The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 749, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"SAMUEL C. ALLEN was born in this township April 13, 1846, and is one of the eleven children - six boys and five girls - born to JEREMIAH and HANNAH (BRELSFORD) ALLEN. At the age of twenty-four, SAMUEL went to Plymouth (Marshall County), Indiana, where he lived about six years, then moved three miles to the north, having purchased a farm of 120 acres, and there lived about two and a half years. In 1880, he returned to Monterey, resided about a year in town, and then moved upon his present place, one mile west, comprising 157 acres. He was married, March 23, 1869, to ALMA WISEMAN, at Plymouth; she has borne him four sons and two daughters, viz.: METTIE, HETTIE, LAWSON (deceased), DOW, JERRY and SAMPLE. MR. ALLEN gives his chief attention to raising wheat, corn, and clover, and also stock-raising. He owns, besides his homestead, twenty acres of timber land in Fulton County. He is a trustworthy citizen, and is a member of the Methodist Church."