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John Allen

Male 1802 - 1887  (84 years)


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  • Name John Allen  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Born 4 September 1802  Bath, Lincoln Co., Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Census 1880  New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • John was listed as the 78 year old widowed head of the household. His record indicates that both John and his mother were born in Maine. His father was born in Massachusetts. His occupation is shown as "Retired Merchant."
    Died 22 January 1887  [1, 5
    Person ID I75969  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 May 2006 

    Family/Spouse Mary Silence Moffat,   b. 16 July 1813, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1880, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 May 1840  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Ceremony performed by Reverend C.I. Doughty, Varick St. N.Y. (town unknown)
    Children 
    +1. Arthur Moffat Allen,   b. 11 February 1842, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Charles Doughty Allen,   b. 27 May 1844, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 65 years)
     3. Bessie Trevette Allen,   b. 18 March 1846, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1864, Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     4. Mary Cushing Allen,   b. 31 December 1847, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1855, Elizabeth, Essex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     5. John Little Moffat Allen,   b. 28 October 1850, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F53195  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):
      Questionable Information on the 1880 Census Record

      The 1880 Census record for John Allen's household list only John, his son Arthur, Arthur's wife Leonora and a "GSon" (grandson) John L. M. Allen, whom I believe was listed as a grandson in error. (See John Little Moffat Allen's record for clarification.)

      In addition to the four Allens mentioned above, the census record lists two Boarders / School Teachers living in the house: Emily V. and Helen Fax, plus one servant, Bridget McGovern. The one person who seems to be missing from the census record is Richard Fox Allen, oldest child of Arthur and Leonora. The birthdate that I have for Richard is August of 1877, so he should have been 3 years old at the time of the census.


      John Allen's Place of Death

      Pencil notes on the 4th page of the Family Record indicate that John Allen died at "Mott Haven 601 Walton Ave. Jan 22 1887 520 pm". However, no city or state is mentioned. In 2005, there is no Walton Avenue in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn.

      There is also no Walton Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ, where at least two of his children died.

      There is a 601 Walton Avenue in the Bronx. In addition, Google has numerous references to Mott Haven as a neighborhood in the South Bronx. So, the Bronx should be the place to start a search for John Allen's death certificate. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2313] GEDCOM file titled “MarySilenceMoffatDescendants2.ged”, submitted by Kathleen Allen.

    2. [S2342] True Copy of Record - Cushing Allen Family, David Shaw, Town Clerk, (27 January 1845, photocopy of "True Copy" in possession of Kathleen Allen).

    3. [S2343] A Record of my family; A Record of my Fathers family, Cushing Allen, (Originals? in posession of Kathleen Allen).

    4. [S2341] New York, 1880 Federal Census: Soundex and Population Schedules, New York, New York County, (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, [19-?]), John Allen household, New York City - Greater, page 283D, F, HL Film #1254892, [Q:3].

    5. [S2340] The Holy Bible, Allen Family Bible, Family Record Pages by Reuben Curtis Moffat, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1848), Page 4, [Q:2].

    6. [S2340] The Holy Bible, Allen Family Bible, Family Record Pages by Reuben Curtis Moffat, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1848), Page 4, [Q:3].


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