3 handwritten letters from 1940 with Allen family genealogy from 1586 to 1915.
The correspondence is between Elizabeth Allen of Tryon, North Carolina and Miss Mary Finch of Waverly, New York. Elizabeth Allen gives the family line from James Allen, baptized 1586 in Kempston Parish, England, through 8 generations to Orrin (?) Darrow Allen, the father of Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s father was born in Barton, N.Y., and Miss Mary Finch is a relative in some way to this clan. Elizabeth visited England in 1930 to research her family history. There is also a typewritten sheet giving a description of Kempston Parish Church in England. The family must have come to America in the early 1700’s, for Jonathan Allen Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1753, was a Revolutionary War soldier and received a pension for his service. The wife of each man, her birth and death, are also given.