Brown) Huxfud,
AbigaU (AUen) Keith,
Dea. Oliver AUen,
Betsey (AUen) Marsh,
Dea. Robert AUen,
Eliia (DooUtUe) AUen,
VesU Eliza AUen,
Jane F. (AUen) Curran,
George Edward Congdon,
Rev. John Oarence AUen, D. D
Thomas C Frenyear,
Luanda E. (Scott) AUen,
Jason Cady AUen,
Charles Anderson AUen,
Robert Clark AUen, .
Sarah (AUen) Stoddard,
Wmiam Starbnck AUen,
Robert Cady AUen, .
Robert Jason AUen, .
Jethro Coffin House, Nantucket, 1686,
This genealogy is arranged according to the plan adopted by the New
England Historical and Genealogical Register. Thus on p. 33 the figures
on the left of the page denote the successive numbers of the heads of
families which will be taken up again ; when a number is omitted before a
name it indicates that such name will not be mentioned again. Thus 4 V
Daniel, etc., we find again on p. 26 No. 4, where he is brought up with full
particulars and a list of his children given. The small exponent figures as on
p. 26 which follow thus, DanieP Allen (Edward^) show the number of the
generation from the common ancestor, Edward, the emigrant.
Abbreviations ^b. for bom; d. for died; m. for married; unm. for
unmarried ; dau. for daughter.
Old and New Style. — All dates prior to 1752 are supposed to conform
to the old style then used.
CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.
Insert in Descendants of Edward Allen of Nantucket, facing p. 6.
The portrait of Dea. Rufus Cady Allen should face p. 73.
The portrait of Mary (Gardner) Coffin should face p. loi.
On pp. 39 and 40 for Huxfud read Huxford.
On p. 39, 1. 13 from bottom, for Arly read Arey.
On p. 40, 1. 2 from top, for Dunkham read Dunham.
On p. 42, 1. 12 from bottom, for Sept. 21 read Sept. 22.
On p. 50, 1. x6 from bottom, for Browne read Broone.
On p. 54, 1. 3 from bottom, for March 18 read May 18.
On p. 55, 1. 19 from top, for May 8 read March 8.
On p. 56, 1. 6 from bottom, for 1823 read 1822.
On p. 59, L 3 from bottom, for adopted dau. read their dau., Lilla
HeUe, was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Cooke.
On same p., 1. 2 from bottom, for Ida read Ada.
On same p., 1. i from top, for Ernest read Emmett.
On p. 70, 1. 3 from top, for Dec. 1858 read Jan. 2, 1859.
On same p., 1. 4 from top, for Ernest read Everett
On same p., 1. 5 from top, for Laura read Lura.
On same p., 1. 14 from bottom, for March 23 read November 23.
On p. 71, L 17 from top, supply brought after has.
On p. 72, 1. 9 from top, for Oliver read Olive.
On p. 73, 1. 4 from top, for Thayer read Hager.
On same p., 1. x i from top, for Luella read Luetta.
On p. 74, 1. I from top, for Sugar Hill, etc., read Green Hill Ceme-
tery, Wallingford Village, Vt.
On same p., L 9 from bottom, for Co. A, etc., read Co. H, 2d Regt.,
U. S. Sharpshooters. He was the crack shot of the regiment.
On p. 78, 1. 1 1 from bottom, for Susanna read Lurana.
On p. 79, 1. 15 from top, for Brooks read Brock.
On same p., 1. 16 from top, for May 30 read Jan. 29.
On same pi., L 18 from top, for Davis read Downs.
On p. 91,. L 13 from bottom, for McPangton read Norton.
On p. 94, 1. X from bottom, for Flaser read Frasier.
On p. 96, 1. 5 from top, for Fary read Tracey.
On p. 114, 1 3 from top, 2d col., add 57 after name of Marshall.
On p. XX7 in index, for Dortnin read Domin.
On p. 53, 1. x7 from top, after m. supply Aug. X2, X896, Mae Van
On same p., 1. x8 from bottom, after married supply Nov. 30, X90X,
Nellie R. Hauge.
On p. 58, 1. 2 from t>ottom, after \Valling;ford supply m.Oct. 4, XS97,
Nina Williams, 'llieir children are Hattie Laura Marsh, b.
Jan. 13, X901, and Esther Louise Marsh, b. June 5, X903.
On p. 59, 1. 5 from top after 1867 supply m. Nov. 12, 1896, Rhoda
White. Children : — Robert Warren Marsh, b. July xo, X898 ;
Lester Allen Marsh, b. Nov. i, 1901. Resides in Rutland, Vt.
On p. S3, 1. 2 from top, for A. read H.; after N. Yi add m. X896,
Amelia Hermonie l^i
I. As a Place-Name.
*' I believe now there is some sacred power and virtue in a name.*'— ^/r/m.
Havmg consulted nearly all the English, French, German and
Latin authors who have commented on th«. ilerivation of the name
Allen, I have, out of their different opinions, come to the following
conclosion : That the name is from the Aryan root A/a^ meaning
mountainous, first found as a place-name in the uplands of ancient
Sarmartra, north of the Caspian sea, where Mt. Alannus was located,
whence that powerful people, the Alani, derived their name prior to
the Christian era, who according to Claudius, were descended from
the Massagetae, who defeated Cyrus the Great 350 B. C.
It is also significant that equally early we find the Celtic root /f /,
meaning high, or sometimes white or bright, among the place-names
of Scotland, where dwelt that original tribe, the Damnii, who were
found there on Caesar's arrival in 55 B. C, who must have settled
there at a long anterior date.
This tribe had a town called Alan or Alwan, at first on a river of
the sam'e name, which the Romans Latinized into Alauna. There
are also many ancient place-names in Northern Britain derived from
^/ which might be added if space permitted. From these facts we
must conclude that the name Alan — Allen — is of Aryan origin,
fostered by the Cymrie race and planted by them first as a place-
name wherever they located, and appears in Britain and Scotland
long anterior to all other daimers on the island.
In conclusion we venture to suggest that the name in the Orient
and Occident came from the same root and was t>ome by peoples
once kindred, the one remaining long near the cradle land, the
XO AUXN OKIGXNS.
friend in Paris as to the historical value of Morice, and learned that
he was considered reliable by Frencfi critics.
I. Conan, son of Gerenton, Prince of Alban, the
ancient name of Scotland. He married Darerea,
daughter of Calphumius and Conchise, a daughter
of St Martin of Brittany. Calphumius was d the
most powerful Lords of Scotland, but removed to
Brittany, where he settled in one of the towns
governed by his son-in-law. After the death of
MaximuSy Conan governed Brittany a6 years under
the dependence of the Romans. But in 409,
upon the withdrawal of the Roman troops from
Britain and the general weakness of the empire,
Conan became independent and defended his
people against the barbarians. He was a wise and
able ruler and his country proved a safe refuge
for thousands of those who fled from Britain,
who sought protection and were offered homes in
the waste lands of his province. Conan died in
42 X after a reign of 37 years.
n. Solomon succeeded in 4ax, died about 434.
HI. Grattian (usurper), died about 445.
IV. Upon the death of Grattian the rule reverted to
Conan's line in the person of Audren, son of
Solomon, who died in 464.
V. Erick, son of Audrexx, began to reign in 464 and
died in 476.
VI. Eusebe, the next in succession, died about 490.
VII. Budic, the younger brother of Erick, was called to
to the ducal throne. He married Auanmed,
daughter of Eusic, prince of Wales. He was
warlike and successful He died about 509.
VIII. Hoel, the eldest son of Budic, was at the Court of
King Arthur of Britain, his kinsman, when he was
call^ home on his father's death to succeed him.
He drove out his enemies from Amorica and
reigned in peace. He died about 545.
IX. Hoel II, son of Hoel I, came to the throne on the
death of his father. He married Rimo, daughter
of Malgo, king of Britain. He died in 547.
JOXXH ORICIMS. II
X. Alan I, son o( Hoel 11, married the princestt Azenou.
It is probable that he derived his name from the
remembrance of his ancestor Audren's snccessful
conflict with the tribe of Alani» which had invaded
France. Owing to the unsettled state of his
province it was some years before he overcame
his enemies and enjoyed peace.
XI. Hoel III, son of Alan I, bom in 560, married Pritelle.
He was able to rule over a united province, and
died about 61 2.
XII. Solomon II, son of Hoel II, reigned from 619 till
about 633. He left no children.
XIII. Judicael, brother of Solomon II, married the princess
Maione. He abdicated the throne about 638 and
retired to a monastery in Gaul and died 658.
XIV. Alan II, called the Long, son of Judicael, probaUy
on account of his extended reign. He died 690,
after a reign of 50 years.
XV. Gratton, son of Alan the Long, had a troubled reign
and lost a part of his territory. He died 753.
XVI. David, son of Jean, son of Geallon, reigned but a
few years. Time of death not given.
XVn. Budic, son of David, recovered his depleted territory.
Time of death not known.
XVIII. Milian, son of Budic Died about 792.
XIX. Rivod, brother of Milian. Died 797.
XX. Argant, a cousin of Rivod, reigned a few years.
XXI. Jonathan began to reign in 814, the year of
Charlamange's death. His rule was short.
XXII. Judual, probably son of Argant, died in 834.
These who follow, Morice says, descended from Judicael No. 13
in the line of descent from Conan I.
XXIII. Nominoe married Aryontael and ruled from 830 to
XXIV. Euspae, son of Nominoe. He reigned from 85 1 to
XXV. Solomon III, cousin of Euspae and son of Rivallon,
brother of Nominoe, reigned from 857 to 874.
Pasqatten, grandaon of Nominoe and nephew of
Sdomont died about 887.
Alan III, called the Great, brother of Pasquiten,
reigned from 887 to 907. He commenced as
Count of Vannes and succeeded as King of Brittany.
He was recognized as ruler by the whole nation.
He married Orgain and left children, Ridault,
Count of Vannes, Derrien, Seignior of Elven,
Pasquiten, Guereea, Budic, Heme, and a daughter
who married Malvedor, Count of Poher, through
whom the line was continued. ''Alan died,
covered with glory and merit. The services which
he rendered his country acquired him the name of
Alan IV, grandson of Alan HI, came to the throne soon
after the death of his grandfather. He was com-
pelled to gain allegiance with the Norman Duke
and became one of the chief rulers of the state.
He died in 952.
Hoel, son of Alan IV, died in 980.
Gurich, brother of the preceding Hoel, succeeded
him. He left a son, Alan. He died in 987.
Geoffrey was the next Duke of Brittany. He was
the son of Conan, son of Sok>mon III, son of
Gurvant, who was cousin of Solomon III, and who
had married his niece, the daughter of Euspae, so
was in the line of descent from Conan I, the first
king of Brittany. In 1008 he married Hadwisa,
daughter of Richard the Fearless, Duke of
Normandy. Date ot his death not given.
Alan VI, called Rubeiz, son of Geoffry. He married
Bertha, daughter of Odan, Count of Charters.
He died of poison while beseiging the Castle of
Conan, son of Alan V, died in 1066 and left no issue.
Hoel V, Count of Camonville, married Havoise, sister
of the forgoing Conan, by which alliance he be-
came Duke of Brittany in xo66 and died in X084.
AIUN ORIGINS. X3
XXXV. Alan VttFergeant, son of Hoel V. ind Havoise, be-
came Duke of Brittany in 1084. He equaled his far-
famed second cousin and namesake who aided
William in his conquest of England, for when he be-
came Duke of Brittany he refused to do homage
to WiUiam, and maintained his ground so stoutly
as to cause WiUiam to withdraw from his invasion
of Brittany and sign articles of peace, among which
was one granting the marriage of the King's
daughter, Constance, to Alan in io86. She died
X090, leaving no issue. He m. (a) in 1093,
Ermengarde, daughter of Faulke, Earl of Anjou.
Allan died in 1119.
XXXVL Conan III, son of Alan VI and Ermengarde, became
Duke of Brittany in 1112. He married Mathilde,
daughter of King Henry I, of England. Their
daughter Bertha married Abm LeNoir, the fburth
Earl of Richmond, in whose persons were again
united the two branches of the ducal house of
Geofrey of Brittany.
The Alans of Richmond and Brittany.
We have traced the ducal succession of the Alans of Brittany past
the Norman conquest of England, and now we will glance briefly at
the union of the two Alan houses of Richmond and Brittany, as has
just been noted above.
Alan I, Fergeant, the first Earl of Richmond, England, was the son
of Eudo, Count of Panthievre, and grandson of Geoffrey I, Duke of
Brittany. Some historians, including Hume, have confounded him
with Abn VI, Fergeant, son of Hoel V, Duke of Brittany, a very
palpable error. These two Alans were second cousins.
Alan I, Fergeant, so-caOed because of his red hair, was bom in
Brittany before loj^. Styled Count of Brittany, but not Duke,
X066. Commander of the Second Division of the Norman army
under William at the battle of Hastings, Oct. 1066 ; created Lord
of Croftone and Fumtebri in Hants; created Lord of Richmond
and all Earl Edwin's lands in Yorkshire 1069. Styled Earl of Rich-
mond from his castle. He died 1089 without issue.
X4 AUXN OKICONS.
"The noble castle of Richmond which he reared long remained
at a link between the Earldom and the Breton Dukedom." *'This
castle still remains built with additions by successive Earls as one
of the finest Norman buildings of the kingdom.'*
The success of William at the decisive battle of Hastings was
largely due to the bravery and strategy oi Alan, who was commander
of the left wing of the army, and he was fully rewarded by the
conqueror by vast gifts of lands, so that he became, next to the
King, the richest person in England. Alan I, Fergeant, had* four
brothers, Alan Niger, Stephen, Rebokl Lord of Widdlehams, and
Alan II, Niger, brother of Alan I, Earl of Richmond, etc., succeeded
as second Earl of Richmond 1089. Died 1104. Stephen, brother
of Alan II, styled as Count of Brittany ixoi, was the third Earl of
Richmond 1x04, died xx37.
Ahn III, Niger, second son of Stephen, succeeded as fourth Earl
of Richmond 1x37, married Bertha, daughter of Conan III, Duke
of Brittany, about X138. He died 1146. By this marriage the two
branches of the house of Duke Geoffrey were united, and the Earl-
dom of Richmond and the Duchy of Brittany became vested in one
Conan IV, son of Alan III, Earl of Richmond, was Duke and Count
of Brittany, bom before X13S, succeeded as fifth Earl of Richmond
XX46, and Duke of Brittany 1x56, married Margaret, sister of Mal-
chom IV, King of Scothnd i i6o. He died 1x71.
Constance, daughter of Conan IV, bom 1 163, succeeded in 1 1 66 to
her title as Countess of Richmond and Duchess and Countess of
Brittany, married Geoffrey, fourth son of Henry II, King of England.
She died X20x.
Arthur de Brittany, son of Geoffrey and Constance, was made Earl
of Richmoiid xsoo, unmarried. Was killed April, 1203. With him
closed the Alan line of the Earls of Richmond.
It may be added in this connection that Alan la Zouche, third
son of Geoffrey, count of Porhoet, established one of the consider-
able houses of England in the x 2 th century, whose descendants were
living in the X7th century.
Further descendants of the Ducal house of Brittany : Alan, Count
of Leon in 1279; Alan le Roux, Count of Penthrevre, died 1095 ;
ALLEN ORIGINS. 1 5
Alan, Count of PenthrevrCy etc., died 1312; Alan of Avangom,
died 1265 ; Alan, count of Gavre, died 1481.
Alan I, third son of Eudo, Count of Porboet, was the first Count
of Rohen, died 1118. The following counts succeeded who bore
the name of Alan :
Alan II, died 11 64; Alan III, died 1195 ; Alan IV, died 1205 ;
Alan V, died 1232; Alan VI, died 1303; Alan VII, died 1352;
Alan VIII, died 1429 ; Alan IX, married Margaret, daughter of
Jean IV, Duke of Brittany, and died 1462. Alan, sumamed Cognard,
Count of Camonville, died 1058. Alan de Leshardrieux was bishop
of Tregnier in 1267. Alan de Brue was bishop of Tregnier in
1284. Alan de Gal wias bishop of Quimper about 1340. Alan was
bishop of Camonville in 1344. Alan of Litte was bishop of
Ausserre in 1132. Alan De L'Isle, was a leametl divine of the
University of Paris, died 1294. Alan (Charter) bom 1386, was sec-
retary 16 Charles III, king of France. It may be added that the
Alans of Brittany who have Count Geoffry as an ancestor, trace their
line also through the Norman dukes, Rehard the Fearless, WiUam
Langswoard, Rolfe, the founder of the Dukedom of Normandy, to
his Either, Roquwakl, earl of Marei in Norway, about 850 A. D.
Alans m England and Scotland.
As has been noted, the Alan name was first found in Britain, then
early transferred to Brittany, where it was nourished and honored
for centuries, then brought back to the British isle in the person of
Ahn Fergeant, the General and companion of the conqueror, and
others of his kin and name. A cardul research fails to find any
Alan in Britain at this time save of Breton stock.
Miss Yonge says in her history of Christian names that one of
these Alans k)cated in Scotland, there married an heiress whose
grandson, Ahn, married Eva, the daughter of Lord of Tippermuir,
and became High Steward of Scotland, and was both the progenitor
of the race of Stewart and the original of the hosts of Alans and
Aliens, who have ever since filled Scotland. A descendant of this
Alan came to the throne of Scotland in the person of Robert the
Steward in 13x8. Another Alan was the second Baron of AUerdale
in XX 54. Alan of Tewkesbury was a noted writer of the X2th
century, who died x2ox. Alan of Beccles was the Bishop's secre-
^^ ALLEN ORIGINS.
taiy 12x8 to 1236; died 1240. Alan Bishop of Cathoos was
Chancellor of Scotland in 129 1. An Alan was made Abbott of the
celebrated Battle Abbey, Mar. 28, 1324. Alan of Lynn, educated
at Cambridge, became a celebrated preacher and author, 1424.
III. Allen Fust Used as a Surname.
Surnames were first used in France about the year 1000 A. D.,
and in England about 1066. While there is little doubt that a ma-
jority of the Allen families of England and Scotland have descended
from the Alans of Brittany who settled in the British isle, there were
probably some next of kin who at first took the personal name of Alan
who later adopted it as a surname, so we do not wish to be under-
stood as assuming that all who now bear the name of Allen are of
ducal extraction, for that is now a difficult matter to determine. The
original name Alan has passed through many changes in spelling,
though the form mostly in use is that of Allen since the X3th century.
One of the early members of the family who boasted a surname
was Henry Allen, Lord of Buckenhall, in Staffordshire in 1272. He
was ancestor to branches spelling their name Allen, Allyn, Alleyn,
and AUeyne. Robert Henry Allen, High Sheriff of Co. Devon in
1 85 1, traced his descent in a direct line from him. John Allyn, a
canon of Windsor, was bom in 1373 ; William Allen, bom 1532, was
made a Cardinal in 1587 ; Henry Allen was Bailiff of Yarmouth 1271,
William Allen, same in 1270-5 ; Johannas Allen, M. P., from Yar-
mouth 13x4. The earliest names only are given. An English writer
in 1851 says there were then 30,000 Allen surnames in the country,
showing how numerous the name had become, and were quite evenly
distributed through 32 counties.
Aliens in London.
As our Edward Alien came from London, whose genealogy is given
at length in this volume, it may be of interest to leara something of
the Aliens of that city, although I have been unable to connect him
with any family there. Allen families have been numerous there
from early times, many of whom have held the highest positions. It
is a little singulaf that the very first Allen whom we find mentioned in
London is Pyers Alleyn, who was Lord Mayor of that city in 1247,
ALLEN 01UGXN& 17
followed by Sir John AOen in 1521 to 1535, Sir WiUiam Allen in
1 57 19 Sir Thomas Allen in i66o. The Dake Roger, son of Roger
Alan, was Sheriff of London in 1173, Thomas Allen in 14 14, John
Allen in 1471, John Allen in 1518, William Allen in 1563, Thomas
Allen in 1654. There are also many Aliens found in the incorporated
companies of London from the X2th century onward whose names
we have not the space to give. The earliest will which I find in
London was made by Geoffrey Aleyn, dated June 24, 1342, who
mentions wife Matilda, sons Alon, Robert and William, and daughters
Isabella, Margery, Leticia and Agnes. Many other early wills are
In making a careful search through the Parish Registers of Lon-
don from 1538 to 1807, 1 found 1467 persons by the name of Allen,
26 of whom bore the name of Edward ; the names of Joseph, Robert,
Benjamin and Ebenezer are also very frequent, all of which have
freely appeared in the American line of our family.
From the list of Edward Aliens of London I have selected the
following, either of whom might have been the father of our
Edward of Nantucket, who must have been bom about 1670, either
just before or lOon after, via :
Edward AUen and Mary Smith, m. Nov. 28, 1640.
Edward Allen and Elizabeth <— , m. Aug. 22, 1642.
Edward Allen and Elizabeth England, m. April 22, 1647.
Edward Allen and Judith Bull, m. April 8, 1670. They had a
daughter, Grace, who d. Feb. x6, 1673.
Edward and Saray Allen had a son John, b. Aug. 5, 1667.
An Edward AUen was buried July 17, 1724.
Edward Allen of Nantucket had a cousin, Benjamin Allen, living
in London in 17 17, and I find in a London Parish Register a
Benjamin Allen, who died there Feb. 20, 1721. The foregoing are
given as possible clues to some future searcher for traces of our
Alien Coats of Arms.
** It was early in the 13th century that Heraldry became possessed
of a regtthr system and acquired a language of its own which still
survives." ** Arms,** so called because they were originally borne
upon the shield of the owner, subsequently became known as
* Coats of Arms,' from the fashion which prevailed of embroider-
l8 ALLEN ORIGINS.
ing them upon the sarcoat or long robe which was worn over the
armonr/' At first the right to bear arms was only given to knights
who had served in the field, but later the honor was bestowed either
for gallant conduct in war or for meritorious service in civil affairs,
but has always been considered as a mark of special distinction.
From the earliest days of heraldry the Aliens have been gener-
ously honored by the bestowment of coats of arms. No less than
saty-two Allen families have been thus distinguished, being found in
nearly every county of England and Scotland, showing the Allen
family has deserved well of its country for the last six centuries at
least Notwithstanding the foregoing, albw the writer to hope that
no one having the Allen name will assume the right to use crests or
armorial bearings without the most positive evidence to sustain him
in so doing, simply because someone having his own name has
been thus honored in the distant past.
Here we bring to a close our rapid survey of the rise and develop-
ment of the Allen family in Brittany and England during more than
fifteen centuries. It is a history of which no family need be
ashamed, deriving its lines of lineage from British, Roman, Breton,
Norman and French stock, and allied with the princely houses of
Normandy, Angou, France, Scotland and England, while Kings,
Dukes, Lords, Earls, Counts and Knights are found within its ranks.
Doughty warriors in the crusades and armed knights for home
defence sustain the prestige of the name. Later on, when the arts
of peace begin their benign rule the family is not lacking in men
who rise as leaders in learning the arts and sciences. Ever restive
under restraint in early times, the rule still obtains when the days of
reformation come, for we find the family giving its educated sons to
swell the non-conformist ranks, or furnishing recruits to people
New England with men who counted liberty of conscience above
an things else.
This inspiring background of ancestry is shared by the great hosts
of Aliens, both in England and America among all the many
divergent lines, but it should not cause a single member to rest con-
tent with ancestral laurels, but rather prove an incentive for him to
strive to keep alive the prestige of the name. Some of the sources
of information for the foregoing, besides those noted : Myrvyrian
Archaeology, William's Eminent Welshmen, Freeman's Norman
ALLEN ORIGINS. I9
Conquest^ Greene's Lives of the Princesses of England, Doyle's
Baronage of England, Creesey's Decisive Battles, Domesday Book,
Dugdate's Baronage of England, Harold's Fairhair's Saga, Vonge's
Christian Names, Gibbs' Royal House of Stuart, Burke's Landed
Gentry of England, Arthur's Christian Names, Mussane's Collectana
Genealogica, London Callender of Wills, Norfolk Official Lists,
Goiley's Homes of Family Names in Britain, Allen's Hist. London,
Barry's Diet of Heraldry.
Descendants of Edward Allen.
The emigrant from London, England, who setded on Nantucket
Uand, Matt., about 1690.
Our sire with island acres was content,
Hb sons are foond all o'er a continenL
Our ancestor, Edward AUen, left London, England, for America
about 1690. On his way thither the vessel in which he embarked was
captured by pirates, a common occurrence in those times ; what be*
came of the others is not known, but he managed to escape while
the vessel was oil Portsmouth, N. H., and soon made his way to
Nantucket, Mass., which island had been settled some thirty years
How he came to make Nantucket his home is a matter of conjee,
ture ; but it may be presumed that as the island people were much
given to a sea-faring life, some of them may have been at Portsmouth
at the time of the advent of our young emigrant and probably ex-
tended an invitation to him to locate with them.
Having been captured by pirates,* it is fair to presume, he had
little left him with which to start life ; but this did not deter him
from taking a wife in due time after becoming a citizen of the in-
suhr republic. He was probably married to Ann Coleman of Nan-
tucket sometime in 1693, and remained on the island untfl his death.
Soon after marriage he built a house on the Plains west of Clark's
Cove, some three miles out of the present town, where he lived many
years. In 1891 I was shown the site of the okl house by William
S. Allen, which is indicated now by a slight depression and a few
pieces of brick. The original doorstone of this house was moved in
*The tradition thai Edward Alka cane from Loadoo and was captured by piiatea, has been hand-
ed down directly f-'nn the older members of the family, and is still preserved in the bmilics
on the isla.id, so there is little doubt of iu correctness.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 21
1836 by Shubael Allen to form the dooretone of his house on Milk
street, since known as the Isaiah Folger place. The stone is un-
dressed, some three feet square, with a surface worn smooth by the
feet of seven generations.
.From the Town Records of Nantucket I have gleaned these
extracts concerning Edward Allen : The first mention of his name
which I find is in the record of a town meeting held the 17th of the
1 2th month, 1706, when he was chosen one of the jurors to attend
the Court Sessions of Common Pleas to be held the 35th of ist
At a town meeting held 39th of ist month, 1707, Edward Allen
was chosen constable.
At a town meeting held ssth of s^h month, 1709, Edward Allen
was chosen one of a committee to inspect every man*s meadow's on
the island and where they find any man short in their proportion
they have hereby power to amend every such man's share with the
common meadows as far as it will go, to the best of their
At a town meeting held sSth of 1st month, 1710, Edward Allen
was 'chosen a juror with six others to attend next court ensuing to be
held 38th of ad month, 1710.
At town meeting held aoth of ist month, 17x3, Eklward Allen was
chosen one of the trustees of the Island.
At town meeting held 24th of ist month, 17 14, Edward Allen
was chosen one of the jurors.
At the same meeting he was chosen one of the trustees of
At town meeting held 33d of xst month, 171 5, Edward Allen was
chosen one of the grand jurors for the ensuing year.
At same meeting he was chosen one of a committee to impound
any hogs found on the commons after the time apix>inted.
At town meeting held 33d day of ist month, 1719, Edward Allen
was chosen one of the grand jurors for the year ensuing.
From Nantucket Co. Record of Deeds is copied the following :
" Be it known unto all men by these presents thnt I, Daniel
Spotso, a Sachem on the Island of Nantucket in the Province of the
Massachusetts Bay in New Engbnd, for and in the considcrati(;n of
the sum of fifty shillings current money in New England to me in
22 DISCSNDANTS OF SDWAJID ALLIN.
hand paid at or the ensealing of these presents by Edward Allen of
the aforesaid Island of Nantocket, husbandman have granted*
bargained, sold, alienated and confirmed and do by these presents
folly, clearly and absolutely grant, bargain, seD, alienate and confirm
unto the said Edward Allen, his heirs and assigns forever, common*
age, freeage and pasturage for one hone on the Island of Nantucket,
together with all the rights and privileges belonging into the said
commonage or liberty of feeding or pasturing one horse on said
Island, being one of those my lather, Spotso, reserved by agreement
with the English, as by said agreement may more fully appear. To
have and to hold the same liberty or commange for one hoise, unto
him the said Edward Allen, his heirs assigns forever without in any
manner of let, hinderance or molestation by me, the said Daniel
Spotso, or my heirs, or by any other person or persons by our
means, consent or procurement, and I, Daniel Spotso^ do hereby
covenant and promise to and with said Edward Allen, that the
premises before the ensealing of these presents are absolutely free
and clear from aU former or other grants, alienations or incum-
brances whatsoever, and that I have good right, lawful power, the
same to dispose of. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my
hand, and seal this twenty-eighth day of May in the year of our
Sealed and delivered ^"'^■^■^■^ '
in the presence of us. jj^^ spao. } seal. I
William Gager, ( )
Eleazor Folcer, Jr. ^-^v^*^
In 171 X Edward Allen, with sx others, gave a quit claim deed
of the horse commons which they had purchased of the Indians to
the inhabitants of the Island for their use.
Feb. X9, 17231 Edward and Ann Allen had a deed of 10 acres
of land confirmed to them by arbitration which had been in dispute,
which had belonged to Thomas Coleman and given by him to his
There are many records of deeds of land to Edward and Ann
Allen, and between X735 and 1740 there are records of bnd deeded
by them, apparently near Main street in the town to each of their
nine children. From these records it would appear that in their
declining years they moved into toiini and probably lived with their
son Ebenezer. My attention was called to this fact by the kindness
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 33
of Prof. Henry Mitchell of Naatucket, who furnished me with
numerous extracts from the Co. records. In 171 7 Benjamin
Allen of London, cousin of our Edward, sent him a clock made in
London by W. Torolinson. This clock is a tall one, with brass
works, and is still in good running order. It has remained in some
branch of the family since the death of Edward. It is now in the
possession of Mrs. Eben W. Alien of Nantucket. It will go to
Robert M. Stratton of San Francisco. He is descended from
Rachel, d. of Edward Allen, who m. Thomas Starbuck. Edward
Allen, I learned from Mr. Wm. C. Folger of Nantucket, was a man
of intelligence and pleasant address, one popuhr with his felk>w
townsmen. He deserves well of his posterity, for he reared nine
children, eight of whom manied and in turn raised large families ;
one was lost at sea, whaling, at the age of twenty-five. As has been
remarked, Edward Allen came to Nantucket after it had been settled
by the whites some 30 years ; at this time it contained about 700
whites. The Indians had been christianized and were peaceful neigh-
bors ; all the lands occupied by the whites had been paid for and there
seems never to have arisen any cause for serious dispute. The
climate was mild, the land productive and the inhabitants pro8i)er-
ous, as prosperity was counted in those days of limited needs, and '
our ancestor, as well as his neighbors, passed his days in content-
ment, and when his pilgrimage was over, was laid to rest in the
ancient burial ground near Maxcy's Pond, with grave unmarked by
slab, as were those who had preceded him.
X. Edward Allen, bom in England about 1670; m. Ann,*
daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bunker) Coleman, of Nantucket, b.
