|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1838|
A biography from Ralph Tennal's History of Nemaha County.
Mrs. Martha J. (Rollins) Allen now resides with her daughter, Mrs. Dennan, in Seneca, Kans. She was born March 23, 1838, and is a daughter of William S. and Abigail (Wheeler) Rollins, ('f English descent. The Rollins (originally Rawlins) is a very old American family, and the name "Rawlins" traces back to the year of our Lord 1363. Cornwall, England, is the ancient home of the family in Europe, and the emigration of the members of this family begins with the year 1630; during the period between 1630 and 1680, ten members of the family made settlements in America; some settled in the northern colonies and others setled in the south. During the next decade at least ten more members of this family came to America, and their descendants are many in this country. The members of the family who settled in the north changed the name to "Rollins" at the time of the Revolution, and it has remained "Rollins" to this day. Tracing the genealogy of L. D. Allen on the maternal side in a direct line we find that: (I) James Rawlins came from England and .settled at Ipswich, Mass., in 1632. Later, in 1844, he received a grant of land at Dover, N. H., settled thereon and died in 1691. His son (H) Thomas, born in 1641, married Rachel Cox, and was a member of the rebelling assembly which protested the acts of an oppressive governor and was dissolved; was the father of ten children, of whom (HI) Moses, born in 1672. at Strathan, N. H., married Esther, and died in 1717, and had nine children: (IV) Thomas (his son), born February 17, 1717, at Strathan. N. H., settled at Epping, N. H.. and married Sarah, daughter of Capt. Jonathan and Elizabeth (Sherbun) Sanborn, who bore him six children, of whom (V) Moses, born March To. 1744, at Epping, N. II., married Anna Drew, of Madbury, N. II., and was a soldier in the Continenal army, fought in the Third New York regiment under General Sullivan at Ticonderoga in 1776, and in Gen. George Breeds' regiment in 1777; removed to Hallowell, Me., and died in 1824; had eleven children, of whom (VI) Jonathan, born October 1786, at London, N. H., and died January 1, 1819, at Hallowell, Me.; moved from'Loudon to Barnstad and married Clarissa, daughter of John Langley, of Barrington, N. H.; had two children, of whom (VH) William Stillson, born at Strafford, N. H., April 12, 1813, located at Rutland, N. H.; married Abigail P,. Wheeler, of Rutland; removed to Charlestown, Mass.; had three children, as follows: Martha Jane (Allen), Mary Ann (Gilman), and Charles Henry.
John U. Allen (1833 - 1913)
William Welden Allen (1857 - 1879)*
Charles Henry Allen (1863 - 1930)*
Eliphalet Dunn Allen (1871 - 1928)*
Mary Abigail Allen Dennen (1873 - 1955)*
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Record added: Sep 09, 2009
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