Here is what I have to date on Timothy and his family. If you can add anything, I would appreciate it.
1. Timothy1 ALLEN, born ?-___-1779 in Rensselaer County, New York,i,ii christened ?-___-1820 in Homer, Cortland County, New York, resided since 1805 in Cortland County, New York.iiiListed in the1820 Census at Cortland County, New York-Timothy Allen, Homer p. 083. 2 Males under 10 (1811-1820), 2 Males 10-16 (1804-1810), 1 Male 26-45 (1775-1794), 2 Females under 10 (1811-1820), 1 Female 10-16 (1804-1810), 1 Female 26-45 (1775-1794).This would indicate seven children under the age of 16 in the house at the time, four boys and three girls.
Listed in the 1850 Census: Listed on page 664, visitation 29, Town of Cortlandville: Allen, Timothy, age 71, M, Farmer, b. Renselaer Co., NY Sally, age 69, F, b. CT. This would place Timothy's birth year as 1779 and Sally's as 1781.
Listed in the 1855 Census at Cortland County, New York-Birth location given as Rensselaer County, New York. Birth date given as 1779. Wife Sally born 1779 in Connecticut and living in Cortland County for 51 years. (Since 1805).
Timothy and Sally had ten children according to an article in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan about their daughter Sarah Ann's husband, Lucien Polley. At this writing (July 2007) only three are accounted for. He married about 1805, Sally _____, born about 1781 in Connecticut,1,iv died about 1851 in New York.1
+ 2 i. Rensselaer2 ALLEN born ?-___-1809.
+ 3 ii. Chauncey ALLEN born 5-Aug-1812.
4 iii. Sarah Ann ALLEN, born 13-Jun-1818 in New York,v died 1-Mar-1895 in Barry County, Michigan,vi buried at Hickory Corners Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan.viiShe married 18-Dec-1836 in Cortlandville, Cortland County, New York,viii Lucien POLLEY, born 7-Dec-1812 in Cortland County, New York,ix (son of Pliney POLLEY and Elvira LYON) died 20-Feb-1898 in Barry County, Michigan,6,x (see note 1), buried at Hickory Corners Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan,7 occupation teacher/farmer.xi,xii,xiiiLucien:
Lucien was the sixth of ten children of Pliney and Elvira. He grew up on the family farm in Homer, Cortland County, New York. Lucien married Sarah Ann Allen, the daughter of Timothy and Sally Allen, from New York on 18-Dec-1836 at age twenty-four. They had two sons and two daughters. Lucien at age thirty-four moved his family to Barry County, Michigan in 1846 where Lucien taught school and farmed. Lucien was forty-eight years old at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1860. There was a building on the southeast corner of Lucien's land known as "The Polley School" until the late 1970s. It is mentioned in the book "Years Gone By" page 39, (Prosper G. Bernard, M.D., Privately Printed, Bernard Historical Society, 1967) when "The stage trail ran west between Ellison and Monroe Lakes, passing south of the site of the old Polley school." This land was on the north range nine, west section 19 of plat map 1873. The bell from the school tower is still in the town square at this writing (Oct 2007).
Lucien was active in local and national politics. He was elected Barry Township Supervisor in 1854, 1859, 1862, and 1865, School Inspector in 1847 and Drain Commissioner in 1880. He left the farm to his sons, retired at age sixty-seven in 1879, and built a home in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Sarah died 1-Mar-1895 of "general debility." Lucien died 20-Feb-1898 at age eighty-six. The cause of death is listed as "compression of the brain." Both Lucien and Sarah's gravestones are still intact at Hickory Corners Cemetery.
2. Rensselaer2 ALLEN, (1.Timothy1) born ?-___-1809 in Cortland County, New York.xivLiving next to his father's house, the 1850 Census lists: on page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville:
Allen, Rensselaer, age 41 (1809), M, Farmer, b. Cortland Co., NY
Eleanor, age 23 (1827), F, b. Otsego Co., NY
Henry D., age 11 (1839), M, b. Cortland Co., NY
Eliza E., age 10 (1840), F, b. Cortland Co., NY
John F., age 6 (1844), M, b. Cortland Co., NY
In researching the 1880 census, it appears that he may have been married a third time to a woman with the surname Antisdel. There is a Renseler Allen living with his father in law, Albert Antisdel, in Fontanelle, Washington County, Nebraska. His age listed as 78, born in New York. This may be the same Albert Antisdel born in Cortland, Cortland County, New York 20-Jul-1837, the son of Simon Antisdel and Ora Rice. He married (1) ?-Dec-1837 in Cortland County, New York, Betsey BULLMAN, born ?-___-1818, died 3-Feb-1847 in Cortlandville, Cortland County, New York.He married (2) 24-Mar-1847 in Cortlandville, Cortland County, New York, Eleanor WOOD, born ?-___-1827 in Otsego, Otsego County, New York.xv
Children by Betsey BULLMAN:
+ 5 i. Henry D.3 ALLENxvi born ?-___-1839.
