The parents of the famous Ethan Allen (often called General Ethan Allen) were Joseph Allen and Mary Baker
The famous Ethan Allen was born 10 January 1737 Woodbury, Litchfield, CT and died 12 Feb 1789 Burlington, VT
others say this: Ethan Allen b. 1752 CT died 13 Feb 1789 Philadelphia, PA
I guess it would take a real detective to figure out the number of Ethan Allens in CT, VT, NY and elsewhere. Perrhaps a biography of the famous Ethan Allen would reveal his real birth date, death date and other pertinent information.
As far as I can tell:
Susan Barber b. 19 Feb 1758 Torrington, Litchfield, CT died in NY. her father was Col. Nathaniel Barber, Jr. b. 5 Dec. 1717 in Windsor, Hartford, CT and he died 1788 in Torrington, CT. Her mother was Hepzibah Loomis who was born 5 July 1722 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.
Susan Barber married twice:
married # 1 Ethan Allen b. @ 1755-60 Torrington, Litchfield, CT Susan and Ethan were married August 1778.
married # 2 Jonathan P. Gouldb. 1754 She married him after 1790.
in information on the Latter Day Saints (LDS) website (Family Search - free site: Ethan Allen who married Susan Barber died between 1786 and 1789 in Vermont.
Other information:The Barber family were from Torrington, CT and all of their 14 children were born there.
Other information: Ethan Allen the son of Ethan Allen and Susan Barber was b. 1782 in Torrington, CT He died 1825 in Chautauqua, NY. He married Charlotte Pierson who was born 1788 Rutland County, VT they had 3 children listed - all born Genesee County, NY
Susan Barber and Ethan Allen - I have seen 4 children listed: Ethan Allen - as seen above.
Barber Allen b. 1786 in Virginia and died 1842 (this means that Ethan Allen was at some time resident or visiting Virginia)
John Allen - not much good clear info on him
Susan Barber Allen b. 1780 CT - which means the Allens had moved back to CT at about 1780.
Some web information: parents of Ethan Allen b. 1755 Litchfield, CT were listed as Joseph Allen and Mary Baker
LDS: JOSEPH ALLEN b. 14 Oct 1708 Deerfield, Franklin, MA d. 4 Apr 1755 Cornwall, Litchfield, CT
spouse: Mary Baker b. 1708 Litchfield, CT, died same they were married 11 Mary 1735 Woodbury, Litchfield, CT
Joseph Allen and Mary Remembrance Baker had son: Ethan Alphonso Allen the Vermont Green Mountain Hero.
Ethan Alphonso Allen was b. 1737/38 Litchfield County, CT d. 11 Feb 1789 Chittenden County, VT buried 1789 Green Mountain Cemetery, Burlington, VT
married Mary Brownson (Bronson) and had 5 children...only boy is named Joseph E.b. CT
married Frances Montressor Brush Buchanan : children Frances b. VT, Hannibal b. VT and Ethan Alphonso Allen b. 1789 VT
Thus it would seem that the Ethan Allen who married Susan Barber is NOT the famous Ethan Allen -
I hope this is not too confusing.Perhaps others will find out who the father of your Ethan Allen is - the one who married Susan Barber.
There were many Allen families in MA and CT - and many of them named Samuel Allen.I had great difficulty in figuring out finally which one was my Samuel Allen, but I traced back from the most recent all the children and finally it came out right.My Samuel Allen came from the West of England with a group who landed in MA but then moved to CT - He was a founder of Windsor, CT - where a LOT of Allens are found.
I believe from my research that Joseph Allen who married Mary Remembrance Baker was the son of Samuel Allen III who married Mercy Wright.
Your Ethan Allen who married Susan Barber may have been a cousin to these families of Litchfield and Windsor, CT.