Capt Heman Allen

Capt Heman Allen

Birth
Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 May 1778 (aged 37)
Connecticut, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 23251967 · View Source
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Allen lot

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Capt Heman Allen

side 1
Beebe Allen

side 2
Heman Allen Jr.

Heman is a brother of Ethan Allen and Ira Allen.

The following is a Biographical Note for Heman Allen from the Allen Family Papers located at the University of Vermont Library.

Heman Allen: Born at Cornwall, Connecticut on October 14, 1740, Heman Allen was reportedly the most capable and dependable of the six Allen brothers. A merchant at Salisbury from the mid-1760's until the end of his life, Allen also played a major role in his family's New Hampshire Grants land speculations and in the formation of the new state of Vermont. He served as a delegate to most of the early Vermont conventions of 1775-1777 and represented the settlers holding New Hampshire titles before Congress in 1776. Active in the Canadian campaign of 1775-1776, Allen also fought at the Battle of Bennington in August of 1777; there he either was wounded or suffered from heatstroke, according to differing accounts. Whatever the cause, his health declined gradually therafter and Heman Allen died in Salisbury on May 18, 1778, at the age of thirty-seven.

Side note: Heman Allen was married to Abigail Beebe.

[Allen Family Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.]
[Allen Family Papers;Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 0540


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  • Created by: Barb Destromp
  • Added: 4 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23251967
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Heman Allen (14 Oct 1740–18 May 1778), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23251967, citing Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .