Daniel Rapyelle Allen, Sr

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Daniel Rapyelle Allen, Sr

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: New York, USA, Newtown, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: January 23, 1873 (56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Allen and Alletta Whaley
Husband of Eliza Allen; Ann Long Didsbury; Eliza Martin; Esther Ann Lowder and Margaret Shipley
Father of Drusilla L. Adams; Marinda Bateman; Araminta Churbery Beckstead; Mary Elizabeth Allen; Sarah Ann Allen Hackett and 10 others
Brother of John Allen; David Allen; Robert Allen; Susan Hendrickson; Eliza Nostrand and 4 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Daniel Rapyelle Allen, Sr

He traveled with his wife Eliza Martin Allen and their five children: Marinda, Araminta, Mary E, Sarah Ann, and Janett. His family was from Queens, New York where Daniel joined the Church in 1847.

Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Age at Departure: 36 Head of Household

"Daniel Rapalyea Allen was born at Newton, Queens County, New York on the August 2, 1816 to Robert Allen and Alletta Whaley. He married Eliza Martin on Jan. 22, 1837 at the Dutch Reform Church at Jamaica, New York.

Daniel R. Allen and Eliza Martin's children included; Marinda b. June 21, 1838; d. March 18, 1919 Arminta Cherbury b. Feb. 14, 1841; d. Dec. 21, 1920 Theodore, b. Sept. 24, 1842; d. Aug. 9, 1843 Juliet, b. Mar. 30, 1844; d. July 24, 1848 Mary Eliza (Elizabeth), b. Nov. 11, 1845; d.Jan. 28, 1924 Ophelia, b. Aug. 14, 1848; d. July 3,1849 Sarah Ann, b. Sep. 2, 1850; d. Jan. 15, 1930 Janetta Amelia, b.Mar. 31, 1853; d. Aug. 14, 1864 Daniel Rapalyea, b.Jan 21, 1855; d. Sept 15, 1856 Lydia Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1857; d. Aug. 2, 1858 Fannie Caroline, b. April 10, 1858; d. Feb. 28, 1928 Isaac, b. Dec. 26, 1860; d. July 21, 1861 David Robert, b. Nov. 12, 1862; d. Ada Aletta, b. Dec. 29, 1865; d. Oct. 2, 1890

Children of Daniel Rapalyea and his second wife, Eliza Bird-Lacy include; Elzada, b. Oct. 27, 1859; d. Darius Hamilton, b. July 10, 1862; d. Aug. 22, 1923 Orella Geneva, b. June 26, 1864; d. Dec. 25, 1866 George Augustus, b. Jan. 2, 1866; d. June 30, 1875 Drusella Leonia, b. Oct. 28, 1868; d. Jan. 25, 1931 Lillian Fenella, b. Nov. 27. 1871; d. Feb. 26, 1933

Children of Daniel Rapalyea and his third wife, Ann Long Didsbury include; Eleanor Long, b. abt 1859; d.

There were no children born of the union of Daniel Rapalyea Allen and his other wives; Margaret Shipley and Esther Ann Lowder.


Daniel R. Allen was a miller. When his father's farm was sold, Daniel and Eliza moved to Flushing, New York where he managed a flouring mill for a Scotsman named Douglas. Daniel and Eliza went to visit his Uncle Isaac Allen in New York, attended a great Methodist revival, then went on to visit Uncle John Martin and Aunt Hannah Martin in Brooklyn. Aunt Hannah had been a Member of the LDS Church for five years. After attending meetings with Aunt Hannah on Feb. 14, 1842, both Daniel and Eliza were baptized and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that evening. On the 1st of April 1847, Daniel and his family left Flushing for St. Louis, Missouri, having originally trided to get passage by ship toward their ultimate destination of the Great Salt Lake Valley. They traveled over land, reaching St. Louis in May, 1847. At St. Louis Daniel Allen managed a large steam flouring mill owned by Mr. Haslam for three years. From St. Louis they joined other Mormons in Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa, and Daniel left for Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, to take charge of a mill, returning to Kanesville April 20, 1853. On June 5, 1853 they left Council Bluffs to begin their journey across the plains by wagon and had three yoke of cattle and several cows, arriving in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake three months later Sept. 1853. They did not travel on Sundays. Daniel married four other wives including Eliza Lacy, Ann Long Didsbury, Margaret Shipley and Esther Ann Lowder. When U.S. Troops were approaching in 1857, Daniel and his family wnt to Pondtown, (later Salem) in Utah County until orders came for their return to Jordan that July, 1858. Danie ran a new mill for Bishop Archibald Gardiner at West Jordan for seven years and bough land along the Jordan River. About 1860 he exchanged his Jordan River land for lands and rights to American Fork Canyon. After a long series of difficulties (mill construction, opening roads, severe flood), he moved his grist mill, in 1863, from the mouth of the canyon to the town of American Fork. Before his death on January 23 1873, Daniel Rapalyea was in charge of the mills for Brigham Young. Daniel age 57 died of pneumonia in a house at the mill farm of Brigham Young Chase Mill in what is now known as Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Daniel was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery and later moved to West Jordan Cemetery. He also has a Monument at Wight's Fort Cemetery." Selections From: Courtesy; Jan McMurty Allen, Abraham Alling, Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1993. Daniel was a Major in the Nauvoo Legion during the Utah War.

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Daniel Rapyelle Allen, Sr's Timeline

August 2, 1816
Newtown, Queens County, New York, United States
June 21, 1838
Age 21
Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, New York, USA
February 14, 1841
Age 24
Flushing, Long Island, Queens, New York, USA
February 14, 1842
Age 25
September 24, 1842
Age 26
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
March 30, 1844
Age 27
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
November 11, 1845
Age 29
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
August 14, 1848
Age 32
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
February 2, 1850
Age 33
Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States