I am looking for information and descendents of my gggg grandfather Joseph Allen, born 1757 in Litchfield CT, died 1846 in Theresa, Jefferson County, New York.
His son Amasa Allen (1787-1887) was also born in CT and died in Terre Haute, Hancock County, Illinois.
Amasa's son Jacob Allen (1808-1855) married Lucina Simerson and they moved to Illinois, were parents to Orville Allen, my great-grandfather, born 1847 in Theresa, NY.
Am wondering if this line traces back to Benjamin Allen, born about 1700 in Somerset County, England, arrived in MA, father to John, Joseph, Amasa.Have also heard that we may connect to Ethan Allen (born 1737 Litchfield CT) of the Green Mountain Boys and later Vermont.
If you have any information, hunches, regarding this line, kindly email me at: