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Mary (Bronson) Allen (1732 - 1783)

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Mary Allen formerly Bronson aka Brownson
Born in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Mary Bronson was born in 1732.

Mary was the first wife of Ethan Allen, a leader in the American Revolutionary War who fought for Vermont's independence from the Province of New York. Their marriage was not particularly happy. Mary was supposedly a rigid Frontier wife who was illiterate, deeply religious and shrewish. However, there is little historical evidence to support these claimed characteristics.

Mary died of consumption in 1783 only a few months before her eldest daughter, in Sunderland, Vermont. She is buried at the Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Arlington, Bennington, Vermont.[1]

wife of Gen. Ethan Allen
Erected by the Brownson Chapter of DAR 1895


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #12786743

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