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Allen, Timothy Jr.
Timothy Allen, jr., was born in 1757 and died at Hartford, N. Y., in 1834. He married Abigail Morse. Their issue was nine children, one of whom was Richard Allen. Timothy Allen, jr., went to Bristol, Vt., near the close of the last century ; he owned a forge there and a farm, which he carried on until 1815, at which time, having lost his wife, he married the widow of Amby Higby and moved to Hartford, N. Y., where she resided. Richard Allen was born in Pawlet, March 31, 1783. He was twice married ; first Nabby Groat, of Bristol, February 23, 1806, the issue being two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. N. C. Rose, of Peoria, Ill., is still living. Mrs. Allen died September 1810, and he married for his second wife Annie Johnson, July 21, 1811 ; she was a native of Ticonderoga, N. Y.
Timothy Allen, jr., was a soldier in the Revolutionary army and fought under Colonel Herrick at the battle of Bennington, when nineteen years old. Richard Allen was conspicuous as a soldier in the second war with Great Britain ; was adjutant in a regiment of Addison county cavalry. His regiment was ordered to the Canadian lines to enforce the embargo, and afterwards returned to Vergennes to aid in guarding the shipping then in process of building for MacDonough's fleet, which was to share a glorious part in the battle of Plattsburgh. When the shipping moved out upon the lake, the troops marched to Burlington, only to find the governor's proclamation ordering them not to leave the State. Richard Allen, with others, then resigned his commission. When Jehiel Saxton afterward called for volunteers in the streets of Burlington, Richard Allen's name went upon the list as the seventeenth volunteer; he subsequently took an active part in the engagement at Plattsburgh and Saranac Bridge. It will be seen that the subject of this sketch comes from good and patriotic stock. Richard Allen was the father of seven children by his second wife, viz.: Jane, Richard, Ira C., Elizabeth. Lucinda, Willard and Lucy Ann, all of whom reached maturity and all but the eldest are now living.
History of Rutland County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, 1886,