Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Benjamin Allen Monument

This monument was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. 

died Sept. 24, 1865
Aged 63 yrs. 6 mos.
His wife
died March 11, 1900
aged 95 yrs
daughter of
B.L. and H. L. Allen
died June 9, 1826
aged 11 mos.
Captain Benjamin Leach Allen
(1803 - 1865)

Allen Family Tree:

Generation 1: William Allen m. Alice Norman (my 9x great grandparents)

Generation 2: Samuel Allen m. Sarah Tuck (my 8x great grandparents)

Generation 3: Jonathan Allen m. Mary Pierce (my 7th great grand uncle and aunt)

Generation 4: Azariah Allen m. Lydia Hooper

Generation 5: Azariah Allen m. Sarah Leach

Generation 6:  John Allen m. Ruth Leach

Generation 7:  Benjamin Leach Allen m. Hannah Lee Forster, daughter of Israel Forster and Hannah Lee (my 4th cousin 5x removed)

A very interesting blog post at "American Miniature Portraits" of the painting of Benjamin Leach Allen, and a sampler by Hannah Lee Forster   http://american-miniatures2.blogspot.com/2007/11/hudson-william-portrait-of-benjamin.html

See my three blog posts about the 1804 Israel Forster House in Manchester:

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Heather... William and Alice are my 10th great grands.. then Samuel and Sarah.. Samuel and Abigail Williams. ..Sarah and Samuel Crowell....
    Who do you descend from after William and Samuel? .. we connect again...

  2. I have several Allen lines (all from William Allen and Alice Norman, but here is the one down to my Mom. Allen is her maiden name!

    9x great grandparents- William Allen and Alice Norman
    8x great grandparents- Samuel Allen and Sarah Tuck
    7x great grandparents- Joseph Allen and Catherine Leach
    6x great grandparents – William Allen and Mary Ingalls
    5x great grandparents- Isaac Allen and Abigail Burnham
    4x great grandparents- Joseph Allen and Judith Burnham
    3x great grandparents- Joseph Allen and Orpha Andrews
    2x great grandparents – Joseph Gilman Allen and Sarah Burnham Mears
    Great grand parents - Joseph Elmer Allen and Carrie Maude Batchelder
    Grandparents- Stanley Elmer Allen and Gertrude Matilda Hitchings

  3. Lee,
    Under Samuel Allen and Sarah Tuck I descend from 3 of their 10 children- Samuel, Joseph, and Alice. Since you descend from Samuel my line there goes:
    Samuel Allen and Abigail Williams
    Abigail Allen and Nathaniel Preston
    Hannah Preston and Robert Woodbury
    Molly Woodbury and Westley Burnham
    (here I descend from two of their 10 children, Asa Burnham who married Polly Bray > Lydia Burnham who married Samuel Mears > Samuel Mears who married Sarah Ann Burnham > Sarah Burnham Mears (see above) OR Henry Burnham and Sally Poland > Sarah Ann Burnham and Samuel Mears > Sarah Burnham Mears, etc.)