|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1763|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1839|
Edward was the 1st child born of Elihu Allen (b. 1739) and his wife Abigail __________ of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Colony of Connecticut. Edward's siblings were: Elihu (b. 1764), Anne (b. 1766), Josiah (b. 1772), and possibly others.
At about the age of 14 years on January 6, 1777, Edward, a resident of Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, enlisted as a Private for the Duration of the War in Colonel Seth Warner's Independant Regiment of the Continental Line. In 1777, Warner's Regiment served in the Northern Department of the Army at Fort Ticonderoga, the Battles of Hubbardton, Bennington and Saratoga. It remained in the Northern Department during the Campaigns of 1778 and 1779.
On December 26, 1779, Edward, then a resident of Cornwall, switched Regiments and joined, Captain Elijah Chapman's Company, Colonel Herman Swift's 7nd Regiment of the Continental Line. Edward probably joined the Regiment while they were wintered at the Morristown Huts '79-'80. In the summer 1780, Swift's Regiment served with the main Army on the Hudson River in New York State. The Regiment wintered '80-'81, at Camp "Connecticut Village," near the Robinson House, upper Hudson. There they were consolidated with the 5th Regiment for the formation of '81-'83 as the 2nd Regiment of the Continental Line. The Regiment remained in Camp at West Point and vicinity from January 1, 1783 until early in June, when by General Washington's order it was disbanded with the greater portion of the Army. Edward was on the Rolls of his Company in 1783 as a Corporal. He was dishcarged on June 8, 1783 and was then honored by being awarded the "Badge of Merit". His discharge was signed: "G. Washington".
Edward married, December 25, 1793 at Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vermont, Abigail Palmer by whom he had at least 4 children (3 sons and 1 daughter): Maria (1805-1826), Harmon (b. 1810), Abel (b. 1813) and Cyrus (b. 1820). In the 1820 US Census of Huntington, Chittenden County, Vermont, Edward was enumerated as the Head of the Family consisting of 2 males 45 year old or older, 1 male 10 to 16 years of age, 4 males under the age of 10, 1 female 26 to 45 years of age, 1 female 16 to 26 years of age, and 2 females 10 to 16 years of age.
(1) "The Allen Memorial Second Series Descendant of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn. 1640-1907" by Orrin Poor Allen, 1907, page 43
(2) The Family Bible of Harmon Allen
(3) US Federal Military Pension File No. W.20596
(4) "The State of Vermont Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783" by John E. Goodrich, 1904, pages 107-112
(5) "The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution 1775-1783." by Henry P. Johnston, 1889, pages 217, 257-258, 301, 360, 363, 627 and 639
Abigail Palmer Allen (1778 - 1859)
Maria Allen (1805 - 1826)*
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Star
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35298986
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.