Biography of Adolphus G. Allen
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





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. C. Campbell).

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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