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Chestina Beulah Bowker Allen
Birth: Sep. 27, 1809
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1886
Riley County
Kansas, USA

Chestina Bowker
Was born 1809 in Fitawilliam,NH, and died 04 Apr 1886 in Pottawatomie, Co. Near Manhattan,Ks.
She married Asahel G. Allen 1830, son of John Allen and Joanna?. He was born 18 Aug 1804 in Lyme, NH, and died 04 Oct 1879 in Pottawatomie, Co. near Manhattan, Ks.

Notes for Chestina Bowker:
Burial: 07 Apr 1886, Manhattan,KS Sunset Cemetery
Among her ancestors are the names, Stone and McMillan

Child of Chestina Bowker and Asahel Allen is:
Charles Bowker Allen, born 19 Oct 1836
He married Emma Marie Strasser.

I found evidence of a diary Chestina kept while traveling to Kansas from Massachusetts with their 5 children. The intro reads as follows from this website
as well as other sources: and

Journey from Massachusetts to Kansas
Chestina Bowker Allen traveled to Kansas Territory from Roxbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Asahel Gilbert Allen, and five children--William, Charles, Henrietta, John, and Abbie. Members of the third company sent by the New England Emigrant Aid Company, the Allens began the journey to Kansas Territory in October, 1854. The journal is a record of their journey to the Kansas Territory, and of their first three years there (1854-1858). Mrs. Allen described their journey west with stops in Kansas City and Lawrence before eventually settling near Rock Creek in Pottawatomie County. She wrote about many of her daily activities, including assisting neighbors when ill, a cholera epidemic in the area in 1855, descriptions of Native Americans she saw, and various rumors and encounters with fellow free state supporters and proslavery groups. She provided a great deal of information about living conditions and the price and availability of various goods. She wrote about her husband and older sons going to various communities to work, and also about people who visited their home and/or who boarded with them. [The document appears to be recopied from an original diary, and includes some penciled-in corrections and a few annotations from a later time.]

Family links: 
  Charles Bowker (1757 - 1839)
  Beulah Stone Bowker (1767 - 1836)
  Asahel Gilbert Allen (1804 - 1879)
  Charles B. Allen (1836 - 1889)*
  Charles Bowker (1787 - 1872)*
  Sylvester Bowker (1789 - 1793)*
  Betsey Bowker Wright (1794 - 1880)*
  Sylvender Bowker (1798 - 1828)*
  Chestina Beulah Bowker Allen (1809 - 1886)
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Cemetery
Riley County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Frank A.Westgate
Originally Created by: Reart
Record added: Oct 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22432051
Chestina Beulah <i>Bowker</i> Allen
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Chestina Beulah <i>Bowker</i> Allen
Added by: Frank A.Westgate
Chestina Beulah <i>Bowker</i> Allen
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