More information on this family "From a family letter" : "acob David Allen was born June 12th, 1805, in the borough of William Henry, (now Sorel), Quebec. He was baptized July 12th, 1805, in Christ Church, (Anglican). The ninth of twelve children of Aaron Allen, (born Oct. 18th, 1766 at Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A), and Catherine Rowse, who married Jan. 24th, 1790 at Christ Church, William Henry, Quebec.
Aaron Allen was for fifty years warden of The Christ Church parish. His parents were Jeremiah and Abigail Allen of Greenfield, Massachusetts.Jeremiah Allen grandfather of Jacob D. Allen, the bard, was one of the original settlers and founders of Greenfield, Mass. Landed from England at Providence R. I. ..
Captain William Henry Allen of the Navy who at the time of the American war of Independence was considered a Traitor was also a relative of Jacob D. Allen. Captain W. H. Allen was later honored and his body returned to England where his grave is kept up by the British war Office."