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Mary (Baker) Allen (abt. 1709 - 1774)

Mary Allen formerly Baker
Born about in Woodbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 11 Mar 1737 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 65 in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut Colonymap
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Mary Baker Allen was the mother of Ethan Allen an American Revolutionary leader who fought for Vermont's independence.

Mary was born in January of 1708/9 in Woodbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony. She was the daughter of John Baker and Sarah Hurlburt.[1]

Mary married Joseph Allen on 11 Mar 1736/7.[2]

The widow Mary Allen died 18 June 1774 ae 65, and was buried at the Town Hall Cemetery in Salisbury, Connecticut.[3]

Mary's known children were:

  • Ethan Allen, born 10 Jan 1738 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, died 12 Feb 1789 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Heman Allen, born 15 Oct 1740 in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, died about 18 May 1778 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Lydia (Allen) Finch, born about 6 Apr 1742 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 1770 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Heber Allen, born 4 Apr 1743 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 10 Apr 1782 in Poultney, Vermont, USA
  • Levi Allen, born 16 Jan 1745 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, died Jan 1801 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Lucy (Allen) Beebe, born 2 Apr 1747 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 10 Jun 1775 in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Zimri Allen, born 10 Dec 1748 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 1776
  • Ira Allen, born 21 Apr 1751 in Cornwall, Connecticut, died 7 Jan 1814, maybe in Irasburg, Orleans, Vermont, United States

Research Notes

County Name: The town of Woodbury was originally established in Fairfield County. In 1751, it was included in the newly established Litchfield County.[5]


  1. "Baker, Mary, d. Jno. & Sarah, b. Jan. [ ], 1708," citing Woodbury Land Records Volume 2, Page 193: Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870, Woodbury, Page 6 (accessed 15 Jun 2021 - subscription required). "Mary, b. Jan. 1708/9; bapt. 13 March 1708/9...: Jacobus, "Two Baker Families," TAG, 47 (1971), Page 102; also available online at (accessed 15 Jun 2021 - subscription required). See also (transcript only) "Mary Baker," female, b. Jan. 1708, Woodbury: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906, (accessed 15 Jun 2021).
  2. "Mary ... m. 11 March 1736/7, Joseph Allen of Litchfield and Cornwall:" Jacobus, "Two Baker Families," TAG, 47 (1971), Page 102; also available online at (accessed 15 Jun 2021 - subscription required).
  3. The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library. Town Hall Cemetery Salisbury, Connecticut p. 5 Accessed at Ancestry ($)
  4. Woodruff, George C. A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Connecticut, (The Case Lockwood & Brainard Company, Hartford, Conn., 1845) Page 8
  5. "Fairfield County, Connecticut," (accessed 15 Jun 2021).

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The bio says she is the daughter of Sarah Hurlburt but she is attached to a different mother (who is, I think, actually her grandmother??
posted by M Cole
Actually, Elizabeth was not her grandmother, but I was able to fix it. Ted.wo different John Baker's had been conflated
posted by M Cole
Does she really need to be ppp?
posted by Anne B
Although she had a half brother with the first name "Remember", I find no authority to give her the middle name "Rememb(e)rance".
posted by Carolyn Adams

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