Farmer and owner of one hundred acres of land, was born in Alfred in 1832.  His parents were George W. and Lydia Allen, the former having been a resident of Allegany county since 1817.  Mr. Allen was married in 1855 to Miss Olive Burdick, of Alfred.

(1879 “History of Allegany County,NY”- F.W.Beers & Co., 36 Vesey Street, NY,NY) Breif Biographies; Town of Alfred NY