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(cal 1760-1851)
Mary Dezire WICKHAM
(cal 1768-1846)


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1. Amasa ALLEN


  • Born: 23 Nov 1791, NY 1
  • Marriage (1): Amasa ALLEN on 16 Aug 1806 in Milford, Otsego Co, NY 1
  • Died: 11 Mar 1884, Terre Haute, Henderson Co, IL at age 92 1
  • Buried: Terre Haute Cem., Henderson Co, IL 3 4

bullet  General Notes:

PARENTAGE: There is no actual proof that Susannah is a child of Ephraim & Susannah Farrington. However, Marilyn Austin Hothem has done considerable research and believes that it is highly likely that Susannah is one of their children.

1830 NY CENSUS, Otsego Co, Cherry Valley:
Amasa Allen:
2 m. under 5:
1 m. 5-10:
1 m. 20-30:
1 m. 40-50:
2 f. 10-15:
2 f. 15-20:
1 f. 30-40:

1850 NY CENSUS, Jefferson Co, Philadelphia:
Amasa Allen, 62, farmer, $2000 real estate, b. NY;
Charles Allen, 16, b. NY;
Susannah Allen, 58, b. NY;
Elizabeth Duper, 16, b. NY.

1850 NY AGRICULTURE CENSUS, Jefferson Co, town of Theresa:
Amasa T. Allen - 120 acres improved, 40 acres unimproved, $3200 cash value of farm, $150 value of farming implements & machinery, 2 horses, 21 "milch" cows, 8 other cattle, 10 swine, $675 value of livestock, 100 bushel wheat, 75 bushel oats.

1860 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Twp 8N5W, Terre Haute P.O.:
"Andrew" Allen, 72, $1100 real estate, $100 personal property, b. CT, attended school;
Susanna Allen, 68, b. NY, attended school.
(Note: It is likely that the census taker mistakenly checked the 'attended school' box, instead of the 'cannot read/write' box next to it.)

1865 IL STATE CENSUS, Henderson Co.:
Amasa Allen:
1 f. 50-60: (Hannah Coon?)
1 m. 70-80: (Amasa)
1 f. 70-80: (Susannah)

1870 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Terre Haute:
Amasa Allen, 81, farmer, $500 real estate, $200 personal property, b. CT, cannot read/write:
Susannah Allen, 77, keeping house, b. MA, father of foreign birth, cannot read/write;
Hannah Coon, 56, b. NY.

1880 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Terre Haute:
Joseph Allen, 58, married, farmer, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY;
Amy C. Allen, 57, wife, married, keeping house, b. NY, parents b. MA;
Belle J., 19, dau., single, at school, b. OH, parents b. NY;
William J. Allen, 15, son, at school, b. NY, parents b. NY;
Amasa Allen, 91, father, married, retired farmer, cannot read/write, b. CT, parents b. CT;
"Susana" Allen, 87, mother, married, cannot read/write, b. NY, parents b. CT;
sister "Hunah" (Hinah?) Coon, 66, sister, widowed, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY.

OBIT: SUSANNAH ALLEN - Susannah Allen was a native of the state of New York, born Nov. 23rd, 1791. Her maiden name was Farrington. She united in marriage with Amasa Allen, Aug. 16th, 1906. To them were born 12 children, 7 of whom have passed from earth, and five, with the father, are left to mourn. Against the perils, difficulties and disadvantages of those early times, they struggled heroically, and were successful. They came from New York to Illinois in 1855, and settled near Terre Haute, where they have since resided. Have had their home with their son Joseph Allen for the past nine years.
Mother Allen was converted to God in 1807, and joined the Missionary Baptist church, in whose fellowship she lived, labored and loved for 49 years, and until they came west, when she united with the Free Will Baptist church, in whose communion she lived until the master said it is enough, come up higher.
Mother Allen was a devoted wife, a faithful mother, a consistent Christian, an obliging neighbor and a true friend. She sympathized with the sorrowing, felt for the suffering, and was ever ready with willing hands to administer to the needy. She was compelled, (by reason of her advanced age,) to retire from all care and labor about eight years ago. Was confined to her room almost two years, and for the last nine weeks of her life, was perfectly helpless. She had no disease, and consequently did not manifest much suffering. On Tuesday evening March 11th, 1884 at 7 o'clock she quietly passed away, aged 92 years, 3 months and 18 days. Her funeral was conducted at the Free Will Baptist church in the presence of a large and sympathizing audience of friends and neighbors. (Obituary submitted by Marilyn Austin Hothem.)

TOMBSTONE: Terre Haute Cemetery, Henderson County, Illinois.
Allen, Susannah wife of Amasa Allen Nov, 23, 1791 - Mar. 11, 1884 aged 92 y 3 m 18 d


Susannah married Amasa ALLEN on 16 Aug 1806 in Milford, Otsego Co, NY.1 (Amasa ALLEN was born on 17 Nov 1787 in CT,5 died on 21 Sep 1887 in Terre Haute, Henderson Co, IL 5 and was buried on 23 Sep 1887 in Terre Haute Cem., Henderson Co, IL 4 5.)



1 Obituary of Susannah Farrington Allen.

2 Info from Marilyn Austin Hothem.

3 Terre Haute Cemetery Records (Henderson Co, IL).

4 (Lake City Pub. Co, Chicago, IL, 1894).

5 Obituary of Amasa Allen.

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