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Zachariah Allen

Male 1795 - 1882  (86 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Zachariah Allen was born 15 Sep 1795, Providence, Rhode Island (son of Zachariah Allen and Anne Crawford); died 17 Mar 1882, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and at Brown University where he graduated in 1813.

    Allen became a textile manufacturer and in 1822 constructed a woolen mill in which he incorporated innovative fire-safety features and his own mechanical improvements. He also built the first hot-air furnace system for the heating of homes. In 1833 he patented his best-known device, the automatic cut-off valve for steam engines.

    He founded the Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1835, the forerunner of the present day insurance company FM Global.

    Allen was also a prolific writer of scientific texts and wrote numerous books and articles during his lifetime. [...]

    His older brother Philip Allen served Rhode Island as governor [1851-1853) and later as a United States senator (1853-1859).

    Zachariah married Eliza Harriet Arnold 1 May 1817. Eliza (daughter of Welcome Arnold and Patience Greene) was born 5 Oct 1796, Providence, Rhode Island; died 30 Aug 1873. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Arnold Allen was born 9 Sep 1819, of Providence, Rhode Island; died 25 Jul 1903, Islesboro, Maine.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Zachariah Allen was born 21 Mar 1739 (son of David Allen and Hannah Paddleford); died 4 Apr 1801.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Mar 1740, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Zachariah married Anne Crawford 3 Jan 1778. Anne (daughter of Joseph Crawford and Susannah Bernon) was born 25 Jun 1757; died 3 Sep 1808. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Anne Crawford was born 25 Jun 1757 (daughter of Joseph Crawford and Susannah Bernon); died 3 Sep 1808.
    Children:
    1. 1. Zachariah Allen was born 15 Sep 1795, Providence, Rhode Island; died 17 Mar 1882, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  David Allen was born 9 Dec 1701 (son of Benjamin Allen and Hopestill Leonard); died 21 Jun 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 9 Dec 1707, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    David married Hannah Paddleford Aft 19 Feb 1731. Hannah was born , of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 18 Jun 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah Paddleford was born , of Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 18 Jun 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Padelford.

    Children:
    1. 2. Zachariah Allen was born 21 Mar 1739; died 4 Apr 1801.

  3. 6.  Joseph Crawford was born 1712 (son of Maj. William Crawford and Sarah Whipple); died 1 Jan 1776.

    Joseph married Susannah Bernon 23 Aug 1734. Susannah (daughter of Gabriel Bernon and Mary Harris) was born 1716; died 18 Feb 1802. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Susannah Bernon was born 1716 (daughter of Gabriel Bernon and Mary Harris); died 18 Feb 1802.
    Children:
    1. 3. Anne Crawford was born 25 Jun 1757; died 3 Sep 1808.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Benjamin Allen was born 1652 (son of William Allen and Ann Goodale); died 3 Sep 1723, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1652, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a blacksmith by trade.

    Benjamin married Hopestill Leonard 13 Nov 1695. Hopestill (daughter of Rice Leonard) was born Abt 1673; died Aft 27 Aug 1729, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Hopestill Leonard was born Abt 1673 (daughter of Rice Leonard); died Aft 27 Aug 1729, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. David Allen was born 9 Dec 1701; died 21 Jun 1751, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Maj. William Crawford was born 12 Apr 1688, Providence, Rhode Island (son of Gideon Crawford and Freelove Fenner); died 5 Aug 1720, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Maj. married Sarah Whipple 22 Apr 1708. Sarah (daughter of Col. Joseph Whipple and Alice Smith) was born 29 Mar 1691, Providence, Rhode Island; died 4 Mar 1762, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Sarah Whipple was born 29 Mar 1691, Providence, Rhode Island (daughter of Col. Joseph Whipple and Alice Smith); died 4 Mar 1762, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 6. Joseph Crawford was born 1712; died 1 Jan 1776.

  5. 14.  Gabriel Bernon (son of Andre Bernon); died 1 Feb 1736, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried , St. John's Church, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    Gabriel Bernon Papers at the Rhode Island Historical Society:

    Gabriel Bernon (1644-1736), a Huguenot and prominent merchant of an ancient family in La Rochelle, France, fled that country in 1686, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes led to his religious persecution. He arrived in Boston (via Amsterdam and London) in June, 1688, with the intention of establishing a settlement at Oxford, Massachusetts; a plan that had evolved through his meetings with other refugees when in London. Bernon's financial support made the settlement a reality for other French Huguenot families who sailed to America with him, but he chose to settle in Boston. The Oxford settlement was abandoned in 1696 after an Indian attack in which four of its members were killed. Attempts were made to re-establish Oxford in 1699, but it was abandoned permanently due to Indian threat in 1704.

    After the first break-up of the settlement, Bernon relocated permanently to Rhode Island (in 1697). He stayed in Newport until about 1706, when he moved to Providence. He left Providence for Kingston in 1712 and lived there until 1718, then returned to Providence, where he stayed until his death in 1736.

    He had re-established himself in trade soon after his arrival in the American colonies, becoming interested in shipbuilding, and the manufacture of such items as nails, salt, and pine rosin. His business successes attracted the attention of prominent persons in the colonies and in England, who attempted to assist him in establishing contracts with the English government for naval supplies. He also made use of some of the Oxford property by setting up a wash-leather manufactory there, and supplying glovers and hatters in Boston and Newport with that product.

    Bernon's lasting mark on the history of Rhode Island, however, is in the area of religion. Charles W. Baird observes, "Bernon had been a member of the French Church, until his departure from Massachusetts...But in Rhode Island...he became a fervent and zealous member of the Church of England." He was active in establishing churches in each of the Rhode Island towns in which he lived at different times during his nearly forty years of residency: Trinity Church in Newport, St. Paul's Church in Kingston, and St. John's Church in Providence. These were Rhode Island's earliest Episcopal churches.

    Bernon also is the ancestor to many of Rhode Island's oldest families, including Allens, Crawfords, Dorrs, Coddingtons, and Whipples. He was twice married, first to Esther Le Roy, whom he married in France in 1673, and who died in Newport in 1710; then to Mary Harris, whom he married in 1712. Each marriage produced one son in addition to several daughters; however, neither son survived to have children, so all of Bernon's descendants are through his female children. Bernon died in 1736 at the age of 92, and is buried beneath St. John's Church in Providence.

    Gabriel married Mary Harris 1712. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Mary Harris (daughter of Thomas Harris and Elnathan Tew).
    Children:
    1. 7. Susannah Bernon was born 1716; died 18 Feb 1802.