Biography of Dr. Amos Allen
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Allen, Amos, M. D., was born in Petersburgh. N. Y., January 28, 1815, a son of Bennajah and Zipporah (Scriven) Allen, he born in Rehoboth, Mass., and she in Great Barrington, Mass., and came to Petersburgh in an early day. The grandfather of our subject was Joseph Allen, who came to Petersburgh early and there lived and died. Bennajah Allen was a farmer. He was a member of assembly one term. He died June 18, 1858. Amos Allen was reared in Petersburgh and educated in the common and select schools, began studying with Dr. Hiram Moses of Petersburgh, was graduated in 1846 from Pittsfield Medical College, and has practiced his profession in Rensselaer county. He was supervisor one term and superintendent of township schools three terms. He assisted in the organization of the Republican party in 1856 in Rensselaer county. Dr. Allen was married in 1839 to Betsey M. Avery, who was born in Berlin, N. Y., by whom he had four children: Harriet E., wife of Silas C. Peckham of Petersburgh; Martha E., wife of George A. Sweet of Petersburgh; A. H., who married Emma Maxon, daughter of Hon. David G. Maxon; and Agnes, who resides at home. The doctor was for many years a member of Mazeppa Lodge I. O. O. F., of Petersburgh. Mrs. Allen died September 18, 1893.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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