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Increase was a Friend (Quaker)
When Increase Allen was born on February 8, 1660, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, his father, Ralph, was 45 and his mother, Susannah, was 39. He married Rachael Sherman in 1687 in his hometown. They had ten children in 22 years. He died on March 7, 1723, in Bristol, Massachusetts, at the age of 63, and was buried in his hometown.
Early New England Families, 1641-1700, Volume: Wing, pages 2 & 3
Memorial for this profile with possible links to other family members at  This is typically considered a secondary source,
"New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 for Increase Allen, Great Migration, Vol 1, A-B" 
"North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Increase Allen, An Anthony Genealogy of the Anthony Family from 1495 to 1904"; 
"Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745, Volume IV 1721-1723";
"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Increase Allen, Dartmouth Vital Record Transcripts";
"U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 for Rachel Sherman"; 
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 7 Mar 1723
Death Place: Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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(1.) Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745, Vol. IV 1721-1723. Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, page 100 cites: "Order for inv. to Mrs. Rachel Allen, widow & Exec. of Est. of her husb. INCREASE ALLEN of Dart., Yeoman, dtd. 31 oct 1722, prob. 19 May 1724. Wife Rachell. Sons: Benjamin, Jedediah & Increase Allen (Jr.). Hannah Russell & Dinah Allen. Witns: john Tucker, William Wood & Richard Borden [4:276/7/8]." Online record source access thru: [www.Ancestry.com].
(2.) "American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) for: Increase Allen, birth 1650 in Massachusetts. Vol.: 03. Page no.: 163. Reference: Jesse Smith, anc. and des. By L. Betrand Smith. New York. 1909. (187p.): 131." Online record source access thru: [www.Ancestry.com].
(3.) "Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850 for: Increase Allen, male. Spouse: Rachel Allen. Child: Mary Allen. Household members: Mary, Rachel and Increase Allen." Online record source access thru: [www.Ancestry.com].
(4.) "US New England Marriages Prior to 1700 for: Increase Allen. Marriage date: 1682. Marriage place: New England, USA. Spouse: Rachel Allen. Death Year: 1724" Online record source access thru: [www.Ancestry.com].
(5.) "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for: Increase Allen. Event type: Death. Death date: 7 Mar 1723-1724. Death place: Dartmouth, Massachusetts." Online record source access thru: [www.Ancestry.com].
WikiTree profile Allen-4356 created through the import of MaryStamperMcKague2011-08-06_01.ged on Aug 7, 2011 by Masm x. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Masm and others.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Increase by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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