Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Isaac Allen, Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts - Tombstone Tuesday

This tombstone is located at the Old Burial Ground at Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts.

Manchester Vital Records: (vol. 1, pg 11)

Births, Allen
Isaac, s. Jacob and Sarah [Lee], Feb. 6, 1758.

Deaths, Allen
Isaac [s. Jacob and Sarah (Lee), "a soldier of the Revolution." G. R.] Sept. 26, 1841. T. C. [a. 88 y. C. R.]


A soldier of the Revolution.
Born Feb. 6, 1758 ~ Died Sept 26, 1841.

In May 1775, at the age of seventeen,
he enlisted for 8 mos. in the 28th Reg.
of Foot, Col. Paul D. Sargent serving
74 days in Capt. Hart's Co. and from
Aug in Capt. Wiley's until
his discharge.

He was at Bunker Hill and in the
first Army when Washington
assumed command at Cambridge.
In March 1776, he enlisted for 9 mos.
in Col. Foster's Reg. and served the
full term in Capt. Bradley's Co.
In March, 1777, he joined the Transport
Schooner Endeavor. serving 8 mos.
He was pensioned in 1832.

(Erected by his grandson C.W.G. of Beverly.)

Isaac Allen married first to Rebecca Tewksbury on 30 March 1779 in Manchester, Massachusetts, daughter of John Tewskbury and Elisabeth Hilton, born 6 October 1758 in Manchester, and died 10 September 1807 in Manchester.  He married second to Mary Foster on 10 January 1808 in Manchester, and she died on 1 February 1843.  He had eight children by his first wife.  Isaac Allen is my second cousin 7 generations removed.   I am descended of both Joseph Allen, his grandfather Jonathan Allen's brother, as well as of Alice Allen who married Daniel Williams, Jonathan's sister.
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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