Biography of Charles S. Allen
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Allen, Charles S., came from Phelps, Ontario county, in 1848 and located near Barre Centre. Two years later his father, Caleb Allen, came to the town and was afterward and until his death a carpenter and builder in this vicinity. Charles S. Allen was a farmer and surveyor, and at the latter avocation has ever since been almost constantly employed. He was for twenty three years one of the ditch commissioners of the county. Mr. Allen married Edna Robinson, of Phelps, Ontario county, and to them these children were born: Alvin R., Josephus W., Dr. A. J., James G., Dr. C. W., and Frank M., all of whom, save one, grew to maturity. Mr. AAllenn and wife are still living. Mr. Charles Allen is a Republican and has held the office of assessor in Barre for nine years. He was also one of the organizers of the Orleans County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and for some years one of its directors. Alvin R. Allen was born March 6, 1839: was brought up on the farm and educated in the common schools. He taught school ten winter terms, and at the age of twenty one began farming for himself and continued in that occupation until 1890, when he came to Albion to reside, he having been elected clerk of the county. In November, 1892, he was reelected. In April, 1862. Mr. Allen married Anna D., daughter of Hiram Shell, of Barre. They have had six children, four of whom are now living. Mr. Allen and family are members of the Baptist Church of Albion.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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