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Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen

Female 1730 - 1790  (59 years)

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  • Name Rebecca Allen 
    Born 25 May 1730  Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1790  Yates, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6728  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father John Allen,   b. 1692, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1764, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Rebeckah Hill,   b. 1692, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1713  Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 19 Mar 1749  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Freelove Allen,   b. 25 Jan 1750, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joshua Allen,   b. 17 Aug 1751, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Yates, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Margaret Allen,   b. 18 Feb 1753, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Allen,   b. 9 Nov 1755, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebecca Allen,   b. 17 Dec 1757, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794  (Age 36 years)
     6. Patience Allen,   b. 18 Nov 1759
     7. Thomas Allen, Jr.,   b. 17 Feb 1761, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yates, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mehitable Allen,   b. 5 Oct 1763, Prudence Island, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794  (Age 30 years)
     9. John Allen,   b. 23 Nov 1765, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1845, Trumbull, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Hannah Allen,   b. 3 Aug 1767, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1836, St. Omar, Decatur, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     11. Sweet Allen,   b. 27 Nov 1769, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.