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Andrew Lee Allen

Male 1791 - 1870  (78 years)


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  • Name Andrew Lee Allen 
    Born 24 Nov 1791  Limerick, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1870  Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I9748  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 

    Father Elijah Allen,   b. 1763, Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1839, Limerick, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mehitable Hall,   b. 22 Mar 1769, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1800, Corinth, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1788  [1
    Family ID F5315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarinda Knapp,   b. 10 Aug 1802, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1862, Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1824  Cattaraugus, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Elijah Allen,   b. 7 Feb 1826, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1866, Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Lydia Allen,   b. 5 Jun 1827, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1879, Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Saphronia Allen,   b. 6 Nov 1828, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1912, Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Charles Hopkins Allen,   b. 15 Oct 1830, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1922, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Andrew Lee Allen, Jr.,   b. 16 Aug 1832, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1918, Cove, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. James Allen,   b. 12 Oct 1833, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1890, Richmond, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. Sidney David Allen,   b. 12 Aug 1835, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1905, Bedford, Lincoln, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Susan Allen,   b. 31 Dec 1837, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1924, Logan, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Levi Knapp Allen,   b. 1 Apr 1842, Virginia, Cass, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1928, Cove, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Julia Allen,   b. 8 Jun 1844, Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1858, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F2099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is a blurry photo of a balding gentleman in a suit and tie that is widely shown on the web as being an image of this Andrew Lee Allen, despite the fact that the gentleman's clothing is more modern than anything worn before 1870, and the photo is clearly captioned "Andrew Allen, Born Aug 17, 1832". In other words, it's Andrew Lee Allen, Jr. (1832-1918). Sometimes we wonder if people are doing genealogy in their sleep.

      From "Our Family" by Charles Hopkins Allen [Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen]:

      "Andrew Lee Allen was born in Limerick, York Co., Maine November 24th 1791. He was the son of Elijah Allen, who was born in 1763 at Stratham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and his first wife, Mehitable Hall, who was christened March 26th, 1769 at Rochester, Strafford Co., New Hampshire.

      "His mother died June 25th, 1800 in Corinth, Orange Co., Vermont and his father was remarried October 21st, 1809 to Hannah, widow of George Perry. His father died October 19th, 1839 at Limerick, York Co., Maine.

      "After his mother's death Andrew Lee Allen went to live with his maternal grandfather, Rev. Avery Hall, staying until he was 14 years of age. He worked at the blacksmith trade. Not being satisfied, he left home and never went back again. He went on shipboard to help protect the American vessels during the war known as the War of 1812. He left there and went into Canada, where he got into trouble with the British by drinking a toast at a barn-raising. The toast was, 'he wished that the Eagle of America would triumph over the crown of Great Britain,' for which he was arrested by the British. Making his escape he went into the state of New York, Cattaraugus Co., where he entered one hundred and sixty acres of land, and made himself a very nice home. He planned to settle down for life and he soon owned a large grove of sugar maple trees besides his prosperous farm.

      "On December 11th, 1824, he married Clarinda Knapp, daughter of Calvin and Deborah (Hopkins) Knapp. Clarinda was a refined, educated woman who was highly skilled in the arts of fine painting, sewing, tailoring, ladies' leghorn hat designing, and homemaking. Her gentle upbringing had a great influence on the lives of those about her. She was a woman of true faith and was a Bible scholar.

      "They remained in Burton, Cattaraugus Co., New York until they had seven children, namely: Elijah, Lydia, Saphronia, Charles, Andrew, James, and Sidney. They had not joined any religious society but were honest and upright with all men, waiting for something to come along that would give them better satisfaction than the religions of the day. [...]"

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    2. [S257] Frank W. Allen, "Charles Allen and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 56:26, January 1902., date only.

    3. [S664] Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, by Alfred Averill Knapp. Winter Park, Florida: 1953.

    4. [S257] Frank W. Allen, "Charles Allen and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 56:26, January 1902.