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Peltiah Allen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Falmouth, York County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Allen and Mary Pettegrew
Husband of Hannah Allen
Father of Ebenezer Allen; Mary Pope; Joseph Allen; Jedediah Allen; Joseph Allen and 5 others

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About Peltiah Allen

PELTIAH ALLEN First of the name in Windham, was the son of Francis and Mary ALLEN of Kittery. He was born in that town, Dec. 14, 1746. He died in Windham Apr. 16, 1811. He married on Apr. 20, 1766, Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah HALL. The following is related in an old manuscript still preserved in the family of Mr. Isaiah Allen of Windham, which I am allowed to copy. ÒThree brothers by the name of HALL came to this country from England. One of them was drowned and one returned to England, and the other, Ebenezer, soon after settled on Martinicus Island, which he bought and paid for. By his first wife, whose name is unknown, he had three children: Ebenezer, Susan and Hannah. Mrs Hall died when Hannah was only one day old, and a Mrs. Green was employed to nurse and take care of the infant. Mrs. GREENÕs husband dying, Mr. HALL married her for his second wife and they had three children: Peter, Phebe and Tabitha. While these last children were quite young the house was attacked by a party of Indians. The house built of logs was constructed with reference to the probable attacks of the savages, and was successfully defended by the inmates for three days and nights. When all being quiet for some hours, Mr. HALL thinking the Indians had gone away, ventured to take a look from the scuttle window. The savages had not left, but were hid in ambush near by, and immediately shot Mr. Hall dead. As he fell back into the house the frightned children cried out ÒFather is dead,Ó The mother not being able to prevent their lamintations. The savages outside were listening found that the principal defender was out of the way, immediately battered in the door, took the mother and children present prisoners, plundered the house of such things as they cared for, set fire to the house and drove their captives before them to Canada. Williamson in his history of Maine, Vol. 2, page 326, says that Mr. Hall was killed June 10, 1757. In Canada they were seperated, and the children have never since been heard from. The mother, the former Mrs. Green, with other prisoners of war was afterwards ransomed and made her way on foot to Gorham, Me, and she afterwards married Chipman COBB. The older children by his first wife were all from home at the time of the attack on the fatherÕs house and thus escaped the fate of the rest of their family. Ebenezer was out fishing, the girls, Susan and Hannah were living in Portland.Ebenezer married and had fifteen children. He settled on the old homestead at Martinicus Island, and reports came to his sisters that he had deeded one half of the Island to a man-said to be a lawyer- that represented to him, the said Ebenezer, that the title of the Island was defective and that for one half of it he would secure him in possession of the remainder. The girls, Susan and Hannah never entered their claim for a share of the property saying their brother was in straitened circumstances, and that they were as well able to live without it as he was with it. The girls both married and settled in what is now Windham, Cumberland Co. Maine, where they have numerous descendants now living- Jan. 1, 1867. The two nearest of kin being two sisters, Tabitha and Lydia ALLEN, aged 80 and 82 years, children of Hannah and granddaughters of Ebenezer HALL, who was killed by the Indians.Ó As stated before, Peltiah Allen, son of Francis and Mary ALLEN of Kittery was born Dec. 14, 1746, married Apr. 4, 1766, Hannah HALL daughter of Ebenezer HALL, who was killed by the Indians at Martinicus Island, June 10, 1757. Had nine children born in Windham:1. Ebenezer, born Mar. 17, 1767, died Feb 25, 18512. Mary, born Oct. 22, 1768, died Nov. 5, 18473. Jedediah, born Mar. 27, 1770, died July 11, 18574. Joseph, born Jan. 7, 1773, died Apr. 8, 18615. Peter, born May 5, 1775, died Jan. 27, 18166. Phebe, born Jan 1, 1778, died Nov. 2, 18497. Cornelius, born Mar. 21, 17808. Tabitha, born Aug 26, 1783, died Feb. 14, 1867


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Peltiah Allen's Timeline

1746
December 14, 1746
Falmouth, York County, Province of Massachusetts
1767
March 17, 1767
Age 20
Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA
1768
October 22, 1768
Age 21
Falmouth, Cumberland County, Province of Massachusetts
1770
February 8, 1770
Age 23
Topsham, