ADOLPHUS G. ALLEN, son of Samuel and Miranda (Sheffield) Allen, the oldest practicing attorney of the Tioga
bar, was born in Bradford county, Pa., November 8, 1830. The Allen family was originally from Long Island. His
grandfather was taken prisoner by the British in the revolution. In 1806, his grandfather, Nathaniel, was appointed
justice of the peace for Lycoming county, Pa., and was prominent there in many ways. Mr. Allen prepared for college
at Troy, Pa., academy, but, commencing to read law with General Nye in Madison county, N. Y., he became so interested
that he relinquished his college plans and devoted himself to legal matters. He has been in practice in Waverly
since 1853. He has held numerous official places, has been special county judge for three terms, and was member
of assembly from this county in 1886. In March, 1853, Mr. Allen was married with Sarah S. Walker. Their children
are D. Wellington Allen, born June 17, 1854, who is now an attorney in practice at Waverly, and Katie (Mrs. C.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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