Nov. xo, x675. He died in Nantucket Feb. i, X74X ; she died there
Jttly i» 1739-
Children bom in Nantucket :—
3. L Mary, b. Aug. 25, X693.
II. Joseph, b. Oct* 10, X695 ; d. May 4, 1706.
III. Benjamin, b. Mar. 33, 1697 ; unm., lost at sea in the
South, whaling, X733.*
3. rV. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 34, X700.
4- V. Daniel, b. Apr. 33, 1704.
5. yi. Sylvanus, b. May, 6, X706.
6. VIL Rachel, b. Dec. 31, X709.
34 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
7. VIII. Sarahi b. June 4, 1713.
8. IX. Elizabeth,* b. May 2,1716.
9. X. Ebcnezer, b. Dec. 26, 1718.
2. Mary* Allen (Edward*), born Aug. 25, 1693; m. Paul
Coffin, son of Stephen and Mary, b. Apr. 15, 1695. He died at sea
Apr., 1729; she ui. (2) Nov. 29, 1731, Clothier Pierce of New-
port, R. I., son of John and grandson of the celebrated Captain
Michael of King Philip's war ; was b. May 5, 169S. He m. ( 1 ) Nov*
19, 1718, Hannah Sherman, daughter of Eben and Honora, b. June
23, 1700. In the common burying ground at New|)ort, K. I., is the
grave of Mary Pierce, wife of Clothier Pierce, who d. Nov. 27, 1763,
ae. 70 years 2 months and 22 days.
Children by first marriage :
I. Daniel Coffin, b. 1713 ; m. Ann Waldo of Newport;
m. (2) Elizabeth Stratton, daughter of William.
11. Peter Coffin, b. Feb. 26, 1718; m. Feb. 10, 1738,
Deborah Hussey, b. 1721, daughter of George and
Elizabeth. He d. Mar. -4, 1799; she d. Feb. 9,
III. Mary Coffin, b. Dec. 23, 1724; m. Jan. 7, 1741,
John Thurston of Newport, son of Samuel and
Abigail. He died Mar. i, 1771 ; she d. Dec. 19,
1773. He was bom at Newport April 10, 1713.
Will of Mary Thurston made Mar. 6, 1773, proved
June 5, 1773. ITieir children were : (i) Lathrom,
b. Oct. 20, 174S ; m. Sarah Wanton; m. (2) Mrs.
Martha Coggeshell ; (2), son b. and d. 1749 ; (3),
John, b. June 12, 1750; m. Sabra Smith; (4),
Mary, b. July 17, 1752; m. Nov. 18, 1771,
Hezekiah Starbuck of Nantucket ; they moved to
North Carolina in 1785 and had 10 children:
George, Guyer, Clarissa, Hezekiah, Jethro, Samuel,
Mary, John, Rebecca, Latbram; (5), Samuel, b.
Oct 8, 175s; d* J"n« i9f "757; (6), Abigail, b.
Mar. 10, 1760; d. Aug. 17, 1760; (7), Hannah, b.
April 29, 1762; d. Nov. 11, 1762; (8), Samuel,
b. Feb. 9, 1763 ; m. Mary Landers; (9), Paul, b.
July 16, 1769 ; m. Jan. 2, 1791, Sarah Hall ; he d.
in Maracabo, S. A., Oct. 8, 1802 ; she d. May 17,
IV. Paul Coffin, b. Aug. 28, 1728; m. Nov. 15, 1750,
Jerusha Snell of Newport. She had no children by
second marriage to Clothier Pierce.
DESCENDANIS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 25
The children of Clothier and Hannah Sherman Pierce were:
(i), Clolhier, b. 1720; (2), Hannah, b. 1722; (3), Elizabeth, b.
1726; (4), Freelone, b. 1727; (5), David, b. 1730.
3. Nathaniel* Allen (Edward') torn Feb. 24, 1700; m. Jan. i,
1724, I'rovided, dau. of Cipt. Samuel, son of Samuel and I'rovided
(Southwick) Gaskcll of Newburyport, Mass. She d. Jan. 30, 1730.
He m. (2) May 2, 1732, Mercy, widow of Prince Coffin, and dau.
of Nathan and Mercy Skiff of Chilmark, M. V., bom Sept. 3, 1701.
He died April 7, 1776 ; she d. April 24, 1781.
From notes given me by Prof. Mitchell, I infer that Nathaniel
Allen's house was located on the south side of Main street near
Trader's Lane and about ^ mile westward from the Pacific Bank.
In a deed dated Feb. 9, 1735, by which his father and mother gave
him right to certain commons, Nathaniel is designated as a mariner,
and from other circumstances we infer he was the master of a vessel ;
and as his first wife was from Newburyport, he probably sailed to
that port in his reguhr coasting trips ; and for a similar reason he
doubtless found his second wife on Martha's Vineyard, for the storms
often drove the vessels into Vineyard Haven for shelter when the
occasion was utilized in forming acquaintances, and often resulted in
transferring some of the fair maidens of the Vineyard to Nantucket
homes. Nathaniel Allen and his first wife were Friends ; the record
of their marriage and of their two children is found in the books of
the Friends' meeting at Nantucket. Miss Gaskel * was a descendent
of Cassandra Southwick, of whom Whittier has written in one of
his most beautiful poems.
Nathaniel's second marriage was out of " meeting " and he was
then dropped from membership, but his two children remained
within the fold of the Friends. His second wifef was descended
from Gov. Carver, the Skiffs, the Chipmans and from John Tilley
and John Hawbnd of the Mayflower. It is supposed that he spent
the best part of his life following the sea, as we find be had little to
do in connection with affairs at home.
Children of first marriage : —
I. Edmund, b. Oct., 1726; unm. ; d. Aug. 26, 1763.
*Sw Appendix B lor herptdicrM.
tSctApptndui C for her padigi
26 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
xo. II. Provided, b. July 1 2y 1728.
Children of second marriage : —
III. Abigail, b. Apr. 10, 1733 ; in. May 5, 1785, Jonathan
Moorcs, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth, b. June 12,
1725 ; d. Sept 3, 1795. She was his 3d wife, and
d. Feb. 14, 1817. They had no children.
IV. Susanna, b. Mar. 2, 1735 > ^i^™* } d* ^P'* ii» 179^-
II. V. Joseph, b. Apr. x, 1737.
X2. VI. Benjamin, b. Jan. i, 1740.
X3. VII. Mercy, b. Sept 4, 1742.
14. VIII. Oliver, date of birth not recorded but probably earlier
than the place given him would indicate.
4. DanieP Allen (Edward'), b. Apr. 23, X704 ; m. Jan. 26, 1737,
Elizabeth Bunker, daughter of Peleg and Susanna, b. Dec. xo, 17x7.
He died Mar. 30, X788 ; she died Jan. 7, 1809.
Children : —
X5. I. Hephzibah, b. Dec. 10, 1738^
II. Caleb, b. Nov. 8, 1740 ; unro ; lost at sea, 1759.
x6. III. Daniel, b. July 2x, X756.
5. Sylvanus* Allen (Edward') b. May 6, 1706 ; m. Jan. 8, X727
(?) Jemima Starbuck, dau. of Jethro and Dorcas; b. May 2, 171 2,
He d. after X780 and before X784 ; she d. Oct xi, X798 (see New
Bedford Records). He resided many years on Nantucket, where
we often find him referred to on the town records as chosen to act
as a juror, and in X746 was elected constable of the Island. In the
Registry of Deeds at Taunton we find recorded in Book 45, p. 208,
that Sylvanus Allen of Sherbom (Nantucket) removed to Dartmouth
where he bought real estate for ^^257, dated 27th of ist month,
X76X, and soon after he 'bought another lot of land for ^500. He
probably resided in that tx>rtion of Dartmouth which was established
as New Bedford in 1 787. He bestowed land at different times upon
his several children.
Children : —
X7. I. Mary, m. Reuben Worth.
18. II. Rachel, b. Sept 24, 1732 ; m. Sylvanus Worth.
III. Ann, m. Elnathan Eldredge of Dartmouth. We find
in Registry of Deeds at Taunton that he purchased
land in Dartmouth in 1765 and X768. Elxiathan
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 2 J
Eldridge, doubtless his son, was drowned in the
Accnshnet river Mar. ax, 1800.
IV. Sylvanus m. Abigail Kidder, daughter of Stephen and
Mercy (Godfrey) Kidder; he m. (2) Sarah Russell.
The tradition given me by Mr. Folger of Nan-
tucket is that he removed to the Cape, and had a
son and a grandson who bore his name, the last of
whom was the master of a vessel and died in
MadagascxLr in 1836 while on. a voyage there. I
have been unable after much' searching to gain
further trace of his family.
V. Eunice, intention of marriage with Joshua Doane of
Dartmouth, published Sept 2, 1767; she died
before Oct. x, 1793, when her daughter Elizabeth
rendered the inventory on her mother's estate
valued at ^^234, 15s, 8d. Their children were:
(i), Elizabeth, b. Oct 26, 1767; (2), Eunice, b.
June 24, 1776; (3), Cleremont, son, b. Feb. 18,
1782 ; (4), Joshua, b. Nov. 5, 1785.
VI. Jethro, intention of marriage with Eunice Tabor of
Dartmouth, published Nov. xi, 1773. He d. about
1793; she d. Oct xo, X809. In X784 he sold
' ''26 acres of land, which was his father's home-
stead near the Bay where Fort Phoenix stands." In
X785 he sold to his brother-in-law, Elnathan
Eldridge, a part of the estate which his father gave
him in his last will and testament In X784 he
bought X74 acres of land near the line of Freetown
for ;^2io. In Probate Records, book 32, page
207, at Taunton we find entered the inventory of
the estate of Jethro Allen of New Bedford, taken
May 7, X793, amounting to jC^SSf X9S» sd. Sworn
to by Eunice Allen. It would seem that the estate
viTzs not settled till Oct 22, x8o2, when the estate
was finally divided, one-third going to the widow,
Eunice Allen, and the balance equally to the four
chiklren: eldest son, Reuben; eldest daughter,
Jemima, u-ife of Ansel Blossom ; youngest daughter,
Clarissa, wife of William Nye; youngest son,
William. In New Bedford Records I find intentions
of marriage between Ansel Blossom and Jemima
AUen published June 4, x8o2, and intentions of
marriage betM-een William Nye and Clarissa Allen,
published July 24, x8o2, and that William, son of
Jethro Allen, deceased, died at New York, Septem-
28 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
VII. Lydia; intention of marriage with Samuel Hitch of
Dartmouth, pub. July 13, 1763. They received a
deed of land in Dartmouth from their father, Syl-
vanus Allan, in 1771. She died before May 4, 1836,
and survived her husband ; her eldest son, Joshua,
was appointed administrator of her estate at last
VIII. Elizabeth ; intention of marriage with Issachcr Samp-
son of Dartmouth, pub. Apr. 29, 1766; (2d), her
intention of marriage with Elgit Hitch of Dart-
mouth, was pub. Nov. 17, 1775. They were of
New Belford in 1791.
19. IX. Jemima; m. Robert Clasby.
6. Rachel' Allen (Edward'), b. Dec. 31, 1709; m. Oct. 2,
1726, Thomas Starbuck, son of Jethro and Dorcas, b. Oct. 22, 1706.
She d. May 31, 17S9 ; he d. Feb. 5, 1779.
L Sylvanus Starbuck, b. June 27, 1727 ; m. Mary Howes,
daughter of Thomas and Abigail, b. Mar. 2, 1729.
He d. May ix, 1813 ; she d. Sept. 20, 1826.
II. William Starbuck, K Feb. 27, 1732; m. Mary Folger,
daughter of David and Abigail. He d. June 3, 1 81 2 ;
she d. Sept. 8, 1825.
III. Rachel Starbuck, b. Apr. 20, 1735; m. Dec. 1753,
Paul Gardner, son of Solomon and Anna, b. Jan. 29,
1730. She d. .\ug, 29, 1775 ; he d. Mar. 17 ,1813.
IV. Elizabeth Starbuck, b. Apr. 13, 1738; m, Walter Fol-
ger, son of Brazelb and Phebe, b. Jan. 29, 1735.
She d* Sept 24, x8oi ; he d. Sept. 30, 1826.
V. Thomas Starbuck, b. Aug. 22, 1742 ; m. Dinah Trott, .
daughter of Benjamin and Betsy, b. SepL 15, 1743.
He d. Dec. 13, 1830; she d. Apr. 18, 1824.
VI. George Starbuck, b. Sept. 9, 1744 ; m. Rachel Folger,
daughter of Peter and Christian, b. Dec. 30, 1747.
VIL Hezekiah Starbuck, b. Feb. 10, 1749.
7. Sarah' Allen (Edward'), b. June 4, 1713; m« Oct. 19, 1731,
Joseph Hovey. She d. Dec. — , 1766.
Children : —
I. Rachel Hovey, b. Aug. 14, 1732 ; m. John .Mien, b. in '
England Mar. 3, 1729. She d. Feb. 5, 1776; he
d. Oct 23, x8io. He was the progenitor of an-
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 29
Other line of Aliens in Nantucket not related ex-
cept by marriage to the descendants of Edward'.
(See Ancestral Aliens of America.)
II. Joseph Hovey; m. Sarah Swain, daughter of Jethro
III. Desire Hovey.
8. Elizabeth^ Allen, (Edward') bom May 6, 1716; m. William
William Brewer, b. Dec. 31, 1744.
9. Ebenezer* Allen, (Edward') bom Dec. 26, 1718; m. Aug.
iS> i740» Christian Heath, dau. oi Edmund and Catherine (Sylvan)
Heath, b. Aug. 5, 1724 ; he d. Aug. 12, 1753 ; she d. Aug. 29, i773*
In a deed dated May 7, 173S, Edward and Ann Allen gave their
son, Ebenez6r, one-half their dwelling house, bam, and other build-
ings, with the lialf of the house lot on which they lived, also so
much right in the commons as would keep 59^ sheep, with the
house lot meadow, also a fourth part of the stock and other property.
See Nantucket Book of Deeds, vol. 4, p. 178.
The tradition is preserved in the family that Edmund Heath, the
father of Ebenezer's .wif e, belonged to a titled and wealthy family in
Engkmd, and being the youngest,*was sent to this country in charge
of Capt. Richard Coffin ; in the same vessel was Catherine Sylvan, a
pretty French girl whom the captain had found in France, and
hired as a servant l*he acquaintance thus formed on shipboard
between the young people ripened into love and in due time after
landing at Nantucket they were married. Many years afterward a
letter was received by the family, asking for heirs to the Heath
estate in England, but the matter was never followed up, so the
family never profited by the information, and doubtless lost a large
Children : —
20. I. Edward, b. Jan. 30, 1741.
II. Tristram, b. Apr. 5, 1744; lost nt sea on a passage
from Ix>ndon 1767, unm. Ax the time he was
in London the method of procuring recruits for
military ser\'ice by means of the press gang was
in vogue, and he was warned to be on his guard.
30 DISCENBANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
As he was walking along the wharf one day, an
officer approached him and asked him to what
ship he belonged. He replied he did not belong to
any ship, when the officer invited him to bear him
company. He saw in a moment that he was in a
trapi but his quick wit saved him. Obsen-ing a
brig nearby in the stream and that the sailors were
aloft at work, he called out ** Brig ahoy ! when you
get that topmast in end and fudded, send a boat for
me." " Why," says the British officer, " I thought
you said you were not the master of a ship.
** Well," says our Yankee, " don't you see it is a
brig, not a ship." The officer accepted the expla-
nation as a pleasant joke and left young Tristram
master of the situation.
Judith, b. May 31, 1747.
Ebenezer, b. Mar. 16, 1749.
Ann, b. May 31, 1742.
Abigail, b. June 30, 1751; m. Gideon Dehno; he
d.May 17, 1813.
10. Prov]ded3 Allen, (Nathaniel^ Edward >)> b. July 12, 1728;
m. Mar. 17, 17479 Daniel Gardner, son of Samuel and Patience
(Swain) Gardner, b. Aug. 24, 1727. She d. Dec. 3, 1798; he d.
July 9, 1780. They belonged to the order of Friends. They still
have descendants on the Island of Nantucket
Children : —
I. Phebe Gardner, b. Mar. 17, 1749; m. Silas Parker;
she d. Jan. 5, 1832.
n. Seth Gardner, b. May 24, 1751 ; lost at sea, March 4,
ni. Rachel Gardner, b. Nov. i, 1752 ; m. George Russell,
son oi John, b. Sept. 15, 1744; he d. March 17,
rV. Edmund Gardner, b. Aug. 2, 1754 ; m. Phebe Hassey,
dau. of Nathaniel and Judith, b. 1758. He d.
March 11, 1777 ; she d. Sept. — , 1777.
V. Pamell Gardner, b. June 24, 1756 ; m. Reuben Coffin,
son of Tristram and Elizabeth, b. 1754 ; she d. July
VI. Daniel Gardner, b. Sept. xx, X758 ; d. in infancy.
VIL Elizabeth Gardner, b. June 3, 1766 ; d. in infancy.
Vni. Silas Gardner, b. July 17, 1761 ; m. Susanna Folger,
dau. of Benjamin and Judith, b. Sept. 13, X762.
She d. Oct. — , X819; he m. (2d) Sally Barnes,
wid. of William; he d. May 2, x839.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 31
IX. Abial Gardner, b. Sept. 7, 1764 ; xn. Zenas Coffin, son
of Micajah and Abigail, b. June 3, 1764. She d.
March 4, 1856 : he d. July 8, 1828.
X. Joseph Gardner, b. Aug. 32, 1766 ; d. 1774.
11. Joscph3 Allen, (Nathaniel', Edward*)f born April i, 1737;
m. Dec 4, 1753, Hephzibah Coffin,* dau. of Robert and Susanna,
b. Nov. 18, 1736. He d. in Shutesbury, Mass., Dec. so, 1S04 ; she
is said to have died at Portsmouth or Newport, R. I., about 1769,
when her youngest child was but two years old. As will be seen
from the above record, they married at a very early age, Joseph
lacking four months of being 17 years of age while his bride had
passed that point His trade was that of a cooper, which gave him
ample employment He lived on Nantucket Island until about 1766
or 7, when he removed to Newport, R. I., where his youngest child
was bom. The following condensed transcript speaks for itself:
** Joseph Allen of Portenouth, Co. of Newport, R. L, Cooper, and
Hephzibah bis wife, for ^^90, have sold to Oliver Allen, mariner, of
Rochester, Mass., all their estate in Nantucket, Mass.
Dated Dec« 3, 1768 at Portsmouth, R. I.
Signed Joseph Allen,
Witnessed by Joseph Peabody,
See Nantacket Deeds, voL 7, p. 264.
The year foDowing the same property is sold again. "Oliver
ADen, mariner, and Joanna, his wife of Rochester, Mass., soM for
jQ8o the land bought of Joseph Allen in 1 768 to Josiah Barker, viz :
ten shares commons on the Island and eight shares commons in that
part of the town called Quaise, dated Oct 3. 1769.
Signed Oliver Allen,
Witnessed by Benjamin Allen,
See Nantucket Deeds voL 7, p. 318.
Joseph Allen was greatly attached to his wife, and did not marry a
second time. His sons, Joseph and Robert, were taken into the
family of their uncle, Capt Oliver Allen of Rochester, Mass., by
*For pil ii nn M* Apptadis D.
33 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
whom they were brought up. Joseph Senior, it is thought remained
in Newport, as there was a Joseph there in the time o( the Ke\'olu-
tionary War, and the family tradition is that he served in the war.
There were two Joseph Aliens in the service and probably he was
one of them. He was an expert horseman, and greatly enjoyed the
turf.' At one time he was the owner of a mare which had beat all
records then known. On a certain day when he was to engage in a
race, his opponents sought to win by a trigk ; a ditch was dug across
the way partly filled with boughs and loosely covered with earth, so
of course when he reached this ix>int his mare partially stumbled ; he
was so vexed by the trick that he struck his animal a severe blow,
which was so unusual that she sprung to her feet nerved to the ut-
most and won the race. In his declining years he came to. live with
his son Robert in Shutesbury, Mass., where he died, and where his
grave is still to be seen in the rear of the schoolhouse at the old
Centre, marked by a shb of slate, well preserved. His three daugh*
ters married and resided in Nantucket
I. Child bom about 1754 ; died in infancy.
24. II. Hephzibah, b. about 1756; m. Feb. 21, i77i,.Peleg
25. III. Margaret, b. Aug. 31, 175S ; m. Nathan Brooks.
26. IV. Betsey, b. Nov. 3, 1762 ; m. Dec. 3, 1780, Benjamin
27. V. Joseph, b. 1764 ; m. about tSoo Lucretia Smead.
28. VI. Robert, b. Nov. 10, 1767 ; m. 1786, Khoda Cady.
12. Benjamin^ Allen, (Nathaniel^ Edward'), bom Jan. i, 1740;
pub. Dec. 4, 1765, and m. Abigail Trott, dau. of Benjamin and
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1756. He was a mariner and lost his life at
sea between New Bedford and Nantucket Dec. 24, 1798; she d.
Nov. x8, 18x1.
Children : —
29. I. Elizabeth, b. Sep. 19, 1766.
30. II. Tamer, b. Aug.s, 1768.
31. III. Hephzibah, b. July 21, 1771.
32. IV. Joseph, b. July 13, i773-
33. V. Lydia, b. Oct. 19, i777-
34. VI. Judith, b. June 14, 1787.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 33
13. Mercy3 Allen, (NathanieP, Edward'), b. Sept 4, 1742;
m. Dec. 4y 1760, Stephen Macy, son of David and Dinah, b. June 6,
1741. She d. Mar. 29, 1825 ; he d. Feb. 8, 1822.
Children : —
I. Stephen Macy, b. Oct. 7, 1761; m. Phebe Swain,
daughter of David and Martha, b. Aug. 27, 1765.
He d. 1825 ; she d. Nov. 16, 1804.
II. Solomon Macy, b. Apr. 29, 1 762 ; m. Lydia Coleman,
daughter of Nathaniel and Hephzibah, b. Oct. 9,
1767. He d. Aug. 8, 1855 ; she d. July 21, 181 1.
•III. Miriam Macy, b. Mar. x, 1764; unm. ; d. July 2,
IV. Edmund Macy, b. May 5, 1766; m. Susanna Cole-
man, dau. of Seth and Dorcas, b. Oct. 6, 1769.
He died at sea in 1809 ; she d. Oct. 12, 1833.
V. Job Macy, b. Aug. 18, 1770; m. Deborah Gardner,
dau. of Prince and Deborah, b. 1773. He d. Apr.
9, 2852 ; she d. Mar. 25, x86z.
VI. Seth Macy, b. Feb. 2, 1773 ; ^o™*
VII. Hephzibah Macy, b. July 30, 1775; ^' Abraham
Coleman, son of Nathaniel and Hephzibah, b. Aug.
22, 1769. She d. Oct. 24, iSoo; he d. Sept 7,
VlII. Dinah Macy, b. June 14, 1779 ; unm. ; d. 1802.
IX. David Macy, b. Aug. 8, 1782 ; m. Susan Stubbs, dau.
James and Rebecca, d. Mar. x, 1807 ; he m. (2)
Sarah, sister of first wife, b. Feb. 22, 178S. She
d. June 15, x8x8; he d. Aug. 1853.
14. Capt Olivers Allen, (Nathaniel* Edward' )• I have been
uiuble to find any record of his birth, but it is doubtless earlier than
the place assigned him in this genealogy, as we find him to be a ship
master, and buying real estate as early as X760 in Rochester, Mass.,
at the port of Mattepossett, from which his vessel sailed. He mar-
ried Joanim (surname unknown). He removed from Rochester to
Hardwick, Mass., about 1777, where he bought a farm, and where
during the war he served on a committee of correspondence. In
X 7 84 he sold his estate in Hardwick and removed to Shutesbur)',
Mass., where he bought a farm just east of the Centre, where he kept
the first tavern in the town. The farm is now owned by Dea.
Briggs. In X7S6 he was elected one of the selectmen of the town.
On the breaking up of the Shay's rebellion, one of Shay's men
34 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD AUXN.
called at Capt Allen's bouse for protection from officers who were
on his track. Mrs. Allen told him to doff the soldier coat and don
some of her husband's apparel and go to work on the wood pile in
the yard ; he did so, and shortly after the officers called, but seeing
no one but the busy worker at the wood pile, concluded their man was
not there, so the poor fellow escaped through a woman's wit. Capt
Allen died in the early part of 1 792, as we found on the Probate
Records at Northampton, bearing date of Mar. 6, 1792, that Joanna
Allen was granted power of administration on estate of her late hus-
band. The widow, Joanna Allen, married for her second husband,
Dec. 6, 180X, Perez Clark of New Salem, Mass.; as the records of
New Salem have been lost by fire, have been unable to learn the date
of her death. However, we find in Probate Records at Greenfield
that Perez Clark made his will Oct. 7, x8ii, and on June a, 181 2,
his widow, Joanna Clark, gave bond as one of the administrators.
The will devises the use of one-third of real and personal estate to his
wife, Joanna Clark ; balance of estate to be divided between oMest
son Samuel, sons Stephen, Nathan, Perez, and youngest son Elisha;
eldest daughter Dolly ; Deborah, heir of Polly Taylor, Eunice Curtis,
and youngest daughter, Susan Stacy.
Joanna Cbrk was living at New Salem as late as April 15, 1S24,
for on that date she sells land there to Perez Clark, which was willed
to her by her late husband.
Children of Capt Oliver and Joanna Allen, b. in Rochester, Mass.,
35. I. Abigail, b. Feb. 6, 1766.
II. Polly (probably) m. Oct 27, 1785, Theophilus
Crocker, Jr., both of Shutesbury, Mass. lliere is
presumptive evidence that she was a daughter of
Oliver Allen, although the fact is not fully established.
15. Hephzibah3 Allen, (DanieP, Edward') b. Dec. 10, 1738;
m. Abisha Bunker, son of Samuel and Priscilla, b. 1734. She d.
April 1, 1805 ; he d. June 17, 1761. She m. (2d) Hezekiah Russell,
son of Jonathan and Patience; he d. Feb. 21, 181 7.
Children by first marriage :
I. Thadeus Bunker, b. 1758; m. Hephzibah Rowland of
Hudson, N. Y.
II. Hephzibah Bunker, d. in infancy.
DCSCSIDANT5 OF EDWARD ALLEN. 35
Children by secood marriage :
III. Caleb Russell, b. March i8, 1763 ; m. Hester Calnant,
dau. of Jacob.
rV. Elizabeth Russell, b. Aug. 7, 1766 ; m. Barnard Rice.
V. Mary Russell, b. Nov. 27, 1773; m. Joseph Weeks,
b. Feb. 7, 1773. She d. Nov. 18, 1839 > ^^ d* ^^y
VI. Phebe Russell, b. Dec. 31, 1775 ; m. William Clark.
She d. March 32, i866.
VII. Hephzibah Russell, b. May 37, 1779; m. Ebenezer
Burgess, b. May 37, 1776. She d. Aug. 6, 1865.
VIII. Laben Russell, b. Oct. 5, 1780; ro. Mary Hayden,
dau. of Abishai and Merib, b. Feb. 31, 1784. She
d. April, 1855.
IX. Lydra Russell, b. April 33, 1783 ; m. Holmes Coffin.
She d. April 37, 1865 ; he d. June 15, 1831.
X. Jonathan Russell, b. Sept 4, 1785 ; d. unm.
16, Daniel^ Allen, (DanieP, Edward' )» bom July 3i, 1756;
m. Sept. 36, 1788, Phebe Hillman, widow of John and dau. of
Seth and Phebe Folger, b. July 8, 1753. He d. Jan. 3, 1843 ; she
d. May 10, 1839. Daniel AUen was emphatically a Nantucket man,
for he never left the island but once and that was for a short visit to
the adjoining island of Tuckemuck. It is said of him that he
attended the annual sheep shearing on Sheeppen Hill every year of
his long life of 86 years ; of course he was carried in arms the first
two years. As tong as sheep raising was continued on the isbnd the
annual sheep shearing was a great event, when the young and old of
. both sexes would gather and enjoy a grand picnic. Daniel was a
fanner and a large sheep owner ; his farm was k)cated some three-
fourths of a mile west of the town, where he entertained much com-
pany. In his day he was one of the leading men in town affairs and
respected by alL
Children bom at Nantucket :
36. I. Caleb, b. April 9, 1779.
II. Daniel, b. Jan. i, 1781, unm; d. 1833.
37. III. Phebe, b. Dec. 35, 1783.
38. IV. Elixa, b. April 18, 1786.
39. V. George, b. March 37, 1788.
VI. Mary, b. Dec. 31, 1790, unm.; d. May 10, 1835.
40. VII. Susan, b. Jan. 7, 1793.
41. VIII. Lydia, b. April 30, 1795.
36 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
17. Mary3 AlleOi (Sylvanus'y Edward' ), m. Sept 30. 1749,
Reaben Worth, son of Joseph'and Lydia, b. July 13, 1725. She d.
Jane 4, 1785 ; he d. April 22, 1800.
I. Reuben Worth, b. July 3, 1750; m. Lydia Gardner,
dau. of Simeon. He d. June 3, 1781 ; she d. Feb.
II. Charles Worth, b. Dec. 29, 1752 ; d. Dec. 29,. 1753.
III. Geovge Worth, b. March 12, 1755 '» d- Sept. 27, 1766.
IV. Job Worth, b. Sept. 10, 1759.
V. Elizabeth Worth, m. Libni Gardner, son of Paul and
Rachel. She d. April 10, 1839 ; he d. Jan. 2, 1826.
VI. Mary Worth, b. May 31, 1764 ; d. Jan. 14, 1785.
VII. Lydia Worth, b. Sept. 13, 1766, unra. ; d. May 2, 1863.
VIII. Ardno Worth, b. Sept. ii, 1768; d. Aug. 5, 1772.
18. Rachels Allen, (Sylvanus^, Edward')i bom Sept 24, 1732 ;
m. Sept 16, 1774, Sylvanus Worth, son of Joseph and Lydia, b.
June 27, 1727. She d. Jan. 31, 1812 ; he d. Sept 9, 1811.
I. Miriam Worth, b. April 19, 1752, unm. ; d. Aug. — ,
II. Puilla Worth, b. Dec. 5, 1754; ra- John Cowan of
III. Gideon Worth, b. Jan. 9, 1757; m. Phebe Tabor of
Fairhaven. He d. Oct 15, 1831.
IV. Solon Worth, b. Feb. 25, 1760.
V. Drusilla Worth, b. Dec. 4, 1761; m. Samuel Stubbs,
son of Benjamin and Eunice, b. Dec. iS, 1761.
She d. July 15, 1834 ; he d. Nov. 28, 181 7.
VI. Rachel Worth, b. Oct 29, 1764; m. Isaiah Folger,
son of Shubael and Lydia.
