======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
SELDEN ALLEN was born Oct. 27th, 1808, and died Oct. 6th, 1871. He came to Middlebury, NY from Minden, Conn, in 1815. Feb. 27th, 1841, he married Miss EUNICE C. FRENCH, of Pavilion, NY, who was born July 15th, 1819. Mr. Allen was influential in measures looking to the construction of the State Line Railroad. His father, Silas Allen, was born in Minden, Conn., and came to Middlebury in 1815. He assisted materially in building Middlebury Academy and the Baptist church. Mr. Allen's mother, formerly Esther Bradley, was also a native of Connecticut. Sherman French and wife (formerly Charity Beach), father and mother of Mrs. Selden Allen, were born in Connecticut. Two of Mrs. Allen's brothers were soldiers during the Rebellion.