Arvilla Allen was born in Minot, Maine on 10 Nov 1822. She was a daughter of Col. Isaac Allen & his 1st wife, Mary "Polly" (Allen) Allen. Isaac was a son of John & Cynthia (Phillips) Allen of Greene, Maine and Mary was a daughter of Abel & Mary (Dillingham) Allen of Poland/Minot/Auburn, Maine. Arvilla died in Bangor, Maine on 21 May 1898 and is buried in mt.Hope Cemetery. She had a sister, Araminta Pettingill Allen (1830-1922) who married Charles Buckley Brown (1832-1909) and they are also buried in Mt.Hope Cemetery in Bangor. She had 2 other sisters, Mary M. Allen (1828-1841) and another sister... Atala [or Athalia ???] born 5 Aug 1825. Arvilla married John Prescott in 1845. He was a son of John & Martha (Tolman)Prescott of Hermon, Maine. John had a sister, Martha J. Prescott who married Levi Allen, a 1st cousin to Arvilla. Levi was a son Of William & Araminta (Pettingill) Allen of Hermon, Maine, and a grandson of Abel & "Polly" (Dillingham) Allen. Abel Allen was a descendant of the Allens from Braintree & Bridgewater, Massachusetts. His line of descent is: Samuel-1; Samuel-2; Josiah-3; William-4; Abel-5 married Mary "Polly" Dillingham. John Allen who married Cynthia Phillips was a son of John Allen & Alice Adams who were married in Marshfield, Mass in 1758. A "Family Tradition" states that Alice Adams was a cousin of President John Adams (who was from Braintree, Mass.) It is likely that her husband John was also a descendant of Samuel-1 Allen & Anne Whitmore and perhaps even of Samuel-2 Allen & Sarah Partridge. Dan Allen has done extensive research on the descendants of Josiah-3 Allen & Mary Reade. I would like to hear from you and find out more about the descendants of Arvilla & John Prescott and would be glad to send you more information about her ancestry.