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Eva Magdalena (Somers) Allen (1753 - 1824)

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Eva Magdalena (Sarah) Allen formerly Somers
Born in Whitefield, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Baie Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswickmap
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Jun 2011 | Last significant change: 12 Apr 2018
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Biography

Eva Magdalena "Sarah" Somers was born 6 February 1753 and baptised 11 March 1753 at St. Michael's Church. She was the daughter of Matthias and Christine Somers[1] [2] of Whitefield, Chester, Pennsylvania.[3]

In 1766 Matthias moved his family to New Brunswick[4] [5]

January 1, 1771, she married Benjamin Allen[6], son of Son of Benjamin and Mehitable (Cary) Allen, who was given a land grant in New Brunswick in recognition of his service with Wolfe at the taking of Quebec and Louisburg, Canada in 1758-1759, and second with the Free French in Nova Scotia. (He was a corporal, serving in Isaiah Boudreau's company of Captain Eddy's regiment who fought against the French and the Mi'kmaq in Cumberland County NS[7] [8]. Their children included:

  1. Ephraim Allen, born circa 1773, who married #Elizabeth Silliker and Emily Amelia Brownell[9]
  2. Jame, born circa 1775, who married Elizabeth Davis[10]
  3. Jonas, born circa 1776, who married Elizabeth Wells[11]
  4. Catherine, born circa 1778, who married William Wells[12]
  5. Samuel Benjamin born in 1779, who married Phoebe and Elizabeth Goodwin, and who died in 1839[13]
  6. George, born circa 1782, who married Charlotte Letitia Thompson[14]
  7. Matthew, born 1783, who married Mary "Peggy" Dobson[15] [16]
  8. Eliphalet, born 1787, who married Hannah Raworth[17]
  9. David, born 1790, who married Sarah Eunice Polly[18]
  10. Jane, born 1792, who married John McKay[19]
  11. Cynthia, born 1794[20]
  12. Dan, born 1796[21]

Sarah Somers Allen died 1 JAN 1824[22]

Sources

  1. "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2NF-B5J : 9 December 2014), Eva Magdalena Sommer, 11 Mar 1753; Christening, citing SAINT MICHAELIS AND ZION CONGRGATION, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA; FHL microfilm 1,035,750.
  2. The Search for Heinrich Stief, Les Bowser, Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, NS, 2001 citing Julius Friedrich Sachse, "The Records of St Michael's and Zion Lutheran Congregation of Philadelphia", Pennsylvania German Church Records of Birth, Baptism, Marriages, Burials, Etc. From The Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1983) Vol 1, 514. See pages 9 and 40
  3. www.trenholm.org, viewed 17 Jan 2008
  4. ORIGINAL SETTLERS; website for the Moncton’s Permanent Settlers Association, accessed May 27, 2017
  5. Albert County Museum; Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick Reproduction of a 1862 map which shows the location of German Settlements in Albert County in 1758. 15 September 2003; Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. The associated story also makes reference to Matthias Somers
  6. New Voices on the Shores: Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick by Rainer L. Hempel, Rainer L.; German-Canadian Historical Association, Toronto, 2000; See page 403 for the marriage date
  7. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revoluntionary War: A ..., Volume 1 Author: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State; Publisher Wright and Potter Printing Company, State Printers, 1896; Original from the University of California; Digitized 6 Jun 2014, see page 140 for Benjamin Allen. There are 13 others of that name listed in this book
  8. The Loyalists of New Brunswick; Author Esther Clark Wright; Publisher E.C. Wright, 1955; see page 186 for Benjamin Allen
  9. "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2P9-6W5 : 5 December 2014), Ephraim Allan and Amelia A. Brownell, 28 Jan 1833; citing Westmorland,New Brunswick, reference ; FHL microfilm 847,576.
  10. Familysearch shows various family trees with James Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  11. Familysearch shows various family trees with Jonas Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  12. The 1851 Census shows Catherine Wells in her son Benjamin Wells house in New Brunswick; District Name: Westmorland (county); Sub-District Name: Westmorland; Sub-District Number: 89; Page Number: 7; Microfilm: C-998; Reference: RG 31; Item Number: 1445034
  13. Familysearch shows various family trees with Samuel Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  14. Familysearch shows various family trees with George Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  15. "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG8S-SJT : 9 December 2014), Matthew Allan in entry for Mary Dobson, 28 Dec 1930; citing Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, certificate 086361, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,134,696.
  16. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N499-36Y : 10 December 2014), Mathew Allen in entry for Martin Allen, 10 Jun 1907; citing Chelsea,,Massachusetts, 459, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,258,907.
  17. Familysearch shows various family trees with Eliphalet Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  18. The 1851 Census shows David and Sarah with their family in New Brunswick; District Name: Westmorland (county); Sub-District Name: Botsford; Sub-District Number: 83; Microfilm: C-996; Reference: RG 31; Item Number: 18508
  19. Familysearch shows various family trees with Jane Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  20. Familysearch shows various family trees with Jane Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  21. Familysearch shows various family trees with Dan Allen's information. There is similar information in other secondary sources, including Ancestry.com (behind a paywall)
  22. www.trenholm.org, viewed 17 Jan 2008
  • First Families in New Brunswick Website managed by the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Copyright 2017 New Brunswick Genealogical Society
  • Barbara Trenholm-Merklinger Title: Information from Barbara Trenholm-Merklinger
  • Ancestry Family Trees Repository: #R2375940656 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
  • WikiTree profile Somers-82 created through the import of The BTM Tree.ged on Jun 26, 2011 by Carolyn Trenholm. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Carolyn and others.


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