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Andrew Lee Allen

Male 1791 - 1870  (78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Andrew Lee Allen was born on 24 Nov 1791 in Limerick, York, Maine (son of Elijah Allen and Mehitable Hall); died on 14 Aug 1870 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: New Hampshire

    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. [...]"

    Andrew married Clarinda Knapp on 11 Dec 1824 in Cattaraugus, New Hampshire. Clarinda (daughter of Calvin Knapp and Deborah Hopkins) was born on 10 Aug 1802 in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; died on 7 Dec 1862 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elijah Allen was born on 7 Feb 1826 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 21 Apr 1866 in Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah.
    2. Lydia Allen was born on 5 Jun 1827 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 15 Oct 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    3. Saphronia Allen was born on 6 Nov 1828 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 19 Oct 1912 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    4. Charles Hopkins Allen was born on 15 Oct 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 18 Feb 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 19 Feb 1922 in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    5. Andrew Lee Allen, Jr. was born on 16 Aug 1832 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 8 Jun 1918 in Cove, Cache, Utah.
    6. James Allen was born on 12 Oct 1833 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 17 Jan 1890 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    7. Sidney David Allen was born on 12 Aug 1835 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 1 Jan 1905 in Bedford, Lincoln, Wyoming.
    8. Susan Allen was born on 31 Dec 1837 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio; died on 16 Apr 1924 in Logan, Cache, Utah.
    9. Levi Knapp Allen was born on 1 Apr 1842 in Virginia, Cass, Illinois; died on 18 Feb 1928 in Cove, Cache, Utah.
    10. Julia Allen was born on 8 Jun 1844 in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois; died on 4 Sep 1858 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elijah Allen was born in 1763 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire (son of Samuel Allen); died on 19 Oct 1839 in Limerick, York, Maine.

    Elijah married Mehitable Hall about 1788. Mehitable (daughter of Rev. Avery Hall and Hannah Chesley) was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire; died on 25 Jun 1800 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mehitable Hall was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire (daughter of Rev. Avery Hall and Hannah Chesley); died on 25 Jun 1800 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 26 Mar 1769, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire
    • Baptised: 26 Mar 1769, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Children:
    1. 1. Andrew Lee Allen was born on 24 Nov 1791 in Limerick, York, Maine; died on 14 Aug 1870 in Provo, Utah, Utah.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Allen was born about 1738 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire (son of Samuel Allen and Anne Clark).

    Notes:

    "Removed, with his father, to Wakefield, N.H. about 1770." ["Charles Allen and Some of His Descendants"]

    His wife's identity is unknown; she was not "Content Stockbridge" as reported in Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller. [See New England Historical and Genealogical Register 135:129, 1981.]

    Children:
    1. 2. Elijah Allen was born in 1763 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 19 Oct 1839 in Limerick, York, Maine.

  2. 6.  Rev. Avery Hall was born on 2 Dec 1737 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Rev. Theophilus Hall and Hannah Avery); died on 5 Aug 1820 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Dec 1737, First Congregational Society, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: 5 Aug 1820, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale, 1756; ordained minister of the First Congregationalist Church at Rochester, New Hampshire, 15 Oct 1766. Dimissed 10 Apr 1775; removed to Wakefield, where he was a magistrate and justice of the peace.

    Avery married Hannah Chesley about 1766. Hannah (daughter of James Chesley and Mehitable Waldron) was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died about 1770 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Hannah Chesley was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of James Chesley and Mehitable Waldron); died about 1770 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American shows Hannah Chesley as a daughter of James Chesley and Mehitable Waldron, and says that she "married (his first wife) Rev. Avery Hall, pastor of the church in Rochester, N. H., from 15 October 1766 to 10 April 1775; and had two children", but it gives her no birth, death, or marriage dates.

    Heard-Hurd Genealogy calls her "Mary Chesley", but concurs with other sources in calling her husband Avery Hall and her daughter Mehitable Hall.

    Children:
    1. 3. Mehitable Hall was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire; died on 25 Jun 1800 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel Allen was born in 1711 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire (son of Jude Allen and Deborah Locke); died in 1808 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1711, Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    "Was a weaver; removed about 1770 to Wakefield, N.H. from Stratham." ["Charles Allen and Some of His Descendants", citation details below.] Died aged 98, at the home of his son Abner (1748-1835).

    Samuel married Anne Clark about 1734. Anne (daughter of John Clark and Ann Smith) was born on 21 Mar 1714 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 5 Jun 1789 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Anne Clark was born on 21 Mar 1714 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire (daughter of John Clark and Ann Smith); died on 5 Jun 1789 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Mar 1715, Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire

    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel Allen was born about 1738 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  3. 12.  Rev. Theophilus Hall was born on 1 Apr 1707 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Samuel Hall and Love Royce); died on 25 Mar 1767 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut; was buried in Meeting House Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale, 1727. Ordained first minister of Meriden, Connecticut, 29 Oct 1729.

    From Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen:

    "He was a man of quite small stature, but possessed much dignity of manners united with the greatest affability, persuaded of the truth of Christianity, and deeply sensible of its importance, he was well able to defend it; his sermons were ably written and delivered with great fervor; his pastoral visits were frequent and conducted judiciously; he was humble, self denying, full of the love of souls, prayerful and zealous for the cause of Christ; during his ministry of 37 years in Meriden, 250 were added to the church; he possessed great firmness of character, and was a zealous advocate of civil and religious liberty; he published two sermons on the death of Rev. Isaac Stiles; two on faith; and one on the ordination of Rev. Matthew Morrison, of Berwick, Maine."

    Theophilus married Hannah Avery on 22 May 1734. Hannah (daughter of James Avery and Mary Griswold) was born on 7 Apr 1712 in Groton, New London, Connecticut; died in Oct 1791 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Hannah Avery was born on 7 Apr 1712 in Groton, New London, Connecticut (daughter of James Avery and Mary Griswold); died in Oct 1791 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Avery Hall was born on 2 Dec 1737 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 5 Aug 1820 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire.

  5. 14.  James Chesley was born on 10 May 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (son of James Chesley and Tamsen Wentworth); died on 10 Oct 1777 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 May 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    James married Mehitable Waldron about 1727. Mehitable (daughter of John Waldron and Mary Ham) was born about 1708 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 21 Aug 1776. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Mehitable Waldron was born about 1708 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of John Waldron and Mary Ham); died on 21 Aug 1776.
    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah Chesley was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died about 1770 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire.