Biographical Sketch of Ephron Allen
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Allen, Ephron, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born on May 9, 1822. He has held several offices of the town and district. He now owns a part of the old Allen homestead in connection with his large farm. He was married in September 9, 1847, to Abigail Amelia Ward, who was born in Waltham, Vt., in 1824. They had a family of four children, three sons and one daughter (who died at an early age): Chester W., Henry E., and Ethan J. Amelia A. was a daughter of Chester and Abigail (Hawkins) Ward, she a native of Waltham, Vt., and he a native of Connecticut. Chester W. Allen married Ella Hopkins, of Panton, in 1872; she died in 1879, leaving one son, John H. Henry E. married Mary E. Young, of Illinois, in January, 1879. Mr. Ephron Allen was a son of William and Lucretia (Putnam) Allen, and a brother of Putnam Allen.