Biography of Edward Allen
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Allen, Edward, was born in the town of Howard, Steuben county, April 3, 1847. J. W. Allen, his father, was born in the same town in 1822. His grandfather, William Allen, was a native of Rhode Island, and when he first settled in Howard the land was covered with large timber. He was considered One of the rich men in those days, as there were few who were able to even buy a barrel of salt, and he used to sell it to the neighbors by the pound. He cleared 165 acres of land for farming, and later built a hotel which he run for a number of years. J. W. Allen spent two years in Illinois, farming, and in 1865 he returned to Canisteo, where he spent his last years and died at the age of seventy one. He married Jane, daughter of Christopher Meeks of Howard, by whom he had seven children: Polly, Edward, Monroe, Ira, Adelbert, Martha, and Eliza. Edward Allen is a farmer, owning a fine farm of 100 acres, and makes a specialty of hay raising. He married Anna, daughter of Benjamin Mericle, by whom he had six children: Charley, May, Ida, Fred, Mortimer, and William W.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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