6 ii. Eliza E. ALLEN, born ?-___-1840 in Cortland County, New York.xvii
7 iii. John F. ALLEN, born ?-___-1844.xviii
3. Chauncey2 ALLEN, (1.Timothy1) born 5-Aug-1812 in Cortland, Cortland County, New York, died 14-Apr-1890 in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, New York.He married 2-Oct-1834 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York, Orissa NEWTON, born 4-Apr-1816 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York, died 3-Jul-1905 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York.
8 i. Timothy A.3 ALLEN, born 15-Dec-1836 in Hinsdale, Cattaraugas County, New York, died 24-Dec-1899.
+ 9 ii. George ALLEN born ?-___-1855.
5. Henry D.3 ALLEN, (2.Rensselaer2, 1.Timothy1) born ?-___-1839 in Otsego County, New York,xix died 5-May-1903 in St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan.Henry D. Allen served as a private in Co. H, 23rd Regiment, New York, from 16th of May 1861 to the 22nd of May 1863. Discharged in Almira, New York.
23rd Regiment, New York Infantry (Nicknamed - Southern Tier Regiment, Southern Tier Rifles)
Organized at Elmira, N. Y., 10-May-1861. Mustered in 2-Jul-1861.
While on duty at Fredericksburgh, Virginia in December 1862 he was disabled by a rupture of the right side. He was treated at the Regimental Hospital. (Source Doc. 159, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., 22-Apr-1890).
Description: Height 5ft. 10in, complexion light, hair light, eyes light. (doc: 164)
Military, 16-May-1861. Served as a private in Co. H, 23rd Regiment, New York, from 16-May-1861 to 22-May-1863. Discharged at Elmira, New York.
Residence, 1870, Barry County, Michigan. Living with his father in Barry Twp.
Residence, 1880, Exeter, Clay County, Kansas
Residence, 21-Aug-1890, St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan. Applied for a disability pension from the Civil War due to his injuries. The papers state:he is unable to earn support by reason of a ruptured right side and disease of the kidney. He married 29-Jan-1867 in Baptist Parsonage, Hickory Corners, Barry County, Michigan, Francis ROE, born ?-___-1844 in Cortland County, New York.Francis: General Affidavit filed by Frances Allen on July 25, 1903 for Pension: "I was married to Henry D. Allen on the 29th day of January 1867 at Hickory corners, Barry County Michigan, neither myself nor Mr Allen were ever perviously married, we lived together as husband and wife continuously from the 29th day of January 1867 to the date of the solders death. I have no property of any kind except one horse and one cow and my house hold goods and no income from any source what ever except from my daily work and labor. I have not disposed of any property either real or personal since my husbands death. Neither have I remarried since his death nor is there any one able and legally bound to give me support. I further say that the clerk of Barry Co, Mich. made an error in recording my madin name as Roe instead of Race as it should have been".
Married by J. G. Spooner. Witnesses Susan F. Spooner, Sarah Spooner.
Frances' name was recorded incorrectly on the marriage license per her Affidavit for Pension [#166].
Frances' residence at time of Marrage was listed at Rochester N.Y.
10 i. Eliza M.4 ALLEN, born ?-___-1868.
11 ii. Charles Henry ALLEN, born 28-Oct-1868 in Barry County, Michigan.
9. George3 ALLEN, (3.Chauncey2, 1.Timothy1) born ?-___-1855 in New York.He married Aurilla _____, born ?-___-1958 in New York.
12 i. Dana B.4 ALLEN, born ?-___-1877 in New York.
Note 1Cause of death listed as compression of brain
iPortrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan, 212.
ii1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), Listed on page 664, visitation 29, Town of Cortlandville.
iii1855 Cortland County Census, Homer.
iv1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), Listed on page 664, visitation 29, Town of Cortlandville.
vPortrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan, p.212.
viMichigan-D.A.R., Tombstone Inscriptions from Cemeteries of Barry County, Michigan, p.40.
viiPolley, Michael J., Visit to Cemeteries of Barry and Montcalm Counties(12-Jun-1993.), Photographs and notes.
viiiVital Records of Cortland County 1815-1840, p.51.
ixMichigan 1850 Census(2 Aug 1850), pp.15 and 18.
xDeath Certificate(County of Barry, State of Michigan).
xiColket, Meredith B., Jr.., Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657.
xiiPortrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan.
xiiiBarry County Clerk, Death Certificate.
xiv1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville.
xv1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau).
xvi1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville.
xvii1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville.
xviii1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville.
xix1850 Federal Census(U.S. Census Bureau), page 664, visitation 30, Town of Cortlandville.