Looking for information on the Allen family.Benjamin C I showed was a farmer, I believe in one of the census records indicates he was a blacksmith.His son Gilbert B was a blacksmith.
Benjamin born about 1820 shows they resided in Hempstead, NY
His wife was Ann Marie - not sure of her last name.There is an elderly woman living with the family with a last name of Bedell, is this Ann's maiden name?
Solomon P Allen Nov 1863 Ann Marie Allen Jun 1868 - she married Robert Edward Hanington
Gilbert B Allen married Mary? Mary was married to someone by the last name of Smith - census shows children with Gilbert and Mary with the last name of Smith so I am assumign Mary had been married previously