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 Eliza <I>Martin</I> Allen

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Eliza Martin Allen

  • Birth 11 May 1823 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 23 Sep 1910 West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 12759164

"Eliza Martin Allen was born on May 11, 1823 at Brooklyn, King's County, New York to Henry T. Martin and Lydia Coe.
She married Daniel Rapalyea Allen on Jan. 22, 1837 at the Dutch Reform Church at Jamaica, New York.

Daniel R. Allen and Eliza Martin's children included;
Marinda b. June 21, 1838; d. March 18, 1919
Arminta Cherbury b. Feb. 14, 1841; d. Dec. 21, 1920
Theodore, b. Sept. 24, 1842; d. Aug. 9, 1843
Juliet, b. Mar. 30, 1844; d. July 24, 1848
Mary Eliza (Elizabeth), b. Nov. 11, 1845; d.Jan. 28, 1924
Ophelia, b. Aug. 14, 1848; d. July 3,1849
Sarah Ann, b. Sep. 2, 1850; d. Jan. 15, 1930
Janetta Amelia, b.Mar. 31, 1853; d. Aug. 14, 1864
Daniel Rapalyea, b.Jan 21, 1855; d. Sept 15, 1856
Lydia Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1857; d. Aug. 2, 1858
Fannie Caroline, b. April 10, 1858; d. Feb. 28, 1928
Isaac, b. Dec. 26, 1860; d. July 21, 1861
David Robert, b. Nov. 12, 1862; d.
Ada Aletta, b. Dec. 29, 1865; d. Oct. 2, 1890

Eliza Martin Allen and Daniel R. Allen must of felt much grief as many of her young children died at a young age.

Daniel R. Allen was a miller. When his father's farm was sold, Daniel and Eliza moved to Flushing, New York where he managed a fouring mill for a Scotsman named Douglas. Daniel and Eliza went to visit his Uncle Isaac Allen in New York, attended a great Methodist revival, then went on to visit Uncle John Martin and Aunt Hannah Martin in Brookly. Aunt Hannah had been a Member of the LDS Church for five years. After attending meetings with Aunt Hannah on Feb. 14, 1842, both Daniel and Eliza were baptized and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that evening. On the 1st of April 1847, Daniel and his family left Flushing for St. Louis, Missouri, having originally trided to get passage by ship toward their ultimate destination of the Great Salt Lake Valley. They traveled over land, reaching St. Louis in May, 1847. At St. Louis Daniel Allen managed a large steam flouring mill owned by Mr. Haslam for three years. From St. Louis they joined other Mormons in Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa, and Daniel left for Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, to take charge of a mill, returning to Kanesville April 20, 1853. On June 5, 1853 they left Council Bluffs to begin their journey across the plains by wagon and had three yoke of cattle and several cows, arriving in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake three months later Sept. 1853. They did not travel on Sundays. Daniel married four other wives including Eliza Lacy, Ann Long Didsbury, Margaret Shipley and Esther Ann Lowder. When U.S. Troops were approaching in 1857, Daniel and his family wnt to Pondtown, (later Salem) in Utah County until orders came for their return to Jordan that July, 1858. Danie ran a new mill for Bishop Archibald Gardiner at West Jordan for seven years and bough land along the Jordan River. About 1860 he exchanged his Jordan River land for lands and rights to American Fork Canyon. After a long series of difficulties (mill construction, opening roads, severe flood), he moved his grist mill, in 1863, from the mouth of the canyon to the town of American Fork. Before his death on January 23 1873, Daniel Rapalyea was in charge of the mills for Brigham Young. Daniel age 57 died of pneumonia in a house at the mill farm of Brigham Young Chase Mill in what is now known as Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Daniel was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery and later moved to West Jordan Cemetery. He also has a Monument at Wight's Fort Cemetery. Eliza Martin Allen died in West Jordan, Utah on Sept. 25, 1910 at the home of her grand-daughter Ada Bateman Goodrich and was buried beside her husband at Wight's Fort, Salt Lake County, Utah located near Bangerter Highway and 90th South"
Selections From: Courtesy; Jan McMurty Allen, Abraham Alling, Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1993.


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  • Created by: Bruce J. Black
  • Added: 21 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12759164
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Martin Allen (11 May 1823–23 Sep 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12759164, citing Wights Fort Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bruce J. Black (contributor 46816296) .