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Heber Allen (1743 - 1782)

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Major Heber Allen
Born in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
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Died in Poultney, Vermont, USAmap
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Major Heber Allen participated in the American Revolution


Heber 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.

Heber Allen was born April 4, 1743 at Cornwall Connecticut, son of Joseph and Mary (Baker) Allen.[1]

He married on March 17, 1768, Sarah Owen. Sarah was born July 18, 1748, daughter of Elijah and Patience (Wright) Owen. [1]

Sarah died in the winter of 1787 at Colchester, Vermont, and was buried in the Green Mountain Cemetery, at Burlington, Vermont. [1]

Heber died April 10, 1782 at Poultney, Vermont and buried in the Old Cemetery, East Poultney, Vermont. [1]

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, 20: at a meeting in Canaan, CT, it was decided that future town meetings would be held at his house in Poultney, 28 Feb 1772.
 ??, 24, 25: one of the early settlers in Poultney, after April 1771.
 ??, 28: elected town clerk at town meeting, 8 Mar 1775, settled in Poultney
 ??, 30, 31, 32: most men of the early days were at the taking of Ticonderoga and were "models of honesty, unflinching patriotism, and devotion to the interests of the new community."
 ??, 32: at town meeting, 11 Mar 1777, he was named a member of a Committee of Safety.
 ??, 39: made one of the first judges of Rutland Shire, Bennington County, in the declared State of Vermont.
 ??, 41: 4 Oct 1781 tax list, Poultney.
 ??, 49: settled in east village of Poultney before 1790 census.
 ??, 198: town clerk until his death.


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Early Vermont Settlers to 1784. p. 3 (Original Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (By Scott Andrew Bartley, Lead Genealogist.)

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On 1 Feb 2015 at 00:25 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Waiting to add his daughter Sarah (Allen-16458)

On 18 Sep 2014 at 11:41 GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Please set the privacy level to Open, for everyone in this family. They were all born more than 200 years ago. I have a birth dates for most of the people in this family, with a source.

Heber is 25 degrees from Rosa Parks, 22 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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