Biography of James E. Allen
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Allen, James Eben, son of John and Eliza W. (White) Allen, was born in Dartmouth, February 19, 1841. After completing the prescribed courses of the common schools of his native town, he entered Peirce Academy at Middleboro, and was graduated in the class of 1865. Mr. Allen has devoted his entire life to agriculture and is one of the best known farmers in this vicinity. He has always taken an active interest in politics in the best sense of the term, and has frequently been elected to public office. He was selectman of Dartmouth for six years and overseer of the poor for nine years. For the past six years he has served as road commissioner, and at present is a special county commissioner. In 1892-93 he represented his district in the State Legislature, serving on the fish and game committees, and as chairman of the committee on county estimates. Mr. Allen is a prominent Mason, a past master of Noquochoke Lodge, F. & A. M., of Westport; a member of Sutton Comrnanderv of New Bedford, and Aleppo Temple, M S., of Boston. He married, in June, 1865, Adelaide A., daughter of Capt. James H. and Nancy (Allen) Slocum, of Dartmouth, and of their union four daughters were born: Eliza W., wife of Henry C. Pearson, Abbie E., Nancy S., and Sarah T. For his second wife he married Lula A., daughter of Israel and Lydia (Slocum) Brightman, of Dartmouth.

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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