Biography of Samuel Allen
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Allen, Samuel, Russell, was born in Wilsborough, Vt., in the year 1770, came to New York State and settled at Chateaugay, cleared a large farm, and afterward noved to Waddington on the banks of St. Lawrence River, he being one of the three first settlers. In the year 1790 he married Sally Powers, who was born at Brattleboro, Vt., in the year 1773, her father being one of the earliest English settlers. There were born to them two children, George R. and Nathaniel P. George R. born in the year 1793, is still living at Norwood, N. Y., he having celebrated his one hundredth birthday last December. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, was badly wounded, taken prisoner, and now draws a pension. His occupation since has been farming, Nathaniel P. was born at Plattsburg, N. Y., March 11, 1796, was also a soldier in the War of 1812, and drew a pension up to the time of his death. Was married to Lovisa Rice in the year of 1820, who was born in the year 1798 at Brattleboro, Vt., and died in the year 1857. There were born to them eleven children, three of whom are still living: John, a wheelwright by trade, resides at Degrasse, N. Y.; Lovisa was married to Orsemas Harris in the year 1854, moved to Nebraska, where they are now engaged in farming; Noble W. was born at Stockholm, N. Y., in the year 1835, by trade a cooper, for the last twenty years has followed farming and is now living at Clarkshoro, N. Y. Nathaniel (now deceased), born 1822, by occupation a wholesale groceryman in Montreal, Canada. Samuel (also deceased), born 1825, by trade a cooper; for twenty years a foreman in John P. Wiser's distillery at Prescott, Canada. Orlena, born 1833, was married to C. C. Towns in 1856. Mason (also deceased), born 1840, was married in 1860 to Frances Fisk, daughter of Daniel and Harriet Fisk; she died in March, 1865. In 1861 he enlisted and saw service six months, when he was discharged on account of disability. There were born to them two children: Hattie (who died when two years old); Alvah A. (our subject), born September 22, 1863, was educated in the district school in Russell. At the age of thirteen years he began working for himself on a farm, and continued farming untill he was twenty five years of age. He then began the mercantile business at Clarksboro, N. Y., and is now postmaster of that place.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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