VII. Christina Worth, b. Dec. 19, 1766 ; m. Samuel Stubbs,
son of Benjamin and Eunice.
19. Jemima3 Allen, (Sylvanus', Edward')t m. Rol^ert Clasby,
son of William and Abiah. She d. Jan. 23, 1789.
Abraham Clasby, m. Sarah Ray, dau. of Alexander.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ATT FN. 37
20. Edward3 Allen, (Ebenezer% Edward')* born Feb. x x, X74X ;
m. Oct ^t 176X, Ann Macy, b. Oct. 24, i744> dau. of Abraham
and Ann. He d. Jan. 2, 1820; she d. May 22, 1S26. He built a
large number of houses on Nantucket as a matter of speculation.
42. I. David, b. Oct. 14, 1762.
43. II. Shubael.
44. III. Tristram.
21. Judith^ Allen, (Ebenezer% Edward')* born May 31, 1747;
m. Oct. 30, 1768, Oliver S])euccr of R. I. He d. Sept 29, 1793.
I. Elizabeth Spencer, b. May 22, 1768; m. William
Hosier, son of Giles, of R. I.
II. Judith Spencer, b. Sept 15, 177X; m. George Law-
rence, son of George. She d. 1821.
III. Tristram Spencer, born Oct. 9, 1773; m. Priscilla
Coffin, wid. of Abijah and dau. of Thos. Block.
He d. Dec. 26, 1832.
IV. Lucretia Spencer; m. Benjamin Budchell, son of
Richard and Hephzibah. She d. Feb., 1797.
22. Ebenezer^ Allen, (Ebenezer^, Edward'), born March xo,
1749; m. Mary Wing, b. Feb. X2, 1749. He d. Oct. 8, 1790; she
d. Oct. 16, 1789.
45. I. Anna, b. July 21, 1776.
II. Content, b. Sept. 15, 1777 ; d. Aug. — , 1805.
III. William, b. April 23, 1780, unm. ; d. in the West
46. IV. Mary, b. May 27, X782.
46J. V. Abigail, b. ^Iarch 19, 1784.
VI. Christian, b. March 16, 1787.
23. Ann3 Allen, (Ebenezer', Edward'), born May 31, 1742;
m. Feb. 7, 1760, Alexander Gardner, son of Tliomas and Hannah,
b. Jan. 4, 1740. She d. Oct. xo, 1803 ; he d. Aug. i, 1798.
I. Latham Gardner, b. Oct. — , 1760; m. Priscilla
Gardner, dau. of Barnabas and Abigail. He d.
Sept. 18, 1830.
II. Albert Gardner, b. July 24, 1762 : d. Aug. 27, 1763.
38 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
III. Alexander Gardner» b. Nov. xi, 1763; m. Lydia
Fitchi dau. of Jonathan and Eliaeabeth, b. Aug. i,
1764 ; d. Jan. 33, 1792 ; m. (ad) Elizabeth Mynck,
wid. of John. She d. July 19, 1853; he d. Dec.
— , 1800.
IV. Asa Gardner, b. Nov. S, 1765 ; m. Elizabeth Chase,
dau. of Francis and Naomi, b. May 23, 1766. He
d. Jan. 3i 1795 ; she d. March 12, 1840.
Jacob, d. Jan. x, 1769; Tristram d. Dec. X2, X771.
24. Hephzibah^ Allen, (Joseph3, Nathaniel', Edward' )j born
about X756; m. Feb. 2X, X77X, Peleg Gardner, son of John and
Keziah (Coffin), son of Peleg3, Nathaniel% Richard', b. X743. She
d. 1784; he d. X809. He was a mariner and took his sons with
him as soon as they were fourteen years old. He met his death by
accidentally falling into the hold of his vesseL His descendants are
still in Nantucket
I. Benjamin Gardner, b. May 6, X77S ; m. Judith Coffin,
dau. of Josiah and Judith. He d. March 9, 1S53.
II. Henry Gardner, m. Phebe Gardner, dau. of Solomon
and Miriam, her third husband.
III. Hephzibah Gardner, b. 17S0 ; m. George Hobson of
Baltimore. She d. in Baltimore July 9, X820; he
d. there Dec. 6, 1830.
25. Margaret^ Allen, (Joseph^, Nathaniel*, Edward'), bom
Aug. 31, 1758; m. Nathan Brooks. She d. June 19, 1830, after
keeping her bed for 30 years.
Hephzibah Brooks, b. March 14, 17 78, unm.; d.
Feb. 10, 1842.
26. Betsey Aliens (Joseph3, Nathaniel, Edward'), bom Nov.
3, X762; ra. Dec. 3, X780, Benjamin Brown, son of John and
Mchitable, b. Jan. X9, 1756. She d. Sept x6, 1808; he d. Dec. 34,
x8i8. Some of their descendants still remain on Nantucket
EKza (Brown) Htutfud.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 39
L Priscilla Brown, b. Nov. 14, 1795 ; m. Joseph Hoxfad.
She d. about 1842 ; he d. 1876 ae. 93. Their
children were Henry, BeDJamin, Joseph, Eliza,
Mary, Margaret, Almira and Maria. They are all
dead excepting two, viz : Mary, b. Sept 12, x8ix ;
m. Robert Norton; she is living at Edgartown at
the age of 93 in 1904 ; and Joseph Allen Htixfud,
now living in Providence, R. I. He m. Ann Clark
of Nantucket; had a dau. Etta Huxfud. The
above Henry Huzfud m. Lavina Holly ; had two
children, Bradford (deceased) and Daniel, «- until
his death in 1905 editor of the Randolph Register.
Benjamin Huxfud m. Lucy Fisher ; had Annie M.,
who m. Holmes W. Smith of Edgartown, Mass.;
Abbie C, who m. Fred W. Vincent, and Levi F.
Huxfud, a printer at Brockton, Mass. Eliza
Httxfud d. young; Margaret Hiudud, m. Jared
Norton, and their son Jared Norton lives at
Edgartown. Almira Huxfud, m. Chase Pease ; had
no children. Maria Huxfud m. Ephraim Ripley ;
children, Edward, George and Tristram of Edgar-
IL Benjamin Brown, b. July 7, 1791 ; m. Nancy Gardner,
dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth. She d. March
z6, 1865 ; he d. May x, 1854. Has a dau. Deborah
Brown, now (1904) living in Brooklyn,
in. Alexander Brown, b. March 30, 1797 ; m. Sarah Bell
of New York. He d. in New York. Oct 12, 1834.
IV. Henry G. Brown, b. Oct 4, i8oa ; m. Lydia Hodges,
b. 1803. She d. Sept 19, 1873.
V. Eliza Brown, b. April 19, 1805; m. Dec 14, 1823,
Thomas A. Huxfud, son of Joseph and Mary
(Arly) Huxfud, b. Dec. 20, 1798. He d. Sept ix,
1872; she d. Aug. 26, X887. They resided at
Edgartown, Mass. Their children were : ( 1 ) James
B. Huxfud, b. March 20, 1825 ; m. Caroline B.
CoflSn of Edgartown ; he d. Nov. 2, X89X ; had
two children, twins, Allen T. and Laura, b. 1865 ;
Laura, d. XS94 ; Allen T. lives in Pawtucket, and
has a son Allen and daughter Laura. (2) Charles
Huxfud, b. Oct 12, 1827 ; m. Martha S. Coleman ;
m. (2) Charlotte A. Hamblin, both of Nantucket ;
he d. Oct x6, 1878. (3) Caroline Huxfud, b.
March 28, 1830; d. Dec 13, x88o. (4) Alexander
B. Huxfiid, b. Sept x, 1832; d. June 15, 1902.
40 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
(5) George F. Huxfud, b. Jan. x8, 1835 ; m.
Dec 3, 1885, Adeline Dunkam of Nantucket;
he is living (1904) in Edgar town. Mass; his
children are (1) George T., b. Sept 6, 1886, now
(1904) in Worcester Academy; (2) Doris Carolinet
b. Jan. 31, 1893. (6) Elizabeth Allen Huxfud, b.
Sept. IX, 1837; m. George Coffin of Edgartown;
she d. Oct. 8, 1900. (7) Mary A. Huxfud, b.
April 6, 1840; d. April 10, 1873. (8) Maria R.
Hiudord, b. May 12, 1842; d. Feb. 12, 1902.
(9) Thomas J. Huxfud, b. April 4, 1845 ; d. Mar. x,
x867. (xo) Josephine L. Huxfud, b. May 3X,
X850, resides in Edgartown, Mass. She has fur«
nished most of the material for her family record.
27. Dr. Joseph4 Allen, (Joseph3, Nathaniel', Edward') 1 b. X764
at Nantucket, Mass.; m. about 1800 Lucretia Smead, b. Oct. X2,
1776. She was the daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Stebbins)
Smead, and she the daughter of Joseph Stebbins of Deerfield. Dr.
Allen d. at BucUand, Mass., Oct. 23, x823. His wife d. September,
1839. Of Dr. Allen's early life little has been preserved, save that
his mother died when he was about six years of age and he was
taken into the family of his uncle, Capt. Oliver AUen, who had
retired from a seafaring life at Rochester, Mass., to Hardwick. It
» thought that he was afforded broader facilities for education »
than could have been gained at the common school, but of that
nutter we are uncertain. It is known that he studied medicine
with Dr. Kitteridge of Franklin Co., Mass., and that he commenced
the practice of medicine and surgery in the town of Buckland, Mass.,
whtte he bought a farm OcL 25, X797, where he became noted for
his skill and success. To give a better idea of the man we quote
from one who knew him as a boy and who wrote of him in after
years : '* Prominent among my early recollections is the old family
physician. His form stout, short, compact, straight as an. arrow,
always encased in two overcoats in winter and one in summer, in
each of which was a socket for his immense umbrella. His iace
square, laughter-loving, though somewhat furrowed by age and care,
shaded by a broad-brimmed hat; seated on his large bald-faced
sorrell, with a slow, springy trot on his professional rounds, he looked
the very embodiment of medical science. Everybody said he was a
learned and skillful physician and surgeon, and they firmly believed
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 4t
what they said. He had an extensive ride and no competition, and
who in all that valley would not trust his very life in his hands? He
was never in a hurry and I never saw him in a carriage of any kind.
He always rode horseback, and at the same easy gait He loved
fun, and in the exercise of that he made me fear him, for he
threatened to bleed me and how I did hate him. But when I was
sick and the dreaded doctor was called he looked and spoke kindly
and measured out some *^ doctor's stuff " from his capacious saddle-
bags and went away. Soon after that word came that the Doctor
was very sick of fever. How every countenance fell; even my
sympathies were aroused in his behalf. But couldn't he who had
cured so many other folks cure himself? I thought so. But the
doctor died. The whole town was filled with gloom. I went with
my father to the funeral, which was held in the church. A large
assembly was gathered there. The coffin was placed on a table in
the broad aisle, and at the ctose of the services, when the audience
passed around to take a last look at the remains, my father lifted me
up and through the glass I saw the rigid features of the old family
physician now sealed in death. It was a mournful, solemn assembly.
They had come together to lay away in the old cemetery a benevo-
lent, kind-hearted, Christian man ; a member of the church, one
who often prayed with and for his patients. Would or could his place
ever be filled?"
Children bom in Buckland :
47. I. Lucretia, b. April 4, 1802.
48. II. Louisa Smead, b. Oct ix, 1803.
49. III. Joseph, b. July 30, 1808.
IV. Erasmus Darwin^ b. z8i6 and died in three weeks.
28. Robert^, (Joseph3, Nathaniel', Edward')> b. Nov. 10, 1767 ;
m. X786, Rhoda Cady,* b. in Shutesbury, Mass., March 16, 1765.
He died in Wallingford, Vt, May 15, 1856; she d. there May 23,
1850. As before stated, Robert Allen was bom in Newport, R. I.,
and his mother dying when he was about three years old he was
brought up in the family of his uncle, Capt Oliver AUen of Hard-
wick and later of Shutesbury, Mass. He married young and com-
menced life on a farm in Shutesbury, later known as the White
place, just west of the Centre, where his family of eight children
•Sw Afiptndis E lor Imt ptdigfw.
43 DESCENDANTS OF EDWAXD ALLEN.
were bom. In 1806 he removed with his family to East Walling-
fordy Vt, then just being settled. There he purchased a farm on
which a log house had been erected, and cleared up a farm on which
he spent his remaining days, and which continued in the possession
of one of his descendants till 1897. Neighbors were few and far
apart at first, but in a few years new settlers came and let sunshine
into the hillsides by the felling of timber and the founding of new
homes. A meeting-house was erected there in 1828, iihich was
occupied by the Congregational and Baptist societies until 1856.
Robert Allen and family were members of the Baptist church there*
The old church was taken down many years ago. For many years
Robert Allen followed the business of buying cattle and driving them
to Brighton market ; he was a man of rare good judgment and quite
successful in the business. His wife was totally blind from about
1800 to 1830, at which time she regained her sight and retained it
untfl her death. In her youth she is said to have been remarkably
beautiful, the belle of the town of Shutesbury, but she was a woman
of great endurance and used to recount with pride to her children
how she and her sisters looked after the farm while her father and
three brothers were away in the Revolutionary War.
Children, all bom in Shutesbury, Mass. :
Rufus, b. Sept. 22, 1787.
Rhoda, b. April 30, 1789.
Oliver, b. March 27, 1792.
Calvin, b. Sept. 11, 1794 ; d. Sept. 28, 1796.
Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1797.
Hephzibah, b. April 11, x8oo; d. Sept 13, 1803.
Betsey, b. Sept. 21, 1803.
Robert, b. April x6, 1805.
20. Elizabeth4 Allen, (Benjamin3, Nathaniel', Edward') » b.
Sept 19, 1766; m. Silas Coleman, son of Francis and Abigail
Coleman. She d. Dec 16, 1840; he d. July 20, 1841.
I. Benjamin Allen Coleman, b. Aug x, X797 ; m. Aug. 5,
X824, Eliza Parr, dau. of Stephen and Betsey Parr, b.
Feb. xs, 1807. He d. April 12, X873 ; she d. Nov.
II. Hephzibah Coleman, b. Dec. 30, X798; m. Daniel
Osborne ; resided on Nantucket
DESCEMDAKTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 43
III. Thomas Coleman^ b. July 191 i8oz ; m. Emma
Paddock, dan. of Elisha and Love Paddock, b.
Jan. 7, 1805.
IV. Joseph Coleman, b. Aug. 29, 1 803 ; m. Chartotte
Paddock, dau. of Elisha and Love Paddock, b.
March 3, 1807.
V. Susan Coleman, b. x8o6; d. 1815.
30. Tamer4 Allen, (Benjamin^, Nathaniel, Edward'), b. Aug. 5,
1768; m. Seth Myrick, son of Joseph and Abigail Myrick,b. Jan. 22^
1766. She d. June 19, 1852. Children by first marriage:
I. Sarah Myrick, unm. ; d. Oct. 18, 1805.
M. (2d) Simeon Starbuck, son of Thomas and Dinah, b. Feb. x6,
1765. He d. Oct. 19, 1850. Child by second marriage :
II. Albert Wilson Starbuck, b. Oct. 3, i8ix; m. Mary
Ann Joy, dau. of Moses and Deborah ; he d. Jan.,
31. Hephzibah4 AUen, (Benjamin^, Nathaniel', Edward'), b.
July 2z, X77X ; m. Elisha, son of Elisha and Deborah Folger. He
moved to Maine in 1826. She d. Aug. X5, X838; he d. Nov. xo,
L William Folger, b. Oct 2x, X805 ; d. May 25, 1823, at
sea while on a whaling voyage with his father.
II. Uriah A. Folger, b. May 3X, 1808; m. Dec. 6, 1826,
Mary Pinkham, dau. of John and Rebecca.
III. Lydia Folger, b. Nov. x, x8i2 ; m. Dr. Moses Frist of
IV. Edward S. Folger, b. Jan. X2, x8x5; m. Harriett
Bartlett of Augusta, Me.
V. Hephzibah Folger, b. Aug. x6, x8x8; m. Alpheus
Hayward of Wobum, Mass.
VI. Francis Folger, b. Dec. 3X, x82x ; m. Eliza Caton of
VII. Benjamin Folger, b. Nov. 22, X828; m. Martha S.
Newman of Augusta, Me.
32. Capt. JosepM Allen, (Benjamin^, Nathaniel*, Edward'), b.
July X3, X773 ; m. Abigail, dau. of SolonK>n and Abigail Coffin. He
d. May i| X856 ; she d. Oct. 29, 1862. Capt. Allen was a noted man
in his day, and very successful as a whaler. He was the first to sail
into the Japan seas on a whalixig voyage from Nantucket
44 DESCENDANTS OF EDWAltD ALXXN.
I. Eunice, b. March 3, 1 796 ; d. young.
56. II. Susan, b. Aug. 5, 1798.
III. Hepbzibah, b. Oct xx, x8ox ; in. Reuben, son of
Abisha and Jedida SwaixL She d. Jan. 8, 1853 ; he
d. Feb. X9, 1856. They had no children.
IV. Benjamin, b. Nov. 6, 1804, unm*.; died Oct. ax,
57. V. Eunice, b. March xo, X807.
58. VI. Joseph, b. Feb. 5, x8xx.
' 59. VII. Mary, b. Jan. X5, x8x4.
60. VIII. Sarah, b. Dec. 26, x8x6.
33. Lydia4 Allen, (Benjamins, Nathaniel', Edward' )» b. Oct. 19,
X777 ; m. Silas, son of Tristram and Rachel Swan, b. Dec. — , 1775.
She d. March 23, X853 ; he d. Feb. — , x8io.
I. Lydia Swan, b. Aug. 12, X798 ; d. Aug. xo, X813.
II. Avis Swan, b. April 26, 1800; m. Alexander, son of
Peter Paddock Swan, b. Dec. 30, X798. He d.
April 26, x868.
III. Seth Myrick Swan, b. May X3, X803 ; m. Mary Ann
Fisher. He d. in California. '
IV. Edward C. Swan, b. Feb. xx, x8os ; m. Eliza, dau. of
V. Charles Bunker Swan, b. May 3, X809; m. Susan
Hussey Adiome ; m. (2d) Eunice Easton.
34. Judith^ Allen, (Benjamin^, Nathaniel^ Edward'), b. June
X4, X787 ; m. Edward, son of Joseph and Susan Brown, b. Dec. xs,
X784. She d. July X4, x8i2 ; he was drowned Aug. 2, X825.
I. Joseph Brown, b. Aug. X9, 1807 ; m. Hanxiah, dau. of
Seth and Lydia McCall. He d. in California
May xo, 1850.
II. Judith Brown, b. Jan. 3X, x8x2; m. Dec. 6, x 832,
Benjamin, son of Seth and Eunice Ray. He d.
Dec. 22, x866.
35. AbigaiH Allen, (Capt Olivers, Nathaniel', Edward'), b.
Feb. 6, X766; m. 1784, Reuel Keith, probably at Hard wick, Mass.,
where they were published April xx, x784. She d. June 30, X828, at
Shekien, Vt. He was b. Jan. X3, X7s6, in Easton, Mass. ; d. Oct. x6|
1837, at Shelden, Vt
Abigal (AOcn) Kdth.
DESCENOAMTS OF EDWARD AUXN. 4$
I. OUver Alien Keith, b. Jane 37, 1783 ; m. Feb. xo,
x8x8, Martha Brooks; d. Feb. ax, x84x.
II. Melinda Keith, b. July 5, X787; m. Joshua Brooks
of Burlington, Vt., b. Oct 9, x 7 80, in Lincoln, Mass«
He d. in Burlington, Vt, Nov. X3, 1829 ; she d. in
Cleveland, O., Feb. 9, x86s. Their son, Oliver
Allen Brooks, b. in Middlebury, Vt., Feb. x, 18x4 ;
m. Sept. 29, X840, EUenora Bradbury Kingsley,
dau. of Rev. Phineas and Parnel (Keith) Kingsley.
He d. in Cleveland, O., May x6, X892 ; was one of
the early merchants of Cleveland. Their son,
Oliver Kingsley Brooks of Cleveland, b. there
May 2X, x84S; m. Oct. 22, X884, Hattie Ellen,
b. Feb. x6, 1855, dau. of James D. and Susan Allen
(Shryock) GiU, of Meadviile, Pa. Their child,
Katherine GiU Brooks, b. Jan. 3X, x888. She is the
eighth in descent from Edward Allen, the emigrant.
III. Joaxma Keith, b. Nov. 25, X789; m. Jan. 23, x8x2,
James Famsworth. She d. Oct. 5, 1864.
rv. Rnel Keith, b. June 26, X792; m. X817, Maryetta
Cleveland; m. (2d) at>out X839, Elizabeth Higgin-
son. He d. Sept. 3, X842.
V. Cyrus Keith, b. Feb. 23, X795 r ™* ^^b* ^^» X822,
Mary (^lisle. He d. March 19, 1844.
VI. Lucy Keith, b. June 25, x 797 ; m. Holland Barlow.
She d. Jan. x, x 87 7, at Fairfield, Vt.
36. Caleb« Allen, (Daniel^, Daniel', Edward'), b. April 9, X779 ;
m. Love, dau. of Thomas and Hephzibah Clark, b. Oct. 22, X780.
He d. X824, at sea.
6x. Sarah Jane.
37. Phebe* ADen, (DanieW, Daniel*, Edward»)i b. Dec. 25,
X78.^; m. Oct. 3X, i799» Simeon, son of Latham and Lydia Macy,
b. May 4, X779. She died July 25, 1S68 ; he d. .Aug. 25, 1849.
I. Eliza A. Macy, b. Feb. 27, x8oo; m. July — , X827,
Obed Bunker, b. May 28, x8o2. She d. Sept 23,
X875 ; he d. Sept. X3, 1839. They have one son,
Edwin G., who resides in bouth Boston.
4^ OCSCZMIUIIIS <^ EDWiOtD ALLSM.
n. Reubeo Macy, b. Nov. 14, 1801 ; m. Hephxibdi,
dan. oC David and Miriam Hairis. He d. Dec 27,
IIL Hephzibah Macj, b- Oct. 9. 1803 ; m. 1823, Edward
Sanfbrd, son of Silas and Peggy Sanford, b.
Aog. xo» 1802. She d. Nov. 13. 1891 ; he d.
Jnne 24, i860.
IV. Maiy Ann Macy. h. May 12. 1809; m. Joseph
Carpenter. She is deceased ; her dan., Emily J.
Snow, b of Nantucket, and a son, SamaeL is of
V. Lydia Macy. b. March 19, 1811 ; m. (ist) Nov. 20,
1831, WOliam P., son of David and Miriam Harris,
b. March 21, 1810. He died Nov. 2, 1836, at sea.
She m. (2d) Dec 5, 1850, William B. Starbnck,
son of Josiah and Nancy, b. Jan. 22, 1817. She
d. 1903. Blr. Starbock is a resident of Nantucket,
where he has for many years filled the office of tax
collector in an acceptable manner.
VL George M. Macy, b. Nov. 14, 1816 ; ro. Lydia, widow
of l^^IKam Barton and dao. of Nathaniel EarL He
is deceased ; she d. Nov. 27, 1879.
Vn. Phebe A. Macy, b. Ang. i, 1821 ; m. James F. Chase,
b. Nov. 7, 1816. She resides in New Yori^; he
d. Jnnc, i8s7.
38. Eliza* ADen, (Daniel3, Daniel*, Edward*), b. April 18, 1786 ;
m. Jnly 9, i8r2, John, son of Robert and Lydia CaUer. She d.
Jan. 22, 1869 ; he d. at sea Dec, 1819. It is related of her that
she was engaged to Benjamin Gardner of Nantucket, who invited
her to accompany him to the annual sheep shearing, which was an
occasion of great enjoyment in those days for young people. She
donned her white dms and waited for him all day, but he did not
appear, and in bet she never saw him again, for he went on board
of a vessel in the morning and sailed away without giving a reason
for his singular conduct. He settled and married in Hudson,
N. Y., in after years.
Their only child was
SaOy F. Calder, b. April 10, 1813 ; m. Edward C, son
of Charles and Eunice Morris, b. Oct. 31, 1812.
She <L Aug. 2, 1877. Mrs. Morris had one son,
Charles .\., who was killed in the war; a daughter,
Lydia, who married — ^ Chase, who is the keeper
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 47
of the life-saving station at Caskatel, Nantucket;
and a daughter, Emily, ^ho married J. K. Caswell
of New Bedford.
39. George^ Allen, (DanieU, Daniel', Edward'), b. March 27,
1788; ro. Deborah, dau. of Peter and Ruhamah Fosdick, b. Aug.
8, 1790. She d. Aug. 20, 1833 > ^^ ^- (^d) ^^^' — > i^3S> Nancy
B., dau. of Robert and Lydia Calder, b. Oct. 5, 1804. He died on
Nantucket Island July 8, 1849. ^^ spent nearly all his life on
the island of Nantucket excepting when he was away on several
whaling voyages. In his day there were thousands of sheep owned
on the island, and as they were pastured in common they were des-
ignated by ear marks ; George Alien had this matter in charge and
was always known as George Allen the ** lamb marker."
Children bom on Nantucket Island, by first marriage :
I. Peter, b. Dec. 6, 1819, unm.; d. July 12, 1851.
II. Daniel, b. Jan. i, 1823, unm.; he was a sailor; d.
July 10, 1857.
III. James D., b. Oct. — , i82Sf unm. ; a sailor; d. in
Payta, Peru, Jan. 25, 1845.
IV. George Washington, b. Dec. 30, 1827, unm. ; d. June
V. Benjamin B., b. Dec. 12, 1829; he went to Australia
about 1833, and has not been heard from since.
VI. Lydia B., b. Feb. 16, 1831, d. young.
VIL Phebe F., b. Feb. 16, 1831 ; drowned in Madollet
Harbor by the upsetting of a boat July 24, 1849.
Children by second marriage :
62. VIII. Caleb Folger, b. May 7, 1836.
63. IX. Deborah Gardner, b. Sept. x6, 1838.
X. William H.,b. Nov. 2, 1840; has been blind for many
yean and resides with his brother. Caleb, in East
64. XI. Samuel Calder, b. June 7, 1843.
65. XII. George Washington, b. Nov. 24, 1845.
40. Susan4 Allen, (Daniels, Daniel*, Edward'), b. Jan. 7, 1792 ;
m. March 7, i8xx, Reuben Weeks, b. Nov. 23, 1788. She d.
March 28, 1828 ; he died Dec. i, 1861.
I. Edward Weeks, b. June 6, 1S14; m. Maria Fitch;
m. (2d) Patience Bray ton, widow of John Bray ton.
He was a successful captain of a whaler.
48 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
II. Reuben Weeks.
III. Elizabeth Weeks, b. Dec. 27, x8ii; m. Benjamin
IV. Daniel Weeks.
41. Lydia^ Allen, (Daniels, Dan]el^ Edwaid')* b. April so,
179s; m. Aug. 31, 1 813, Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Abiah
Barney, b. Dec. 34, 1790. She. d. May 5, 1851 ; he d. about 1887.
He was a shipmaster, and cousin to Joseph Barney.
I. David F. Barney, b. March 30, 1814 ; m. Eliabeth
A., dau. of Samuel and Eliaa Barney. They resided
in .Huntington, N. Y.
II. Benjamin A. Barney, b. 1825 ; m. Lydia H., dau. of
William C. and Mary Swain ; m. (sd) Sarah MitcheU,
b. Dec 8, 1803. He removed to California.
III. Lydia Barney, d. at the age of x8 ms. Oct. 8, 1836.
IV. James M. Barney, b. 1837.
42. David4 ADen, (Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward>)f b. Oct 14,
1762; m. Nov. 6, 1783, Susan, daughter of Benjamin and Susan
Meader, b. March 12, 1763. She d. Dec. 27, 182s; he m. (2d)
Hephzibah, widow of Benjamin Starbuck and dan. of Elihu Coffin.
She was b. Feb. 6, 1774 and d. March 29, 1845 '» ^^ ^ March 13,
1837. He was a sheriff of Nantucket for many years, and a very
influential man on the island.
Susan, b. June x8, 1784.
Eliza, b. Dec 2, 1789.
Capt. David, b. Dec 4, 1791.
Edward, b. July 28^ i793,unm.
Shubael, b. July 14* t79S-
Benjamin, b. Jan. 7, 1 799.
Phebe, b. Oct 14, 1800.
Tristram, b. Feb. 22, 1803.
Frederick, b. Oct. 9, x8o6, unm.; d. May 24, 1823,
from the effects of swallowing a half dollar.
43. ShubaeH Allen, (Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward')» m. Dec
27, 1786, Abigail Gardner, dau. of Stephen and Christian. He d.
May — t 179s, in France His widow m. (2d) Wnu Wliitney of
Hudson, N. Y.
DISdNDAKTS OF SDWARD AXXSN. 49
73. L Locretia, b. Jone lo, 1793.
II. Josiahy unm. ; d. at sea.
44. Tristram^ Men, (Edward3, Ebenezer*, Edward* )i m. Nov.
14, 1795, Polly Nobles. Removed from Nantucket to Providence,
R. L He d. April — , 1802. His widow m. (^d) Benjamin
74. I. John N.» b. March 7, 1796.
n. Nancy, b. April 25, 1798 ; m. Godfrey of Provi-
dence, R. I.
III. Winnifred, b. July 9, 1800.
IV. Lucy, b. July 9, 1800; m. June 7, 1821, Ezra Beebe
of Newport, R. I. He d. June 30, 1821.
45. Anna4 Allen, (Ebenezer3, Ebenezer*, Edward'), b. July 26,
1776; m. Aug. 10, 1802, Reuben Clasby, son of John and Ruth,
b. Aug. 23, 1777. She d. March 2z, 1854; he d. Nov. x6, 1857.
I. Mary Ann Clasby, b. May 3, 1803, unm.; d. Aug. 31,
II. Louise Clasby, b. Jan. 2, 1805, unm.
HI. Susan AUen Clasby, b. Oct. 14, x8o6 ; m. Thomas, son
d Eben and Eunice Rand.
IV. Charles Augustus Clasby, b. Feb. 13, 1809.
V. Charlotte Clasby, b. Sept 30, 18x1 ; m. Edward M.,
son of Roland and Susan Gardner. She d. Aug. 8,
1835 ; he d. 1872.
VI. Aim Maria Clasby, b. July 12, 18x5 ; m. Nov. 9, X838,
Thomas Jemegan of Edgartown.
VII. Mary Aim Clasby, d. Aug. 3, 18x9.
46. Mary» Allen, (Ebenezer^, Ebenezer*, Edward'), b. May 27,
1782 ; m. Uriah, son of William and Elizabeth Ray, b. Dec 26, x 783 ;
m. (2d) Thomas Hobnes. She d. Jan. 4, X850.
I. William H. Ray, b. Feb. 13, X807 ; d. Oct. 20, X817.
II. Eliza Ray, b. April 6, x8xx; m. Thomas Butler of
West Virginia. She m. (2d) Reuel Starbuck.
