Samuel Jackson Allen

Samuel Jackson Allen

Birth
Forest City, Holt County, Missouri, USA
Death 25 Sep 1907 (aged 68)
Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 32118361 · View Source
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Sam was the son of James Evins Allen and Nancy (McDaniel) Allen. He was one of 8 children. He married Caroline Marie Davids, who was born in Denmark, on the 20th of October 1867 at Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah. They had 8 children: George Davids; Samuel Jackson Jr.; James Henry; William "Arthur"; John "Julius"; Francis Marion; Lewis Rial & Caroline Amelia.

In 1874 Sam had a son, Conrad Sophus, with his wife's half-sister Eliza Dorthea Henrich Davids. Eliza married O. Nielsen shortly before Conrad was born & Con was raised as a Nielsen until shortly before Sam's death when he was told that Sam was his father. So father & son only knew each other a short time, and Con changed his & his wife & children's surname to Allen.

Excerpts from a history written by Denzel Allen, grandson of Samuel J. Allen:

"At the time Samuel J. came to Lewiston (1873) it was a pioneer community located on a prairie northwest of Richmond in the Northern end of Cache Valley and just south of the Utah-Idaho boundry. This area had been known up to this time as "Poverty Flats" because it didn't show much promise of being anything but a pasture of questionable quality. However after the settlers had brought in water from the head waters of the Cub River and built a canal system, the land proved to be excellent and was found to be suject to sub-irrigation. Hay, grain and sugar beets as well as garden crops grew in rich abundance.

Samuel built up a fine farm with one of the best homes in the community. In addition to farming he managed the Co-op store in Lewiston. This was one of many such institutions common through out Utah. He was forwardlooking in his planning and supported the early sugar industry in Utah, raising sugar beets in Lewiston which had to be shipped to a factory in Lehi for processing. Several of their children were born here, attended school, married and started families of their own."

"History of Lewiston [Utah]" by Dr. John M. Berhisel
A Chapter of Lewiston Firsts:
First mowing machine, owned by Allen Bros. 1873
First Postmaster of Lewiston, Samuel Allen
First burial, Samuel Allen Jr. (Cuid) 6-17-72 1872
First public school teacher, Samuel J. Allen 1873
First Cemetery purchase of Samuel Allen 1872
First addition to Cemetery plot, S.J. Allen, 4-5-1905



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  • Created by: Leslie Mikesell Wood
  • Added: 11 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32118361
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Jackson Allen (8 Jan 1839–25 Sep 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32118361, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Leslie Mikesell Wood (contributor 47018012) .