Saturday, August 27, 2011

Surname Saturday - ALLEN (England > Massachusetts)

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It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 269, who is Sarah ALLEN (1717-1796), one of my 6th-great-grandparents. [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through five generations of ALLEN  families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66. Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67. Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745->1783)
135.  Abigail Pierce (1750-1776)

 268.  Jeremiah Knowlton, born before 02 August 1713 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 1752 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 536. Nathaniel Knowlton and 537. Mary Bennett.  He married 24 July 1735 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 269.  Sarah Allen, born 04 May 1717 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 10 May 1796 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Jeremiah Knowlton and Sarah Allen are:  John Knowlton (1736-????); Abigail Knowlton (1739-????); Nathaniel Knowlton (1741-????); Benjamin Knowlton (1743-????); Jeremiah Knowlton (1745->1783).

 538.  Thomas Allen, born 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died about 1777 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 27 June 1711 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 539.  Sarah Grande, born about 1691 in Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Allen and Sarah Grande are:  Thomas Allen (1713-????); Daniel Allen (1715-????); Sarah Allen (1717-1796).

 1076.  Benjamin Allen, born 30 January 1662 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 August 1721 in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1690 in probably Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
 1077.  Frances Rice, born 03 February 1671 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died Aft. 28 August 1721 in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2154. Thomas Rice and 2155. Mary King.

Children of Benjamin Allen and Frances Rice are:  Thomas Allen (1690-1777); Grace Allen (1696-1730); Jonas Allen (1699-1789); Zebadiah Allen (1702-1777); Frances Allen (1704-1753); Benjamin Allen (1709-1768).

 2152.  John Allen, born about 1631 in England; died 01 December 1711 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1654 in probably Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
 2153.  Sarah, born about 1635; died 12 January 1702 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Allen and Sarah are:  Deborah Allen (1655-????); John Allen (1656-1711); Samuel Allen (1658-1720); Joseph Allen (1660-1725); Benjamin Allen (1662-1721); Rebecca Allen (1664-????); Thomas Allen (1666-1689); Sarah Allen (1668-1702).

 4304.  Walter Allen, born about 1601 in England; died 08 July 1681 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1631 in England.
 4305.  Rebecca, born about 1603 in England; died 06 August 1678 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Walter Allen and Rebecca are:  John Allen (1631-1711); Daniel Allen (1636-1694); Abigail Allen (1641-????); Benjamin Allen (1647-1678); Joseph Allen (1649-1721).

Walter Allen's biography and descendants are provided in the book:

Allen H. Bent, Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass., 1640 and Some of His Descendants (Boston:, David Clapp & Son, Printers, 1896). 

In addition, many of the births, marriages and deaths are provided in the town vital records. 

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Hey Randy, I'm an Allen!

Kay Haden said...

Randy....I already knew that we shared the Pickels from Hunterdon Co. NJ. Now I just discovered that we share the Allens as well. Walter was my guy, too!

Julie said...

Hi! There are a few Allen's lurking in my tree, but none seem to be yours. I do have Allen's in CT NY and Yorkshire in the 1600's and 1700's. So maybe a connection somewhere along the line.

Dale said...

Randy, In case you weren't aware, there's a photo of Benjamin Allen's grave marker on FindAGrave at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18039428. Also, his father-in-law Thomas Rice at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=77909&GRid=29453177&.
Dale

Debra Newton-Carter said...

Hi Randy:
There are Allens in my family tree as well, going back to Rachel Allen, md. William Soule. My Allen family is found in Westport, Dartmouth and New Bedford (Bristol County, MA), Sandwich (Barnstable County, MA), Marlborough (Middlesex County, MA), and Shrewsbury (Worcester County, MA). I am also related to Rice/King.