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Gideon Allen

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: January 25, 1751 (79)
Fairfield, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gideon Allen, b. Sandwich MA d. Milford CT and Sarah Allen, of Milford, New Haven, CT
Husband of Ann Allen and Jane Allen
Father of Sarah Keeler; Ann (Allen) Hanford/ Burr; Gideon Allen, Jr.; Abigail Wakeman; Mary Penfield and 7 others
Brother of Sarah Leete; George Allen, of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut,; Abigail Shepard; John Allen; Hannah Whitman and 1 other

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About Gideon Allen

Birth: Mar. 9, 1671 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jan. 25, 1751 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Gideon is the son of Gideon Allen and Sarah Prudden.He married Ann Burr,born 1675,marr. 20 Jan 1696 and died 14 May 1748 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT.

They are parents of twelve children:

Sarah Allen-1 Apr 1697-10 Mar 1786(Thomas Couch Ann Allen-6 Jun 1700-27 Sep 1747(Thomas Hanford/Gershom Burr Gideon Allen-1 Jan 1702-1748 Abigail Allen-Jun 1705-1 Jan 1804(Joseph Wakeman Mary Allen-6 Aug 1708-1 Aug 1789(Peter Penfield John Allen-1 Dec 1710-21 Dec 1798(Abigail Jessup David Allen-c 11 Jan 1712 Jonathan Allen-c 11 Jan 1712 David Allen-c 4 Jul 1714-8 Sep 1777(Sarah Gold Priscilla Allen-4 Feb 1716-20 Feb 1776(Jonathan Doval # 55225897 Hannah Allen-c 18 Nov 1716 George Allen-c 14 May 1721

Gideon married second to Jane on 10 Aug 1749.

Family links:

 Gideon Allen (1635 - 1694)
 Sarah Prudden Allen (1650 - 1690)

 Ann Burr Allen (1676 - 1748)

 Sarah Allen (Couch) Keeler (1697 - 1787)*
 Gideon Allen (1702 - 1748)*
 Abigail Allen Wakeman (1705 - 1804)*
 Mary Allen Penfield (1708 - 1789)*
 David Allen (1714 - 1777)*

 Gideon Allen (1671 - 1751)
 Sarah Allen Leete (1675 - 1712)*
 George Allen (1678 - 1734)*
 Abigail Allen Foote (1680 - 1758)*

Created by: Lawrence H. Grunert Record added: Aug 09, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74686427



Families of Early Milford, Connecticut – Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, page 9

Son of Gideon Allen and Sarah Prudden. Born before 1693 when his mother died and after 1685 when his older sister Hannah was born.

Was a medical doctor. Married Ann Burr, daughter of Nathaniel of Stamford in 1748.

But the records for Gideon Allen, b. 1671, show that the profile of Gideon by Abbott has numerous errors, possibly because Abbott did not have access to the records outside Milford.

Gideon Allen of Gideon & Sarah born, Boston, Aug 9 1671 (A report of the Record Commissioners containing Boston births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1630-1699. Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, 1888, p. 117); Baptism of Gideon son of Gideon Allen, Oct 8 1671 (Old South Church, Boston, transcripts, b) Family History Library, film 0856694, item 5, baptisms, 1669-1875, p. 6).

Gideon Allen, b. 1671, was first mentioned in 1699 in Fairfield: Gideon Allen purchased of Robert Lord[?] by bill of sale May 8 1699, parcel of meadow fresh & salt, 4 acres, in Fairfield in the Great Meadow common so called (Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, Land records, Family History Library, film 0004273, item 1, v. A or 1, 1649-1694, part 2, p. 408).

Gideon Allen m. 1) at Fairfield 20 Jan 1696 Anna Burr dau. of Nathaniel, she d. at Fairfield 14 Mar 1747/8 age 72, he m. 2) 10 Aug 1749 Jane wid. of Moses Dimon & formerly wid. of John Hill, d. at Reading 22 Jul 1774 age 98 (Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1930-2, History and genealogy of the families of old Fairfield [CT]. The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, D.A.R., Fairfield CT, 3 vols. [Reprint, 1976, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore MD], v. 1, p. 14-15).

Gideon Allen was an important citizen of Fairfield, and there are dozens of records for him. He was listed as simply Gideon Allen of Fairfield, Gideon Allen of Fairfield cordwainer, Mr. Gideon Allen, Sargeant Gideon Allen, Ensign Gideon Allen, Lieutenant Gideon Allen, or Gideon Allen Sr. The only record that called him "Dr. Gideon Allen" is Abbott. It was Gideon's son, John Allen, who was the doctor in the family.

