Biography of William H. Allen
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Allen, William H., was born in the township of Malta, Saratoga county, N. Y., April 19, 1850, Oducated in the public schools and was a farmer until he came to Mechanicville in 1889. when he formed a copartnership with George H. Flagler in the hardware trade, continuing it three years under the name of Flagler & Allen, when the company was then dissolved by mutual consent. He then secured Leonard E. Sheffer as a partner under the firm name of Alien & Sheffer, which firm still exists. Mr. Allen held the office of collector in the township of Malta; was trustee of the village in 1895 and 1896, and in 1898 was elected president of the village of Mechanicville. March 9, 1881, he married Isabella Bidwell, and they have one son, Wesley Bidwell, who is in the employ of his father. Mr. Allen's father was born in the township of Gaiway in 1808, educated in the schools of his day and was a farmer by occupation. He married Phoebe Van Namee, and came to Malta about the year 1840. They had nine children: Carrie P., Ellis O., Alfred W., Antoinette, Everett W., William H., Julia A., Oscar B. and Emma K. Mr. Allen died in 1894 and his wife in 1888. Mrs. Allen's people were represented in the Revolutionary war in this country, one of whom was a captain. Mr. and Mrs. Allen are members of the M. B. church; he is one of the trustees.


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