Ethan Allen

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Colonel Ethan Allen
Born in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USAmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, USAmap
Died in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USAmap
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Biography

Ethan Green Allen was an American Revolutionary War leader who fought for Vermont's independence. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut to Joseph and Mary Baker Allen, Ethan had eleven siblings and moved with his family to Cornwall. Ethan had aspirations to go to college, however, upon the untimely death of his father was required to look after the family and his younger siblings.

Ethan had a colorful military record, first serving in the colonial military during the French and Indian War. In the early 1770s, he emerged as the military leader of Anti-New York dissidents, known as the Green Mountain Boys(see link below), who were fighting New York over the New Hampshire grants. As a forceful organization, they successfully created the Republic of Vermont (1777–1791) and later the State of Vermont.

In the Revolutionary War, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold led a successful raid to capture Fort Ticonderoga(see link below).

Ethan died twenty-two days after his birthday on February 12, 1789 at the age of 51, in Burlington, Vermont. He was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont.



Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738 [O.S. January 10, 1737][4] – February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War.

Born in rural Connecticut, Allen had a frontier upbringing but also received an education that included some philosophical teachings. In the late 1760s he became interested in the New Hampshire Grants, buying land there and becoming embroiled in the legal disputes surrounding the territory. Legal setbacks led to the formation of the Green Mountain Boys, whom Allen led in a campaign of intimidation and property destruction to drive New York settlers from the Grants. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Allen and the Boys seized the initiative and captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. In September 1775 Allen led a failed attempt on Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. First imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was paroled in New York City, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.

Upon his release, Allen returned to the Grants, which had declared independence in 1777, and resumed political activity in the territory. In addition to continuing resistance to New York's attempts to assert control over the territory, Allen was active in efforts by Vermont's leadership for recognition by Congress, and he participated in controversial negotiations with the British over the possibility of Vermont becoming a separate British province.

Allen wrote accounts of his exploits in the war that were widely read in the 19th century, as well as philosophical treatises and documents relating to the politics of Vermont's formation. His business dealings included successful farming operations, one of Connecticut's early iron works, and land speculation in the Vermont territory. Land purchased by Allen and his brothers included tracts of land that eventually became Burlington, Vermont. He was twice married, fathering eight children.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Allen

The Green Mountain Boys

The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organization first established in the 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants (which later became the state of Vermont). Headed by Ethan Allen and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it had won de jure control in a territorial dispute with New Hampshire.

When these disputes led to the formation of the Vermont Republic in 1777, the Green Mountain Boys became the state militia. Some companies served in the American Revolutionary War, including notably when the Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen captured fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain on May 10, 1775; the invasion of Canada in 1775; and the battles at Hubbardton and Bennington in 1777.

Following Vermont's admission to the Union in 1791, the original organization essentially disbanded. The Green Mountain Boys mustered again during the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. Today it is the informal name of the Vermont National Guard which comprises both the Army and Air National Guards


More about The Green Mountain Boys[2]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys

Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison. Cannons and other armaments from the fort were transported to Boston and used to fortify Dorchester Heights and break the standoff at the Siege of Boston.

After seizing Ticonderoga, a small detachment captured the nearby Fort Crown Point on May 11. Seven days later, Arnold and 50 men boldly raided Fort Saint-Jean on the Richelieu River in southern Quebec, seizing military supplies, cannons, and the largest military vessel on Lake Champlain.

Although the scope of this military action was relatively minor, it had significant strategic importance. It impeded communication between northern and southern units of the British Army, and gave the nascent Continental Army a staging ground for the invasion of Quebec later in 1775. It also involved two larger-than-life personalities in Allen and Arnold, each of whom sought to gain as much credit and honor as possible for these events.

