Ira Allen
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Ira Allen (1751 - 1814)

General Ira Allen
Born in Cornwall, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1789 in Vermontmap
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Died at age 62 in Irasburg, Orleans, Vermont, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 29 Nov 2008
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Ira Allen was one of the Founding Fathers of St. Albans Vermont.


1776 Project
General Ira Allen served with Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolution.
1776 Project
Colonel Ira Allen served with Vermont Republic Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Ira Allen is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A001577.
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Ira Allen is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-102499
Rank: Colonel

Ira Allen was a founder of Vermont and a member of the Green Mountain Boys. Allen was the brother of Ethan Allen, an American Revolutionary leader who fought for Vermont's independence. From 1776 until 1777, Allen was a member of the Vermont Legislature. He is noted for designing the Great Seal of Vermont and the seal of the University of Vermont.

Ira Allen was also an author and wrote the following books: 1) The Natural and Political History of Vermont, (London, 1798) and 2) Statements Appended to the Olive Branch, (1807).

There is an extensive Wikipedia article devoted to Ira's life.[1]

From Find A Grave: Revolutionary War Militia Army Officer. Brother of the famed Ethan Allen. He was originally buried in Philadelphia's Arch Street Presbyterian Cemetery, but his remains were lost when that burial ground was obliterated.


  1. Ira Allen, Wikipedia Available here
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 19 November 2020), memorial page for Ira Allen (21 Apr 1751–7 Jan 1814), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23043, citing Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave. There are two Find A Grave memorials see 83922448. His body is not in either.

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Hi, I was just browsing the Smithsonian Open Access and came across this painting (and biography) of Ira Allen. I thought you might like to incorporate the information or use the image.
posted by Jennifer Mortimer