Biography of William Allen





Allen, William, was born in the town of Batavia. N. Y., November 7, 1819, a son of Libbeus and Esther (Wright) Allen. His father was a native of Otsego county and came to Genesee county in 1816, and was in his ninety-fifth year at the time of his death. William Allen was educated in the common schools. The greater portion of his life was devoted to farming, in which occupation he was successful. He retired from his farm many years ago, and lives in a pleasant home on Elliott avenue in Batavia. In 1850 he married Rebecca Carr, who bore him three children: Mary, Jeunie and Frank W. Mary died December 12, 1876, and Jennie died February 10, 1895. Mrs. Allen died April 26, 1890.

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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