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Heman Allen (1740 - abt. 1778)

Heman Allen
Born in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 18 Feb 1773 (to 18 May 1778) in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
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Died about at about age 37 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Captain Heman Allen served with Colonel Seth Warner's Extra-Continental Regiment, Continental Army during the American Revolution.
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Heman Allen is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-102491
Rank: Captain

Heman Allen was the brother of Ethan Allen, a leader in the American Revolutionary War who fought for Vermont's independence from the Province of New York.

The following is a Biographical Note for Heman Allen from the Allen Family Papers located at the University of Vermont Library.

Heman Allen: Born at Cornwall, Connecticut on October 15, 1740, Heman Allen was reportedly the most capable and dependable of the six Allen brothers. A merchant at Salisbury from the mid-1760's until the end of his life, Allen also played a major role in his family's New Hampshire Grants land speculations and in the formation of the new state of Vermont. He served as a delegate to most of the early Vermont conventions of 1775-1777 and represented the settlers holding New Hampshire titles before Congress in 1776. Active in the Canadian campaign of 1775-1776, Allen also fought at the Battle of Bennington in August of 1777; there he either was wounded or suffered from heatstroke, according to differing accounts. Whatever the cause, his health declined gradually therafter and Heman Allen died in Salisbury on May 18, 1778, at the age of thirty-seven.[1]


15 OCT 1740 Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut


18 MAY 1778 Salisbury, Addison, Vermont, USA


Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA


Corrected his first name, which was Heman, not Herman. Heman is a Biblical name that means "faithful". Please, researchers, when you come across an unfamiliar name, don't assume that it is just a misspelling of a name that is more familiar to you.


  1. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records through 1870. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

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You may wish to contact the SAR as they too have modified his given name..
posted by Beryl Meehan
Allen-10285 and Allen-4 appear to represent the same person because: same wife