Gideon was one of the group that bought land near Danbury, CT, Oct 1707, later named New Fairfield: Upon the petition of Capt. Nathan Gold, Mr. Peter Burr, Capt. John Wakeman, John Edwards, Jonathan Sturgis, John Barlow, Gideon Allin, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Jinings, Moses Dimon, and Joseph Wakeman, all inhabitants of Fairfield, in behalf of themselves and their associates, for a certain tract of land to be for a township, lying north of and near to Danbury, bounded southerly upon Danbury, running thence northerly fourteen miles; bounding easterly upon Newmilford, westerly upon the colonie line: This Court grants to them the said petitioners and their associates, their heirs and assigns forever, the abovesaid tract of land for a township, provided it doth not prejudice any former grants; to be under such regulations for the settlement thereof and the number of inhabitants as this Court shall judge fit (The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut: v. 5, from October, 1706, to October, 1716, Hoadly, Charles J., 1870, p. 34). Gideon granted much of his land in New Fairfield to his children, and it appears that he never resided there. has some good references and discussion about Gideon the father and Gideon the son. He may have been the eldest child, in which case Abbott is wrong about his order of birth and his marriage being in 1748.


  1. Gideon Allen, Jr (1671-1751) Find A Grave Memorial# 74686427


Last will :

    In the name of God Amen ye 22nd day of January, Dom 1750 / 51 , I Gideon Allen of ye town & county of Fairfield in ye Colony of Connecticut in New England being weak of body but sound of mind & memory ; thanks be given to God therefor calling to mind my mortality do make & ordain this my last will & testament ; Firstly & principally I recommend my soul into ye hand of God ye gave it. And my body recommend to ye earth to be decently buried at ye discretion of my executers herby named nothing doubting of its resurrection at ye last day ye mighty power of God and hoping for eternal through Jesus Christ my Savior… And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to help me with it in life, I will devise & bequeath ye same in manor & form following…  ITEM : My will is ye all my just depts. & funeral charge shall be first paid & discharged out of my moveable estate. ITEM : My will is ye my loving wife Jane shall have out of my estate what I coveted to give her before marriage which covenant I do herby ratify & confirm . ITEM : I will divide & bequeath to my beloved son John Allen and to his heirs & assign forever my lot of land ye I purchased of Sam Jennings containing about nine acres , also one half ye barn thereon standing: also five acres of land in ye Old Field near newbridge so called : also all of my Rights of Lands in New Fairfield ye I have not before given away; also one half of my Right of Lands in ye mile of Common already laid out ITEM : To my beloved son David Allen I give bequeath to him his heirs & assign forever all my Land adjoining to his homelot in quantity about four acres ; also all of my Land at Clupham Spring so called in quantity about nine acres part of which being bogged meadows : also my land lying in ye Mill Plain being in quantity about twenty two acres : also three acres of meadow in Saco Neck upon southerly side of my meadow: also about six acres in ye Lower Common,, near Joseph Squires homelot; also ye other half of my Right of Land in ye Mile of Common already laid out : also ye other half of my Barn standing on ye lot which I purchased of ye Sam Jennings with full Liberty to ____ ____ to ye Same & Liberty to ___ it in any Lawful way: also my will is ye my said son David shall have Liberty to keep ye Ditch he hath already made through ye lot I purchased of Sam Jennings to drain Harvey’s Pond so-called without any let or hindrance from my said son John Allen his heirs of _____. And he or his heir to have Liberty to clean ye same as need shall require. ITEM: I give devise & bequeath to my beloved son George Allen my  homestead where I now dwell with all ye buildings standing thereon; also about fifty acres of Land at ye Round Hill including ye Common Laid out & adjoining to it: also one acre of meadow in Sasco Neck on ye Northerly part thereof . also one acre of meadow at Ward Island ; also all my Land & Rights of Land in ye Township of Milford in said Colony ye above said land given to my son George Allen shall be to him to use & improve during his natural life: and if he leave any heirs lawfully begotten ye  same Land & building shall be to it or them their heirs assigned forever. But in case he leave no Issue as aforesaid ye said land & buildings I will be divided & bequeathed to my two sons John & David Allen and to their heirs forever to be equally divided between them : but it case my son George should be under such circumstances of the improvement of his Estate will not comfortably maintain him then my will is ye my executors may sell so much Land as shall be needed for ye purpose. ITEM : My will is ye I give & bequeath to my Daughters , namely Sarah Keeler, Abigail Wakeman & Mary Penfield to each of them ye sum of Two Hundred Pounds of ye value of old ___ bills of credit out of my movable estate. ITEM : I give & bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Gibbs ye sum of Two Hundred  and Fifty pounds in like currency as a foresaid out of my movable Estate. ITEM : All ye remaining part of my Estate not before given away in this my Will of what kind or nature forever I give devise & bequeath to my two sons John Allen & David Allen to be equally divided between them. FINALLY . I do hereby constitute & appoint my Loving sons John Allen & David Allen heirs of this my last will & testament hereby revoking al former wills by me made declaring this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand seal this Day & year first above written . signed sealed published & declared by Gideon Allen ye ___ to be his last will & testament in presence of Tho Staples Jr, Nathan Bulkley , Anthony Annabil .   Gideon Allen ( seal ) a true copy of original recorded by David Burr …Regis. 
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Gideon Allen's Timeline

August 9, 1671
Boston, Suffolk County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Age 13
South Carolina
April 1, 1697
Age 25
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
June 6, 1700
Age 28
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
January 17, 1702
Age 30
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
June 6, 1705
Age 33
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
August 6, 1708
Age 36
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
December 1, 1710
Age 39
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
January 11, 1712
Age 40
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States