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Samuel Allen (1665 - 1718)

Samuel "of Connecticut" Allen
Born in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 14 Jul 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 15 Dec 1692 in Northampton, Hampshire, MAmap
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Died at age 53 in Coventry, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
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Samuel Allen was the great-grandfather of Ethan Allen, an American Revolutionary War leader who fought for Vermont's independence.

Samuel Allen, born Jan. 3rd, 1665/6, married Mercy Wright, who was born March 14th, 1669, daughter or Judah and Mercy (Burt) Wright. Samuel Allen was first of Northampton, Mass. He removed from there to Deerfield, Massachusetts, where on Dec. 8th, 1706, he bought of Samuel Carter, the lot later known as the Dr. Willard place, opposite the Unitarian Church. The present Dr. Willard house was built in 1768, by Joseph Bernard. In the rear of this house is an ell, which was probably where Joseph, the father of General Ethan Allen, was born. Samuel Allen sold this place in 1711 to Samuel Bernard, and bought the Hawks place in Wapping, which he sold in 1715 and moved to Coventry, Connecticut, where he died October 14th, 1718. In 1720 his widow and her children moved to Litchfield, Connecticut, where she died Feb 5th, 1723, aged 59 years. She had inherited some of her father's estate, as several years afterward her heirs sold their interest to their uncle, Judah and Ebanezer Write, of Northampton. Mrs. Allen purchased a large tract of land in Litchfield, as on her death, her son, Daniel, as executor, conveyed one third of it to his brother Joseph, who sold in 1732, 108 acres to his sister Lydia Murray, and the same amount ot Paul Fisk Jr. In her will, Mrs. Allen gives liberally to her son Daniel, whom she made sole executor. The balance of the estate was divided between her other children. Her oldest son Nehemiah was made guardian to her son Joseph, and Daniel to brother Ebanezar.


Samuel Allen first married Mary (Mercy) Baldlwin in 14 July 1687 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Mary died sometime before 1692.[1]

Samuel Allen married 15 Dec 1692, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, Mercy Wright, born 14 Mar 1666, Northhampton, Hampshire, MA, (daughter of Judah Wright and Mercy Burt) died 5 Feb 1728, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut. Samuel died 14 Oct 1718, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut.


Children by Mary/Mercy Baldwin:

  1. Samuel
  2. Mary

Children by Mercy Wright:

  1. Nehemiah Allen born 1693, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  2. Mercy Allen born 1695, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married Eliakim Root. Mercy died 1728.
  3. Nehemiah Allen born 1697, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married (1) Mary ?, died 1723, married (2) 1728, Hanna Wakely, born 1694, died 1777. Nehemiah died 1753.
  4. Mary Allen born 1699, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married 1727, Benjamin Smalley.
  5. Daniel Allen born 1 Nov 1701, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. married 28 May 1737, in Litchfield, Connecticut, Mary Grant.
  6. Hester Allen born 1704, Northhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, died 1707, Northhampton, Hampshire, MA.
  7. Lydia Allen born 1706, Northhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married 1738, Selah Murray, born 1701, died 1754. Lydia died 1746.
  8. Hester Allen born 1707, Northhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  9. Joseph Allen born 1708, Deerfield, MA, married 1736, Mary Baker, born Jan 1708, Woodbury, Connecticut, (daughter of John Baker and ? Comfort). Joseph died 1755, Cornwall, Connecticut.
  10. Ebenezer Allen born 1711, married Mary Hurlbut, born 1712. Ebenezer died 31 Aug 1760.

Research Notes

The following content was posted on the profile of Samuel Allen III (1660-1750), but it is not about him, and I Smith-62120) think it might be intended for this profile, so I offer it to you here:

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, 236: A Pay Roll of Capt. Zebediah's Dewey's Company of Militia for service done the state in Oct. last, 1780.
831, 832: "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." Enlisted men.
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, 41: 4 October 1781 tax list, Poultney.


  1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 40 View on Googlebooks.

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The death date of Mercy Wright Allen (Wright-11) is incorrect in the Bio of Samuel Allen. She died 1728 NOT 1723.

Her will was recorded 18 Apri 1728, in Woodbury Dist., Harford County, CT Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data:Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts.

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