III. Mary W. Ray, b. Sept. X4, 1816 ; m. March 2, X832,
George, son of Joseph Winslow, b. March 5, 18x4.
She d. April 5, X887.
so DESCENDANTS OF EDWABD AUSN.
461. AbigaiH Allen, (Ebenexer^ EbeneseH. Edward*), b.
March '19, 17^; m. Klay 11, 1803* George Banker Coffin of
Hudson, N. Y^ son of Noah of Cooperstown, N. Y^ b. Nov. 4,
1781 ; d. Feb. 9, 1855 ; she d. May 31, 1852, at Hudson, N. Y.
I. WUHam Allen Coffin, b. andd. Aug. 30, 1805.
n. William Allen Coffin, b. Dec« 4, 1808; d. Dec. 12,
in. Mary Allen Coffin, b. June 22, 181 x ; d. Sept 8, 1838.
IV. Avis Coffin, b. June 20, 1815 ; d. Dec. 12, 1831.
V. Phoebe G. Coffin, b. July xo, x8x9 ; d. Oct. 13, X899.
VI. Elizabeth Ann Coffin, b. April 22, X823 ; d. June X3,
The above Phoebe G. Coffin, b. July xo, 18x9, m. Wiliiaro Henry
Domin, b. July 3X, x8xx, d. OcL x6, X877, son of Thomas aiul
Phoebe (Marchant) DomiiL Phoebe G. Domin d. Oct. X3, 1899.
I. Abbie Doniin, b. SepL xo, 1835; nuTheo. Robert
II. Anna Rodman Domin, b. April x8, 1837 ; d. April 30,
III. Mary Coffin Domin, b. Oct. 22, 1838; d. April 15,
IV. William Coffin Domin, b. Feb. 20, 1840.
V. Emma Domin, b. April X5, 1842; m. Edwin P.
Livingston Browne; she d. June 29, 1887.
VI. George Bunker Domin, b. Dec 5, X845 ; d- ^^b. 2,
The above WOliam Coffin Domin, b. Feb. 20, X840, m. June 20,
x866, Mary J. Evans, b. Sept X9, X845, d. Sept. 30, 1898, dau. of
Robert W. and Harriet E. (Wescott) Evans.
L Mary Domin, b. April 9, X867 : died Aug. x, 1868.
II. Arthur Evans Domin, b. April 3, X870 ; m. Caroline
III. William Coffin Domin, b. Aug. 4, X873 ; resides in
IV. Ftorence Domin, b. March xo, X876 ; d. Jan. 14, 1885.
47. LucretiaS Allen, (Dr. Joseph4, Joseph^, Nathaniel*,
Edward')* *>• April 4, 1S02 ; m. Sept. 22, X828, Dr. Joseph Toiier,
h. Nov. 2X, 179X, in Bangor, Me. She d. March 25, iSSi ; he d.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 5X
July 24, 1874. Dr. Tozier commenced the practice of medicine in
Londonderry, N. H., and later in York, LeRoy and Clarkson, N. Y.
He was eminently successful in his profession. He retired in his
declining years to Brockport, N. Y., where himself and wife spent
their last days in weU-eamed rest from labor.
I. Lucretia Smead Tozier, b. Nov. 26, 1829 ; d. July 20,
II. Charlotte Lancaster Tozier, b. July 11, 1831 ; d.
Nov. 12, 1835.
III. Marion Louise Tozier, b. April 28, 1833 ; m. July 7,
1857, Dr. Alexander Freeland Telfair, b. Nov. 17,
1809, d. Oct, 1872. Children : (i) Emily Freeman
Telkir, b. Oct. 15, 1858; m. April 16, 1891,
William E. Harvard. (2) Joseph Tozier Telfair,
b. Aug. 3, i860; m. Nov., 1884, Miss Armstrong.
(3) Abbie Louise Telfair, b. Feb. 8, 1862. (4) John
Watson Telfair, b. Aug 2, 1863. (5) Eugene,
* b. March 20, 1865. (6) Veneta, b. June 5, 1868.
(7) Hugh Blair, b. May i, 1871.
rv. Joseph Allen Tozier, b. June 24, 1836, in York, N. Y. ;
m. March 23, 1872, Alice Lillian Winslow of
Brockport, N. Y. She d. Sept 24, x88o. He
m. (2d) Oct 23, 1884, Alice Finch of Coventry,
N. Y. ; she d. Jan. x, x888 ; he d. July 19, 1894.
He had bur one child, a son, who survives him,
George Herbert, b. Jan. 12, 1873. Mr. Tozier was
a self-made man who left the. impress of his talents
upon the community where he lived. In his varied
life he was a school teacher, pharmacist, school
commissioner, member of the local board of the
normal school, superintendent of the Sunday school
connected with the Presbyterian church of Brock-
port, of which he was a prominent member. He
performed well his part in all these positions and
impressed all with the sincerity of his purpose.
V. Dr. Lemuel Lancaster Tozier, b. March 16, 1839; m.
May 301 1864, Emily A. Putnam, b. Feb. 9, 1840.
Their children are (1) Laura Lucretia Tozier, b.
Nov. 30, 1865. (2) Lemuel Lancaster Tozier, b.
Nov. X, 1869; d. July 8, x88x. (3) Franklin
Lyman Tozier, b. March xx, X873. Dr. Tozier
commenced life as a teacher, having at one time
the charge of the LeKoy Academy in connection
with his brother ; but for years he has been one of
the leading physicians of Batavia.
53 DCSCEMDAKTS OF EDWARD ALLEM.
VI. Charlotte Conlay Tozier» b. March a. 1844; na.
June II, 1868, Dr. Herbert Aagustine Mone of
Batavia„ b. Nov. 3, 1844. Their children are:
}i) Louise Harriet Morse, b. April 5, 1873. (a)
essie Tozier Morse, b. Aug. 16, 1877.
48. Louisa Smeads Allen, (Dr. Joseph4, Joseph^, Nathaniel',
Edward'), b. Oct 11, 1803 ; m. Oct. 24, 1824, Dr. Lawson Long, b.
Feb. 25, 1798, in Shelbume, Mass. She d. June 22, 1864; he d.
March 23, 1882. Dr. Long was the eleventh child of Stephen and
Nancy (I^wson) Long. His mother was bom in a fort in Shelbume,
to which the people had fled for safety, and was the first white child
bom in that town. His birth occurred in 1758. Dr. Lodg studied
medicine with Dr. George Winston and later attended the medical
course at Dartmouth, where he graduated in 1822 and directly com-
menced the practice of medicine at Shelbume Falb, Mass. ; in 1823
he went to Buckland as successor to Dr. Joseph Allen, just deceased ;
in 1831 he removed to North Adams, where he remained until 1836,
then returned to Shelbume Falls to give his children the advantages
afforded by the Franklin .Academy. In 1845 he removed to the
present city of Holyoke, then known as Ireland Parish, a part of
West Springfield. He believed in the great future of the place, and
as he spent the remainder of his life there he lived to realize more
than his wise forecast had promised him. Dr. Long was eminent in
his profession, of a strong personality, of sincere religious views,
and left a name still honored by those who best knew him.
I. Isabel Lucretia Long, b. Sept 2, 1825, unm.; resides
on the old Long homestead in Holyoke.
II. Lawson Allen Long, b. July 13, 1827; married
July — y 1855, Lydia Vashburgh ; she d. May 24,
1883. They had no children. Dr. Long graduated
at the Berkshire Medical College in 1 849, and was
the first young physician who located in the rising city
of Holyoke, then Ireland Depot ; later he removed
to New York city, where he practiced his profession
many years till his retirement in 1893 to the old
homestead in Holyoke, where he now resides.
III. Louise AugusU Long, b April 16, 1829; m. 1857,
John Prescott Woodbury of New York; he d.
March 7, 1861. She m. (2d) Prof. William Henry
DESGEKDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 53 •
Woodbury; he d. Sept x8, x888. Their ton,
Wniiam A. Woodbury, b. Feb. x6, 1864, is a
physician now practicing in Buffalo, N. Y. His
mother resides there with him.
IV. Joseph Darwin Long, b. Dec. 12, 1831 ; m. June 25,
1862, Margaret Baldwin, b. Feb. 9, 1840. He
graduated from Brown University in 1855, studied
Uiw, and was admitted to the bar at Cambridge, Mass.-
Removed to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1885, and con-
tinued his practice there till 1894, when he re-
moved to Los Angeles, Cal., where he now resides.
His children are: (i) Louise Harriet Long, b.
Aug. 3O9 1863; m. Lewis W. Peck, who d. in
Arizona. -Their children are Dorothy Peck, b.
Dec. 14, 1890; Marjory Peck, b. Dec. 28, 1892 ;
Katherine Peck, b. June 3, 1895. (2) Lawson
^ Walter Long, b. Oct. 4, 1864; m. and lives in
Spokane, Wash. (3) Margaret Isabel Long, b.
Nov. 30, 1869; married James Albert Tuthill;
they luLve one child, Gretchen Tuthill, b. Nov. 11,
190X ; reside in Newburgh, N. Y. (4) Charlotte
Baldwin Long, b. Aug. 7, 1871 ; m. Dwight G.
Holbrook; they have two i»ons, Robert Dwight
Holbrook, b. June 7, 1899, and Darwin Long
Holbrook, b. July 3, 1903 : reside at Sioux Falls,
South Dakota. (5) Howard Darwin Long, b.
June 17, 1877; married and lives in Spokane,
V. Cornelia Maria Long, b. July 20, 1835 ; m. Henry
Pratt; hed. July i, 1878; no children. She resides
in Buffalo, N. Y.
VI. Emily Frances Long, b. Jan. 7, 1839; m. Dec. 17,
1863, Henry Chandler, b. Feb. 22, 1830, d. Dec.
21, 1896. She resides on the Dr. Long homestead
in Holyoke. Their only son, Albert H. Chandler,
b. Sept. 10, 1872, unm. He is a graduate of Cor-
nell University and is now a civil engineer in New
VII. Helen Juliana Long, b. Dec. x, X84X, unm.
VIII. Sarah Yale Long, b. April xx, 1844 ; m. June 14, 1869,
Dr. Byron H. Daggett ; he d. at Buffalo, N. Y.,
Dec. 28, X903. She continues to reside at Buffalo.
They had two sons, (x) Byron B. Daggett, bom
June 26, X870, and (2) Allen Fenton Daggett,
b. Dec. X7, 1S77, unm. Byron B. Daggett was
commissioned Lieut, and signal officer U. S. Army
54 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
in Spanish-American war and sen-ed in Cuba. He
m. April 19, 1892, Lulu Choate» dau. of Rufus and
Ellen Choate of Buffalo, N. Y. Their children are
Hiram Choate Daggett, b. Aug. 8/1893 ; Margaret
Choate Daggett, b. Jan. 14, 1895 ! Dorothy Patience
Daggett, b. March 30, 1900.
49. Josephs Allen, ( Dr. JosepM, Josepha, Nathaniel', Edward' ) ,
b. July 30, 1808, at Bucldand, Mass. ; m. Oct. 21, 1832, Sophia K.
White of Heath, b. May 2, 1814. He died at Parma, N. Y.,
Sept 9, x888; she d. there July 2, 1865. Joseph Allen was for
some time a student at Yale College, but on account of failing health
did not graduate. He was a man of quiet, unassuming manner, yet
possessed a well- trained mind which enabled him to present an
argument in such a lucid manner that his opponent was convinced
that he had mastered his subject at least He was a man of deep
religiousness, and impressed everyone with the sincerity of his
I. Jane Frances, b. at Buckland, Mass., May 20, 1835 «
d. at Palmyra, N. Y., March 2, 1837.
II. David White, b. at Palmyra, N. Y., Sept 28, 1837.
He enlisted in 1862 in Coroi)any A, 140th Regt
N. Y. Volunteers ; died at Gettysburg July 2, 1863.
Jane Frances, b. at Palmyra, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1S39.
Helen Sophia, b. at Leroy, N. Y., April 6, 1842.
Mary Augusta, b. at Leroy, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1844,
unm. ; resides at Adams Bason, N. Y.
Alice Isabelle, b. at Leroy, N. Y., March 23, 1846 ;
d. Oct. 17, 1849.
Flora Louise, b. at Leroy, N. Y., July 20, 1848.
Joseph Henry, b. at Leroy, N. Y., Aug. 20, r85o; d.
Aug. 20, 1853.
Alice Isabelle, b. at Leroy, N. Y., April r4, 1852.
Susan Lucretia, b. at Parma, N. Y., March 27, 1854.
Ida Blanche, b. at Parma, N. Y., June 25, 1859.
50. Rufuss Allen, (Robert^, Joseph^, Nathaniel', Edward')> b.
Sept. 22, 1787; m. Aug. la, 18 10, Sarah Furbush Warren, b.
March x8, 1789 in Newfane, Vt; she was the daughter of Jonas
and Mary (Ober) Wanen. Her father ser\'ed through the entire
Revolutionary War, and in his declining years, although poor, he
Do. Oliver ADco.
DESCEKDAMTS OF IX»^'ARD ALLEN. 55
would not accept a pension. Rufus Allen d. in Wallingford, Vt,
Sept 30, 1879, at the age of 92 years. His wife' d. Oct is, 1862.
He removed from Shutesbury, Mass., with his father, in February,
i8o6» and remained on the old homestead for 73 yeara, or until his
death. Soon after his removal to Wallingford he taught school for
several years, receiving five dollars per month the first year, and ten
dollars per month for the second year. He excelled in mathe-
matics, and could solve problems which baffled all the other
''Masters" in those parts. The salary for teaching proved in-
adequate, so he had to relinquish that calling and give his time to
his trade of shoemaking in order to support his young family. He
retained his mental and physical faculties in a remarkable degree
until the close of his long life. Himself and nearly all his family
were members of the Baptist church at East Wallingford, Vt
Children bom in Wallingford :
81. I. Laura Warner, b. Aug ix, 181 1.
Lucretia Smead, b. July 29, 18x3.
Rufus Cady, Jt>. .May 4, x 8 x 7.
Alvina, b. Bkijf'8, x820.
Betsey, b. Dec 8, T822.
Rhoda Anderson, b. June 27, X826.
Albert Marsh, b. May 30, X829.
51. RhodaS Allen, (Robert*, Joseph3, Nathaniel^ Edward') »
b. April 30, X789 ; m. Dec. 11, x8o8, Jonathan Anderson, b. Aug. 25,
X786. She died at Wilson, N. Y., Sept 28, 1840, while on a visit
there. He m. (2d) Thankful Weeks. He d. in Wallingford
Dec 9, X872. He was a successful business man and acquired a
Child by first marriage :
Hephzibah Allen, b. Feb. 3, 1817, d. March xs, 1817.
52 • Dea. Olivers Allen, (Robert*, Joseph^, Nathaniel* Edward' ) ,
b. March 24, X792 ; m. Oct 9, x8x3, Naxicy Sarah Sweetland, b. in
Fitzwilliam, N. H., Feb. 18, X790, dau. of John and Sarah Sweet-
land. Her father was a Revolutionary soldier. She d. Sept xs,
x850. He m. (2d) Mrs. Jerusha Bissell of Rutland, Vt He d.
Oct 23, X852. Dea. Allen settled near his father on what was
known as Sugar Hill, in the east part of Wallingford, and com-
menced life in a log cabin. He reared a large family on the old
56 DESCENDANTS OF tJyWAMD ALLEN.
hnn and in time erected a comfortable house and accumulated a
competency for old age. In 1828 a union chnrch was built on his
farm, occupied in common by the Baptists and Congregational*
ists ; this church was dedicated in January, 1829, and Oliver Allen
and Isham White were chosen the deacons of the Baptist society,
which position they retained until about 1850, when on their leav*
ing town Thomas York and Linus F. Holton were chosen to succeed
them. The first Baptist minister was Rev. Artemas Arnold, followed
in order by Revs. Horace F. Davis, S. B. Thompson, Sanders,
Joseph Packard, Small, Daniel Packer, and Lyon. Rev. Stephen
Martindale, the settled pastor of Wallingford viUage, had charge of
the Congregational society there until his death, when he was suc-
ceeded by Rev. Mr. Sanders. Elias Kent was the only deacon who
officiated for this society.
Owing to the death or removal of many of the people from
''The Hjn," services were discontinued after 1856 and the old
church, which had served its purpose in former days, was allowed to
go to decay and at last was torn down. Fifty years ago the de-
scendants of Robert Allen, who had settled on *' The Hill," might
have been counted by the score, and at one time four generations of
the family were attendants at the church ; but at present only two
families remain, one of them on the old Allen ho m estead, which has
remained in the family for nearly a century.
Dea. Allen removed to Rutland, Vt, soon after 2850, where he
resided at the time of his death.
ChiUren bom in Wallingford, Vt :
L Oliver Lewis, b. Nov. 2, 1814; m. May 8, 1838,
Sabra Holton, bom in x 81 6. He d. in Wallingford
Dec xo, X874 ; she d. in Plymouth, IlL, March 17,
189X. They had no children. He was a farmer on
Sugar Hill, also a merchant at East Wallingford.
Lndnda, b. Oct. s, x8x7.
George Sweetland, b. June 2, 181 8.
Robert, b. March 9, 18x9.
William S., b. Dec. 29, 1820.
Betsey Ruzina, b. Dec. 24, x823i m. 1871, Dea.
Waldo Alien, b. 1805. He died Aug. xi, 1875;
she d. Dec 3, 1884. No issue.
Dr. Horace Draper, b. March 19, 1825.
Emily Williams, b. Sept. 25, X826; m. March X3,
1848, Elam Clark Lewis, son of Jonathan and
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 57
Sally (Smith) Lewis, b. in Williamstown, Vt.,
March x6, 1836. Mrs. Lewis d. at Rutland, Vt.,
June 14, 1894. He m. (2d) March 4, 1896, Mrs.
Elisa A. (Johnson) White of South Hadley Falls,
Mass. She d. Nov. 13, 1902. He m. (3d) Dec.
26, 1904, Mrs. Hannah A. (Johnson) Everett
of Gardner, Mass. Dr. Lewis was successfully
engaged in the drug trade for 41 years at Rutland,
Vt., from which business he retired in 1893. He
has been honored by his townsmen with positions
of trust, among which we note that of assessor,
county commissioner, etc. He is a director of the
Rutland County National Bank, and president of
the Marble Savings Bank. He resides at Rutland,
UL Addison Frank, b. July 4, 1829 ; d. March 3, 1835.
93. X. Elisha Romanza, b. June 10, X83Z.
XI. Ftorilla Saxah, b. March 24, 1835 ; d. Oct. 15, 1849.
53. Josephs Allen, (Robert^, Joseph3, Nathaniel', Edward'),
b. Aug. 27, 1797 ;^ m. 1825, Sally Cook, b. Dec. 30, 1801. She d.
Nov. 28, 1830. He m. (2d) Alpha Cook, sister of first wife, b.
Nov. 29, 1809. She d. at Whitehall Aug. 25, 1872 ; he d. there
July 20, 1875. H^ commenced life on a farm on Sugar Hill,
Wallingford, Vt, but soon removed to Hoosick, N. Y., where he
entered the mercantile business ; removed thence to Granville, N. Y.,
and later to Dorset, Vt, and shortly after to Whitehall, N. Y.,
where he continued a successful mercantile life and also became the
proprietor an.d manager of a hoteL In Whitehall he was highly
esteemed as a citizen and became prominent in public affairs ; he
accumulated a handsome property.
L Marshall Joseph, b. in Wallingford, Vt., April 8, 1827 ;
m. Aug. 6, 185 Si Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Gamryck)
Williams. He d. Dec. 8, 1890. His widow sur-
vives him. For many years he was a member of
the extensive importing house of Paris & Allen,
in New York city, in which business he amassed a
large fortune. He had no children.
U. Elizabeth, bom in Wallingford, Vt., Nov. x6, 1828,
unnu ; d. in Whitehall, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1904. She
resided nearly all her life in WhitehaU, where she
was prominent in church and social circles.
58 DCSCIMDAHTS OF X3>WiUa> ALLEN.
IIT. Wmiam Bansey» b. in Hoonck, N. Y^ Nov. s, 1830*
unm.; (L in New York city, March 25, 1896,
buried tt Whitehall, N. Y. He spent mott of his
life in New York city, where he was a printer for
many years. He was possessed of scholarly habits
and wide information, and spent some time in
travel abroad. He was an invidid during the last
few years of his life.
94- IV. Heman Cook, b. in Danby, Vt., Jan. 13, 1834.
9S« V. Hannibal, b. in Granville, N. Y., March 16, 1836.
96. VI. George Henry, b. in Granville, N. Y., April 36, 1840.
Vn. Charles Robert, b. in Whitehall, Jan. 15, 1849; d.
July 31, 1849.
VIII. James K., b. in Whitehall, April 31, 1851 ; d. July 5,
54. Betseys Allen, (Robert^, Joseph^, Nathaniel', Edward' )>
b. Sept. 31, 1803 in Shutesbury, Mass.; m. Nov. X3, 1833, Levi
Warren Marsh, b. in Dummerston, Vt., Aug. 4, 1798. She d. Dec.
8, 2887 ; he d. Jan. 13, 1888. Levi Warren Marsh was descended
from John Marsh, the emigrant from England to Salem, Mass., in
1633, through Ebei^, Zachariah^, Jonathan4, Zachery', John'. His
mother was Charlotte Warren of Dummerston, Vt. He commenced
his married life in Nei^'fane, Vt. ; removing thence about 1833 to
E. WaBingford, Vt., where he spent the remainder of his long life.
I. Albert Warren Marsh, b. in Newfane, Vt, Nov. 6,
1833; m. Jan. 3, 1866, Frances M. Fosket of
Winchendon, Mass. ; she d. July 13, 1866. He m.
(3d) Jan. 3, 1868, Rebecca H. Holt oi Weston,
Vl She d. Sept 5, 1891. He m« (3d) Dec. 5,
1893, E. Estelle Esty of Brandon, Vt He d. in
Mt Holly, Vt., Nov. 14, 1898. His adopted
daughter, Delia L. Ogilvie, m. David Griswold of
West Rutland, Vt, and their children are LiUie,
May Belle — deceased, and Rowena Marsh.
II. Robert Allen Marsh, b. in Newfane,Vt., Dec. i, 1835 ;
m. Nov. xo, x8s8, Laura A. Congdon, b. Feb. 9,
1835, daughter of Stephen and Laura Congdon.
He is a Is^ge and successful farmer near the village
of Wallingford, Vt Children b. in WaUingford :
(x) Bertram G. Marsh, b. April 36, 1863, resides in
Wallingford. (3) Elam Lewis Marsh, b. Nov. X3,
X863 ; d. Nov. X, X875. (3) £1^ Laura Marsh,
Bcbey (AJIoi) Mmh.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 59
b. Nov. 30, 1865 ; m. Oct. 27, 1886, Ernest B.
Aldrich, resides at Rutland, - Vt., (their children
are Eva Louise, b. Feb. ix, 1889; Mary Laura, b.
April i6y 1893). (4) George R. Marsh, b. March
IIL Rhoda Anderson Marsh, b. in Newfane, Vt, Feb. 31,
1838; m. Sept. 31, 1853, Henry Hewett White,
b. March xx, 1838, son of Isharo and Rozy
(Hewett) White of Wallingford. She d. April 33,
x866. He resides in Stoddard, Wis. Children of
Henry H. and Rhoda A. White : ( i ) Frank Henry
White, b. Oct. 3, 1853; m. Jan. 35, x88x, Katha-
rine Mary Louise WeUing, b. June 39, x863 ;
their children are: (x) Dora C.,.b. Jan. 36, 1883 ;
(3) Clara Helen, b. Oct. sx, X883; Charles
Edward, b. Sept X5, X885; (4) Rhoda Olive,
b. Dec. 3X, X887 ; (5) Herbert Henry, b. Nov. 8,
X890; ^S) Esther Ellen, b. Sept. 37, X894. (3)
Charles rerry White, b. Dec. 5, 1855 ; m. Sept 36,
x888, Lavina Beardsley Godfrey, b. April 8, x868 ;
their children are: (x) Ida Marsh, b. Oct is,
1889; (3) Helen Godfrey, b. Aug. 6, 189X. (3)
Nelia Estelle White, b. Nov. X5, x86o; m. Jan. 33,
X 886, Fred Lewis Chase, b. i860; he resides in
Bartonsville, Vt.; their children are: (x) Ina
Laura, b. Aug. xx, X889; (3) Arthur Henry, b.
April 37, 1893.
rV. Betsey Alvina Marsh, b. in Newfane, Vt, Jan. X3,
X830; d. in Wallingford, Vt., Oct 34, 1850.
V. Minerva Davis Marsh, b. in Newfane, Vt, Jan. 36,
X833; m. Dec. x6, 1849, Albert Moore, b. in
Plymouth, Nov. 16, X833; d. in East Wallingford^
May X3, X874. Their children bom in East
Wallingford : (x) George Albert Moore, b. Oct X3,
X850; d. June 7, x863. (3) Jennie Minerva Moore,
b. April 38, X853; m. Dec. x, X883, Edson P.
Culver; their children are (x) Clara Belle Culver,
b. in Mechanicsville, Vt, April 8, x88s ; (3) Cleo
Edson Culver, b. in Mechanicsville, Vt, Feb. 35,
18S7 ; (3) Mildred Idelle Culver, b. in Chester, Vt.,
April 34, X890. (3) Lilla Alvina Moore, b. Aug. 3,
X857; m. May xx, x88x, Charles E. Piper of
Weathersfield, Vt; she d. Dec. 9, X884, in North
Springfield, Vt; they had an adopted daughter,
Lilla Belle Cooke, b. Nov. 30, x886. (4) Ida
Eugenia Moore, b. Sept xo, x8s9; resides in
6o DSSCENDAMTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
Boston. (5) Clara Manila Moore, b. May i8,
1866; d. Sept 39, x88i. (6) Edgar Moore, b.
March 26, x868; d. Nov. 21, 1873.
VI. Laara IsabeUe Marsh, b. in WaUingford, Vt, May 29,
1834; m. Sept. 2, 1853, James Y. Nelson, b. in
Woodford, Vt., May 30, 1827. She d. in Tinmouth,
Vt, April 8, 1878. Their children are : (x) Betsey
Jane Nelson, b. in Tinmouth, Vt, Oct xo, 1854 ;
d. Sept 20, x86x. (2) Charles Warren Nelson,
b. in Ruport, Vt., Nov. 27, X856; m. Oct 10,
X877, Clara A. Kelley, b. in Rutland, Vt, Aug. 27,
1854. He d. in North Springfield, Vt., Sept 27,
X894. Their children are: (i) Laura A. Nelson,
b. in Tinmouth, Vt, Nov. 8, 1878 : (2) Clarence
H. Nelson, b. in Tinmouth, Vt, Nov. x8, 1879;
(3) Ora N. Nelson, b. in Pawlet, Vt., Sept xs,
X883, <1* Oct X4, X883 ; (4) Mabel B. Nelson, b.
in Springfield, Vt, Sept 14, x886; (5) Bertha C.
Nelson, bom in Springfield, Vt., Oct s, x888.
VIL Manila Weltha Marsh, b. in WaUingford, Vt, Maxch
23f 1837 ; ni- D^* 2f 1858, Alonzo W. Graves, b.
Aug. x3, X837, son of Samuel P. and Hannah
(Willard) Graves. He d. Nov. 15, X904. She
resides in Rutland, Vt Children : Dewey Alonzo
Graves, b. Aug. X3,'x864 ; m. Aug. X9, X890, Hattie
F. Elliott; he has for the last x6 years been
engaged as a teacher in Chattanooga, Texm., and
for the last six years as professor in a school of
xooo scholars; has no children. (2) Mattie
Manila Graves, b. Oct 3X, 1867 ; m. June 27,
X889, Schuyler W. Hammond, M. D., who is
practicing his profession in Rutland, Vt.; their
children are: (x) Morrice G. Hammond, b. Sept.
^Sf <S9S ; (3) Weston C. Hammond, b. April 25,
X899 9 (3) Olive M. Hammond, b. Aug. 27, X900.
VUL Charlotte Louise Marsh, b. in WaUingford May 3X,
X84X ; m. March 3, X862, Charles H. Wood of
Blackstone, Mass.; m. (2) May i, X867, Marshall
Thompson, b. May x, X839, son of Augustus and
Martha Thompson. She d. April 26, X903. They
resided in No. Clarendon, Vt One chUd was the
fruit of the first marriage, Frederick W. Wood,
b. Nov. X, X863 ; d. Feb. 6, x88o.
IX. Rosina Cornelia Marsh, b. in WaUingford, Vt, Nov. 7,
X&43 ; m. July 3, X863, Andrew H. Wells, b. Dec.
i3i x334. They reside in Chester, Vt Children:
Dea. Robert AHen.
Elb* (DooUe) Alkn.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 6x
(x) Andrew Marsh Wells, b. in Wallin^ord, Vt,
April I4y 1864 ; m. Nov. 19, 1885, Minnie Augusta
Allen, dau. of Albert M. Allen, b. Dec 21, 1864;
their children are (1) Anna C. Wells, b. in Chester,
Vt, Oct. 17, 1887 ; (2) Carl A. Wells, b. in Ches-
ter, Vt., Oct 31, 1889. (3) Roy Arthur Wells,
b. in Chester, Vt, Dec. 22, 1880.
55. Roberts Allen, (Roberts Joseph3, Nathaniel', Edward' )•
b. in Shutesbury, Mass., April x6, 1805; m. Oct 25, X832, Eliza
Paine Doolittle, b. Feb. 25, 181 2, at Townshend, Vt, dau. at
Roswell and Charissa (Burt) Doolittle.* He d. in Vemon,Vt., Aug. 2X,
X889. Dea. Robert .'\llen remained with his parents on Sugar HiU,
Wallingford, Vt, until he had attained his majority and lor a few
years after his marriage. He resided at different times in the towns
of Newfane, Townshend, Jamaica and Windham, Vt, but about
X856 he removed to Vernon, Vt, where he purchased a farm on
which he spent the remainder of his days. He was a man of
generous impulses and gave largely of his means for benevolent
objects. His life and purposes were deeply imbued with the honest
religious views received in early life. His moral worth was acknowl-
edged by all who came in contact with him. He was for many
years a deacon of the church in Vernon. His widow survives him
at the age of 93, and resides in Vernon, Vt, (X90S).
97. I. Orrin Peer, b. in Wallingford, Vt, Sept 30, X833.
98. n. Jason Cady, b. in Wallingford, Vt, Feb. 26, 1835.
ni. Julia Augusta, b. in Newfane, Vt., July 30, 1837 ; d.
there Jan. 23, X839.
99. IV. Charles Anderson, b. in Jamaica, Vt, Feb. x, x840.
xoo. V. Robert Clark, b. in Jamaica, Vt, Oct 8, 1842.
xox. VI. Sarah Augusta, b. in Jamaica, Vt, Oct 30, X846.
