Biography of Orson F. Allen
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Allen, Orson F., born in Chenango county March 3, 1828, is a son of Josiah Allen, a farmer, born in Massachusetts in 1788. His wife was Lucy Corkings, born in 1797, and their children were Porter, Mary, Louisa, Royal D., Orson, Chauncey and Jane. Mr. Allen came to West Monroe in 1836, and died in 1845. His wife died in November, 1889, aged ninety two. Subject began farming for himself when twenty one which he followed until 1860, when he removed to Iowa taking his family with him. In 1850 he married Almedia L. (born in Herkimer, Herkimer county, in 1830), daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Oyer of West Monroe, natives of Herkimer county. Their children are Mrs. Florrine Seaman of Parish; Mrs. Elizabeth Seaman of Parish; Clinton D., Burton C., Fred O., and Mrs. La Pearl McLymond of Parish. In 1861 Mr. Allen enlisted in the 4th Iowa Cavalry, but after ten months was discharged on account of disability. In 1862 he came to West Monroe. He is a member of the Grange, and is still living on the Oyer farm.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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