Allen, Putnam, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in January, 1816. He has been selectman two terms, lister three terms, a justice of the peace, and county grand juryman, and represented his district in the Legislature in 1872, and now owns 387 acres, and a farm of 100 acres, which was a part of the old homestead purchased in 1800. He was married in 1839 to Mary Ann Beach, a daughter of Stephen and Ann (Penfield) Beach. She died in 1881 leaving a family of eight children, five of whom are now living — Sarah Ann, Mary L., Emerett, Ellen M., and Fred W. Putnam Allen was a son of Wm. and Lucretia (Putnam) Allen. She was born in Canada on February 19, 1797, and he was born in Dorset, Vt., on February 8, 1792, and they were married on April 23, 1812. They had a family of nine children born to them, six of whom are now living — Isbon (born 1813), Putnam, William (born 1820), Ephron (born 1822), Orrin N. (born 1834), and Marion (born 1825). Obadiah Allen enlisted in the Second Vermont Infantry and died at Fair Haven court-house on December 30, 1862. William Allen served in the War of 1812 and was a son of Obadiah and Hannah (Gage) Allen, who settled in this town in 1800 on the old homestead, where they died.
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