VII. Vesta Eliza, b. in Windham, Vt, Nov. 6, X854 ; d. in
Vernon, Vt., Jan. 16, 1862.
56. Susans Allen, (Capt. Joseph^, Benjamin^, Nathaniel*,
Edward' ) f b. Aug. s 9 1798; m. Edward J. Gardner, b. March 22,
X794. He d. May 22, x33x. She m. (2d) Charles Mitchell,
b. Jan. 27, X786, son of Christopher and Jemima Mitchell. He
d. Nov. 9, 1858 ; she d. Oct 5. X836.
* Set Doolink and Burt familict in Appendix F.
63 DESCEKDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
I. Albert A. Gardner, b. Nov. ao, 1816.
11. Judith J. Gardner, b. April x6, 1819; m. David
Parker, son of Joshua. She m. (ad) William Swan,
son of Eliho. She d. Aug. — , 1876.
57. Eunices Allen, (Capt. Joseph^, Benjamin^, Nathaniel',
EdwardOf b. March 10, 1807 ; m. June 29, 1832, William E.
Shearman, b. Oct. 27, 1803, son of Nathaniel and Hephzibah. She
d. Sept. 23, 1847 ; be d. at sea.
I. Eliza Palmer Shearman, b. Sept. xa, 1836; m. Dec.
20, x86i, M. S. Allen Etanage of New York.
II. William E. Shearman, b. Dec. X4, X839, uimi. ; d. at
sea Sept 2X, 1875.
III. Virginia Shearman, b. May ^^ 1846 ; d. April 19,
58. Josephs Alien, (Capt Joseph^, Benjamins, Nathaniel',
Edward'), b. Feb. 5, x8ix ; m. April 22, X835, Lydia B. Coffin,
b. May 4, X817, dau. of 'EUakim and Mary. He d. at sea Nov. xs,
Benjamin, b. June x, X836, iuun. ; died at sea near
Norfolk, Va., Sept xo, 1855.
59. Marys Allen, (Capt Joseph4, Benjamins, Nathaniel',
Edward')^ b. Jan. X5, x8x4 ; m. at Nantucket, Nov. 24* 1833, Uriah
J. Tuck, b. Oct 4, X807, son of Samuel J. She d. Sept X7, 1855.
I. Emeline Tuck, b. Sept x6, X834 ; d. Jan., x8s2.
II. Susan Mitchell Tuck, b. Sept 29, X836 ; m. Nov. 3,
X 874, Peter Calyer.
III. Joseph Henry Tuck, b. Nov. 4, X838.
IV. Mary Hussey Tuck, b. Sept x6, X840; m. Marcus
Starbttck, b. Oct. 24, X839, ^^ ^ George and
V. Horace Tuck, b. Jan. X2, X845 > ™- Rosada Bowen of
VL William Starbuck Tuck, b. Nov. — , 1846; d. Sept,
Vesta Eliza ADen.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 63
60« Sarahs Allen, (Capt Joseph^ Benjamin3| Nathaniel',
Edward')» b. Dec. 26, t8i6; m. Jan. 27, 1836, William Starbuck,
b. Dec. x8, 181S1 son of Joseph and Sarah Starbuck; he d. April
I. Joseph A. Starbuck, b. May 12, 1836 ; m. Mary Abby
Pitman, dau. of George and Charlotte.
II. Alfred Starbuck, b. Jan. 29, 1838.
III. Martha Abby Starbuck, b. Aug. 11, 1840; m. David
Baldwin of Boston; she m. (2d) Enos Fenton of
IV. Walter Starbuck, b. April 23, 1843.
V. Abbott Starbuck, ) twins, b. June 3, 1851 ;
VI. Everett Starbuck, ) both d. Sept. 4, 1853.
61. Sarah JaneS Allen, (Caleb«, Daniel3, Daniel', Edward') •
b* ^-^ ; m. George W. Turner of Boston, b. 1809 ; he d. in Boston
July 29, 1878.
I. Harriet E. Turner, b. May 19, 1835.
II. George Nelson Turner, b. March 15, 1838; d. Sept.
62. Caleb FolgerS Allen, (George^, Daniels, Daniels Edward' )»
b. at Nantucket May 7, 1836; m. May 17, 1858, Mary Perkins
Christian, b. at Nantucket Jan. 25, 1831, dau. of Samuel and
Lucinda Davis; she d. Oct 14, 1890. He m. (2d) Dec. 3, 1891,
Mrs. Lydia R*, widow of George W. Galivan and dau. of Freeman
and Lucinda Atkins. She was b. Sept 11, 1843. He d. at East
Providence July 28, 1894.
Child by first marriage :
Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 13, 1859. She resides at
East Providence, R. I.
63. Deborah Gardners Allen, (George^, Daniels, Daniel',
Edward')i b. Sept 16, 1838; ro. Oct 15, 1858, George Hartford,
b. May 7, 1837, son of Barachias and Abigail Hartford. No chil-
dren. They reside in South Boston.
64. Samuel CalderS Allen, (George^, Daniel), Daniel', Edward< ) ,
b. June 7, 1 843, at Nantucket, Mass. ; m. Sept 3, 1 869, Ella M.
64 DESCIMDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
EastOQ, b. Aug. 14, 1850, at Nantucketi dau. of Albert and Mary
Easlon. They resides at East Providence, R. I.
I. Ella Amelia, b« Aug. 5, 1872.
II. George Albert, b. Feb. 26, 1875.
III. Edgar William, b. Jan. 7, x88i.
65. George Washington^ Allen, (George^, Danie]3, Daniel',
EdwardOf b. at Nantucket Nov.* 24, 1845 i °^« J^n^ 33» 1775* Lillie
Emma Colvin, h. Feb. 2, 1856, dau. of Asa B. and Abbie Colvin.
He resides at Woonsocket, R. I., a boss machinist.
I. Austin Henry, b. April xx, X876 ; d. June 4, 1877.
II. Florence May, b. June 17, 1878.
III. Franklin Ellis, b. Nov. 30, x88o.
rv. Emma Gertrude, b. April 14, 1884 ; d. Nov. 3, 1887.
66. Susans Allen, (Davids Edward3, Ebenezer', Edward>)»
b. June x8, 1784; m. Frances Milligan Young of Nantucket. She
m. (2d) David Worth, b. Dec. 22, 1773, ^^ of Jonathan and
Abigail; he d. Feb. 25, X855 ; she d. June, x86s.
I. Josiafa Young, b. x8o2 ; d. young.
II. William H. Young, b. SepL 20, X804 ; m. Elizabeth
Backus. He d. in New Bedford, Nov. 4, x87S.
67- Elia^ Allen, (Davids Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward*),
b. Dec a, 1789; m. at Nantucket Charles Starbuck, b. Feb. X7,
1786, son of Reuben and Anna Starbuck. He d. on the coast of
Brazil March ax, 1825 ; she d. Feb. 20, 1864.
I. Delia Maria Starbuck, d. young.
II. Charles Edward Starbuck, b. May 3, x8x6; m. Feb.
x8, X846, Lois Neal Pease of Edgartown, b. Oct.
30, X823, d. June X3, 1904 ; he d. May 30, X863.
Thtii children are (x) Heiuy Pease SUrbixck, b.
March ao, X85X ; m. Charlotte Puffer Baxter of
Nantucket, b. July 5, X853; they reside in Sanu
Barbara, CaL ; their children are John Austin Star-
buck, b. Sept 22, X887, and Edws^ Baxter Star-
buck, b. Nov. 3, X892. (2) Mary Eliza Starbuck,
b. March X3, X856 ; resides in Nantucket.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 6$
III. Delia Maria Starbuckt b. June i8, 1817 ; m. William
Holly of Edgartowo. He d. Feb., 1864 ; she d.
. March 6, i886.
IV. Benjamin Allen Starbuck* b. Nov. 24^ 1819 ; m. Jane,
widow of Stephen Fisher and dau. of Oliver
Chadwick. He d. Jaly 13, 1879.
V. Josiah Allen Starbuck, b. Nov. 34, 1819 ; d. 1821.
YI. Ann Folger Starbuck, b. Jan. 1825; m. John Smith.
She d. Sept., 1 849.
VII. Susan Starbuck, b. Jan. 1825 ; d. young.
68. Capt. Davids Allen, (Davids Edward^, Ebenezer*,
Edward'), b. Dec. 4, 1791 ; m. Mary, widow of Tristram CoflSn
and dau. of WiQiam and Lydia Moores; she was b. July 13, 1805.
He d. April 13, 1839; she d. June 26, 1888. A remarkable inci-
dent is related of Capt Allen which is entirely vouched for. While
on a whaling voyage in the Pacific he had thxown the harpoon into
a large whale, when the enraged monster struck the boat, carrying
the captain and a portion of the boat far under water ; but it is
thought that in some way a portion of the timber prevented the
whale from closing his mouth, so that the captain was freed from his
captor and came to the surface and life little harmed by his perilous
I. David Meader, b. April 6, 1830; d. Sept. 13, 1833.
102. II. Tristram C, b. Dec. 10, 1832.
III. Lydia Moores, b. Nov. 5, 183s; m. Nov. 7, 1870,
Robert Mitchell, b. Sept. 3, 18 16, son of Samuel
and Hephsibah Mitchell. He was a merchant on
Nantucket. He d. Dec. 31, 1891. They had no
chiklren. She is living (1905) in Hyannis, Mass.
X03. IV. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1838.
69. Shubaeis. Allen, (Davids Edward^ Ebenezer*, EdwardOt
b. at Nantucket July 14, 1795 ; "l Jan. 15, x8i8, Mary Starbuck, b.
Oct. 3, 1796, dau. of Kimball and Mary Starbuck. He d. May 22,
1857; shed. March 3, 1887. He was a sailor from Nantucket,
and also engaged in farming on the island.
X04. I. William Starbuck, b. March 20, 1819.
II. Edward, d. in in^mcy.
105. III. Edward Coffin, b. Feb. 11, 1823.
66 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
xo6. IV. Frederic Barnard, b. Feb. a, 1835.
107. V. Benjamin Franklin, b. Aug. 26, 1839.
VI. Alexander, d. in infancy^
VIL Sasan Meader, b. Aug. xx, 1833; m. Jan 9, 1872,
Thomas S. Mitchell, b. April x8, 18x4, son of
Thomas and Lucy (Swan) Mitchell. He d. July 6,
X893, on Nantucket His widow still resides there.
VIII. Mary Coffin, b. Feb. 5, X836, unm.; resides on Nan-
IX. Catherine Starbuck, b. May 3, X84X, unm. ; resides on
the island of Nantucket.
X. Shubael, b. X838 ; d. Oct X839.
70. Benjamins Allen, (Davids Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward'),
b. Jan. 7, X799 1 ™* 1834, Ann Lewis, b. 1809, dau. of James and
Love Lewis. He d. April xo, 1838; she d. May X5, x885. She
m. (3d) Alden Sibley of Pawtucket, R. I.
Ann Maria, b. April 5, X837 ; m. Dec. X4, 1855,
. Edward C. Allen, b. Feb. 4, 1833, son of Shubael
and May Allen.
71. Phebes Allen, (Davids Edward3, Ebenezer", Edward')>
b. Oct 4, x8oo; m. Frederic B. Chase, b. .\ug. 33, X795, son of
Otis and Betsey Chase; he d. May X4, X873.
I. Elizabeth Chase, b. March — , 1833 ; m. Asa Hutch-
inson, son of Jessie and Mary Hutchinson. She d.
Dec. xo, X874 ; he d. 1885. She was a temperance
lecturer in Minnesota*
II. Susan Chase, b. March 4, X836 ; m. James S. Kelley,
son of Allen and Rebecca Kelley.
III. Frederick William Chase, b. Oct 3, X830, unm ; d.
1853 in California.
IV. Seth Clark Chase, b. x 833, unm. ; was a prisoner in
Libby prison ; d. April — ^ x865.
V. Ellen Chase, b. Jan. 34, X835 * °^ ^^^y io» i859» ^^'
John H. Shearman of Maine.
72. Tristrams Allen, (Davids, Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward>)»
b. Feb. 33, X803 ; m. March 31, 1830, Elizabeth Lucinda Joumeay
of Staten Island, b. Aug. 4, x8z3. He d. April 30, X873; she d.
Dec 35, X893 in Hesper, la. Tristram Allen belonged to the
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 67
society of Friends ; he was a minister in that order, and was re-
spected by all for his exemplary Christian life and character.
I. David, b. Jan. 31, 1831; m. 1855, Lepha Anna
Carter. She is deceased ; he resides in Ashland,
Oregon, and has several children, but I am unable
to obtain their names.
II. Joshua, b. Oct. 4, 1832 ; d. June xi, 1835.
X08. III. Susan, b. Nov. x, 1834.
IV. Frederic, b. Nov. X3, 1836; m. Nov., 1855, Sarah
Hutchinson. He has several children.
V. Cornelia, b. July 20, 1839; m. Nov. 1857, Charles
Kingsbury. They live in Ashland, Oregon, and
have several children, but I have been unable to
obtain their record.
X09. VI. Mary, b. Dec. ix, 1840.
VII. Henry, b. March 26, X842 ) .
Vn. Albert, b. March 26, 1842 I ™'
Henry d. May xs, 1842 ; Albert d.Aug. — , x86i.
xio. IX. Anna, b. Sept 13, X845.
X. Jennie, b. April 7, 1849.
I XX. XI. Gertrude Gail, b. Dec. x6, 1853. '
73. Lttcretia SAllen, (ShubaeH, Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward')*
b. June xo, X792; m. Walter Cure, b. Aug. 29, X789. They re-
moved from Nantucket to Hudson, N. V., where he died.
I. Josiah Cure. b. Jan. x, x8x3; m. Emma Mills of
Staten Island, N. Y. ; he d. in New York, Feb. 3,
II. Charles Cure, b. Oct X2, x8x4. He was a physician
and is said to have been murdered while traveling
in the West.
III. Mary Cure, b. June 2x, x8x6; m. Sept 8, X840,
Benjamin Town of Hudson, N. Y. ; she d. June i,
X877 at Jersey City.
X. John Wesley Cure, b. Jan. x6, 18x9.
74. John N.S Allen, (Tristram4, Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward' )»
b. March 7, 1796; m. Eunice Hitch, b. April xo, X797, dau. of
John and Rebecca Hitch. He removed from Nantucket to
Kennebec, Me. She m. (2d) Shubael Hussey.
68 DESCCnUMTS OF EDWAJIO ALLSN.
L Tristram, b. May 28, 1818; d. aboat 1838 in New
75. JsuM Frances^ Alien, (Joseph^, Dr. Joseph^, Josej>h3,
Nathaniel*, Edward')* b. at Palmyra, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1839 ; m. Feb.
39, 1872, Charles E. Curran, b. at Kingston, Canada, April 8, 1837,
son of James and Mary (Cox)Curran. He enlisted in Co. C, ad Iowa
In&ntry at Danvenport, Iowa, April 24, 1865 ; mustered out of
service July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky.; resides in Chicago, 111.
I. Jennie Bell Curran, b. Jan. iSi 1873; d* ^ug. 22,
II. Flora Augusta Curran, b. June 25, 1874 ; m. June 14,
1905, W. A. S. Plata, M. D. of Kansas City, Mo.
Previous to her marriage she was a popular and
efficient teacher in the schools of Elk Co., Kansas,
her native county.
III. Joseph Edward Curran, b. March 19, 1877. He
enlisted in a Nebraska regiment and had seven
months' service in the Philippines, but was mus-
tered out on account of illness. He now resides in
IV. John Wesley Curran, b. Nov. 30, 1879; d- F^^* 3»
IIL Ida Bell Curran, b. Jan. 12, x88i. She graduated
from the Normal School at Brockport, N. Y., in
X901, having prepared herself for a teacher.
76. Helen Sophia'^ Allen, (Josephs, Dr. Joseph^, Joseph^
Nsthaniel^ Edward')* bom at Leroy, N. Y., April 6, 1842; m.
April 24, 1861, George W. Doty, b. July 4, 1830, at Ogden, N. Y.,
son of David and Mehiubel (Lamed) Doty. He resides at Adanu
Basin, N. Y. He was for many years a school teacher, after which
he retired to farm life.
L Ida Isabelle Doty, b. Aug. 13, 1867 ; d. June 23, 1868.
II. George Willoughby Doty, b. May 30, 1 869 ; d. Dec. 4,
III. Clarence Allen Doty, b. July 29, 1878.
Jane Fnncet (Allen) Cumn.
DESCEKDANTS OF EDWARD AXXEN. 69
77. Flora Louisa!^, Allen, (Josephs, Dr. Joseph^ Josephs,
Nathaniel^ Edward' )f b. at Leroy, N« Y., July so, 1848; m..
March xi, 1874, Lewis Mayo, son of Judge Walter and Elizabeth
(Hall) Mayo. He resides in Leavenworth, Kansas. She d. at
Cape May, N. J., Sept. 9, i88x.
L Alfred D. Mayo, b. Dec. 18, 1875.
IL Walter Mayo, b. July xx, 1877.
in. Mead S. Mayo, b. July 10, X879.
78« Alice Isabelle^ Allen, (Josephs, Dr. Josephs Joseph^,
Nathaniel^ Edward' )f b. at Leroy, N. Y., April 14, x8s3 ; m.
Nov. 34, x87S, Charles M. Gilman. He resides in Elsinore,
L Mary Melissa Gilman, b. April 17, X877.
n. Ada Mildred Gilnian« b. Dec. 33, X878.
UL Allen Tucker Gilman, b. May xx, X890; d. Nov. 33,
79. Susan Lucretia^ Allen, (Josephs, Dr. Joseph^ Joseph3
Nathaniel^ Edward' )• b. at Parma, N. Y., March 37, 1854; m.
March xo, X875, Judson Hall Webster, son of Alvin and Cornelia
(Bailey) Webster; she d. at Ogden, N. Y., Tan. x, 1885.
Florence Ada Webster, b. JaiL »o, X876.
80 Id^ Blanched Allen, (Josephs, Dr. Joseph^ Joseph^,
Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. at Parma, N. Y., June 35, 1859 ; m. X893,
Charles F. HUl of Hoquian, Washington. She had been a teacher
there for some time previous to her marriage.
81. .Laura Wamei^ Allen, (Rufuss, Robert*, Joseph3, Nathaniel'
Edward'), b. Aug. xi, x8ix; m. April X3, X830, Levi Philanda
York, b. Oct. 39, x8o6, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Kinney) York of
Wallingford, Vt. She d. in Wallingford, Vt., Feb. 9, X875 ; he d-
in Waterman, III, May 30, 1SS7.
Children b. in Wallingford, Vt. :
L Son (unnamed) b. Sept. xs, X83X ; d. Sept sx, t83x.
IL Son (unnamed) b. March «-, X834 ; d. Apr. 3, X834.
70 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
III. Levi York, b. June — , 1835 ; d. July 31, 1835.
IV. Marshall York» b. Oct. 17, 1835, (adopted); he tn.
Dec — , 1858, Sophia Fales. They reside in
Brandon, Vt. ; their children are Mary and Ernest.
V. Laura Ann York, b. April 6, 1838; m. Nov., 1858,
Harvey D. Congdon of Wallingford, Vt She d.
'Aug. 9, x88i. Their children are (x) Sherrie;
(3) Hattie F.; (3) Ella A.; (4) William F.
VI. Rufus Allen York, b. March 8, 1841 ; m. June 20,
1876, Sarah E. Steward, b. May 13, 1845. She d.
Sept 3, i88x. They had one child, Myna Augusta,
b. Aug. 3, 1880; d. Dec. 14, 1883. He resides in
Watertown, UL He m. (2d) Oct. ix, 1900, Mrs.
Lucy French, dau. of Leverett and Abigail (Hart)
Culver, b. in Wallingford, Vt., Aug. 23, X835. She
m. (x) Granville Congdon; m. (2) Dec. X3, x86-,
Eben C. French, who d. Dec 8, 1897. I'hey now
reside in Sandwich, 111.
VII. Augusta Alvina York, b. March 27, 1S43 ; m. Feb. 14,
X867, George Griffith Congdon, b. in Wallingford,
VLf Feb. 29, 1838, son of James H. and Lydia
(Brock) Congdon. She was a teacher in Vermont
previous to her marriage. They removed to Water-
man, 111., in x868, where the family is permanently
active in the Baptist church. Mr. Congdon has
also been a leader in civil affairs. He has held the
office of justice of the peace continuously since
x88x, and has just been elected for another term of
four years (X905.) He was town clerk X869-X87X ;
collector, X864, x86s, x873«x879, x886, X887 ;
constable, XS65, x866, 1873. Children b. in Water-
man except the eldest: (x) Lillian Congdon, b.
in WalUngford, Vt., March 33, 1867 ! d- Dec. 8,
1867. (3) George Edward Congdon, b. Feb. 35,
X869; attended the public schools of Waterman,
1 876^x884, graduating from the Sugar Grove
school under F. W. Hall in June, 1886 ; taught in
the public schools of DeKalb county, lU.,
X886-X893 ; at Morgan Park Academy X893-X89S ;
at the University of Chicago (matriculate 3336)
X 895^x899, A. B., .April x, X899; during 1899 to
X90X teaching in the public schools of DeKalb
county and at home; X901 to date, instructor in
mathematics and science in Sac City Institute,
Sac City, Iowa. He has been a frequent con-
tributor to the puzzle departments of the following
GEORGE EDWARD CONGDON
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 71
papers since 1884, viz : New York Tribune, Chicago
Weekly News, Chicago-Inter Ocean ; Burlington
Hawkeye, Portland Transcript and other papers;
conducted a puzzle department in the Orange Judd
Fanner 1889*1894; a solver and frequent prize
winner in the Woman's Home Companion and
Ladies' Home Journal at the present time. For
some time Mr. Congdon has been interested in
genealogy and local history ; has been historian of
Old Settlers' Association of DeKalb county from
1894 to date; one of the originators and the first
president of the DeKalb Historical society 1900;
member of the Illinois State Historical Society
1902 to date; has published the Waterman Year
Book 1902 and 1903; is preparing a genealogy of
the Congdon family and a history of his native
town of Waterman. His studious investigation has
to light the names of five hundred ancestors.
(3) William Allen Congdon, b. Nov. 24, 1870,
unm. : he is a successful farmer in Waterman, an
extensive raiser of Barred Plymouth Rock poultry
for market and breeding purposes ; elected trustee
of the village of Waterman 1904-1906. (4) John
Solon Congdon, b. Feb. 12, 1873; m. Aug. 13,
19031 Ellen Avery Kellogg, dau. of Rev. Henry
Lyman and Mora Emily (Blanchard) Kellogg, b.
July 5, 1879. H^f mother was the daughter of
Jonathan Blanchard, some time president of
Wheaton College, and his wife, Mary Avery Bent.
Mrs. Congdon is a graduate of Wheaton College, as
were her father and mother. Her uncle, Charles
A. Blanchard, is the present president. Mr.
Congdon graduated from Wheaton College (A. B.)
1900; (A. M.) 1901 ; taught in Western Normal
College, Bushnell, 111., 190 1-1902; instructor in
science Creston, Iowa, high school, 1902-1904;
same in Fort Collins, Colorado, high school, 1904-
1905. Child, George K^Uogg Congdon, b. at
Creston, Iowa, July 28, 1904. (5) Carrie Perry
Congdon, b. April 14, 1876; m. April 6, 1905,
William F. Congdon of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
VIII. Ella Elizabeth York, b. Oct. 8, 1846 ; m. April 6,
x886, Chauncey H. Starkey. They have one child,
Laura Starkey. They reside in Aurora, 111.
82. Lucretia Smead^ Allen, (Rufus^, Robert^, Joseph3,
Nathaniel', Edward'), b. July 29, 1813; m. Dec. 2S1 1832,
73 DESCESDAKIS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
Crispin Bull Edgerton, b. April 24, 1804, son of Robert and Ann
(BuU) Edgarton of Wallingford, Vt He d. Jan. 3, 1883; she
d. Oct 3O9 1894, in Wallingford, Vt.
L Sarah Allen Edgerton, b. July i, 1833; m. June lo,
1849, Samuel E. Rogers of Wallingfordi Vt. She
d. Jan. 30t 1S94. Their children are (i) Edwin
Everett Rogers, b. Sept. 19, 1853 ; m. Aug. 9,
1 88 1, Mary E. Hurlburt. Their child, Olivet
Rogers, b. Nov. i, 18S6; d. Sept 19, 1888. He
graduated from Middlebury College. (2) Myron
Clark Rogers, b. May 12, 1856 ; m. Oct 18, 1881,
Ada Laselle Edgerton. He resides in Brooklyn,
N. Y. ; was educated in Wallingford high school ;
was soon in successful mercantile life in Walling*
fonl and Troy, N. Y., is now very successful in
life insurance. Has been deacon for years and
now is an elder in the Presbyterian church.
Children: (a) Charles E. Rogers, b. March 3,
1883 ; d. March 4, 1883 ; (b) Gertrude Minnie
Rogers, b. Sept 28, 1886; (c) Harold George
Rogers, b. Ort 17, 1888; (d) Hugh Samuel
Rogers, b. Nov. xi, 1889.
II. Martin Van Buren Edgerton, b. Sept xo, X834; ro.
Aug. 31, X870, Eliza Lilly of Potaski, N. Y. He
resides in Wallingford, Vt, where he is a successful
contractor and builder.
III. Rufus Allen Edgerton, b. July x6, X836. He enlisted
Nov. 26, x86x, in Co. H of the First Vermont
Cavalry, was taken prisoner in Banks' retreat.
May 27, X862, paroled from Bell Island, Sept x6,
1862 ; d. at Annapolis, Md., Nov. 4, x862.
IV, Claris M. Edgerton, b. Jan. 3, X839 ; m. Jan. xx, X864,
Eliza Ann Doty of Danby, Vt She d. July 2x,
x887. Their children are: (x) Maude Berry
Elizabeth, b. May 31, X869; m. Dec. x6, X896,
Warren C. Kane of Malone, N. Y. Their son,
Lawrence Edgerton Kane, was b. Oct 26, x898.
(2) Lester Clark Edgerton, b. Feb. xx, X872 ; d.
Sept x6, 1872. (3) Jay Deforest Edgerton, b.
Oct 8, X873; ™* March X7, 1898, Ida Damon.
Resides in Cleveland, O. No children. (4) Jessie
Calista, b. Feb. 6, x87S ; d. Sept 20, X875. (5)
Mary Lucretia, b. Oct X4, X877. (^) Ora Calista,
b. Jan. 8, X884 ; d. April 20, x88s. The foregoing
Clark M. Edgerton resides in Chicopee Falls, Mass.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 73
V« Betsey Alvina Edgerton, b. March aa, 1841, unm.;
resides in Wallingford, Vt
VI. Andreas N. Edgerton, b. Aug. 7, 1843; °>- Feb. 14,
1873, Elizabeth P. Thayer of Wells, Vt. She d.
Aug. 38, 18S3. They had one child, Lucretia E.
Edgerton, b. Sept. 28, 1S81 ; d. Oct 7, 1881. He
resides in Wallingford, Vt.
VII. Edgar Frank Edgerton, b. Sept. 18, 1845 : m. June 8,
x88i, Emma Colvin of Danby, Vt. He resides in
VIII. Ella Luella Edgerton, b. Aug. 18, 1847.
IX. John Congdon Edgerton, b. Aug. 15, 1850; d. Dec.
X. Mary Jane Edgerton, b. Dec. 18, 1851 ; ro. Feb. la,
1868, William Rogers Johnson of Tinmouthy Vt,
now of Leominster, Mass. Their children are:
(i) Anna Lucretia Johnson, b. Nov. 16, 1869;
m. Jan. 4, 1888, Charles H. Jackson of New
Haven, Vt. Their children are Maybelle Anna
Jackson, b. Feb. 8, 1 889 ; Eugene Jackison, b. July
31, 1890; d. Aug. 38, 1890; Arthur William Jack-
son, b. Aug. i6, 1893. (3) Bessie Mary Johnson,
b. Nov. 19, 1873; m. Dec. 33, 1887, Arthur B.
Ingalls of E. Clarendon, Vt They have one child,
Cecil J. Ingalls, b. July 8, 1891. (3) Frederic M.
Johnson, b. April 33, 1876 ; m. Aug. 8, 1898, Daisy
Ann Phelps of Keene, N. H. Their children are
(a) Chester Arthur Johnson, b. Feb. i. 1900;
(b) Bessie Myrtle Johnson, b. Aug. so, 1901.
(4) Ethel R. Johnson, b. Oct 14, 1879 • ™- ^^b.
8, 1905, Rollin Clayton Kane of Wallingford, Vt ;
(5) Eugene Johnson, b. July a, 1883, a. Aug. ai,
1883 ; (6) Chester Arthur Johnson, b. Oct ao, 1887.
XL Alvin Mortimer Edgerton, b. June 8, 1855 ; m. Feb.
14, 1883, Bridget Ellen Taney of Bennington, Vt
They have one child, Lucretia M. Edgerton, b.
Nov. ij, 1 886. He resides in Wallingford, Vt
83. Dea. Rufus Cady^ Allen, (RufusS, Robert4, Joseph^,
Nathaniel', Edward')* b. May 4, 181 7 ; m. Aug. 15, 1841, Adeline
Hannah Sanders, b. in Wilmot, N. H., Feb. 7, 1835, dau. of Rev.
John and Hannah (Barron) Sanders. She d. in Wallingford, Vt,
Jan. 6, 1847. He m. (ad) Oct 10, 1847, Mrs. Sabrina (York)
Dickerman, b. Aug. 35, 180S, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah York.
She d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 7, 1890, and lies with her kindred in
74 DESCENDAKTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
the old cemetery on Sugar Hill, East Wallicgford. He d. Sept 9,
19029 at the summer cottage of bis son in the Adirondacks« In
the language of one who is well qualified to write of him, I give
the following concerning the life and work of Rufus C. Allen : ** He
was bom in Wallingford, Vt., and resided many years on the old
Allen homestead. His father was both shoemaker and farmer, and
the subject of this sketch followed both avocations. He was thirsty
for knowledge, but could gratify it only in the district school. In
young manhood he achieved success as a teacher in his vicinity.
His warm heart and bter reading developed a keen, inteOigent and
patriotic interest in public questions, and the temperance and anti-
slavery reforms have had his earnest support. The true Vermont spirit
lives in him. His integrity, good judgment and consistent Christian
character are so marked that though he has never sought office in
church or state, it has been repeatedly thrust upon him in both
relations. Such duties have been uniformly discharged with credit
to himself and satisfaction to others. Converted in early life, he
united with the Baptist church at seventeen years of age, and has
always been an active worker. Not only in Vermont where he and
his wife sang together in church for 35 years and toiled variously,
but with large churches of city life in Elizabeth and Brooklyn his
zeal and ability have made him prominent where his services have
been sought for positions of trust or cooperation. The esteem in
which he is held was lately shown in connection with his 77th
birUiday, when friends, including some of the most prominent
people in Brooklyn, gathered to do him honor. In home life he has
been happy, beloved and appreciated. Twice married, his cheerful
disposition combined with that of his wives to create a sunny and
true home atmosphere. Their children rise up to call them blessed."
