Hello.I haven't really researched these families in 4 years.But, I'm interested in them again.The only information I know was posted on the ALLEN Listatwww.rootsweb.comin 2003, so I'd like to copy/paste it here:
I just went back through my notes, and discovered that I had information I
had forgotten. And, then I went to the LDS site and found another piece of
In regards to two DEXTER / ALLEN marriages (father and son) in the 1700's,
Joseph DEXTER, b1764 Smithfield, RI, marrying Mary ALLEN, b1763, Cumberland,
RI. They might have married in Cumberland on Dec. 15, 1785. Shortly
after that they moved to Killingly, CT, as they appeared in the 1790 Census
there with some children.
..The father of this Mary ALLEN might have been Nehemiah ALLEN, b1715?, RI?,
and his wife might have been Abigail WATERMAN. They married on Oct. 26,
1749 (or 1747) in Providence, RI.
There was another Nehemiah ALLEN born 1688 in Rehoboth, MA??, whose father
was? Isaac ALLEN b1650, Rehoboth, MA??, whose father might have been John
Joseph and Mary (ALLEN) DEXTER seem to have had 9 children:
Celia, b1787 (all in Killingly, CT?), Abigail, b1789, Else, b1791, Sarah,
b1793, Mary, b1795, Jonathan, b1797 (marr. Sarah FOOTE), Eliza, b1799,
Harty (fem.), b1802, and Marvin, b1805.
Marvin A. DEXTER married Mary Ann ALLEN who had been born in Brooklyn, CT,
in 1807. She seems to have been the daughter of John ALLEN and Anna HAVEN.
John and Anna were probably married on Nov. 9, 1794, in Brooklyn, CT.
They had at least 2 other children: John, b1797, and Nancy, b1798.
...Does anyone know if some ALLEN families also moved to Windham County, CT,
at the same time that the DEXTER families did? (1780's)
...And was the Mary Allen, b1763 RI to Nehemiah ALLEN, related to the Mary
Allen, b1807 CT to John ALLEN? And, does anyone know who the parents of
John ALLEN were?
Betty(near Lowell, MA)
I am interested in the son of Marvin and Mary DEXTER, and also about their daughter, Abby.John DEXTER married Mary CLARK who was born in Westport, MA.They had 3 daughters but only one live to adulthood, Mrs. Clara YOUNG.
Around 1886 left Killingly, CT, and moved to Melrose, MA.In 1892 they adopted a little girl, Age 3.The girl was reorphaned in 1899.She was my grandmother.
My "educated guess" is that Clara had an out-of-wedluck pregnancy in the "summer of 1888" and she brought the baby up to Boston to arrange for her to become "a foundling."
This is a long story which I've told in the past on the MA and CT Mailing Lists.