Most of the information I've been able to find on Ananias Allen who wasin NJ in the late 1600's comes from transcribed records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Raritan, "Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Vol. II", "Snells Records of Somerset County" and "Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 1913". The first document states he was probably a poor tradesman, probably English, living in theDutch community as he was primarily known by his first name. These documents also indicate that he owned land along the Raritan River. The first document indicates that he, his sons Ananias and William and his son-in-law Benjamin Archer were in a local militia. Indicatiions are he died about 1725. His son Ananias left NJ about 1743. I've been unable to determine where he came from. I found a record that indicated an Ananias Allen was christened at St. Margarets Chapel in London in 1608. No indication if this was a relative of the one in NJ.