Children by first marriage bom in WaUingford, Vt. :
I. Rodolphns Warrington, b. Feb. 26, 1S43. He enlisted
in Co. A, 2d Regt. Vermont Volunteers, Feb. 1862 ;
he d. in Mt. Pleasant hospital in Washington, D. C,
July 26, 1862, and was buried in the Soldiers' Home
cemetery at Washington. His bravery and faithful-
ness as a soldier was an honor to the name which
II. Adelaide Hannah, b. Oct g, 1844 ; m. Dec. 24, 187 1,
Perkins M. Brown, b. Nov. i, 1844, son of
Archibald and Lydia M. Brown of Bascawan, N. H.
Rav. J. O. ALLWt. a. D.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD AXXEN. 75
They reside in North Woodstock, N. H. Th^
have no children.
Children by second marriage :
III. Rev. John Clarence, b. July 28, 1848; m. 1874,
Julia I., dau. of Rev. Charles and Irene (Bell)
Johnson. The following appreciative sketch is
from " Men of Vermont," published by the Tran-
script Co., 1894: "Rev. John Clarence Allen is
from an ancestry distinguished in religious con-
stancy. His ancestors for generations were Baptists,
while his father and mother were active Christians
from their youth, and sang together in church for
thirty-five years. Love of music and skill in it are
family characteristics, no less than church work.
(Mr. Allen's sister Fanny is the wife of Rev. T. J.
Whitaker of Brooklyn.) He was educated at
WaUingford high school and Black River Academy
. at Ludlow, Vt., and was graduated with highest
oratorical and other honors at Madison (now
Colgate) University at Hamilton, N. Y., in 1874.
Mr. Allen entered upon his first pastorate in
Newaik, N. J., in 1875. Success crowned his
efforts. Following this work he served the First
Baptist church of Elizabeth, N. J., for five and one-
half years, performing loyal work, baptizing many
and raising the church. The earnest call of the
Hanson Place Baptist church drew Mr. Allen to
Brooklyn. Here his highest devotion and energy
found wide scope. During the summer and fall of
1885 he remodeled the main audience room and
erected lecture and Sunday school rooms, fitting
them with essential modem appliances for church
work. In the first year of the pastorate the entire
church debt was pledged and paid off, amounting
iO 540,000. During Mr. Allen's ministry, thus far
he has baptized over seven hundred souls and has
been the means of securing over $200,000 for the
use of the Baptist denomination, and has borne an
* ' honorable part in the formation and work of the
Brooklyn Baptist Church Extension Society. His
activity in temperance and other reform work has
been highly commendable. At the National Pro-
hibition convention at Cincinnati in 1893 he was a
delegate. To many social organizations he has lent
his earnest support and membership. Among them
are the Phi Beta Kappa Society of New York, the
76 DESCC2«I>AinS 01 EDWARD ALLEN.
American Institute of Civics, Metropolitan Museum
of Art, Brooklyn Baptist Social Union, and the
New York Alumni Association of Colgate Univer-
sity, of which he is president" His last pastorate
was that of the Bergin Baptist church in Jersey
City, where in 1901 his health broke down in the
midst of a revival, which rendered suspension of
work necessary for the time. Since then he has
supplied as strength and opportunity have per-,
mitted. He resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. The
degree of D. D., was conferred upon him in 1895
by the American Temperance University.
rV. Fanny Gray Allen, b. in Wallingford, Vt , Oct. 6, 1856 ;
m. Aug. 21, 1889, Rev. Thomas J. Whitaker, b.
June 2, 1844, At Deposet, N. Y., son of Benjamin
and Clarissa (Hulce) Whitaker. When xS years
old he entered the service of his country, being
mustered in Aug. 27, 1862, as a member of Co. E,
109th Regt, N. Y. S. Vols. He spent three years
in ser\'ice, mainly with the Army of the Potomac ;
participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Spott-
sylvania, Gain's Farm, Cold Harbor, before Peters-
burg from June 17 to the following April, Welden
R. R., Poplar Green Church, and to the close of
the war. He had many narrow escapes, but was
unhurt. After the war he engaged in farming, but
being called to the ministr)' entered Madison (now
Colgate) University, graduating with honor in 1S76.
Has been a very successful pastor at Franklin,
Hornellsville and Brooklyn, N. Y. Has baptized
about 800. He is now the pastor of the Bushwick
avenue Baptist church of Brooklyn, N. Y. He has
one child, Allen B. Whitaker, b. Aug. 8, 1891.
84. Alvina^ Allen, (RufusS, Robert^, Joseph3, NathanieP,
Edward'), b. March 8, 1820, in Wallingford, Vt. ; m. Sept. 20, 1840,
Thomas C. York, b. in Wallingford, Vt., Aug. 28, 1820, son of
Jonathan and Sarah (Kinney) York. He d. in Townshend, Vt.,
Jan. 27, 1877 ; she d. in Exeter, N. H., Dec 29, 1887.
Children b. in Wallingford, Vt :
I. Ellen Lucretia York, b. Aug. 22, 1844; m. July 24>
1863, Rev. Cyprian Pierre Frcnyear, b. . He
d. at Townshend, Vt., May 13, 1876. She resides at
Exeter, N. H. He graduated from the theological
department of the school at Fairfax in 1863 ; since
ThomM C. Fienyaet.
DBSCZMDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 77
then he has served the churches in Middletown,
Ira, North Springfield, Jamaica and Townshend,
Vty over which last church he was settled in No-
vember, 1874. He was successful in all his
pastorates and left a name honored and respected
in each. He was of French origin. His parents
being Catholics, he was early instructed in that
faith, and was confirmed in the church at
the early age of ten years, in which he con-
tinued until the age of nineteen, when he was
converted to Protestantism. He then devoted seven
years preparatory to entering the Baptist ministry.
He was ordained for the ministry in 1S63 at Fair-
fax. From the published account of him at the
time of his death we have the opinion of one who
knew him well and who speaks of him as '' a man
of more than ordinary ability, and who was held in
high esteem by his church and denomination. He
had been the secretary of the Vermont Baptist
State Convention for seven years, and was largely
instrumental in consolidating the records of the
Vermont Baptist anniversaries. He was quite a
historical student, and at the time of his decease
was engaged in i»Titing up a very minute history of
the Baptist denomination in this state." The chil-
dren of C. P. and E. L. Frenyear are (x) Thomas
Cyprian Frenyear, b. in Middletown, Vt., March 16,
1865 ; m. June 28, 1893, Emma Louise Chase, dau.
of Rev. J. N. Chase of Exeter, N. H.; d. in
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1903. He became early
interested in electrical science, the study of which
he continued through Phillips Exeter Academy, the
Boston Latin School and Harvard College. His
fitness for the position won for him a place as the
manager of the Cagandutta Electric Railroad System
at Gloversville, N. V., which position he took in
June, 1892, and by his energy and perseverence won
the esteem of all and soon paved the way for his
advancement to a higher place with the Westing-
house Electrical Co. at Buffalo, N. Y., where he
gained the confidence of all with whom he came
in contact, and at the time of his death, such was
his promise, he would soon have been advanced to
a still higher position of honor and trust. Led by
the benign influence of his parents, he imbibed in
early life a deeply religious spirit and experienced
78 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
conversion at the age of eleven. He was con*
nected with the Delaware Avenue Baptist church of
Buffalo, in which he served as superintendent of
the Sunday school, deacon and trustee. His widow
resides in Saybrook, Conn. Children : (a) Marion
Chase Frenyaer, b. April i6, 1896; (b) Allen
Cyprian Frcnyaer, b. Nov. 1898 ; (c) John Thomas
Frenyacr, b. Oct. 13 1903. (2) Flavia Frenyaer,
b. in Ira, Vt., Nov. 22, 1866; d. at Jamaica, Vt.,
Feb. 25, 1869. (3) Grace Frenyaer, b. in Spring-
field, Vl, Dec. 15, 1868; m. Aug. 15, 1893,
William H. Goring; had one child, Irene Grace
Goring, b. Sept. 27, 1896. Reside in Alleghany, Pa.
(4) Florence Alvina Frenyaer, b. in Jamaica, V't.,
Aug. 22, 1870 ; m. Feb. 26, 1893, l^rin J. Jones : he
d. Feb., 1902 ; she resides at Kxeter, N. H. Their
children are (a) FUvia Locke Jones, b. April 20,
1894 ; (b) Russell Cyprian Jones, b. Dec. 26, 1896 ;
(c) Hazell F. Jones, b. May 5, 1899. (5) George
Albert Frenyaer, b. in Jamaica, Vt., July 10, 1874 ;
m. in Buffalo, March, 1899, Jennie Porter; reside
in West Hamilton, Ontario, Can. ; have one child,
Irene Ellen Frenyaer, b. June, 1901.
II. Frances Emma York, b. April 13, 1850; m. Feb. 20,
x88o, Wesley R. Phillips; she d. in Brattleboro.Vu,
Aug. 26, 1884. Their child, Frances Phillips, b.
Nov. 19, 1881.
III. Mary Adell York, b. Jan. 17, 1859 ; d. July 27, 1859.
IV. Mary Clara Edna York, b. Sept. 12, 1S60; d. in
Townshend, Vt., May 12, 1877.
85. Betsey^ Allen, (RufusS. Robert4, Josephs, Nathaniel',
Edward'), b. Dec. 8, 1822 ; m. Jan. 3, 1844, I^nsford W. Congdon,
b. in Wallingford, Vt., June 16, iSii, son of James H. and Susana
(Phillips) Congdon. He d. in Wallingford, Nov. 36, 1878. After
the death of her husband Mrs. Congdon and her daughter, Rhoda,
resided some vears after their return from Kansas on the old Allen
homestead in East Wallingford, which had remained in the Allen
family for nearly one hundred years, but was sold by them in 1897,
and they removed to the village of Wallingford, where they have
Children b. in WaUingford, Vt. :
I. Quincy Adams Congdon, b. Feb. 9, 1848; d.
March 18, 1848.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD AIXEN. 79
II. Rhoda Elvira Congdon, b* Dec. 12, 1S50. She was
aD efficient teacher for many years in her native
town, and for some time the superintendent of
schools there, which position she resigned in her
temporary removal to Kansas in 1890, but since
her return she resumed teaching till forced to resign
on account of failing health.
III. Charles Lansford Congdon, b. May 9, 1S59; d.
March la, 1882.
IV. Pitt Harvey Congdon, b. Oct. 28, 1861 ; d. in
Sedgwick, Kansas, June i, 1890.
86 • Rhoda Anderson^ Allen, (Rufus^, Robert^, Joseph3,
Nathaniel', Edward'), b. June 27, 1826; m. Sept. 13, 1846, John
Tabor Coogdon, b. Nov. 20, 1818, son of James H. and Lydia
(Brooks) Congdon. He d. in Wallingford, Vt., Dec. 2, 1850; she
d. there May 30, 1847.
87. Albert Marsfa^ Allen, (Rufus5, Roberts Joseph3, Nathaniel',
Edward'), b. May 30, 1829 ; m. Nov. 20, x86o, Margaret E. Qayis
of Belmont, Mass. He d. at Poultney, Vt, Nov. 26, 1901. He
commenced life on a farm adjacent to that of his father's in
Wallingford and pursued that avocation successfully. Later he
removed to Londonderry, Vt., where he took a prominent place in
local affairs, and about 1887 removed to Poultney, Vt. He united
with the Baptist church, then located on Sugar Hill, Wallingford, at
the age of ten years, and ever maintained an upright life, respected
and esteemed by all.
1X2. I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1862.
113. II. Minnie Augusta, b. Dec. 21, 1864.
114. III. Cora Jane, b. April 5, 1867.
1x5. IV. Helen Lucretia, b. June 30, 1870.
11.6. V. Josephine Gertrude, b. Oct. 13, 1872.
88. Lucinda^ Allen, (Olivers, Robert^, Joseph^, Nathaniel',
Edward'), b. in Wallingford, Vt., Oct. 5, 1S17; m. Jan. i, 1842,
Linas T. Holton, b. in Westminster, Vt., Feb. 20, 18x7, son of
Reuben R. and Rebecca (Tower) Holton. He d. in Plymouth, 111.,
.Nov. 26, x866. She d. March i, 1899 in Plymouth, 111., where the
family removed in 1856.
So DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
L Nanqr Emma Holton, b. Aug. 4, 1846 ; cL Aug. 3O9
II. Helen Rebecca Holton,b. Oct. 28, 1851 ; m. Sept — »
1868, J. M. Ralston, lliey reside in Chanyte»
III. Wallace Lines Holton, b. Feb. 25, 1854; m. Jan. 29,
1873, Sylvia Paush. They reside in Sarcaxie, Mo.
IV. Emily. Charlotte Holton, b. April 26, i860 ; m. Oct. 7»
1880, William D. Ralston of Plymouth, HI., now of
Mound Valley, Kan. Their children are: (z) H.
Inez Ralston, b. July 30, x88i ; (2) Eva P.
Ralston, b. Nov. xo, 1885; (3) Verden W.
Ralston, b. March 28, 1891.
89. George Sweetland^ Allen, (Olivers, Robert^ Joseph3,
Nathaniel, Edward')» b. June 2, 1818; m. about 1845 Amanda
Stafford. He d. Feb. 18, 1863, in South Wallingford, Vt.; she d.
Dec x868. He was both lawyer and merchant, and was the
manager of large business interests, in the midst of which he was
stricken down with a fever which closed his useful life.
ChOdren b. in Wallingford, Vt :
Mary Ann, b. 1846.
Winfield Scott, b. X848 ; d. young.
Wioslow, b. 1849 1 d* young.
Clumcellor Cicero, b. April x, X851.
Oliver Holden, b. March 7, 1853.
Horace David, b. Feb. x, X855.
Elam Clark, b. X857 ; d. X863.
Franklin Pierce, b. X859; d. X873*
Jennie A., b. x86x ; d. X865.
George Sweetland, b. Dec. 27, x862.
GO. Robert^ Allen, (Olivers, Robert^, Josephs, Nathaniel%
Edward')* b. March 9, x8x9; m. Feb. X4, X838, Eliza Albee,
b. Aug. 25, X820. He d. Jan. 22, 1863; she d. May x8, X89X, in
Creston, la. He removed from Wallingford, Vt., to Iowa in x 8s 5*
Chiklren bom in Wallingford, Vt. :
122. I. John F., b. Feb. 5, 1839.
123. IL Elvira ll, b. Nov. 22, X84X.
X24. III. Ella M., b. Aug. 30, X846.
125. rV. George W. S., b. Oct. 15, x8so.
DESCENDAM13 OF EDWARD ALLEN. 8 1
OK William Sfi Allen, (Olivers, Robert^, Josephs, Nathaniel*,
Edward')* b. Dec. 29, 1820; m. Dec. a, 1841, Lovina Edson, b. at
Shrewsbury, Vt., Oct. 8, 182 1, dau. of Zidon and Polly (Kimalls)
Edson. He moved West in 1850, and died at Aurora, 111., Aug. 25,
2873; she d. 1904, at Aurora, 111. I regret that my record of this
family is not more complete, but it is the best I could obtain.
I. Mary Jane, b. at Rutland, Vt., Nov. 21, 1842, unm.
II. Merritt Herbert, b. at Mendon, Vt., June 21, 1844;
m. 1878, Maryette Eveline Bell, at Houston, Texas.
He d. Oct 23, 1889.
III. Mira Frances, b. at Mendon, Vt., May xo, 1846.
IV. Delia Eveline, b. at Mendon, Vt., Oct. 29, 1848; m.
Dec. 14, 1878, at Rutland, Vt., H. E. Ferre.
V. Zidon Edson,. b. at Wheatland, 111., July 17, 185 1 ;
d. unm., Nov. 6, z88i.
VI. Ella Amelia, b. at Wheatland, 111., April 29, 1854;
m. Jan. 8, 1881, J. B. Tripp of Aurora, 111. No
126. VII. Vernon Ellsworth, b. at Wheatland, 111., Aug. 6, x86t.
VIII. Lewis Clinton, b. at Wheatland, III, April 21, 1865 ;
m. June 27, 1894, Hilda Nelson.
92. Dr. Horace Drapei4 Allen, (Olivers, Robert^, Joseph^,
Nathaniel^ Edward*), b. March 19, 1825 ; m. Sept 20, 1846, Esther
Thankful Culver, b. Oct. 29, 1824. She d. Dec. 17, 1859, at
Rutland, Vt He m. (2d) Dec. 2, x86o, Susan Marion Smith,
b. Nov. 20, X830. After taking a course of medical study with
Dr. Ron of Rutland, Vt, he commenced the practice of medicine
at Weston, Vt., in x848. Removing thence to Rutland, Vt, where
he became skillful in his profession ; thence he removed to Rutland,
111., where for some years he suffered from ill health, and retired
from medical practice. He d. Feb. X9, X90S.
Chiklren of first marriage, b. at Ruthind, Vt :
X27. I. Flora Esther, b. Dec. 2, 185X.
X28. II. Carrie Nellie, b. June 27, 1S56.
X29. III. Merritt Draper, b. March 7, X859.
93» Elisha RomanzA^ Allen, (Olivers, Robert^, Josephs,
Nathaniel, Edward')» b. June 10, X83X ; m. March 22, 1857,
Henrietta Stewart b. July X5, 1838, dau. of Levi Harrington and
82 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
Louisa E. (Todd) Stewart. He resided at East Wallingford« Vt.,
and was for many years engaged in the insurance business, and
prominent in the affairs of the Baptist church. He d. Jan. ax, 1905.
Children b. in Wallingford, Vt. :
I. DeWitt Clinton, b. July 15, 1858 ; d. Jan. 25, 1861.
Minnie Louise, b. Feb. 3, 1865 ; d. \larch 35, 1865.
George Levi, b. July 11, 1866 ; d. March 24, 1867.
William Stewart, b. Aug. 9, 1869.
Flora Emily, b. April 11, 1877.
94. Hcman Cook6 Allen, (Josephs, Robert^, JosepM,
Nathaniel', Eduard*)f b. in Danby, Vt., Jan. 13, 1834 ; m. July 28,
18579 Mary A. Peebles, b. Dec. 18, 1828. He was a prominent
farmer and man of affairs in Ellenburgh, N. Y., for many years.
He d. Oct., 1895 ; she d. Dec. 5, 1903.
L Charles H., b. Feb. 25, 1858, unm. ; a farmer in
Ellenburg, N. Y.
132. IL Mary E., b. July 15, 1859.
HL Robert J., b. June 16, x86i ; d. young.
IV. Marshall P., b. May 5, 1863 ; d. young.
95. Hannibal^ Allen, (Josephs, Robert^ Joseph^, Nathaniel',
Edward*), b. March 16, 1836; m. Jan. ix, 1859, ^9jy Hetty
Lusher, b. Jan. 22, 1837; she d. March 13, 1890. He m. (2d)
Jan. 2, 1892, Cornelia Augusta PoUey. He d. Dec. 26, 1898. He
resided in Whitehall, N. Y., but for many years had the manage-
ment of a summer hotel near Lake George.
133. L Joseph Cady, b. Nov. 25, 1859.
n. Frances Susan, b. Nov. 4, 1861 ; m. June xo, 1891,
Ernest A. Greenough ; she d. Aug. xo, 1894.
134. HL William Frederic, b. June x8, X864.
96. George Henry^ Allen, (Josephs, Robert^ Josephs,
Nathaniels Edward'), b. in Gramille« N. Y., April 26, 1840; m.
Nov. 12, X862, Charlotte Hopkins, b. in Potsdam, N. Y., Sept. 3,
X840. He was connected in business with his brother Marshall for
many years, and is now a member of the large importing house of
Paris, Allen & Co. of New York. Several years ago he spent some
time traveling abroad.
Ludndi E. (Scon) Anen.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 83
135. George Marshall, b. in Whitehall, N. Y., Aug. 15, z863.
97. Orrin Peei* Allen, (Roberts, Robert*, Joseph^, Nathaniel*,
Edward' )• b. in Wallingford, Vt., Sept. 30, 1833 ; m. Feb. ao, x86o,
Harriet Lyndon Maria Garvin, b. Sept. 12, 1844, in Eastport, Me.,
dau. of Andrew and Sarah (Lyndon) Garvin of Eastport ; she d. in
Palmer, Mass., Feb. 25, 1862, and is buried in Vernon, Vt fler
parents came to Eastport, Me., from Pictou, N. S., where her
mother, Sarah Lyndon, was bom, and probably her father also.
Her parents dying in her early youth, she found a pleasant home
with her married brother, James H. Garvin of Boston. She bad a
sister Theresa, who m. Charles Frizzell of Quincy, Mass., and
another sister, Henrietta, who m. John Taylor of Cambridge, Mass. ;
these all survive her. She experienced an early conversion and
united with a Baptist church in Boston. He m. (2d) June 16,
1863, Lucinda Elmina Scott, b. June 5, 1845, in Vernon, Vt, dau. of
Elea2er Guernsey and Sarah A. (Noyes) Scott of Vernon. From
the several biographies published of him we condense the following
'' He numbers among his ancestors five worthy members of the
Mayflower, viz : Governor John Carver, his wife and granddaughter,
Elizabeth Tilly, John Tilly and John Howland, besides many of the
earliest emigrants to New England, and several who engaged in the
Colonial and Revolutionary wars. He completed his education at
Chester, Vt, Academy, where he won an enviable position as a
student During his course of study there he taught school in the
towns of Windham, Cavendish and Vernon, Vt. After graduating
he taught school in Hackensack, N. J. He was for several years
superintendent of schools in Vernon, Vt» and resigned the office
on his removal from the state. He came to Palmer, Mass., Oct 5,
1859, when he commenced the business of pharmacy, in which
he continued tiU the fall of 1902, when he retired from the business.
'' He evinced in early life a decided txiste for literary pursuits, and
his course of reading has been unusually extensive, ranging through
nearly all departments of literature -and embracing the classics,
poetry, history and various sciences. He commenced writing for
the press at the age of fifteen, and has continued to contribute
84 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
to numerous publications since. Has been interested for many
years in the subject of local history and genealogy; has written
many historical papers for the press, and has published the
genealogy of the Lee, Fairman and Doolittle families. Has copied
and published the inscriptions of the two ancient cemeteries of
Palmer, and besides compiling the present volume of the Allen
memorial, has nearly completed a genealogy of the descendants of
William Scott of Hatfield, Mass. He compiled the manual of the
Second Congregational church of Palmer in 1895, and on the occa-
sion of the celebration of the jubilee anniversary of the foregoing
church in 1897 was chdsen to deliver the historical address. He
was also chosen to deliver the historical address on the occasion of
the celebration of the centennial of Thomas Lodge of Masons in
Palmer in 1896, of which he is a member.
''He has never sought office, yet has been called to fill many places
of trust He was secretary and treasurer of the Eastern Hampden
Agricultural Society for nineteen years, and for three years a member
of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture. He was for many
years a trustee of the Palmer Savings Bank. He was for several
years superintendent of the Sunday school connected with the
Second Congregational church of PaUner, and for seventeen years
the clerk of this church. He was one of the pioneer movers in the
founding of the Young Men's Library Association of Palmer in 1878,
being its librarian for some twelve years and one of its trustees till
the present time. In 1883, when the history of Palmer was pro*
jected, he was selected by the town as one of the publishing com-
mittee, of which he was the chairman, and devoted much time to
the collecting of material for the same until its completion in 1889.
He was the prime mover in establishing the Palmer Historical
Society, which was organized in May, 1899, and incorporated
through his efforts in May, 1900. He has served as the curator of
the society since its organisation. He has collected and identified a
very complete flora of Palmer, embracing some 450 specimens.
Mrs. Allen also comes from ancestors who took an active and
notable part in the wars of the Colonial and Revolutionary times.
Her ancestor, William Scott, was a participant in the famous " Falls"
fight ; her great, great-grandfather, Capt. Moses Scott, was one of
the brave defenders of Fort Massachusetts, and his son, Ebenezer
Jaion C«dy ADen.
Chutes Andenon ABea.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 85
Scott, her great-grandfather, survived a captivity among the French
and Indians of Quebec and came back to prepare for his service in
after years as a soldier for American liberty, and living to a good old
age became an honored pensioner of the United States.
• Child by first marriage :
T36. I. Ina Lyndon, b. May x6, x86i.
Children by second marriage :
II. Walter Scott, b. Feb. z, 1867. He received his
education at Mitchell's Boys' School at Billerica,
Mass., where he was awaided a gold medal for
superior scholarship. After graduating he was
engaged in his father's pharmacy for nearly ten
III. Julia Adeline, b. July 6, 1869. . She graduated from
the Palmer high school in 1888, and from the
Westfield Normal School in 1892. She was quite
precocious as a pianist, having successfully per-
. formed on the piano at a musicaJ entertainment in
the Palmer Opera House at the age of five years.
She has since been engaged as a teacher of music.
IV. Liilie May, b. Sept. 7, 1870. She graduated from the
Palmer high school in z 888, and finished her educa-
tion at the Westfield Normal School in 1892. She
is now (1905) assistant in the post office at Deer-
08. Jason Cady^ Allen, (Roberts, Roberts Joseph3, Nathaniel',
Edward*), b. in Wallingford, Vt., Feb. 26, 1835 ; m. Dec. i, 1864,
Mary Sophia Combs, b. in Enfield, Ct., Feb. 14, 1846 ; she d. Jan.
12, 1896. He is a real estate owner in Vernon, Vt., where he has
lived on the Allen homestead since 1856. Has been honored by his
townsmen with nearly every office in their gift, including that of
lister, selectman, overseer of the poor, justice of the peace, etc.
Was elected to the Vermont Legislature from Vernon in 1896, re-
ceiving every vote save two.
137. Robert Cady, b. March 14, 1878.
99. Charles Anderson^ Allen, (Robert^, Robert^, Joseph^,
Nathaniels Edward' )f b. in Jamaica, Vt., Feb. i, 1840; m. Sept. 6,
1864, Abbie E. Ball of Athens, Vt He d. there Aug. 11, 1865;
86 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
she d. Sept. g, 1872. No chSdren. He was a young man of fine
physique, ambitious and active in any' laudable pursuit which en-
gaged him. His early decease was due to a sudden fever, from
which he never rallied.
100. Robert Clark^ Allen, (Roberts, Robert^, Joseph3, Nathaniel%
Edward' )> b. in Jamaica, Vt, Oct 8, 1842 ; m. June 18, 1864, Jane
Almira Lockwood, b. in Chester, Vt., Jan. 6, 1846, dau. of Lyman
and Almira (Lockwood) Lockwood ; she d. at North Springfield,
Vt./April 29, 1867. He m. (2d) Oct 13, 1867, Lucy Cook Lock-
wood, b. in Chester, Vt., Nov. 23, 1S35, dau. of Joshua and Lepha
(Taylor) Lockwood; she d. Nov. 7, 1868. He m. (3d) Nov. 15,
1869, Mrs. Hattie Maria (Chapman) Henry, b. in Chester, Vt., May
zo, Z835, dau. of Aaron and Sarah (Thompson) Chapman. She
m. her first husband, Warren Milton Henry, Nov. 22, 1856. Their
only daughter, Hattie Henry, married, and died March 22, 1905. R.
C. Allen has resided in North Springfield, Vt., many years, where he
has engaged in the business of carpentry, and has also served as the
road commissioner for some time. . .
Child by first marriage :
Abbie Jane, b. June 13, 1865, unm. She lives in Springfield, Vt.
101 • Sarah Augusta^ Allen, (Robert^ Robert^ Joseph3,
Nathaniel^ Edward*), b. in Jamaica, Vt, Oct. 30, 1846 ; m. Jan. 18,
1869, Lafayette W. Stoddard, b. Aug. 6, 1848, in Vernon, Vt, where
he owns real estate and has served as one of the selectmen of the
town for several years. She d. at Vernon, Feb. 13, 1905, esteemed
and lamented by all who knew her.
Children born in Vernon, Vt. :
I. Wallace Emerson, b. Jan. 3, 1872. He was educated
at the Brattleboro high school and graduated from
Eastman's Business College in 1892. He has been
for some years bookkeeper and paymaster for the
Williamstown Mfg. Co. He m. Sept 23, 1896,
Laetitia L. Irwin of Williamstown, Mass. Their
child, Helen Irwin, b. Nov. 2, 1903.
II. Bertha Allen, b. March i, 1877 ; m. Oct 22, 1902,
Chester Daniel Hicks. They reside in West
Robert CUrke Alien.
S«.h (Altai) Stoddud.
DXSCEN1UNTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 87
102. Tristram C. CoiEi^ Allen, (Davids, Davids Edward^,
Ebenezer*, Edward' )i b. Feb. lo, 1832 ; m. Aug. xo, 1864, Lavinia
E. Taylor, b. Nov. 35, 1842, at Rome, Mich. ; he d. July 39, z87x.
She m. (2d) Oct. 22, 1873, Smith McCaibury of York, Mich., b.
March 4, 1829.
Child by first marriage :
Mary Lavinia, b. July 15, 1866, in Tecumseh, Mich. ;
m. Jan. zi, 1893, Edson Clark, b. July 13, 1846.
They reside in York, Mich.
103. Elisabeth^ Allen, (Davids, David4, Edward3, Ebenezer*,
Edward' )» b. Oct. 6, 1838 ; m. Feb. 7, 1857, Asa Gifford, b. March
4» x834f son of Asa and Hannah (Brown) Gifford. He is a boat
builder of Gloucester.
I. Ellen Chase Gifford, b. Dec 8, 1857, at New Bedford ;
d. April 27, i86i.
11. Charles Gifford, b. March 2, 1873 » d* March 2, 1873.
III. Jesse Gifford, b. March 2, 1873 ; d. March 3, 1873.
IV. Allen Brown Gifford, b. Sept. 21, 1876, in Gloucester.
104. William Starbuck<^ AUen, (Shubaeis, David4, Edward3,
Ebenezer*, Edward' )i b. at Nantucket March 20, 1819 ; m. SepL 24,
x868, Nancy J. Lamb, b. Nov. 24, 1843, <^u. of B. Gardner and
Susan Lamb. He was lighthouse keeper at Great Point, Nantucket,
from 1855 to x886. His service was often inspected by Dewey and
Schley, who were then naval commanders and inspectors of light-
houses. He always found them genial men, and his service
approved by them. He has been a life- resident of the Island, and
at present is the only male representative of our family bearing the
Clara Louise, b. April 6, z88z. She graduated from
the Coffin high school in 1897. She is proficient
in music as a teacher, and organist in one of the
churches of Nantucket.
