Biography of George W. Allen
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Allen, George W., a native of Buskirk's Bridge is of English ancestry, born in 1839. He has always resided here and been engaged in harness making, except two years at Eagle Bridge as clerk in the post office. His father, James J. Allen, was also a harness maker and served as justice of the peace here for many years. His grandfather, Eben Allen, was expelled from the Quaker church for becoming a Revolutionary soldier. George is an ardent Democrat, has served one year as justice of the peace, and ten years as notary public. Mr. Allen is an able writer and acts as correspondent for various papers. He married Amy Surdam of North Hoosick, and has three children living. One daughter, Carrie, wife of William Reinhart, is deceased.

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


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