Is anyone familiar with the history of the town of Petersburg (or Petersburgh) in Rensselaer County, New York? I am trying to trace the lineage of Joseph and Mary (Thurber) Allen, who were married about September 1771 in Rehoboth, Mass., and lived in Rhode Island before coming to New York in 1790. Their children were Betsey, Mercy, Joseph, Polly, Huldah, Bennajah, Susan and Anna. After Mary Allen died, Joseph Allen married Hannah Clark Brimmer and had one last daughter, Lydia. I am particularly interested in more info on Joseph Allen and his two wives; and his daughter, Susan Allen, who married a John Wilkinson. These are probably my direct ancestors. Feel free to E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.