Biography of Joseph Allen
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Allen, Joseph, a native of Mansfield, Conn., born June 19, 1820, came with his parents to Oneida county the same year, and to Newark, Wayne county in 1839. Two years later he removed to Palmyra, and entered the machine shop of Eldridge Williams. In 1842 he began the manufacture of scales here, and in 1844 manufactured the Fairbanks scales comprising all the different styles. In 1855 he commenced selling dry goods and groceries, at the same time continuing the manufacture of scales and agricultural implements, having a general store, and this he has followed for the past thirty years. He has a large store, fifty six feet front and 110 feet deep, comprising two and a half stories.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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