I'm looking for a Merriam ALLEN who was born around 1800 who married Benjamin COFFIN in Freeport, ME in 1822. Benjamin is a son of Stephen Coffin and Rhoda WELCH. From the Allen info that I have, I see that an Elijah Allen married a Bethia FREESE in Cumberland Co., ME (Freeport and Harpswell are both in Cumb. Co.), and that they had several children one of them being a son Elijah ALLEN, Jr who was born in 1768. From the Cumberland Co., VR's of Marriages I found an Elijah Allan, Jr. (surname spelled that way in the records) married a Jenne ALLEN (her name spelled like that) on Jan. 29, 1789.They were married in Harpswell, ME. However I noticed here an old post saying that Elijah married an Elizabeth Porter or Pottle.Is there a possibility that this Elijah, Jr. married Jenne Allen 1st and then 2nd around 1793 or so to this Elizabeth Porter? Merriam Allen born 1800 may be their daughter if this is the case. I have searched high and low looking for a birth record for the Merriam Allen.Not only to place her in my family tree, but to determine if her name might also have been "Mariah" or a variation thereof. The records of birth in Freeport have children born to Benjamin Coffin and wife Mariah at around 1829 which fits nicely with Benjamin and Merriam (Allen) Coffin who married in Freeport in 1822. Just wondering if anyone has found anything further on this Merriam Allen and if so would they mind sharing it. Also interested to know if I have Elijah's lineage line correct as well....I have his father as Elijah, Sr. (Sr. added for clarity, but in the Freeport marriage records Elijah, Jr. is listed that way) > Elisha > James > Walter Allen. -Elijah, Elijah, Elisha, James, Walter Allen.-
Thank you for any help on this family, I have posted over at the Coffin page as well.