Biography of Gideon Allen





Allen, Gideon, p. o. Alabama Center, N. Y., was born in Washington county, January 9, 1824, a son of Joseph and Eliza (Case) Allen. His father was a native of Washington county and came to Genesee county in 1835. where he was a farmer; he died in 1886. Gideon Allen was educated in the common schools and for twelve years worked at the carpenter and joiner trade. He then took up farming. In 1854 he married Marcia Willis, daughter of Sylvester Willis of Rutland, Vt.; they have two children, Bertie and John W. Mr. Allen's long life has been so spent as to bring him the respect of the community.

Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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