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Capt James R Allen
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1816
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1904
Acushnet
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Captain James R. Allen, son of Prince and Jane (Packard) Allen was born in Dartmouth Massachusetts on July 30, 1816. His father died when he was a infant and his mother with her six children moved to Acushnet.

He went out in a whale ship, the "Columbia" of Fairhaven, as a cabin boy when he was thirteen, then two voyages in the "Marcia" and one each in the "Adeline", "Uneas" and "Condor". He was master of the "Condor" in 1848; the "Canton" in 1852, the "Josephine" in 1856; the "Eagle" in 1862; the "Atlantic" in 1863.

Captain Allen was one of the most successful whale men. In the 30 months' voyage of the "Josephine" he brought to the owners 4,800 barrels of oil and 60,000 pounds of bone. In July 1862, he was fired on by Captain Semmes of the Confederate pirate "Alabama", who ram him into Flores, but he made his escape from the terror of the seas one night, under the cover of darkness.

After spending nearly forty years on the sea, Captain Allen retired to his home on the east side of Long Plain Road, a few rods north of Parting Ways, to live and enjoy the result of his long period of sea life. He possessed the highest confidence of those who knew him, by his integrity and upright character. He was a member and official of the Methodist church many years and did much for it's advancement. He was also with the Star in the East Lodge of Free Masons in New Bedford. He died December 6, 1904.

He married Pamelia C. (Douglass).

~~~ Their children ~~~
Josephine C. Allen b: September 24, 1860 married
...James L. Humphrey, Jr.
Sarah J. Allen b: November 27, 1862 married
...Joseph T. Leonard
James E. Allen 1865 ~ 1894
Millie D. Allen b: February 26, 1872 married
...Thomas Hersom, Jr.
Leslie C. Allen b: August 21, 1874 married
...Sarah E. Faunce of Dartmouth

Bio transcribed from "History of the Town of Acushnet" courtesy of FAG member goose (#47534920) 
 
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 Parents:
  Prince Allen (1776 - 1817)
  Jane Packard Bradford (1788 - 1866)
 
 Spouses:
  Abby C Allen (____ - 1851)*
  Pamelia C Douglass Allen (1840 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah J Allen Leonard (1862 - 1936)*
  James E Allen (1865 - 1894)*
  Leslie Chapman Allen (1874 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Albert H Allen (1808 - 1869)*
  Jane Allen Mandell (1811 - 1901)*
  James R Allen (1816 - 1904)
  Maria Bradford Humphrey (1828 - 1889)**
  Harmony P. Bradford Eldridge (1832 - 1913)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Acushnet Cemetery
Acushnet
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Allen famly plot
 
Created by: D J Pimentel
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72023631
Capt James R Allen
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Capt James R Allen
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Capt James R Allen
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- Guy Lemieux
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011

- D J Pimentel
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
 
 
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