A Genealogy of the Allen Family from 1568 to 1882

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Chronicle Book and Job Press, 1882 - 31 pages
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Page 30 - Not competence and yet not want, He early gained the power to pay His cheerful, self-reliant way ; Could doff at ease his scholar's gown To peddle wares from town to town; Or through the long vacation's reach In lonely lowland districts teach.
Page 5 - Puritans were emigrating in great numbers from the old country to escape from the persecution of Archbishop Laud, under Charles I., George Allen and his family came to America and settled in Saugus, Lynn. Three years before this, Samuel Allen, with his two brothers, Matthew and Thomas Allyn, came from Brain tree, Essex County, England, and settled first in Cambridge, Mass.
Page 30 - ... his conversion, camp-meetings had a peculiar charm for him, and he attended these gatherings, in all parts of the country, as often as he could, so that he is able to enumerate three hundred and fifty-six camp-meetings at which he has been present, and has taken an active part in the exercises. He is known everywhere as ' Camp-meeting John." Having commenced preaching in mature life, he was admitted as a member of the Maine Conference, and stationed in different appointments, which he filled...
Page 5 - In his will he named his five sons, Matthew, Henry, Samuel. George and William, and also made provision for his "five least children,
Page 29 - He has perhaps written more wills, settled more estates, and assisted more widows and orphans in securing their rights, than any other man in Franklin County, while for his services his charges have always been moderate.
Page 30 - ALLEN," says the Allen Family Genealogy, "was born in a log-cabin in Farmington, where his father's family were battling with poverty in their forest home. In his early days, he had little privilege of schools or instruction ; but when he was seventeen years old he attended for a few weeks the Farmington Academy. He was afterwards apprenticed to learn the clothier's trade, and worked for some time in this business, teaching schools in the winter. As a young man he was wild and reckless, fond of the...
Page 5 - GEORGE ALLEN, who was born in England about 1568, under the reign of Queen Elizabeth, is the ancestor of that branch of the Allen family that settled in Martha's Vineyard.
Page 5 - In 1637, George Allen joined with Edmund Freeman and others in the purchase of the Township of Sandwich, and the same year settled in that place.
Page 29 - Norridgewock, a History of Industry, and compiled a Genealogy of the Allen Family. Just and accurate in all his dealings, he was generous in his disposition and courteous in his intercourse ; and down to old age his mental vigor remained unimpaired. He lived a...

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