|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1819|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1886|
Samuel J. Allen
Residence Hartford VT;
Enlisted on 8/15/1861 as a Surgeon.
On 8/15/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff VT 4th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 9/30/1864
Federal Pension Information:
His Widow (Mary J Allen) applied for a pension on 4/21/1888 from the state of VT., application # 371,379
Samuel Johnson Allen, son of David and Hannah Wilcox Allen, was born January 4, 1819, in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
He was educated at Newport and Unity Academies, studied medicine in the office of Dr. J. L. Swett, and graduated from Castleton Medical College in 1842. He commenced practice at Hartford, Connecticut, but spent most of his life in Hartford, Vermont.
Dr. Allen married Mary Jane Lyman (1825-1905), daughter of Lewis and Mary Blake Bruce Lyman, June 14, 1841.
Between 1855 and 1856 he was principal or superintendent of Hartford High School, White River Junction.
At the outbreak of the War of Rebellion, on August 15, 1861, Dr. Allen volunteered for service and was commissioned Surgeon of the Fourth Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He served with that regiment until his three-year commitment was done, and on September 21 1864, two days after the third battle of Winchester, he departed with nine other officers and 136 enlisted men, arriving in Brattleboro on September 29th, and mustered out the next day.
After the war, Dr. Allen served as Surgeon General of Vermont. He received an honorary degree from Dartmouth College in 1870, and also served on the advisory board for the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington.
In 1880, Dr. Allen (age 60), his wife Mary Jane (52) and son Harry B(ruce) Allen (22), were living in Hartford, along with a sister-in-law, Anna Lyman (47). Dr. Allen's occupation was surgeon/physician, and Harry was listed as a medical student. Another son, Samuel Johson Allen Jr. (1845-1930), himself a Civil War veteran, was also a physician, and practiced in Vermont.
Dr. Allen died August 8, 1886, in Hartford, and is buried in the Hartford cemetery, the land for which he had donated to the town.
Source: Benedict's "Vermont in the Civil War," vol. 1, p 173; 1892 Revised Roster; Family information; Photograph from Ed Italo's First Brigade Collection
Contributed by: Joyce A. Allen-Luopa, Fairbanks, Alaska, Dr. Allen's great-granddaughter.
Source: VermontCivilWar.Org Database
Contributor: Tom Ledoux.
Mary Jane Lyman Allen (1825 - 1905)*
Lewis Lyman Allen (1847 - 1847)*
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 28, 2006
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