More about the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga[3]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Fort_Ticonderoga


Find A Grave Biography

Revolutionary War Vermont Militia Officer. A fiercely independent soldier who often caused problems for the American side as well as the British during the war, he served in the French and Indian War at Fort William Henry, acquiring land in Vermont for his services. When the area that would become the State of Vermont came under Land Grant disputes between New York and New Hampshire in the late 1760s, he formed and became Colonel of the "Green Mountain Boys" militia unit to discourage New York aims with guerrilla attacks (this led to Royal Governor Tryon putting a reward out for his capture). When the Revolutionary War started, he led his militiamen with Benedict Arnold in his most celebrated feat - the May 10, 1775 capture of the lightly defended Fort Ticonderoga. The guns Colonel Allen and Arnold captured there helped force the British out of Boston. His resistance to efforts to incorporate his Green Mountain Boys into the Continental Army caused him to be voted out of command by his men (they would be led by Colonel Seth Warner for the rest of the war). Ethan Allen then accompanied Benedict Arnold in the expedition to Canada, and was captured in the failed assault on Montreal. He was imprisoned in England until paroled in October 1776. After his formal exchange in May 1778 he received a brevet of Colonel in the Continental Army, but received no command, and returned to Vermont. Frustrated in his attempts to have Vermont become its own state (it was part of New Hampshire at the time), he entered into negotiations with the British in Quebec to make it a English Colony (these plans were wholly unsuccessful). A popular history of his life states that he was a "talented guerrilla leader, devoted to Vermont, but indifferent to the United States". (bio by: Russ Dodge) [4]

More at Find A Grave [5]


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19


Definitive Ethan Allen Genealogy: Part 3A

Ethan Allen's Descendents

1. Ethan Allen born 21 Jan 1738, Litchfield, CT, married (1) 23 Jun 1762, in Woodbury, CT, Mary Brownson, born 1732, (daughter of Cornelius Bronson and Abigail Jackson) died 1783, married (2) 9 Feb 1784, in Westminister, VT, Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan, born 4 Apr 1760, New York, NY, died 1834. Ethan died 12 Feb 1789, Burlington, Vermont, buried: abt 21 Feb 1789, Green Mountain Cemetery, Burlington, VT.

Children by Mary Brownson:

i Loraine Allen born 21 Apr 1763, died 1783, Sunderland, VT.


ii Joseph E. Allen born 25 Nov 1765, died 1777.


iii Lucy Caroline Allen born 1768.


iv Mary Ann (Maryan) Allen born 1772, died Oct 1790, Burlington, VT.


v Pamelia Allen born 1779.

Children by Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan:

vi Frances (Fanny) Margaret Allen born 13 Nov 1784, Sunderland, VT, died 10 Sep 1819, Montreal, Canada.


vii Hannibal Montresor Allen born 24 Nov 1787, Burlington, VT, married 1808, Agnes Bodine Low, born 1788, died 1863. Hannibal died 1813, Norfolk, VA.


viii Ethan Voltare (Alphonso) Allen born 24 Oct 1789.


More at Rootsweb; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALLEN-NE/1998-03/0889468074


Service: Listing at D.A.R. Revolutionary War

ALLEN, ETHAN


Ancestor #: A001535


Service:

VERMONT Rank: COLONEL


Birth:

1-10-1737 LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD CO CONNECTICUT


Death:

2-12-1789 BURLINGTON CHITTENDEN CO VERMONT


Service Description:


1) THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS


D.A.R. Notes

1) ALLEN MEMORIAL BY O.P.ALLEN STATES THAT MARY ANN D. UNMARRIED 1791.


2) NO DAUGHTER ELIZABETH OR BETSY. 10-2-40.SM [6]


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Sources

1. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Allen

2. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys

3. DAR Genealogical Research System http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=0

4. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19

5. Rootsweb, Definitive Ethan Allen Genealogy: Part 3A http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALLEN-NE/1998-03/0889468074

6. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Fort_Ticonderoga

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Note: The biography of Ethan Allen from the Encarta Encyclopedia follows:
Allen, Ethan (1738-89), patriot of the American Revolution, leader of
the Green Mountain Boys, and champion of statehood for Vermont.
Allen was born on January 21, 1738, in Litchfield, Connecticut. In
1769 he moved to the region known as the New Hampshire Grants,
comprising present-day Vermont. After settling in Bennington, he
became prominently involved in the struggle between New York and New
Hampshire for control of the region. Following rejection by the New
York authorities of an appeal that the region be established as a
separate province, Allen organized a volunteer militia, called the
Green Mountain Boys, to resist and evict proponents of the New York
cause. He was thereupon declared an outlaw by the royal governor of
New York. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Allen and his
force offered their services against the British. On orders from the
Connecticut legislature, he, the Connecticut soldier Benedict Arnold,
and a contingent of the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga
early in the morning of May 10, 1775. Allen demanded surrender from
the British commander "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the
Continental Congress." Subsequently, as a member of the army of
General Philip John Schuyler, he rendered valuable service in the
American military expedition against Canada. He was taken prisoner
near Montréal in September 1775 and held in confinement until
exchanged in 1778. Following his release by the British, he returned
to his home and was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the
Continental Army and major general of militia.
In 1778 Allen appeared before the Continental Congress in behalf of a
claim by Vermont for recognition as an independent state. With his
brother Ira Allen and other Vermonters he devoted most of his time
thereafter to the territorial dispute. He negotiated with the governor
of Canada between 1780 and 1783, ostensibly to establish Vermont as a
British province. On the basis of this activity he was charged with
treason, but, because the negotiations were demonstrably intended to
force action on the Vermont case by the Continental Congress, the
charge was never substantiated. He wrote a Narrative of Colonel Ethan
Allen's Captivity (1779). Allen died in Burlington, Vermont, on
February 12, 1789.

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The State of Vermont, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, Published by Authority of the Legislature, Compiled and Edited by John E. Goodrich, A Member of the Vermont Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1904, 814: "A List of the Field Officers, Captains and part of the Lieutenants of the Regiment of Green Mountain Boys, consisting of seven companies. July 4, 1775, Colonel Allen's royal list of loyal Officers: Ethan Allen, Field Officer.
 ??, 831: "The fact that the 'Green Mountain Boys' were at Quebec in 1776; that two of the officers on these rolls - Captain and Commissary Elijah Babcock, and Capt. Robert Cochran are identified in name and rank with those on a list handed to the Provincial Congress of New York by Ethan Allen and Seth Warner, on July 4, 1775, as officers of the Green Mountain Boys; and the further fact that none of the men are recorded in any other place, or with any other organization, all confirm the belief that the soldiers on its rolls herewith were a part of that historic band." Col. Ethan Allen.
Joseph Joslin, Barnes Frisbie and Frederick Ruggles, A history of the town of Poultney, Vermont: from its settlement to the year 1875, with family and biographical sketches and incidents (Google eBook), 1875, 20: at a meeting in Canaan, CT, he was chosen Proprietors' Clerk, 28 Feb 1772.
 ??, 25: 24 May 1775, because he "cut out" Esquire Monroe "of his own land in the second division," Seth Warner was voted 100 acres anywhere in the town, to be "pitched"by Ethan Allen.

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On October 20, 2011 Jerin Halstead wrote:

Looking for descendents of Ethan Allen through his two sons.


On May 4, 2011 Karen Blake wrote:

My Great Grandmother was Edna V. Allen and suppose to be a decendent. She would have been born in the late 1800s. She had 8 children. One was Alice, who had Joyce, who had me. Any clue who came before Edna and does it link to Ethan?


On February 8, 2011 Mary DeFrancisco wrote:

I am related through the Baker side to Ethan Allen but am unsure how. I was told that it was through his fellow Green Mountain Boy and cousin Remember Baker. My grandmother was Helen Carlie Baker from near Middlebury Vermont. I am forgetting my great grandfather's name but he was married to Nettie Westall. Does anyone know of this line of Ethan Allen's Family?


On November 13, 2010 Matt Allen wrote:

My name is Matthew Allen. I don't know if I am a descendant of Ethan Allen but I would love to find out. I am from Florida but my dad and his family was from the New York area. My dad doesn't know either and I can't go any further up because his dad died when he was 2. So I will start from Ethan down. I have made this one of my life's missions and I will not rest until I find out the truth.


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