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Daniel Allen (abt. 1742 - abt. 1828)

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Daniel Allen
Born about in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married 19 Feb 1764 in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Easton, Windham, Connecticutmap
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Daniel Allen was born 28 July 1742 in Coventry, Tolland, CT[1] Daniel died in Easton CT 23 Sep 1828 and is buried in the North Ashford Cemetery, Windham, CT[2]


Daniel has an extensive record in the Rev. War Pension Records: [3]

Summary of Pension Records

Capt. Daniel Allen of the 3d Connect. Regt has served a Capt in the American Army since June 1776 with Fidelity an [sic] Reputation his own Particular Circumstances forbidding his continuance in the Army; he is therefore discharged with Honor from further Service in the American Army. Camp Nelson's Point, 7 July 1779 James H Parsons BG

Daniel Allen of Ashford, CT, a Captain in Colonel Willis Regt, CT line for term of three years. To receive 20 dollars per month to commence 15 April 1818. Note on bottom says "not entitled"

Petition of Captain Daniel Allen of the Town of Ashford (Windham co. CT), that he was in the service of the United States in the Connecticut Line in the revolutionary war on the Continental establishment from the commencement of the revolutionary war, to the 7th day of July AD 1779, as Lieutenant and Captain in the Army of the United States, when he was honourably discharged. That he is indigent, and by reason of his reduced circumstances stands in need of assistance from my country for support, and prays the benefit of a certain act of Congress passed the … March AD 1818…. Dated at Woodstock the 15th day of April 1818, Daniel Allen…. That in the month of May AD 1775 I entered into the Army and service of the United States in the revolutionary war, and was appointed and commissioned as Lieutenant in Capt Thomas [ ] company in Genl Putnams regiment in the Connecticut Line and continued in service until appointed a Captain in Col. Andrew Ward's Regiment of Connecticut Troops, which was sometime in May or June 1776 – and that I entered in said regiment Line and service until about the last day of January AD 1777 when I was appointed and Commissioned a Captain in Col. Samuel Wylys' regiment [called the 3rd Connecticut regiment] of the Connecticut line that I served…. Until the 7th day of July AD 1779 when I was discharged from the army … but have neither my Commissions nor discharge now in my possession …. I stand in use of the assistance from my Countruy for support, and that I am in the seventy sixth year of my age, and not able to labour for my support, 15 April 1818, Daniel Allen.

21 Jun 1820, Special Court of Common Pleas, held at Pomfret, Windham, CT. Daniel Allen of Ashford (Windham, CT), age 77… declares… the he engaged as an officer with the Continental Serice in 1775 and served as a Captain till July 1779 when he was honorably discharged at his own request as will appear by his commission and discharge in the War office. … he was discharged from the said service in Nelson's Point, New York. I am a Pensioner – my application was on the 15th day of April 1818 – the No of my certificate is 10,482. I am through age incapable of labor – I have a wife aged 63 years – We are both in usual health for persons of our years. She is an industrious woman – before I had my Pension I had no wife and no estate and was supported by the charity of my Brother Timothy Allen of Ashford. A schedule containing the whole of Capt Daniel Allen's estate and income of Ashford – his necessary cloathing and bedding excepted – 1 Desk 4.00. 3 glass bottles, 25c; Obligations supposed to be good – 126.165 Waggon harness for one horse – 8.00 An umbrella – 1.00

The following articles by an honourary agreement belong to the wife of said Allen which were never to be considered as said Allens property by an agreement with her when they were married 23 November 1819 – 6 dining chairs – 3.00 – Pewter 1.00 – Crockery 1.00 Tin cannisters, servers, 40c – 2 Decanters, 6 glasses – 18c 3 Candlesticks, 34c – 6 knives and forks 75c – 6 spoons 50c – 2 chests 1.25 1 Looking glass, 25c – 2 Stone pots, 50c – one Tea Kettle 75c 1 Spiders[?], 34c – Small pot and skillet, 60c, earthen 12c Shovel and Tongs, 50c – 1 Pail, 25c – Bible and other books 50c 3 Glass bottles, 18c – Obligations 184.19

21 June 1820, Daniel Allen his estate 139.41 her estate 197.10 $336.51

script below says "not entitled"

21 Aug 1823, Brooklyn, Windham (CT)…. Appeared Capt Daniel Allen of Ashford… aged 81… refers to earlier application… and I was by reason of said schedule (of inventory)… struck off the pension list and my application rejected. Since which I and my wife have lived more than three years upon the property then stated in my schedule. I am aged and been inform and have consumed the same in necessary expenses and am now wholly destitute having no property but what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed.

