Biography of John Allen of Oakfield, NY

John Allen came from Otsego County, N. Y., to Oakfield, where he .died, aged 75 years. He married Ruth Prandall, of Otsego County, and his children were Lebbeus, Arthur, Eliza, Frank S. Nancy, John, Hiram, and Charles. Lebbeus Allen, a native of Maryland, Otsego County, N. Y., moved in 1815 to Batavia, where he still lives, at the advanced age of 94 years. He married Esther, daughter of Earl Wright, of Ogden, N. Y. Their children were Seneca, William, Jeannette, Walter, Jerome, Jane, and Laura. Seneca was born in Batavia, September 26, 1821, and married Maria, daughter of William and Susan (Lampman) Showerman, of Sharon, N. Y. Their children were Levant M., Clarissa J., Millard F., Loretta, and Walter E. Clarissa married William H. Ware, and died December 3, 1879, leaving one daughter, Clara M. Seneca Allen has lived on road 25 for 41 years. William Allen married Rebecca Carr, of Batavia, and their children are Mary (deceased), Frank, and Jennie (Mrs. E. Clark). Arthur, another son of John Allen, married Rachel, daughter of Fred Kreatsinger, and they have one child, Mary. Arthur served in the late war in Co. H, 8th N. Y. Art., was wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, and died at Oakfield, June 9, 1882, aged 37 years. His widow, Mrs. Rachel Allen, still lives in Oakfield, where his brother, Charles H., is also a resident. Another brother, John, also served in the war of the Rebellion, in the 28th N. Y. Art.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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