Biography of Henry K. W. Allen
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Allen, Henry K. W., was born on the homestead farm, North Attleboro, March 22, 1818. His father, Josiah Allen, was a native of the same neighborhood, and the family trace their descent from Ephraim Allen, who settled there about 1700. Josiah married Rowena, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Tingley. H. K. W. Allen was educated at Southampton, L. I., N. Y., and spent some three years in the South at Mobile, Ala. In 1843 he married Mary D., daughter of Jacob Blackinton, and they had five Sons and two daughters: Henry B., Walter S., Charles J., George W., Albert L., Mrs. Mary E. Grant and Mrs. Frances M. Maxey. Mr. Allen is one of the practical and successful farmers of this town, serving as a member of the Legislature, justice of the peace forty two years, justice of the Magistrate's Court eighteen years, selectman and assessor of taxes for several years.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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