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Allen, Aaron B., was born on the farm he owns, May 19, 1820, a son of James and Sallie (Sheldon) Allen. James was a native of Rhode Island, and came to the town of Lorraine about 1810. He was in the war of 1812; was a farmer and carpenter and worked on Pierrepont's dwelling house 300 days. He died in 1835, aged fiftyone years. A. B. Allen was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns 235 acres of land and has a dairy of twenty-eight cows. In May, 1846, he married Caroline Grenell, and they had five children: Jennette E. Hulsiander of Adams Center, N. Y., Carrie Waterman (deceased), Emma J. Brimmer, Anna Overton and Mary Lowrey. Mr. Allen was a Democrat until war times, since then he has been a Republican. He has been justice of the peace and asscssor of his town and a member of the Grange. Mr. Allen is a member of the Baptist church at Mannsville. The children of James Allen were six, four danghters and two sons: Sallie Ann, Hannah J., Alzina, Sardius, Aaron B. (the subject of this sketch), and Eliza J. Marsh.

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