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Samuel Clesson Allen
Birth: Jan. 5, 1772
Bernardston
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1842
Northfield
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Dartmouth College New Hampshire, in 1794, studied theology, was ordained as a minister and was pastor of the Congregational Church in Northfield, Massachusetts, (1795-98). He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1800 and practiced law in New Salem, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, (1806-10) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate, (1812-15). In 1817, he was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses, as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, serving until 1829. After leaving Congress, he was a member of the Massachusetts Governorís executive council of Massachusetts, (1829-30) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1831. Retiring from politics, he was a lecturer at Amherst College, a member of the board of trustees of Amherst College, the University of Vermont and was an active supporter of the Massachusetts Workingmen's Party, until his death at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Zebulon Allen (1727 - 1786)
  Freedom Cooley Allen (1734 - 1801)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Newcomb Allen (1774 - 1797)*
  Mary Hunt Allen (1774 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  James Bowdoin Allen (1789 - 1823)*
  Joseph Priestly Allen (1795 - 1838)*
  Martha Hunt Allen Gregg (1798 - 1843)*
  Zebulon Allen (1802 - 1866)*
  Elisha Hunt Allen (1804 - 1883)*
  Frederick H Allen (1806 - 1868)*
  Dwight Allen (1808 - 1891)*
 
 Siblings:
  Asaph Allen (1751 - 1841)**
  Simeon Allen (1755 - 1819)*
  Joseph Allen (1757 - 1828)*
  Seba Allen (1759 - 1798)*
  Jonathan Allen (1766 - 1836)**
  Samuel Clesson Allen (1772 - 1842)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Center Cemetery
Bernardston
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: May 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7480719
Samuel Clesson Allen
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Samuel Clesson Allen
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Samuel Clesson Allen
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