go to the search engine. Surname: Allen First name: Obadiah place of birth VT
I found Obadiah Allen b. 15 Dec 1820 Ferrisburgh, Addison Co, VT died 2 Oct 1900 same
father:Obadiah Allen mother:Esther Curler (she is Van Curler in other notations)
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I think you will find a LOT of information and can work backwards to find out if you are connected to Ethan Allen.Many people were named Obadiah.I have lots of them in my line - but they came from Samuel Allen of Windsor, CT and not MA.Go back through "children" and you will find information that way.I found we were not kin to Ethan Allen, as my grandmother always told us, but very, very, distant cousins - like 12 times removed through some ancestors that came in very early and the brothers married etc - not through my Samuel Allen but his kin folk.
Hope this helps -
Allens are hard to pin down as so many of the names are exactly alike or similar.I checked out Allin, Allan, etc - spelling in the early years was not exact science!