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Josiah ALLEN & Desire JONES - Windham Co., VT

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Josiah ALLEN & Desire JONES - Windham Co., VT

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 9:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: ALLEN, JONES, OAK, ELDRIDGE, ORCUTT, PERHAM, CARTER
Would like to correspond with anyone working on this family: Josiah J. ALLEN
m. ca 1777 to Desire JONES. First record I have on Josiah is as follows:
Source: Hemenway's Historical Gazeteer: The History of Dummerston" by David Lufkin Mansfield "May 26, 1776. Joshua Walton sold to Lt. Josiah Allen a part of lot, No. 122, south side of Fall Brook with the benefit of a mill spot for $176. Walton was a resident of the town in 1770, and had probably bought land of the original proprietors before that date." Lt. Josiah J. Allen married Desire Jones (?) about 1777. Children: Phebe, Sarah, Johnson, Desire, Josiah Jr. They moved to Townshend, Windham Co., VT by 1799. Source: "Collection Relating to the History and Inhabitants of the Town of Townshend" by James Houghton Phelps; page 86 "A paper found in the town clerk's office shows that the following names were entered upon the grand-list of Townshend for the year 1799. With few exceptions, all the persons mentioned upon list were residents of the town in that year." Josiah J. Allen. Other Allen's included: Cornelius Allen & Samuel Allen. Desire Jones maiden name was confirmed on some of the childrens death records. She was born ca. 1756 in MA; she died 17 Nov. 1840 and is buried in the Craftsbury Common Cemetery in Craftsbury, Orleans Co., VT along with son Josiah Allen Jr. After her 2nd husband Ezekiel Perham died she lived with her daughter, Liveria (Perham) Carter, wife of Joseph Carter in Nashville, Chautauqua Co., NY untill her death. Children: 1) Phebe ALLEN; b. 19 Feb 1779 Dummerston, Cumberland Co., VT (later Windham); m1 Thomas OAK ca 1796 in Windham Co.; 2nd Ezekiel Perham 15 Sep 1817, Athens, Windham Co., VT; d. bet. 1861-1869 Nashville, Chatuauqua Co., NY 2.) Sarah ALLEN; b. 17 Mar 1782 Dummerston, Windham Co., VT; m. 17 Nov 1807 Waterford, Caledonia Co., VT to Abner ELDRIDGE 3.) Johnson ALLEN; b. 07 Dec 1784 Dummerston, Windham Co., VT 4.) Desire ALLEN; b. 14 Feb 1787 Dummerston, Windham Co., VT; m. John Orcutt; d. 26 July 1882 Craftsbury, Orleans Co., VT 5.) Josiah ALLEN; b. 15 Jun 1791 Dummerston, Windham Co., VT; d. 12 Aug 1880 Plainfield, Washington Co., VT
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