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Gideon Allen (1671 - 1750)

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Dr. [uncertain] Gideon Allen
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 20 Jan 1696 in Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Gideon Allen was a son of Gideon Allen. He was born at Boston Aug 9, 1671. [1] In Milford records he was called a cordwainer.[2]

He was an ensign in East Company, Fairfield in May 1712; in May 1721 he was a Lieutenant with the First Company.[2]

Gideon married first at Fairfield January 20, 1696, Anna Burr [3], daughter of Nathaniel. Known children (all with first wife), recorded at Fairfield were:[2]

  1. Sarah, b Apr 1, 1697; bp June 30, 1700; d at Ridgefield Mar 10, 1787, age 90; m (1) Dec 7, 1721 Thomas Couch; m (2) Nov 10, 1736 Timothy Keeler
  2. Anna, b June 6, 1700; bp June 30, 1700; d Sept 27, 1747, age 47; m (1) Thomas Hanford, m (2) Gershom Burr
  3. Gideon, b Jan 1, 1702/3, bp Jan 31, 1702/3; d May 28, 1749; administration granted to brothers. Alternat birthdate 17 Jan 1702. [4]
  4. Abigail, b June 1705; bp June 24, 1705; d at Westport Jan 1, 1804, age 100; m Oct 31, 1727 Joseph Wakeman
  5. Mary, b Aug 6, 1708; bp Aug 8, 1708; m My 28, 1730 Peter Penfield
  6. John, b Dec 2, 1710; bp Dec 3, 1710; Dr.; m Jan 17, 1750/1 Abigail Jessup
  7. David, bp Jan 11, 1712/3; died young
  8. Jonathan, bp Jan 11, 1712/3; died young
  9. David, bp July 4, 1714; d Sept 8, 1777, age 64; Lieut.; m Oct 11, 1739 Sarah Gold
  10. Hannah, bp Nov 18, 1716; m Mar 24, 1742/3 Thomas Gibbs of Milford
  11. George, bp May 14, 1721

His first wife died in 1747. [5]

He married second August 10, 1749, Jane, widow of Moses Dimon and formerly widow of John Hill. [2]

Gideon wrote his will January 22, 1750/1, and it was proved Feb 5, 1750/1. In it he mentioned his wife Jane, sons John, David and George; daughters Sarah Keeler, Abigail Wakeman, Mary Penfield, and Hannah Gibbs; and granddaughter Sarah Hanford.[2]

Gideon Allen died at Fairfield January 25, 1750/1.[2] Buried in Old Burying Ground, Fairfield, Connecticut. [6]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2020), Gideon Allen, 1671.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Families of Old Fairfield. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. 2 vols. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. Reference Volume 1, page 14-15. $Subscription
  3. "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 September 2019), Gideon Allen, ; citing Marriage, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272218.
  4. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch ( : 7 January 2020), Gideon Allen in entry for Gideon Allen, 1702.
  5. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch ( : 16 January 2020), Gideon Allen in entry for Ann Allen, .
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #74686427

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  • Allen-16453 was created by Barb Davis through the import of Brinson Fredericks Tree_1.ged on Jan 8, 2015.

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I believe Phoebe Bennett Allen is shown as the spouse of the wrong Gideon Allen. Per Families of Old Fairfield there were two Gideon Allen's at about the same time. One married (1) Anne Wright, and then (2) Phebe _____; the other married Anne Burr and then Jane, widow of Moses Dimon.

Per that source, the Gideon that was son of Gideon, born in 1671, and died in 1750 was the latter Gideon.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Allen-16453 and Allen-4596 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate
posted by [Living Davis]

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