105. Edward Coffin^ Allen, (ShubaeU, Davids Edward^,
Ebenezer*, Edward')» b. Feb. xx, 1823; m. Dec X4, 1855, Ann
Maria Alien, b. April 5, 1827, dau. of Benjamin and Ann (Lewis)
Allen. She d. Nov. xx, x866 ; he d. Nov. 28, 1893, at Blue Spring,
88 DCSCZNDAKTS OF KDWARD ALLIN.
I. Elizabeth Been, b. Feb. 35, 1857 ; num. Resides in
138. II. Edward CofSn. b. Oct 14, 1858.
139. III. Annie Maria, b. Feb. ss, i860.
240. IV. Harold, b. May 8, 1863.
141 • V. Lincoln, b. Nov. 10, 1866.
VI. Lucian, b. Nov. 10, z866; d. Aug. 6, 1867.
106. Frederic Bamard6 Allen, (Shubaels, Davids, Edward3,
Ebenezer', Edwaid')f b. Feb. a, 1825 ; m. Sept 34, i860, Ellen
Davis ; he d. at Nantucket May 9, 1893.
Emily, b. Nov. 34, 1861 ; d. Oct 17, 1863.
107. Benjamin Franklin^ AUen, (Shubaels, Davids Edward3,
Ebenezer*, Edward') » b. Aug. so, 1829 ; m. April 4, 1861, Caroline
Batty, b. Oct 16, 1832, dau. of Joel and Lois Batty of Starksboro,
Vt; she d. Jsn. as, 190s. He resides in Hesper, Iowa.
I. Francis Eugene, b. March 11, 1863 ; d. Dec 13, 1863.
II. Frances Lois, b. Dec 6, 1864 ; d. Jan. 13, 1877.
III. Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1873 ; d. Nov. 7, 1874.
108. SusaiK^ Allen, (TristramS, Davids Edward^, Ebeneier*,
Edward'), b. Nov. i, 1834; m. Nov. i, 1855, Daniel Smith; he is
deceased. She resides in St Paul, Minn.
Truman Smith, resides in St Paul ; and three others.
109. Mary^ Allen, (TristramS, Davids, Edward3, Ebenezer*,
Edward')f b. Dec 11, 1840; m. April 39, 1874, David Chase; he
d. Nov. 6, 1893. She resides in Hesper, Iowa.
I. Gertrude Chase, b. Jan. 36, 1875.
II. Frederic Chase, b. March 4, 1879.
110. Anna^ Allen, (TristramS, David4, Edwafd3, Ebenezer*,
Edward') 9 b. Sept 13, 1845 ; m. Aug. 30, 1873, J^^es A. Chase, b.
in Bristol, Vt, Aug, 30, 1844. They reside in Park Place, Or.
WiDiui SuiUcl Ak.
DESCENDAMTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 89
I. Lula A. Chase, b. Sept. 15, 1874; d. Nov. 29, 1874.
II. Howard G. Chase, b. Jan. 12, 1878 ; d. Aug. 24, 1878.
III. Grace A. Chase, b. June 20, 1883 ; d. June 27, 1889.
IV. Laurel H. Chase, b. Dec. 19, 1884.
111. Dr. Gertrude Gail^ Allen, (TristramS, Davids Edward^,
Ebenezez*, Edward')* b. Dec. 16, 1853 ; m. Dec. 10, 1873, Cyrus
Wellington, b. Feb. 22, 1844, in Albany, N. Y. The following facts
concerning Dr. Wellington are taken from the Chicago Evening
Post of Feb. 15, 1894 : ^Dr. Wellington gained her early education
at a public and private * Friends' ' school, and graduated from
Norwood Seminary at St Paul. Subsequently she taught for four-
teen and a half years in the first-named institution, and for three
terms in the Seminary, giving the best of satisfaction as a teacher
and earning the praise of the parents as well as winning the love
and respect of the pupils. Mrs. Wellington studied medicine in the
Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary at the New
York College and Hospital for Women, and at the Post Graduate
College of New York City. She graduated with distinguished
honois at the second named institution in the summer of 1887, and
then engaged in the careful study of surgery under leading surgeons.
She was, in fact, the second woman to take up operative surgery in
the Post Graduate College of New Yprk City. She developed a
remarkable aptitude for her professional work and was a hard and
industrious student Dr. Wellington practiced medicine in New
York City and St Paul before coming to this city, and she has
in Chicago patients from several states. She served on the staff of
the Woman's Hospital and Training School exhibit at the World's
Fair as physician and surgeon, attending with success to the only
case of any importance during the term, and also caring for the
first injured person on the grounds on dedication day. Dr. Welling-
ton is an honored member of the alumnae society of the New York
College and Hospital for Women, and also of the Illinois Woman's
Homeopathic Society. She is a member, as well, of the Municipal
Order League, which secured the establishment of the West Side
free public bath, and she belongs to the Kilo Club and is a member
of St Andrew's Episcopal church of this city." She has a delightful
home over on Washington boulevard, with a cozy office on the second
90 DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
floor of the Centzal Music Hall building. Cyrus WelUngton, her
husband, is a well-known lawyer &nd orator.
I. Marian Elizabeth Wellington, b. Sept. 30, 1874. She
graduated from the Baldwin Seminary in St. Paul
June, 1892, and has since taken a course of study
at the Chicago Musical College.
II. Philip Allen Wellington, b. Feb. 34, 1877. He
studied for three years at Notre Dame, Ind., and in
1894 entered the school at Hamlin, Minn.
III. Margaret Louise Wellington, b. June it, 1879. She
commenced a three-years' course of study in 1894.
112. Mary Elizabeth? Allen, (Albert M.^ RufusS, Robert^!
Joseph^, Nathaniel*, Edward' )» b. Aug. 15, i86a, in Wallingford, Vt. ;
nu x886, Hiram R. Dawes of Bellows Falls, Vt. Mary E. Allen
graduated with honors from Leland and Gray Seminary, Townshend,
Vt, at the age of nineteen. The year following she was sent to
Ogden City, Utah, by the Baptist Home Mission Society of Boston,
Mass. After laboring sixteen months in that field she was compelled
to return home on account of poor health. At the age of 24 she
was married to Hiram R. Dawes and went to labor among the
cok>red people at Muscogea, Indian Ter. After staying there some
time she went to New Salem, a few miles from Atoka. She labored
there until her health failed, when she was compelled to return to
her father's home in Vermont, leaving her husband at Atoka ; but
she was not allowed long to rest, for her husband's declining health
called her back, only to see him die. Some time after her husband's
death she raised about f 1000 and went to the Chickasaw Nation,
Indian Ter., and started a school in Benryn ; it was the first colored
school in the nation. She was there some four years and had a farm
connected with the schooL At first she had no assistant, but she
persevered and succeeded in building a suitable house, and in six
months was keeping school in it. In 1893 she gave it to the Baptist
Home Missionary Society of New York. She was appointed super-
intendent and had support from the missionary society. Her school
was named the Dawes Academy in honor of her husband. She was
called to Poultney, Vt, by the illness and death of her father, and
remains there with her mother.
DESCENDANTS OP EDWARD ALLEN. 91
113. Minoie Augasta^ Men, (Albert M.^ RufasS, Robert4,
Josephs, Nathaniel*, Edward')* b. in WaUingford, Vt, Dec. ax, 1864 ;
m. Nov. 19, 1885, Andrew M. Wells of Chester, Vt She was edu-
cated at Leiand and Gray Seminary, Townshend, Vt., and became a
very snccessful teacher.
Children bom in Chester, Vt :
I. Anna C. Wells, b. Oct. 17, 1887.
II. Carl A. Wells, b. Oct 31, 1889.
U4. Cora Jane? Allen, (Albert M.^ RulusS, Roberts Joseph^,
Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. in Londonderry, Vt, June 30, 1870; m.
April 15, 1885, Edward M. Magoon of Jamaica, Vt She was edu-
cated at Leiand and Gray Seminary, Townshend, Vt. ; resides in
I. Clara B. Magoon, b. in Londonderry, Vt, Aug. 5,
1887 ; m. Harry Baybrooks ; lives in Jamaica, Vt
II. Albert A. Magoon, b. in Stratton, Feb. 6, 1891.
III. Herbert C. Magoon, b. in Stratton, Feb. s, 1893.
rV. Harry Magoon.
V. Mary E. Magoon.
VI. Grace N. Magoon.
115. Helen Lucretia? Allen, (Albert M.^ RufusS, Robert4,
Josephs, Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. in Londonderry, Vt, June 30,
1870; m. March 14, 1895, Jo^Q J* McPangton. They reside at
Port Washington, Wis. No children. She was educated at Leiand
Gray Seminary, Townshend, Vt, and at Castleton State Normal
School, Vt She successfully taught nineteen terms of schooL
116. Gertrude Josephine^ Allen, (Albert M.^ Rufuss, Robert^
Josephs, Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. in Londonderry, Vt., Oct 13,
187s ; m. March 14, 1895, George Earl Douglass. They reside in
Andover, Vt She graduated from the State Normal School at
Casdeton, Vt., and taught eight terms of school with success.
I. OUve Elizabeth Douglass, b. June 34, 1898.
II. Clyde Benjamin Douglass, b. March 30, 1901.
III. Ruth Gertrude Douglass, b. July 12, 1904.
93 DESCENDANTS OF EDWAltD ALLEN.
117. Mary Ann' Allen, (George Sfi, Oliver^, Robert^, Joieph^,
Nathaniel', Edward*), b. 1846; in. Arnold Farga She. d. about
x868 ; he is also deceased.
Carlos Fargo, died at 16 years of age.
118. Chancellor Cicero? Allen, (George S.^ Oliver^, Roberta,
Joseph3, Nathaniel, Edward'), b. April i, 1851 ; m. Jan. x, 1874,
Mary E. Lincoln, dau. of Josiah Lincoln ; she d. Aug. 15, 1876. He
m. (2d) June 15, 1882, Laura A. Jackson, b. Aug. 7, 1853, dau. of
William Jackson. Mr. Allen was left an orphan when a mere lad to
make his way in the world. He began with a clerkship in the store
of his uncle, Elisha Allen at East Wallingford, Vt, where he soon
evinced those qualities of business which lead to success. After re-
maining there a few years he went to Boston in 1^73, where he has
since remained and won success in business. He became early
interested in electrical appliances, which business he has built up
from small beginnings. He is now the manager and treasurer of the
Boston Electric Co. with office at 548 Washington street The busi-
ness amounts to one half a million per year. He has a beautiful
residence in Roxbury, where he has lived for some years.
Child by first marriage :
Mary Adell, b. July 5, 1875. She is a graduate of the
Roxbury high school, and later attended a course
of study at the Burdette School of Languages and
a course of music at the Boston Conservatory.
119. Oliver Holden? Allen, (George S.^ Olivers, Robert^, Josephs,
Nathaniels Edward'), b. March 7, 1853 ; m. Eliza Crandall; she d.
March, 1889. He is a farmer and resides in South Wallingford, Vt.
L Chloe, b. 1877.
U. George, b. x88i.
III. Chancellor H., b. March, 1889.
120. Horace David? Allen, (George S.^ Olivers, Robert4,
Joseph^ Nathaniel, Edward'), b. Feb. x, 1855^ at South Walling-
ford, Vt; m. July 8, X874, Ada Porter, b. July 19, 1857, dau. of
Isaac N. and Hortensia B. (Odell) Porter. He is a farmer and re-
sides in Danby, Vt.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 93
L Jennie Hortensia, b. Jan. 22, 1875 ; m. Jan. 23, 1894,
WiUiam H. Herrick of Fitchburg» Mass.
II. George Chancellor, b. April 5, 1878.
121. George Sweetland? Allen, (George S.^ Olivers, Robert^
Joseph^, Nathaniel% Edward'), b. Dec. 27, 1862 ; m. July 3, 1888,
Eva Nora Alger, b. Nov. 13, x868, at Hebron, Ind. He is in
business at Carthage, Mo.
I. Lillie Juvel, b. July 10, 1889.
11. Maude May, b. Sept 3, 1891.
III. Ella Adell, b. Oct. 20, 1893.
122. John F.7 Allen, (Robert6, Olivers, Robert4, Josephs,
Nathaniel', Edward')ib. Feb. 5, 1839 ; m. March 5, 1875, Catherine
McKanna, b. at Ogdensburg, N. Y., Oct 13, 1853. He is a resident
of Council Bluffs, la.
Children bom at Creston, la. :
L Ella M., b. Feb. 16, 1877.
II. Agnes E., b. Feb. 19, 1879.
III. George F., b. Feb. 14, 1881.
IV. Robert F., b. Jan. 17, 1883 ; d. May 10, 1884.
V. Hattie S., b. June 10, 1888.
VI. Bemice L., b. Sept 3, 1890.
VII. Bessie Elvira, b. July 17, 1896 ; d. March 28, 1898.
123. Elvira L.7 Allen (Robert^ Olivers, Robert^ Josephs,
Nathaniel', Edward'), b. Nov. 22, 1841 ; m. July 5, 1863, Levi
Snell, b. Oct 23, 1828, in Penn.; he died about 1892. Her home
is in Lincohi, Neb.
I. Arthur A. Snell, b. at Mt Pleasant, la., Nov. 28, 1864.
II. Eva M. Snell, b. at Lincoln, Neb., Sept 16, 1873.
124. Ella M.7 Allen, (Robert^, Olivers, Robert4, Joseph3,
Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. Aug. 30, 1846; m. Aug. 28, 1861, George
W. Hardwick; he died June 18, 1874. She m. (2d) Jan. 3, 1877,
Charles E. Dahlburg.
94 DBSCSNDAMTS OF IDWARD AIXEN.
Children by fint marriage, bom in Lee Co., Iowa :
L Leola E. Hardwick, b. March 3, 1863 ; m. June i,
1883, Banks Stewart of Alliance, Neb. ; their chikl,
Bessie E. Stewart, was b. Aug* — , 1884.
II. G. Elmer E. Hardwick, b. Dec. as, i868. He resides
in Laramie City, Wyoming.
Children by second marriage, b. in Creston, la. :
IIL Fk>ra E. Dahlburg, b. Nov. 3, 1877.
IV. Clarence T. Dahlburg, b. July 6, 1879.
V. Nina H. Dahlburg, b. June s8, 1883.
VI. Jessie M. Dahlburg, b. Oct. 5, 1883; d. Sept 39,
Vn. NelUe H. Dahlburg, b. July 13, 1885.
125. George Washington Sargent? Allen, (Robert^, OUverS,
Robert^, Josephs, Nathaniel*, Edward'), b. Oct. 15, 1850; m. Oct.
38, 1886, Mary Whiting, b. Nov. 36, i860, at Mt Pleasant, la. He
is emfdoyed in the clothing and gentlemen's furnishing goods busi-
ness in Mt. Pleasant, la.
Children bom in Mt. Pleasant, la. :
L Robert Whiting, b. June 15, 1888.
II. Julia May, b. Sept. 5, 1890.
126. Vernon Ellsworth? Allen, (William^, Olivers, Robert*,
Josepbi, Nathaniel*, Edward')* b. in Wheatland, IIL, May 6, 1861 ;
VBu Nov. t6, 1887, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Margaret (Lamb)
Dunley ; she was b. in Aurora, ID^ July 18, 1863. He was educated
in the public schools of Aurora, IIL, where be stiD resides. Has
been a clerk in different oflBces ; is at present in the storehouse of
the C B. and Q. R. R*
Children bom in Aurora, nt. :
I. Lnh May, b. July t, 1888.
11. Clyde Edward, b. Sept. 33, 1889,
III. Roy Edson, b. Feb. a6, 1891 ; d. April 15, 1896.
IV. Earl Bernard, b. Aug. i, 1893 ; d. Febw 7, r89S.
V. Harley Francis, b. Dec 16, 1896.
127.* Flora Eslhcrr Allen, (Dr. Horace D.^ OlivciS^ Robert*,
Jo8q>b^ NadianieH, Edward<), b. Dec s, 1851, at Weston, Vl; m.
Jan. t, 1876, Horace W. Flaser of DL
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 95
I. Merriit Edgar Flaseri b. Dec. 24, 1876.
II. Rollin Elam Flaser, b. March 14, 1878.
III. Mary Lola Flaser, b. Oct. 25, 1888.
128. Carrie Nellie? Allen, (Dr. Horace D.*, Olivers, Robert^
}08eph3, Nathaniel', Edward'), b. in Rutland, Vt., June 27, 1856;
m. Nov. 28, 1877, Willard E. Proctor of Rutland, 111.; d. 1888-9.
Flora May Proctor, b. June 21, 1880.
129. Mcrritt Draper? Allen, (Dr. Horace D.^ Olivers, Robert*,
Joseph^, Nathaniels Edward')» b. May 7, 1859; m. Feb. 3, 1891,
Louisa Webber ; she d. Jan., 1895. He resides in Rutland, 111.
I. Blanche Luella, b. May 13, 1892.
II. Son, b. Jan. 1895.
130* William Steward? Allen, (Elisha^ R., Olivers, Robert*,
Joseph^, Nathaniel', Edward'), b. Aug. 9, 1869 ; m. Aug. 10, 1890,
Anna T. Riley. He resides in Saratoga, N. Y.
Margeretta Flora, b. Feb. 3, 1892.
131. Flora Emily7 Allen, (Elisha^ Olivers, Robert*, Josephs,
Nathaniel', Edward' )# b. April ix, 1877 ; m. June 7, 1899, Ernest
D. Dickennan. Reside in Mechanicsville, Vt.
I. Allen Elwin Dickerman, b. May 23, 1901.
II. Gordon Ernest Dickerman, b. Dec. 3, 1902 ; d.
Dec 14, X902.
132. Mary Elizabeth? Allen, (Heman C.^ Josephs, Robert*,
Josephs, Nathaniel', Edward'), b. July 15, 1859 ; m. March 4, 1884,
William H. Sawyer, b. Sept 9, 1835, in New Salem, Mass. He re-
sides in EUenburg, N. Y. ; she d. Jan. 14, 1896.
Henry Allen Sawyer, b. April 18, T885.
96 DESCXNDAMTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
133. Joseph Cady7 Allen, (Hannibal^, JosepbS| Roberts
Josephs Nathaniels Edward' )» b, in Whitehall, N. Y., Nov. 25,
1859 ; m. July 24, 1881, Jessie A. Bascom ; he d. Oct 24, 1887.
. r ' ..-— ^ I. Fary Eugene, b. May x6, 1882.
^ II. Mary Almira, b. Sept. x8, x886.
134. WilUam Frederic7 Allen, (HannibalS Josephs, Robert*,
Josephs, Nathaniels Edward' )i b. June x8, X864 ; m. March, X89X,
Fannie CaldwelL He resides in Ridgewood, N. J. He has been
with Paris, Allen & Co., New York, since x888.
I. Dorothy Sherman, b. Feb. 6, 1892.
II. Janet Perry, b. April xx, X90X.
III. Caldwell Bradley, K^«. v n^ «« r^^^
TV. Eluabeth Stewart, \ ^^"^ ^' ^^ ^L 1903.
135. George Marshall Allen, (George H.«, Josephs, Robert*
Josephs, Nathaniels Edward'), b. in AVhitehall, N. Y., Aug. x5,
X863; m. June 3, X896, Grace Fanshawe. Resides in Morristown,
N. J. He is now (X905) traveling abroad.
Lorane, b. in Morristown, N. J., July X9, X898.
136. Ina Lyndon^ Aflen, (Orrin P.S Roberts, Roberts Josephs,
Nathaniels Edward*)* b. in Palmer, Mass., May x6, x86x ; m.
Charles Robert Carroll, b. in Stillwater, N. Y., Dec. X2, x8s6.
Reside in Rowe, Mass.
Children b. in Greenfield, Mass. :
I. Jane Frances Carroll, b. Dec. 3, X877 ; m. Oct xs,
X902, Ellis Edmund Potter of Rowe, b. in Green-
field, Mass., Oct. 24, 1877. son of Edward and
Annie (Lincoln) Potter. Farmer, resides in Rowe,
II. ABcn Robert CarroU, b. Nov. X3, X878; d. July 6,
III. Lillian Louise Carroll, b. Nov. X4, x88x ; m. May x6,
1900, Frank Martin Pahl, b. at Turners Falls, Mass.,
Feb. X, X875, son of Martin and Rosaxma Pahl,
who came from Germany in x87x. Frank M.
Pahl enlisted in the Brooklyn Barracks, April 2,
Rolxrt Culy AHeii.
Robert Juon AUen.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN. 97
1897 ; went aboard the battleship Indiana April 16,
1898, and sailed the next day for Cuba. He
served on this ship six months and four days and
was honorably discharged at the Brooklyn navy
yard Oct. 12^ 1898. Reside in Greenfield, Mass.
IV. Josephine Eliza Carroll, b. April 8, 1885 ; m. June 5,
1901, Willis Leslie Shumway, b. in Whitingham, Vt,
Jan. 26, 1872, son of Chandler and Olive Irene
(Goodell) Shumway. Reside in Rowe, Mass.
Their children are (i) Edith Josephine Shumway,
b. in East Whately, Mass., June 30, 1902. (2) Eva
Frances Shumway, b. in Rowe, Mass., June 5, X904.
V. Alice Lyndon CarroU, b. Dec. 23, 1887. Graduated
at the Charlemont, high school; now (1905) a
student at the Moody school. East Northfield,
VI. Walter Charles Carroll, b. Aug. 23, 1890.
VII. Amy Flora Carroll, b. Feb. 4, 1893.
VIII. Herbert Allen Carroll, b. May 28, 1897.
. I^ Jessie Gladys Carroll, b. Sept. 19, 1900.
X. Frederic Walker Carroll, b. June 14, 1903.
137. Robert Cady7 Allen, (Jason Cady^, Roberts, Robert*,
Josephs, Nathaniel, Edward')» b. in Vernon, Vt., March 14, 1878;
m. Oct 24, 1 90 1, Mrs. Minnie Alice (Morse) Easton, dau. of Luke
J. and Hattie S. Morse, b. in William8\'ille, Vt., Oct. 30, 1872. She
m. (ist) April 5, 1894, Leslie C. Easton; he d. April 14, 1897.
They had one child. Amy L. Eaton, b. Jan. x 3, 1 896. Robert C.
Allen was educated in the schools of Vernon and Brattleboro, Vt.,
and in 1899 received a diploma with honors from the Scranton
school. He lives on the AUen homestead in Vernon, Vt., where he
has made marked success as a fruit raiser.
Robert Jason, b. April 20, 1903.
138. Edward Coffin? Allen, (Edward C.^ Shubaels, David^
Edwards, Ebenezer*, Edward'), b. Oct. 14, 1858, in Pawtucket,
R. I.; m. May x6, 1879, Elnora Florence Sawtelle, b. Sept. 17,
1858, in Sidney, Me. He is a special agent of the New York Life
Insurance Co. at Palatka, Fla.
9$ DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ALLEN.
I. Anna West, b. in New York Oct xj, i88x.
II. Edna Shennan, b. in Sidney, Me., Sept. 9, 1884; d.
at Ocala, Fla., April 12, 1892.
III. Gertrude Estelle, bom at Blue Springs, Fla., July xo,
IV. Vesta Florence, b. Oct 6, x888.
V. Harold Coffin, b. in Ocala, Fla., Dec. i, X892.
139. Annie Maria? Allen, (Edward Cfi, Sbubaels, Davids
Edward^, Ebenezer*, Edward' )» b. in Pawtucket, R. I., Feb. 22,
x86o; XXL Aug. X2, X889, Charles F.Whipple, b. Sept X9, i860.
Residence in Pawtucket, R. I.
I. Norxnan Allen Whipple, b. Sept 30, 1890.
II. Helen Elizabeth Whipple, b. Oct 9, iS9i«
140. Harold? Allen, (Edward Cfi, Shubaels, Davids, Edward3,
Ebenezei', Edward'), b. May 8, X867 ; ni. June 5, X884, Charlotte
Timmerxnanse, b. near Brexxxan, Germany, Oct xo, x862. He is
engaged in pharxnacy at Englewood, N.J.
I. Valesca Lucia, b. X885 ; d. May 20, XS98.
II. Ruth Starbuck, b. X887. ^
III. Maria Harms, b. 1S90; d. Oct. 7, 189X.
IV. Miriam Coffin, b. July 27, X900.
141. Lincohi^ Allen, (Edward C.^ Shubaeis, Davids Edward^,
Ebenezer*, Edward'), b. Nov. 10, 1866; m. June X4, XS96, Nellie
Burton Bateman. Residence, Waverly, Mass. He is a pharmacist.
I. Lincoln Lucian, b. June 19, 1897.
II. Viola Louise, b. Nov. X2, X899.
III. Leila Burton, b. March 2, 1903.
A — see p. 23.
Ancestors of Ann Coleman, Wife of Edward' Allen.
The name Coleman first appears in history in A. D. 664, in the
person of a noted Scotch Bishop of Lindspame, an Island on the
northeast coast of England. He died A. D. 676. Five branches of
the family have been honored with coats of arms. Thomas Coleman,
the grandfather of our Ann, was bom in 1602 and came from
Wiltshilly Eng., in the Ship "James/* which arrived in Boston June
3, 1635. He settled first in Newbury, Mass., removed thence to
Hampton, N. H., and in 1664 he settled at Nantucket, Mass., where
he d. 1685, ae. 83. His first wife, Susaxma, the mother of his
children, d. Nov. 17, 1650. He had seven children, of whom
Joseph, b. Dec. 2, 1645, m. 1672 Ann Bunker; he d. 1690. Then
dau. Ann, m. our Edward Allen. The father of Ann Bunker was
George, son of William Bunker, a Huguenot in England, who came
to New England and settled at Ipswich and later at Topsfield, Mass.
He married Jane Godfrey about 1645 ; was drowned at Topsfield
May 26, 1658; of his five children Ann, b. 1654, m. Joseph
Coleman, father of our Ann.
B. — See p. 25.
Ancestors of Provided Gaskell, Fmsi* wife of
She was the daughter of Capt. Samuel Gaskell, son of Samuel and
Provided (Southwick) Gaskell, whose father, Ed\%'ard Gaskell, had a
grant of land at Salem in 1637, who had by his wife Sarah five
Her great grandparents, Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick,
came to New England in 1630 and settled in Salem» Mass. He was
the first to manufacture glass and earthem ware* in this country.
About 1658 they joined the Quakers, and as such were fined; the
wife was the heroine of Whittier's poem» ** Cassandra Southwick."
Their daughter, Provided, the grandmother of our Provided, the
wife of Nathaniel Allen, was ordered to be sold as a slave to any
Christian shipmaster, but to the lasting honor of the shipmasters of
those days none would buy her.
C — See p. 35.
Ancestors of Mercy Skiff, second wife of Nathaniel Allen,
FIVE of them being OF THE MAYFLOWER.
Her line of descent from Gov. Carver has recently been quite
clearly established as follows :
I. ''John Carver, sonne of James Carver, LincolLshill, Yeoman,
called by the grace of God Governor of our Colony December ye
loth, 1620, one year ! He died April 5, 1621."
n. His wife, Katherine Carver, died in the early summer fol-
lowing. (See Bradford's Hist. Plymouth Plantation). Another
account says Mrs. Carver was a sister of Pastor Robinson.
. in. John llUey m. first, the daughter of John Carver in England; ?
(name probably Elizabeth). She doubtless died in Holland. M«
(2d) February, 1615, Bridget Van der Velde. He and his wife died
at Plymouth soon after landing, so says Bradford.
Maurt in his ** Relations," p. '44, says John Tilley, — I find in the
Leyden MS. Records, — ''This February, 16 15, John Tilley, silk
worker of Leyden, married Bridget Van der Velde." This proves
that John Tilley's dau. Elizabeth was the ofiEspring of the first
IV. John Howland, m. 1621 or 1623 Elizabeth, dau. of John
Tilley ; 10 children were the fruit of this marriage. John Howland
d. Feb. 22, 1672 ; his wife Elizabeth, d. Dec. 2, 1687.
V. Elizabeth Tilley, b. 1607. The Bible printed in 1588 and
brought over in the Mayflower by William White, discovered a few
years since, now in Hartford, Conn., contains much written memo-
randa on its margins at a very early date, among which has been
found the foUowing: ''John Howland married Katherine Tilley,
granddaughter of John Carver, Governor appointed Anno Domini
163O9 of Ply mouthy now called New Plymouth." (See Conn,
magazine for March, 1899, ^^ which a photographic illustration of
the above and many others is given from the old Bible, which fully
establishes the above claim).
VI. John Chipman, b. 16x5 near Dorchester, Eng., m. 1646,
Hope Howland, dau. of John and Elizabeth. She d. in Barnstable,
Jan. 8, 1683 ; he d. July 8, X684.
VII. Nathan' Skiff, (James')f b. in Sandwich, Mass., May 16,
1658 ; m. as his second wife Dec. 13, 1699, Mercy Chipman, dau. of
John and Hope, b. Feb. 6, x668. They lived and died in Chilmark,
M. V. He d. Feb. 9, x 725-6 ; she d. June 19, 1724.
Nathan was the son of James Skiff, the emigrant who settled in
Sandwich, Mass., 1637, where he d. after x688. His wife is said to
have been Mary Reeves. She d. in Sandwich Sept. 2X, 1673, (See
Freemans Cape Cod).
VIII. Mercy, dau. of Nathan and Mercy Skiff, b. Sept 3, 170X,
widow of Prince Coffin, m. Nathaniel Allen as his second wife. As
will be seen from the above, all descendants of this couple are
eligible to be members of the Mayflower Society.
D. — See p. 3x.
ANCcnroKs of Hephzibah Coftin, wife of Joseph Allen.
Her Coffin line.
The name Coffin, or Coffyn, is of very ancient origin and signifies
a basket. For much of the following concerning the early history
of the family I am indebted to the researches of Hon. Allen Coffin
of Nantucket *' Within two short leagues of Fallaise (the birth-
place of William the Conqueror) stands the old chateau of
Courtition, once the home of the Norman Coffins, the family name
having now become extinct in that vicinage. The present owner,
Mons. LeClare, is the grandson of the last Miss Coffin, the estate
having descended in an unbroken male line, as is supposed, from
her ancestors. She married in 1796, from which time the name of
LeClare has succeeded to that of Coffin as possessor of this
It is thought with good reason that Sir Richard Coffin was the
first of the family in England who was knighted by the Conqueror
for his valuable services, and from whom the English branch has
descended. The estate now called Portledge in the parish of
Alwington, in Co. Devon, has been held in the Coffin family since
the conquest. The family has been held in high esteem for ages,
and many of the name have added luster to the house. Seven
branches of the Coffin family have had the grant to bear arms.
Nicholas' Coffin, the grandfather of the founder of the American
branch of the family, was horn about 1550, and had his home in
Brixton, Co. Devon, England. He m. Joan , and d. 16 13.
Peter* Coffin, bom about 1580 ; m. Joan Thember. He inherited
his father's estate at Brixton and d. 1627. The widow, Joan, d. in
Brixton May 30, 1661, ae. 77.
