Biography of Hiram Allen
Monroe County, MI Biographies

HIRAM ALLEN, one of the oldest citizens of Milan, was born in Chittenden county, near Burlington, Vt., February 12, 1810. He remained there until 1832, when he came to Monroe county, settling on a farm one mile from Milan village, and has been in the township ever since, engaged in farming and surveying. He was married in 1835 to Clarissa Andrews, of Vermont, who died in 1841. His second wife was Laura Shilling, whom he married March 29, 1842, and who died Decmber 30, 1852. He again married October 9, 1853, Mary S. Taylor, who is still living. His children are: Carlos, born April 4, 1836; Horace H. born October 21, 1837; Jerome, born December 11, 1839; Eugene E., born February 6, 1845, and Elvin C., born April 3, 1849. Mr. Allen was a Democrat until 1856, and has since been a Republican. Re has been supervisor of the township many years, and in. 1856 represented the county in the State legislature.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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