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Joseph Allen, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sandwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph 'Wheelright' Allen, Sr., of Sandwich; Susannah Allen and Susannah Esther* Swift
Husband of Sarah Allen (Holloway) and Sarah Hull
Father of Abigail Cottle/Cottel; Rose Howland; Joseph Allen, II; John Allen; Phillip Allen and 9 others
Brother of Phillip Allen; Benjamin Allen; Increase Allen, Sr.; Mary Allen; Ebenezer Allen, Sr. and 1 other

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About Joseph Allen, Sr.

From Certain comeoverers, Volume 1 By Henry Howland Crapo

Joseph Allen was prominent in the town's affairs. In 1675, he was a grand juryman; in 1682, a rater; in 1687, Constable; and in 1697, a Deputy to the General Court. His name appears often in connection with the divisions of Dartmouth lands and the controversies which arose concerning them. His wife's name was Sarah, her surname I know not. It was their daughter, Rose, who married Nathaniel Howland, who was Phebe Howland's great great grandmother

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/allen.htm

Joseph Allen, the son of Ralph and Susannah Allen, was born in about 1642 in Massachusetts. Whether he was born at Sandwich in the New Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts (now within Barnstable County, Massachusetts), or elsewhere, has never been positively determined, however. Joseph was evidently married twice during his life. He married his first wife, Sarah Holway (also written Holloway), on 1 July 1662 in Massachusetts. Sarah, who was born at Sandwich in the New Plymouth Colony, was the daughter of Joseph Holway and Rose Allen, and Joseph's cousin.

Joseph and Sarah were both Quakers and belonged to the Rhode Island Monthly Meeting of Friends. In the records of this Meeting were found the birth dates of their first six children. Sarah appears to have passed away in about 1675, shortly after the birth of their seventh child.

Joseph subsequently married for a second time, also in Massachusetts, to a woman named Sarah Hull in about 1676. Sarah was the daughter of Tristram and Blanche Hull. It appears that Joseph and Sarah lived at Dartmouth in what is now Bristol County, Massachusetts throughout much of their married life. According to available records, Joseph was one of the original proprietors of Dartmouth, owning a 1/34th share in the Township of Dartmouth.

During the period 1695-1700, Joseph acted as agent for the Dartmouth Proprietors in a dispute with the towns of Little Compton and Tiverton. In 1697, however, Joseph purchased property in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and at the time of his death he was building a home there. In various deeds, Joseph's occupation was listed as either a wheelwright, husbandman, or yeoman.

Joseph left two wills, one written in 1696 while he was residing at Dartmouth, and a second, written on 26 June 1704, which states that he was a resident of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Joseph died during the month of September 1704, probably at Shrewsbury. Both of Joseph Allen’s wills were subsequently probated on 11 October 1704 before Samuel Cranston, the Governor of Rhode Island. Joseph's widow, Sarah, is believed to have died shortly thereafter in 1705.

Issue from 1st marriage: (Surname Allen)

109. Abigail

       b. 1 April 1663 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. ca. 1701 to Edward Cottle in MA.
       d. 25 December 1733 at Tisbury, Dukes Co., MA.

110. Rose

       b. 1 October 1665 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. Nathaniel Howland in MA.
       d. at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.

111. Joseph

       b. 4 March 1667 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. (1) Rachel Gifford in MA.
       m. (2) 17 November 1721 to Jenett Hay at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       d. 31 January 1734/35 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. 

112. John

       b. 15 July 1669 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. Deborah (     ) in MA.
       d. 1754 in Bristol Co., MA.

113. Philip

       b. 3 July 1671 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       d. believed to have died young.

114. William

       b. 10 August 1673 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. Elizabeth (      ) in MA.
       d. 1760 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. 

115. Josiah

       b. ca. 1675 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. (remained single)
       d. 17 September 1718 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. 

Issue from 2nd marriage: (Surname Allen)

116. Benjamin

       b. ca. 1680 at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)
       m. (remained single)
       d. ca. 1747 in Augusta Co., VA.

117. Tristram

       b. at Dartmouth, New Plymouth Colony, MA. (now within Bristol Co., MA.)

118. Ralph

       b. at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       m. 13 June 1716 to Amy Anthony at Portsmouth, Rhode Island Co., RI. (now within Newport Co., RI.)
       d. in RI. 

119. Sarah

       b. at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       m. 24 May 1711 to Jeremiah Devol at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       d. in MA.

120. Hannah

       b. at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       m. Richard Rundels.
       d. in NJ.

121. Daniel

       b. at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       m. 9 February 1719/20 to Rebecca Newman in Cecil Co., MD.

122. Reuben

       b. ca. 1694 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA.
       m. Mary (      ).
       d. 1741 in Orange Co., VA.

References

For marriage to Sarah Hull - Weygant, Charles H., The Hull family in America , Hull Family Association, 1913. Heritage Quest on-line.

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Joseph Allen, Sr. is Macdonald's #18 (page 11) where he is listed with his siblings as a son of Ralph Allen and Susannah. Looking at the entire Macdonald file for Ralph Allen (our Ralph 'Wheelright' Allen) we see 3 matters, 2 confirmations

1. Macdonald confirms that Ralph Allen and Susannah are the parents of Joseph Allen, Sr. (1642-1704)

2. Macdonald confirms that Joseph Allen, Sr.'s 2 wives were

(Marriage #1 in 1662) Sarah Holloway, daughter of Rose Allen/Holloway/Newland - marriage in July, 1662 when Joseph was about age twenty. Joseph and Sarah were cousins, both grandchildren of George Allen, Sr. of Sandwich;

(Marriage #2) in 1680 to Sarah (born Hull) Ridley, widow of Mark Ridley. Joseph was age 38 at the time of his marriage to Sarah.

There is potential confusion between Joseph's 2 wives since both had the first name "Sarah".

3. Macdonald is very clear that Joseph had 14 children, 7 by his first wife Sarah Holloway and 7 by his second wife Sarah Ridley.

Josiah (b. ca 1675) was the 7th and last child of his first wife. Joseph's next child Benjamin (b. c1680) was the first of 7 children by his second wife.

Macdonal lists Hannah before Daniel, although the birthdates of neither are provided. Geni also falsely enters Ben and Benjamin as 2 separate people. Ben should be dropped.

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Joseph Allen, Sr.'s Timeline

1642
April 1, 1642
Sandwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1663
April 1, 1663
Age 21
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1665
October 1, 1665
Age 23
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1667
March 4, 1667
Age 24
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1669
July 15, 1669
Age 27
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1671
July 3, 1671
Age 29
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1673
August 10, 1673
Age 31
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1675
1675
Age 32
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A
1680
1680
Age 37
of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, U S A