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Thomas Allen, Jr.

Thomas Allen, Jr.

Male 1761 -

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  • Name Thomas Allen 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 17 Feb 1761  Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yates, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5794  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 May 2012 

    Father Thomas Allen,   b. Abt 1725, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Allen,   b. 25 May 1730, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Yates, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1749  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Durfee,   b. Abt 1761 
    Married Abt 1782  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F3057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From: Dave Mosbruger [mailto:dmosbruger@verizon.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5:40 PM To: yatesville1@gmail.com Subject: History and Genealogy

      Ron, Hello! I stumbled across your website today doing a Google search on an elusive branch of my family - the Allens from the Portsmouth, RI area. If you don't mind, I have a couple questions for you and I may also be able to contribute to your Allens.

      My biggest question is one I don't know that you can answer. I can trace my Allens back to Durfee Allen, Sr, b. 15 Aug 1787 in RI, d. 24 Feb 1856 in Prattsburgh, Steuben Co, NY (but he is buried in Middlesex, Yates County), his home of many years). One source, a letter copying a history of some sort, says Durfee Allen the first (he had a son named Durfee) "... was the step-son of the old man Thomas Allen..." If this is true, I may not truly have an Allen line past Durfee the first. Unfortunately, I have found no further information on these Allens other than several lived in Yates County (NY) and several of the siblings were blind (known as the Blind Allens).

      Regardless, other on-line sources (primarily from Rootsweb, as I recall) suggest old man Thomas Allen is the same Thomas Allen listed on your web site as having been born in 1761 and married a Durfee. For what it's worth, the same lady who gave me this info says Thomas Allen was married to Durfee Young. I don't know her source for this information.

      Thomas Allen's parents were Thomas and Rebekah Allen. It appears her maiden name really was Allen. I have his parents as William Allen and Freelove Tillinghast (agrees with your info). I have her parents as John Allen and Rebecca Hill.

      A few online resources that may or may not be of interest to you:

      http://archive.org/details/allengouldhillge00goul is a link to the descendants of William Allen of Prudence Island, RI. John Allen, married to Rebecca Hill (above) is the third generation from William and is Allen #20 in this book. Rebekah Allen, married to Thomas Allen, is Allen #63.

      http://archive.org/details/descendantsoftho00lcreed is a link to the descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, RI. This book is the first of two volumes. In it I can trace the Durfees down to the point where a Sarah Durfee of Portsmouth, RI married John Allen, Jr of Prudence Island, RI on 9 Apr 1747(p. 199). It appears highly likely to me that John Allen, Jr. was the sixth child of John Allen and Rebecca Hill. Their John was born 26 Oct 1725 on Prudence Island.

      Unfortunately for me, I have all this enticing information about the Rhode Islandl Allens, but very little info is available on the Allens that moved to Yates County, NY. Still, I hope the above references prove useful to you in your research.

      Sincerely, Dave Mosbruger