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David Allen


David Allen, farmer, Jefferson Township, owns 176 acres of land in Sections 30 and 31. He was orn in New Jersey, April 11, 1800. His parents, Jacob and Phoebe Allen, were born in New Jersey: father, June 22, 1764. died September 17, 1846; mother died February 6, 1850, aged eighty years and six months. They were married October 26, 1788 and moved to Ohio in 1800, where they lived and died on the Little Miani bottoms in Hamilton County. David moved to Indiana in 1833 and has resided upon the same section ever since. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Jackson, who was born in New York State, September 25, 1805, and their children are: Alexander, born August 3, 1822; Sarah J., born February 7, 1824, died February 3, 1853; David, born August 3, 1826; Joseph F., born August 25, 1829, died November 25, 1856; Rozetta, born May 24, 1833; Alvira, born May 9, 1853; Moses B., born July 11, 1837; Phoebe, born November 11, 1841; Georgia Ann, born March 28, 1844; Elizabeth, born September 30, 1839, died August 18, 1854; James, born December 26, 1827; George, born September 25, 1831, died June 5, 1832. Mr. Allen is an ancient I.O.O.F. he is a quiet and worthy citizen, highly respected by all his neighbors and friends. He has followed agricultural pursuits all his life and has succeeded well in his business transactions.