|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1796|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1850|
Anna Greenleaf was born on 21 October 1796, the eldest of the 16 children of Tilley Greenleaf (1770-1850) and Mary Polly (Spafford) Greeneaf (1780-1827). The Greenleafs were pioneers, having recently relocated from Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts to the then-unsettled frontier of New York. The Greenleaf and Spafford families had been among the first Colonists arriving in Massachusetts in search of religious freedom. Stephen Greenleaf, Anna's 4th great grandfather, came to America in 1635. He was one of the original proprietors of Nantucket Island. John Spafford, also escaping religious persecution, arrived in 1638, settling in Rowley, Massachusetts.
In about 1813, Anna married John L. Allen (1789-1862) of Connecticut, who also came from a well-established Colonial family. John had come to New York seeking the adventure of what then was "the West." He and Anna established their family and pursued farming until 1835, when the family relocated to Ypsilanti, Michigan. They were among the first settlers of that portion of the State. After about a year, however, John moved his family to Portage County, Ohio, where Anna's father had already settled. It was here in 1850 that Anna died.
Anna and John Allen were the parents of eight children: Lucy Maria (1814-unk), Artelissa (1816-1841), Alonzo Nelson (1819-1894), Marcus Wellington (1821-1883), John Milton (1823-1823), Randolph W. (1826-1854), Maria E. (1831-1866), and Israel M. (1836-1915).
Tilley Greenleaf (1767 - 1851)
Mary Polly Spafford Greenfield (1780 - 1827)
John Allen (1779 - 1852)*
Alonzo Nelson Allen (1820 - 1894)*
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