Biography of John Allen
Cook County, Il Biographies

JOHN ALLEN, farmer, P. O. Arlington Heights, was born in Windsor County Vt., in 1823, son of John and Elizabeth Allen. He came to Cook County in 1835, with his parents, and located on the farm in Section 29, Township 41, Range 11, where they lived until the death of his father, which occurred in 1867, at the age of sisty seven. Mrs. Allen still lives on the old homestead with her son, at the age of seventy nine. On attaining his majority the subject of this sketch engaged in farming until 1850. when he went to California and engaged in mining for three years. Then he returned to Elk Grove and settled on the old farm, where he has since resided, it containing 270 acres. He was married in 1856 to Miss Ann Hunting. laughter of Samuel and Mary Hunting. They have had two children, one now living. Mrs. (Hunting) Allen died in 186.5, and he was married in 1867 to Miss Josephine Hazliton. They have had one child, Elizabeth. He has been Supervisor, Assessor and Road Commissioner, and has been active in thc educational interests of the community where he lives.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.


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