Samuel Allen of Braintree, Massachusetts
Samuel Allen [a] b abt 1600, England, d 5 Aug 1669, Braintree, Norfolk, MA. He md Anne Whitmore abt 1631, England, daughter of John Whitmore and Joanna. She was b abt 1610, Essex, England, d 29 Jul 1641, Braintree, Norfolk, MA.
Children of Samuel Allen and Anne Whitmore were:
  • Deac. Samuel Allen b 10 Nov 1632.
  • Mary Allen b 30 Mar 1634, Braintree, Norfolk, MA, d 7 Dec 1709, Boston, Suffolk, MA; md Nathaniel Greenwood 24 Jan 1655/56, Weymouth, Norfolk, MA.
  • James Allen b 1636-1637, Braintree, Norfolk, MA, d 25 Jul 1714, Tisbury, Dukes, MA; md Elizabeth Partridge abt 1662, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.
  • Sarah Allen b 30 Mar 1639, Braintree, Norfolk, MA, d aft 16 Sep 1690, Preston, New London, CT; md Lieut. Josiah Standish aft 7 Mar 1655/56.
  • Joseph Allen b abt 1641, Braintree, Norfolk, MA.
Deac. Samuel Allen [b] b 10 Nov 1632, Braintree, Norfolk, MA, d bef 4 Jan 1706/07, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA. He md Sarah Partridge abt 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, daughter of George Partridge and Sarah Tracy.
Children of Samuel Allen and Sarah Partridge were:
  • Samuel Allen b 4 Dec 1660, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d 28 Jun 1750, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Rebeckah Cary 2 Dec 1685, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Essiel Allen b 1 Mar 1662/63, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.
  • Mehitabel Allen b 20 Jan 1664/65, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, d aft 20 Oct 1727, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Isaac Alden 2 Dec 1685, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Sarah Allen b 14 Apr 1667.
  • Bethiah Allen b 12 May 1669, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md John Pryor 1687-1690, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Nathaniel Allen b 10 Feb 1671/72, Bridgewater Plymouth, MA, d bef 1 Oct 1751, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Bethiah Conant 14 Dec 1696, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Ebenezer Allen b 14 Oct 1674, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d 1730, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Rebecca Skeath 11 Oct 1698, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Josiah Allen b 21 Apr 1677, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d 1781, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Mary Reed 25 Dec 1707, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Elisha Allen b 8 Feb 1678/79, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d 5 Aug 1720, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Mehitabel Byram 3 Dec 1701, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
  • Nehemiah Allen b 5 Jan 1680/81, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Sarah Wormall 8 Jan 1706/07.
Sarah Allen b 14 Apr 1667, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d 1743, Plymouth, MA. She md Jonathan Cary 1685, Brockton or Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, son of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey.

a. He is believed to have arrived shortly before 1632, and settled in Braintree, Mass., where he appears as a freeman 6 May 1635. He purchased a house and 90 acres of John Webb, 19 Apr 1648. His will was dated 2 Aug 1669, probated 16 Sep 1669, in which he mentions wife Margaret, sons Samuel and James, son-in-law Josiah Standish, son-in-law Nathaniel Greenwood, daughter Abigail, and son Joseph, not married.

b. Eldest son, Samuel, removed to Bridgewater as early as 1660, where he was deacon of the church there, and is said to have been the first settler, his name being among those appearing on a placque in the East Bridgewater Library commemorating the original town proprietors. He was the second Town Clerk, an office he held from 1683 to 1702, and served as a Representative in 1693. He also participated in many of the battles with the Indians during King Philip's War. His will was dated 29 Jun 1703, and probated 21 Dec 1705, Sarah Allen and Nehemiah Allen, executors.

ANC: GL: The Vinton Memorial, p 303, by John Adams Vinton, 1858; The Allen Family of Braintree, by E. Jackson, 1903.
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