Tristram^ Coffin, b. in Brixton, Eng., 1605 ; m. about 1630, Dionis
Stevens, dau. of Robert Stevens of Brixton, and came to New
England in 1642. He settled first at Salisbury, Mass., and later in
Haverhill and Newbury. In 1660, having become one of the
purchasers of Nantucket, he removed there with his family, where he
remained till his death Oct. 2, 1681. He was a man of influence
and one of the wealthiest proprietors of Nantucket, and its chief
magistrate many years.
Hon. Peter4 Coffin, b. in Brixton, England, 1631 ; m. about 1656,
Abigail, dau. of Edward and Katherine (Reynolds) Starbuck of
Dover, N. H., later of Nantucket. Peter Coffin ''was one of the
original purchasers of Nantucket, and tradition says was the wealthiest,
then owning large mill property. He was a merchant of Dover
before the purchase, and subsequently lived at Nantucket, but only
for a short time. He was made freeman in 1666 at Dover; a
lieutenant in 1675, on ser^'ice in King Philip's Indian War; a
representative in the Legislative branch in 1662-3, ^^^ again in 1679.
In 1690 he removed to Exeter, N. H. From 1692 to 1714 he was
at diflTcrent times associate justice and chief justice of the Supreme
Court of New Hampshire, and a member of the governor's council.
He d. at Exeter March 31, 1715, but most of his life was spent at
JethroS Coffin, b. Sept. 16, 1663 ; m. 1686, Mary, dau. of Hon.
John and Priscilla (Grafton) Gardner, b. May 27, 1670. He d. at
Mendon, Mass., 1726; she d. at Nantucket Oct. 27, 1767, ae. 97.
A substantial house was built for the young couple at Nantucket on
land given for the purpose by the bride's father, by Mr. Coffin, «ith
timber prepared and shipped from Dover in 1686. Here the couple
lived for more than twenty happy years, and here their six children
were bom ; then the family removed to Mendon, Mass.» where the
father died. The above house, erected in 1686, still stands, now the
oldest house on the island. After the death of her husband the
widow returned to Nantucket, where she lived with her son Josiah
in a house built in 1724, which still remains in the possession of her
descendants, and on the wall hangs the oil portrait of Mary Gardner
Coffin, painted more than 180 years ago.
Robert^ Coffin, b. on Nantucket Feb. 21, 1704 ; m. Pamel Coffin,
dau. of Samuel and Miriam. She d. Oct. 26, 1727; he m. (2d)
Susanna Coffin, dau. of Jonathan and Hephzibah (Harker) Coffin,
b. in Nantucket, Dec. 30, 1712 ; d. April 9, 1795. He d. Aug. 8,
Children by first marriage :
I. Joanna, m. Bridgman Stubbs. She d. Nov. 24, 1760.
Children by second marriage :
IL Susanna, b. Sept 18, 1731 ; ro*. James Whipple, son of James
III. Catherine, ro. Paul Folger, son of Nathaniel and Priscilla.
IV. Hephzibah, b. Oct. x8, 1736; m. Joseph Allen, son of
Nathaniel and Mercy.
V. Peggy, b. Sept 26, 1738; m. Jonathan Coffin, son of Nathan
and Lydia. She d. Oct. 7, 1805.
VI. Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1740; m. Coggershall Rathbom.
VII. Ephrairo, b. Jan. 4, 1743; m. Sarah Folger. He d. July
VIII. Jethro, b. Dec. 23, 1744; m. Margaret Brook. He died
July 4, 1776.
IX. Jonathan, b. Jan. 22, 1747 ;^m. Sally Fosdick. He d. Aug.
X. Robert, b. Dec 4, 1755 ; d. unm. Dec., 1774.
From the above it will be seen that Hephzibah Coffin, wife of
Joseph Allen, was descended on her mother's side from Hon. James
Coffins Tristram3, Peter*, Nicholas'.
James Coffin, b. in England Aug. 12, 1640; m. Dec. 3, 1663, Mary
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Kimball) Severence of Salisbury, Mass.
He d. at Nantucket July 28, 1720. He spent the last fifty years of
his life at Nantucket, where he was judge of the Probate Court. He
had fourteen children, all of whom, except two, married and had
famiUes. From him descended some of the most noted members of
the CofSn family. Among these may be mentioned Admiral, (Sir
Isaac" Coffin, Nathaniel^ William^i Nathaniels, James*, Tristram^,
Peter', Nicholas'). ''He was b. in Boston, Mass., May x6, 1759.
Entering the English Navy in 1773, he was commissioned a Lieuten-
ant 1778, Captain 1781 ; Rear Admiral of the White Squadron,
1804 ; Baronet and also granted a coat of arms the same year ; Vice
Admiral 1808, and in 1817 Admiral. He d. at Cheltenham,
England, in 1839 without issue." In 1826 he visited Nantucket,
when he gave ;^iooo for founding a high school there. Afterwards
he added to the sum, which now amounts to $50,000.
Jonathans Coffin, son of the above James and brother of the great
grandfather of Sir Isaac, b. on Nantucket, Aug. 38, 1693 ; m. Nov.
21, 17x1, Hephzibah, dau. of Ebenezer and Patience (Folger)
Harker, b. 1694 and d. Dec. 30, 1773 ; he d. Feb. 5, 1773. They
had ten children, of whom Susanna^ Coffin, b. Dec. 30, 171 2; m.
Robert, son of Jethro and Mary (Gardner) Coffin, who was the
father of Hephzibah? Coffin, the wife of Joseph ADen. Their son,
Robert Allen, the grandfather of the compiler of this work, and Sir
Isaac Coffin were third cousins.
Hephzibah Coffin, wife of Joseph Allen, claims descent from
Edward Starbuck through the marriage of her ancestor, Peter^
Coffin, to Abigail, dan. of Edward Starbuck, who came from.
Derbyshire, Eng., and settled in Nantucket in 1659* He was b.
1605; d. at Nantucket Feb. 4, X69X. He married Catherine
Hephzibah (Coffin) ADen's descent from Thomas Gardner is as
Thomas' Gardner came probably from Sherbom in the north part
of Co. Dorset, England, about 1624 and settled first at Cape
Ann. He removed to Salem in 1626, being one of the first settlers
there as well as one of the first members of the church; made
freeman in x 63 7 and chosen deputy the same year. He m. Margaret
Frier, who d. x6s9; m. (2d) Damaris Shattuck, widow. She d.
Nov. 28, X674; he d. Dec. 29, 1674. Of his nine children Hon.
John* Gardner, b. 1634 ; m. Feb. 20, 1653, Priscilla, dan. of Joseph
and Mary Grafton. He was a marine captain, became justice of
the peace, judge of probate and chief magistrate. He d. May x ,
1706, at Nantucket His wife d. xyxy. A granite monument
marks his grave near Maxcy's Pond. Of his twelve children Maryi
Gardner, b. at Salem May 27, 1670, m. x686 Jethro Coffin; they
were the grandparents of Hephzibah, wife of Joseph Allen.
Joseph Grafton, the great-great-grandfather of Hephzibah
(Cofiin) Allen, came from England to Salem about 1636. He m.
Mary—, the mother of his children, who d. Nov. 1675 ; he d.
before 1683 ; was an active marine and merchant at Salem. Of his
four children, Priscilla Grafton, m. Feb. 20, x6s3, John Gardner.
John A. Andrew, governor of Massachusetts, was descended directly
from Joseph GraftoiL
John Severence came in the '^Elizabeth" in 1654, was an original
proprietor of Salisbury, 1637; of Boston, X663; a commissioned
o£5cer in the militia 1671 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard and
Ursula (Scott) Kimball, b. in England 1621. He d. April 8, x682.
Of hb twelve children Mary Severence, b. Aug. 5, 1645 ; m. Dec. 3,
19631 James^ Coffin, son of Tristram^, thus making John Severence
the great-great-grandfather of Hephzibah, Joseph Allen's wife.
Ebenezer Harker, m. Patience, dau. of Peter and Mary Folger
and granddaughter of John Folger, the emigrant. Their dau.
Hephzibah Harker, b. 1694, m. Nov. 4, x7xx, Jonathan, son of
James and Mary (Severence) Coffin, b. in Nantucket, Aug. 28, 1692.
She d. Dec. 30, 1773 • ^^d. Feb. 5, 1773. It will thus be seen that
Ebenezer Harker Sr., was the great-grandfather of Hephzibah,
Joseph Allen's wife.
Camden derives; this name from Fougers, a town near the
frontier of Normandy, France, which was fortified by Raoul de
Fougers, and afterward built a castle.
John Folger came from the city of Norwich, Co. Norfolk,
England, in 1635 and settled on Martha'; Vineyard. He had m.
Meriba Gibbs in England, where she died, leaving a son Peter, who
came with his father to the Vineyard.
Peter* Folger, b. in England, 1617; m. 1644 Mary Morrill, who
had come over in the family of Hugh Peters. He removed from the
Vineyard to Nantucket in 1663, where he d. i6qo ; she d. 1704. He
was well educated, and being well versed in the Indian language was
of much assistance to the settlers.
There have been many illustrious descendants of Peter Folger,
among whom we may mention Walter Folger, astronomer, mathe*
matician and representative to Congress; Charles J. Folger, U. S.
Senator, Chief Justice in Court of Appeals in New York, and Secre-
tary of the Treasury under President Arthur ; Benjamin F. Folger,
the noted genealogist of Nantucket ; and William C. Folger, another
dehrer in the same line of research, who left a vast amount of
material as a result of many years of labor. Of the daughters of
Petei' Folger, Abiah, b. Aug. 25, 1667 ; m. 1690 Josiah Franklin and
was the mother of that great man, Benjamin Franklin ; and as we
have seen, another daughter, Patience, b. about 1670, m. Ebenezer
Harker, thus making Hephzibah, wife of Joseph Allen, and Benjamin
Franklin third cousins.
Richard Kimball embarked April 10, 1634, from Ipswich, Co.
Suffolk, Eng., at the age of 39 on the ship '' Elizabeth." There
came with him his wife and seven children, besides relatives of his
wife* He settled at first in Watertown, and removed Feb. 24, 1637,
to Ipswich. He was a wheelwright. He m. in England Ursubi,
dan. of Henry and Martha Scott. She d. before 1661 ; he d.
June 22, 1675, ae. 80. Of his eleven children Elizabeth, b. in
England 1621 ; m. John Severence, whose dau. Mary m. James
Coffin. Richard Kimball was the great-great-grandfather of
Hephzibah (Coffin) Allen.
Henry Scott was of Rattlesden, Suffolk Co., Eng. He m. Martha,
b. 1574, and had Thomas, b. 1594, and Ursula, b. 1595, who m.
Richard Kimball. Henry Scott is supposed to have died in England
prior to the immigration of his widow and children and their families
to New England. He was the great-great-great- grandfather of our
E. — See p. 41.
' Ancestors of Rhoda Cady, wife of Robert Allen.
Arthur says Cady is derived from the Gaelic, Ca-dia, meaning the
house of God. In Scottish, Cadie means a messenger. The name
has been found under the varied form of Caddie, Caddy, Cadey,
Cadeye, Kadye, Cade and Cady. The form Cadie appears in the
Domesday survey. Five of the name have borne coats of arms. It
is an ancient name in England.
Nicholas' Cady, the ancestor of our family in America, first
appears on our records at Watertown, Mass., in 1645, when he had a
deed of land there, his occupation being that of a carpenter. He
there m. before 1650 Judith, dau. of WiUiam Knapp. He sold his
possessions in Watertown in 1668 and removed to Groton, Mass.,
where he is supposed to have lived tmtil about 17 13 until the time
of his death. His children bom in Watertown were : John, Judith,
James, Nicholas died young, David, Ezekiel, Joseph and Aaron.
Of the foregoing children Capt Joseph' Cady, b. May 28, 1666 ;
m. Sarah — ; in 1691 he did garrison duty to protect Groton against
the Indians; was elected constable of Groton in 1695; was an
innholder there from 2696 to 1701. On Feb. 22, 1703, he sold his
estate in Groton and removed to Killingly, Ct., buying a farm one
mile east of the present city of Putnam, where in 17x5 he erected a
pretentious house, still standing, which became historic in after
years. He was chosen the first captain of the trained band in
Killingly for its defense against the Indians in 1720. He d. Dec. 29,
1742. His children were Joseph, William, James, Isaac, Abigail,
Stephen, David, Jonathan and Benjamin. Of his children, Stephen^
Cady was b. in Groton, June x6, 1701, m. March 20, 1723, Abigail,
dau. of Samuel and Mary Lee of Killingly, b. 1 703. He was a
prosperous fanner and mason in Killingly, where he d. June 21,
1785; she d. Oct. x8, X782. His children were Samuel, Martha,
Mercy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Sarah and Rhoda. Of these children
SamueH Cady was b. in Killingly, Feb. 24, 1724; m. Jan. x, 1746,
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Philbrick) Winter, b. Jan.
7, X728. He d. in Shutesbury, Mass., April 8, X799; she d. in
Prescott, Mass., in 183X at the remarkable age of X03 years.
Samuel Cady removed from Killingly, Ct., to Shutesbury, Mass., in
1764, where he bought a farm just west of the Center. He gave
three years' service in the War of the Revolution, and his three sons
also served more or less, evidence of which is found in the Mass.
Archives, which testimony admitted the cbmpiler of this work
as a member of the society of the Sons of the American
Revolution. The children of Samuel and Elizabeth Cady were:
(i) Lurana, m. Samuel Henry of Amherst; m. (sd) Samuel Emes;
Gen. Henry of Burlington, Vt, was descended from her first
marriage, (a) Jason, had ser\'ice in the northern army in 1777 ; he
settled, X790, in VVaterbury, Vt, (3) Jeremiah, m. Hannah Warren ;
he d. at the home of his daughter, Salome Cook, in Hadley, Mass.,
June 1, 1848, ae. 97 yean, 10 months and 25 days; he was one of
the Boston Tea Party in 1773, and also fought in the War of the
Revolution. (4) Elizabeth, m. Edward Crosaett. (5) Abigail, m.
Samud Crosaett (6) Samuel, served in the war for liberty ; he d.
in Walhngford, Vt., Sept 16, 181 3. (7) Tamar, nu Dariing Shaw.
(8) Rhoda. (9) Chk>e, m. Thomas Kibbe. (10) Saxah, m.
The above RhodaS Cady, b. in Shutesbniy, ' Mass., Match 10,
1765, m. 1786 Robert Allen, grandfather of the compiler of this
The following are ancestors of Rhoda Cady on the female side :
William Knapp, a carpenter, was proprietor at Watertown, in
1636. He d. there Aug. 30, 1658, aged about 80; name oi this
fbst wife not known. Had seven chiUren, of whom Judith married
Samuel Lee is first mentioiied fay Bond as of Watertown, Mass., in
1695. He removed to Killingiy about 1717, where he became a
large land owner. He d. about 1728 ; his wife, Mary, d. 173a. Of
his sia children Abigail, b. 1703, m. March 20^ 1723, Stephen Cmty,
the grandfather of Rbodas Cady.
The nanie is Suoa and is foond in Enghwd as early as 858,
Seven blanches of the family have had coats of arms. John'
Winter, came from England in 1633 and settled in Watcrtowi^ where
he was a tanner. We have no record of his wife. He d. April 14,
i66t, aged 90. His property went to his son, John* Winter, b. about
i4}3« He settled in the present town of LezingftQn. His wik*s
name was Hannah—. He d. Jan. 18, 1690, leaving a good
property. Of his eight children, Samuels Winter, b. March 12, 1685,
m. Feb. 16, 1713, Elizabeth Philbrick of Groton, Mass. He settled
in Killingly before 1 708, where he was a large land owner. She d.
in Killingly Aug. 20, 1756. Of his seven children Elizabeth,
bapt. Jan. 7, 1728, m. Jan. i, 1746, Samuel Cady, the father of
Thomas Philbrick is said to have come from Lincolnshire, Eng.,
in 1630 and settled in Watertown. He was a mariner and the
master of a vessel before his immigration. Thomas and Elizabeth
Philbrick had seven children, of whom John, b. in England, m. Ann
Palmer. He was of Watertown in 1636 ; three years later he settled
at Hampton. On the 20th of 8th mo., 1657, he was drowned with
wife and dau. Sarah and five others while aboard a small sloop on
an excursion to Boston. Of his seven children, Ephraim^ Philbrick,
b. 24th 2d mo., 1656, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Ellen Barron. He re-
sided in Groton, Mass. Of his three children Elizabeth Philbrick,
b. Nov. 18, 1690, m. Feb. 16, 17 13, Samuel Winter, the grandfather
of Rhoda Cady.
Ellis Barron came from England and was a proprietor in Water-
town June 2, 1 64 1, where later he was constable and selectman. He
d« Oct. 30, 1676. Ellis and Grace Barron had eight children, of
whom EDis, the first child, m. at Watertown Dec. 4, 1653, Hannah,
dau. of Timothy Hawkins. Ellis Barron d. at Lancaster about 1672.
Of his ten children, Elizabeth m. Ephraim Philbrick as above.
Timothy Hawkins was of Watertown in 1635, where he d. 1651.
By wife Hannah had three children, of whom Hannah, b. June 10,
1637, m. Ellis Barron Jr., as above.
F. — See p. 61.
Anoestors of Euza Paine Dooutile, wife of Roberts Allen,
(RoBERi^ Joseph^, Nathaniel', Edward')*
Her ancestor, Abraham Doolittle, was bom in England about
1619, and there married Joane AQen, daughter of James Allen of
Kempston, Co. Bedford, and came to New Haven before 1642.
The Doolittle family of England was descended from Rudolph de
Dolicta, a Norman noble, who went to England with William the
Conqueror. The name Du Li tell is from De Dolicta, a place on the
coast of Normandy, France. All the Doolittles of England and
America are said to have descended from this ancestor.
Abraham Doolittle, d. in Wallingford, Conn., Aug. i x , 1 690. John*
and Mercy (Peck) Doolittle of Wallingford, Conn. Rev. Benjamin^
and Lydia (Todd) Doolittle, noted minister and physician in North-
field, Mass., where he d. 1748. Amzf« and Jerusha (Smith) Doo-
little of Warwick, Mass., and Townshend, Vt., d. in Winchester, N.
H., April 9, 1830, ae. 93 ; his wife, Jerusha, d. there Oct. 19, X844,
ae. 103 years; he served as ensign in a Co. of minute men in
Warwick in 1774. Roswells and Charissa (Burt) Doolittle of
Townshend, Vt. ; he d. in Wardsboro, Vt, .\pril X4, 1863; she d.
in Jamaica, Vt., May 25, x 858.
Ancestors by marriage alliances :
James Allen of Kempston, England, father of Joane, wife of
Abraham Doolittle ; he had a son Roger, who spelled his name
Ailing, and settled in New Haven ; he is the ancestor of a numerous
line of Allings and Aliens. William and Elizabeth Peck from London
to New Haven X638 ; he d. X694, ae. 93. John' and Mary (Moss)
Peck of New Haven; died in Wallingford, Conn., 1724. John
Moss of New Haven, 1639 ; d. in Wallingford, Conn., 1707, ae. 103
years. William' Todd of Panlefrack, Eng., whose son, Christopher',
came to New Haven in X639 and m. Grace Middlebrooke ; he d.
x686. Samuels and Mary (Bradly) Todd; he d. X7T4. SamueH
and Susanna (Tuttle) Todd of New Haven, d. X74X. Michael
Middlebrooke, father of above Grace Todd, was of Hold Mills, Eng.
William and Alice (Prichard) Bradley ; he was the son of William
Bradley of Bingley, York Co., Eng., and was a Major in the
Parlimently army, and a friend of Cromwell; he d. 169X in North
Haven. William and Elizabeth Tuttle of New Haven 1639, where
he d. 1673. Roger and Frances Prichard from England, and settled
in Springfield, Mass., X643 ; he d. in New Haven X67X. The ancestry
of Jerusha Smith, who married Amzi Doolittle, is traced as follows :
From Rev. Henry Smith, who came from England in 1635 ^<1 l^ter
settled in Wethersfield, Conn., as minister, died there X648. Samuel'
and Mary (Ensign) Smith; he d. in Hadley 1703. Preserved^ and
Mary,dau. of Chileab (Smith) Smith of Hadley; he d. 17x3. Dea.
SamueH and Sarah (Morton) Smith; he d. in Northampton, 1799.
Also from another line of Smiths as follows: Lt Samuel and
Elizabeth Smith, came from Ipswich, Eng., 1634 to Wethersfield,
Conn.; he d. in Hadley, 1680, ae. 84. Chileab* and Hannah
(Hitchcock) Smith; he d. 1731 ; she d. 17331 ^c- ^^" James and
Sarah (Ensign), from England 1639 to Hartford, where he d. 1670.
Richard and Ruth Morton of Hartford, 1669; d. in Hatfield P710.
Abraham' and Sarah (Kellogg) Morton, settled in Hatfield; she was
dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Root) Kellogg. Lt. Joseph and Joanna
Kellogg of Farmington 1651 ; of Hadley 1662 ; was Lt under Capt.
Turner in the " Falls fight," 1676. Samuel' and Sarah (Root)
Kellogg of Hartford and Hatfield. Thomas Root, son of John and
Ann (Russell) Root of Badby, England, b. 1605; came to New
England 1637 ; soldier in Indian War from Hartford ; wife's name
unknown; he d. in Northampton 1694, ae. 89. Capt. Luke and
Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock; he was of New Haven 1644 ; soon
removed to Wethersfield and served as Captain.at Crown Point in
1645; he d. 1659; his wife, Elizabeth, was sister of William
Gibbons, who came from Fenny Compton, Co. Warwick, England,
Descent of Charissa Burt, wife of Roswell Doolittle, as follows :
Henry' and Ulalia Burt came from England and settled in Spring-
field, Mass., 1638; he d. there 1662 ; she d. 1690. Dea. Jonathan'
and Elizabeth (Lobdell) Burt of Springfield, where he d. 1715.
Dea. Henry3 and Elizabeth (Waniner) Burt of Springfield ; he had
service in Indian warfare and d. 1728. Lt. Jonathan'* and Bridget
(Barnard) Burt of Deerfield, where he d. 1752. EbenezerS and
Abigail (Bartlett) Burt of Deerfield, where he. d. 1825. Charissa
Burt, m« Roswell Doolittle of Townshend, Vt. Mercy, dau. of
Henry Burt, who m. Judah Wright, was great-grandmother of Gen.
Ethan AUen of Vermont fame, so that he and Charissa Burt were
fourth cousins. Elizabeth Lobdell, who m. Jonathan Burt, * was
probably sister of William Lobdell of Hartford, 1655, and later of
Springfield. William and Joanna (Scant) Warriner of Springfield,
X638; he d. 1676. James* and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Warriner of
Springfield, and a soldier in King Phillip's war; he d. 17 27.
Richard and Isabel Baldwin of Cholesbury, Bucks Co., Eng., where
he d. 1633; his son, Joseph' and Hannah Baldwin, settled In
Milford, Conn., 1639 ; he d. in Hadley 1684. Francis and Hannah
(Msurvin) Barnard of Hartford, 1644 ; Pladley, x666, where he d..
1698, ae. 81. Joseph' and Sarah (Strong) Barnard of Deerfield,
where he d. 1695. Dr. John3 and Bridget (Cook) Barnard of
Hadley, d. 1726. Hannah Marvin, wife of Thomas Barnard, came
from London with brothers, Rinold and Matthew in 1635 ; she d.
1676, Elder John and Abigail (Ford) Strong; he was b. in Tauntpn,
Eng., 1605, came to Dorchester 1630, Northampton 1659 ; d. 1699.
Capt Aaron Cook, from England to Dorchester 1630; Windsor
1638; m. Miriam Ford, dau. of Thomas; was a captain in the
Indian troubles many years; d. in Westfield 1690, ae. 80. Capt.
Aaron* and Sarah (Westwood) Cook of Hadley ; was a justice of
the peace and captain 35 years; d. 17x6. William and Bridget
Westwood came from Co. Essex, Eng., in 1634; settled in Cam-
bridge, thence to Hartford and thence to Hadley in 1659, the
richest man there; he d. 1(669. Thomas Ford came from England
1630, to Dorchester 1637, to Windsor and Northampton in 1659;
he d. 1676. Robert' and Anne Bartlett came from England to
Cambridge 1632, to Hartford 163^, Northampton 1655, there
killed by Indians 1676. SamueP and Sarah (Baldwin) Bartlett of
Northampton was a soldier in the Indian. war; he d. 17x2.
Williams and Abigail (Lyman) B^tlett of Northampton, d. 1761.
Richard and Sarah (Osbom) Lyman ; he' was the son of Henry and
Phillis (Scott) Lyman, b. in High Ongar, Co. Essex. Eng., 25 mOes
S. E. of London; was bapt. Oct 30, 1580. "He was the
great-grandson of Thomas Lyman of No\istoke, Co. Essex, who d.
1509 and was in direct descent from Thomas Lemon, who held
lands in Co. Wilts in 1275, and of Sir Ladulphus Lambert, a kins-
man of William the Conqueror, who was present at the battle of
Hastings, and of Sir Robert Unfreville, Knight, Lord of Tours and
Vian, who received from the Conqueror a grant of the forest of
Reddersdale, and whose grandson became Lord of Reddersdale,
Northumberland'* Richard Lyman, m. Sarah, dau. of Royce
Osborne of Halslead, in Kent ; she was entitled to a coat of arms ;
he sold his estate in Onga in 1629, settled in Charlestown in
1631 and in Hartford in X635, where he d. X640. Richard' Lyman,
m. Hepzibah, dau. of Thomas Ford ; he d. at Northampton 1662 ;
his homestead on Pleasant street has remained in the family for
mpre than 175 years. John3 Lyman, m. Abigail — , he d. in
Northampton 1727 ; his dau. Abigail, m. William Bartlett as above.
(See Lyman Gen. for foregoing of that family.)
Index to Aliens.
Note. — The figares lefer to the page on which the name is
found. AVhen the tame name occurs more than once on same page,
it win xppeai but once in the index.
Earl Banwrd, M
dnr Vllltam, CI
^•nrd, m ». Z). », «S. 18, CS
llitu Romania. BT, 11
3lnl>Mb, N. 2S. S>, 32, C, 59, CS, ST
:llialMib flMwart. H
lultr WllllBiuii. W
•nny 6r*]t, TC
ion Bally, fa, ns
t»DOr« LflK. U
'imiic* Bn.in. ft!
*»!•«)■ Enrm*. U
Fn>iklld Ite-o*. to
Kmltrle. M «
n«orK-,33. 4T, W
(»«i.ru» Alt.«t. M
ncorM rtiincilJar, OS
Coorife HcDiT.n, 12
<i«i.tKt UtI, U
n*oin Manhill. S3. M
RtoriiB Awwiliuil. SO. M, M
MuibaU P., S)
Mud* May, n
MmtIu X>npaT, 11 , »
MiRltt Haibart, SI
Mln Fnuicii, M
Mlanla LmIm. ia
hiqdw Aueuu, SI, rj, si
HlTUio Cottln, !«
Kanor. W, U
Ollnr, W, 31, XI. «, 4t, IS, 53. K
Ull*ar Boldui, M, 03
OUnr LbwJt, DC
UrrlD Pmt, n, a
PtiaM, », «^i «. «
niab* r , «
I'lOTldtd, SS, 30
BbgMI, a. », 38, 3>
Bbodm AntfenMi.n, n
Kob«rt, 31. St. 41, 43, SC ei, SO
BoMn Ukdy, SS, ST
ItulMrt UterM, 01, (0
HoMrt r , tn
1, a. ST. 44, e. «, CO, G
VciDun Ulawonb, SI, M
Vwca Ffciranep. OS
VIolA LoalM, M
Vallar 8cntt. St
VllllaiD, Ht, 31 .
Vllllau Bkiuar. H
Wllltom Fredarie, 83,90
TlllUm ^tarbnck. OS. SI
Wllltan Scawan, Si. S5
WlnOald Soxt, W
Index to Names other than Allen.
ICdwin. P. 1^ SO
HaDiT tl , 30 m
JuMi>B, 44 -^
I^rkiu* W., 7«
llodotMll, JtooJuulD. 3t
UaiiDUUkli, M, 31
Uotlar, Ttwuuu). 40
RartlMl. KmrrlaE, ti
Uuljr, Kboda, 3a, 4|
LjiJla. 4ti, 4T
Hr -jinH, S«U1« B., IM
Kobart, 4B, 4T
<;aluMi. Hmmt, 31
lla«M. Ein. 49
Carlltl*, Mary. 4>
Cui'^utiri JuwpU. «•
ItaDt. lUrj A.. 11
CairuII, AllM L.. M
UUmII. Jin. Januba, U
AJlau U., VT
UDvIa. B.. W
Fr<Mriu W, n
UarMn A., >T
Jau * .. W
UnfMB, Julio. *I,4T
J— If G, tIT -
Krawar, Wliiniw, a
UUvar K„ a
'"'*°' IWnliVTuouiiHD), M
ChTlaUMi, LuoiDdk (DftTls), sa
Clubr. Abim, 31
Comb*, UUT B., A
Onn*lll*, n '
Hun* O., TO
Joba 8^ 11
JUuKitf uf4 v., n
LrcUk (luiioki), TO, T9
Hu U., TO
QuiDOT A., n
Snuo (ruUlM), TS
Cook. Alnbk, ST
Cooka, UIlM U., M
Cu«wi, JolM, 36
CmmuU, kUa, *1
Craekw, TiMstibllM. M
CBlnr, AUkm) (Hwn), »
ZdUD p., W
Hlldrad 1., SO
Cum, CteriM, CT
Comu, CtwriM K^ dS
non A- M
Mkr7 (Ci>z), O
Curtli, KuuUw, U
Dttalbsn. CUtIW K., Sa
UlanoM T., M
jMtla »^ M
NUII* H.. N
KlU Uq H
DanMt, AIMd r, U
BfTUD B„ U
DIckwmu, Allan E . as
iitami D., SB
Uurdon v.. W
DvwM, Ctftnoiiiut, /r
LuonUiL M., n
Martto, V. B., 72
Umrj L., ra
Msrr J , n
KdinitoD, unt C, n
EldrMlca. lUukUiM, tt, IT
KTrran, Mriu Hauufa A.fJollDKHi). S7
F*l*>, HupUa, I»
VarKu, Anuld, M
OmUltta, c&MlMadtnnj, p
Mary A., i
fliBtM (UarebaDt}, M
Ullt* £., N
KaUi U., St
Dmj, Dmnd, H
.. Hunk* V^ M
Marjr L., K
ir. Ablelllf M
BtiiJiiiiiiD, 30, 43
BOUuyMr M ^ dU
UaiiLta, curlkiuu, »
Uvary, UklUa, W
Uieka, t;&Miar U, W
mu, i,ii»rito f„ M
uiuioMi, Jotui, as
Ullcli. Elitai, :«
Boon, Lodnd* K, U _ „
Hunmb. M _
jobn H.. eo
V Ilium B., GI
Mvtll* A., Bl
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