Dr. Gideon Allen

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About Dr. Gideon Allen


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.

The dates and locations appear to be incorrect on this profile. I would expect birth place to be Milford, CT and birth data to be circa 1688. However the date of his marriage given by Abbott seems late.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wayland/fowler/pafg106.htm 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


Gideon was known as Gideon Allen of Compo to distinguish him from the other Gideon Allen who seems to be his cousin. Gideon came to Connecticut from Massachusetts and married Mary Wright of Guilford. It is believed that George Allen Jr was his father, but records are unclear. Gideon left his wife and children in Guilford and worked at land speculation. He then took his sons to Compo (Westport). Gideon married Phoebe Bennett, widow of John Bennett. His sons married daughters of their step-mother. Ebenezer Allen married Deborah Bennett. Gideon and Phoebe lived on Allen Lane, near the minuteman monument, across from Compo Beach. British ships landed at Compo Beach in 1777.

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Dr. Gideon Allen's Timeline

August 9, 1671
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 31, 1678
Age 6
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 13
South Carolina
April 1, 1697
Age 25
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
May 8, 1699
Age 27
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
June 6, 1700
Age 28
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
January 17, 1702
Age 30
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
June 27, 1702
Age 30
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
October 9, 1704
Age 33
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States