Schedule of all the estate of Daniel Allen aforesaid One old Desk $2.50 – one old chest, 50c – one old candlestand, 24c Six chairs 3.00 – (……) old pewter 1.12. Two decanters two tumblers and six foot glasses 1.00 – oe old (…..) and a tea canister, 34c – one old earthen platter and four bowls, 25c – two candlesticks, 25c – one pitcher, 12c two stonepots, 67c – Six tea spoons 36c – eight old plates 34c – one tea kettle and one skillet 87c – one small pot and Spider – 67c one pair of old shovel and tongs 50c – one old harness for one horse 4.00 twenty five pounds salt pork 1.75 seventy pounds flour $2.80 $21.39, Daniel Allen That since the exhibition of my former schedule the following changes have taken place and been made in my property viz I then stated obligations supposed to be good to the amount of one hundred and twenty six and 16/100

These obligations were for money loaned to Ephraim Allen and Alanson Bolles which money I had by the assistance of my wife saved from the avails of my former pension. Those notes have been paid and the money expended in my support since – My schedule also exhibited obligations belonging to my wife amounting to $184.19 – These were notes given to my wife as I understood from her, before our marriage and which I promised her before marriage never to interfere with or collect – I never had these notes in any possession. My said wife has conducted with them as she pleased, (….) as she has had the care of me and our support our necessities have as she informs me and as I verily believe, compelled her to collect the money due thereon and apply to her and my support and for the last two years I have been fully supported by her from the friends aforesaid but which I have never controlled or used than by her consent. When I left home she declared to me that one dollar only remained – This I refused to take and am indebted to the charity of my friends to defray the expenses of this application. The other property in the Schedule remains on hand excepting what is lost or worn out. Daniel Allen

Original commission to Daniel Allen, Junr Esq, …appoint you Captain of …. Company.. in the Army of the United Colonies… Dated tenth Day of June 1776, signature of John Hancock.

Capt. Daniel Allen of the 3d Connect. Regt has served a Capt in the American Army since June 1776 with Fidelity an [sic] Reputation his own Particular Circumstances forbidding his continuance in the Army; he is therefore discharged with Honor from further Service in the American Army. Camp Nelson's Point, 7 July 1779 James H Parsons BG

House of Representatives, Jan 10, 1824 Sir, Capt Daniel Allen of Ashford, Windham County Conn and is now an applicant to be restored. Some worthy citizens of t Ashford have requested me to state to you my knowledge of Capt. Allen's circumstances. I am acquainted with him, he lives within about four miles of me. He is an aged man and has a severe breach [probably archaic for “hernia” - RHS] which unfits him for labor. He married an old maid, a few years since, and with much frugality, they saved out of his pension money what constituted the items of his second schedule, perhaps, it might have included some trifling estate which was hers at their marriage. Since he has been stricken from the pension roll, I am satisfied the property returned in his second schedule and for which he was stricken off, must all have been expended in there [sic] support. Indeed, I have been repeatedly told by those who live in his immediate neighborhood, the past summer, that Capt. Allen was perfectly destitute, I have not heard a contrary opinion of his circumstances expressed: and had it not been for individual advancements fromtime to time, he must have been before this time supported under the regulations of the pauper lasws. Were I not perfectly satisfied of his extreme poverty and necessity, I would not have interposed a word in his behalf. And, as I am [certain]

he is not a fraudulent applicant, it would be very gratifying to have his case given as early a consideration as possible and let him know the result; for his circumstances require some other mode of relief than that of individual advancements. I am, Sir, with great respect, Your obdt. Servant Eben. Stoddard [US Representative from CT 1821-1825]

David Bolles of Ashford testifies to Daniel Allen's state of poverty.

Summary of Service: May 1775, 2 months, Lieutenant under Thomas Knowlton Capt, Gen Putnam June 10, 1776, Captain under Col Andrew Ward, CT Jany 1, 1777-July 7 1779, Captain under Col Samuel Wyllys, 3rd CT Discharged at Nelson's Point, NY Age at application, 75, in his 76th year. After his pension was allowed he married Nov 23, 1819 a spinster ae 63 yrs in 1820 – her name not stated.


  1. This is an often quoted birthdate. If you have documentation of this date please replace this footnote with that information.
  2. Gravestone date and location, see for example, Find A Grave, #79568200. Death location of Easton, CT given in various sources. See Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934
  3. Summary of Rev. War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Roll 34


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