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Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen

Female 1730 - 1790  (59 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rebecca Allen was born on 25 May 1730 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of John Allen and Rebeckah Hill); died in 1790 in Yates, New York.

    Notes:

    [SOURCE; From: Russell Allen; February 3, 2017 10:58 AM; Subject: Blind Allens(Allins) of Prudence; Hello Dave, Ron, Helen, I stumbled across your names while doing some research. My name is Russell Allen and a direct descendant of Joshua of the Blind Allens who is my 4th Great Grandfather, my grandfather Charles E. Allen gathered the notes for my Uncle Devere Allen to write the manuscript " Some Prudence Island Allens" I have been researching the family for over 20 years. First, I would like to say it is correct that Thomas & Rebecca and the family of Blind Allens did not perished on the trip West. The first 3 daughters who were not blind were married and stayed behind. Thomas & Rebecca along with the remaining 8 children made the trip. Joshua was not blind the other 7 were. They left on board the sloop " Sally " on Sept 4th 1794.The Sally was mastered by Cyrus Allen. travelled up the Hudson to Albany. Other families also went McNairs and Peeresses. It is true blind Sweet and John stayed behind in Amsterdam while the parents and other 6 children followed the Mohawk to Middlesex, Yates County. Durfee was a stepson and nephew of Tom and Rebecca who lost his parents at a young age. Hope this helps. Best regards, Russell Allen]

    Thomas Allen and Rebecca Allen, cousins who were descendants of William Allen (1640-1685), who came to Rhode island from Wales, Yorkshire, England, to settle on Prudence Island in the Narragansett Bay. Thomas Allen was the son of a later William Allen and his wife, Freelove Tillinghast. Rebecca Allen was the daughter of John Allen and Rebeckah Hill. In his genealogy on the Prudence Island Allens, DeVere Allen writes in great detail about Thomas and Rebecca (Allen) Allen's family, which he calls the "blind Allens." This reflects the fact that the mother and several children were blind. In the 1790s, as the family tried to move to upstate New York from Prudence Island, several members perished on the boat they used. Some survived, but their story truly is a tragic one.

    Rebecca married Thomas Allen on 19 Mar 1749 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Thomas (son of William Allen, VII and Freelove Tillinghast) was born about 1725 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1793 in New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Freelove Allen was born on 25 Jan 1750 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island.
    2. Joshua Allen was born on 17 Aug 1751 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died about 1810 in Yates, New York.
    3. Margaret Allen was born on 18 Feb 1753 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island.
    4. Mary Allen was born on 9 Nov 1755 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island.
    5. Rebecca Allen was born on 17 Dec 1757 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1794.
    6. Patience Allen was born on 18 Nov 1759.
    7. Thomas Allen, Jr. was born on 17 Feb 1761 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in in Yates, New York.
    8. Mehitable Allen was born on 5 Oct 1763 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1794.
    9. John Allen was born on 23 Nov 1765 in Newport, Rhode Island; died on 29 Jul 1845 in Trumbull, Ohio.
    10. Hannah Allen was born on 3 Aug 1767 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 16 Feb 1836 in St. Omar, Decatur, Indiana.
    11. Sweet Allen was born on 27 Nov 1769 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Allen was born in 1692 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island (son of William Allen, VI and Martha Sweet); died on 9 Sep 1764 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

    John married Rebeckah Hill about 1713 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island. Rebeckah was born in 1692 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1743 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rebeckah Hill was born in 1692 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1743 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rebecca Allen was born on 25 May 1730 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1790 in Yates, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Allen, VI was born in 1665 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island (son of William Allen, V); died in 1740 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    William married Martha Sweet in 1688 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Martha was born about 1666 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died on 18 Apr 1748 in N. Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Martha Sweet was born about 1666 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died on 18 Apr 1748 in N. Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. William Allen, VII was born in 1691 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1777 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.
    2. 2. John Allen was born in 1692 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 9 Sep 1764 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Allen, V was born on 1 Mar 1640 in Wales, Yorkshire, England; died before 2 Jan 1685 in West Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Allen, VI was born in 1665 in Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1740 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.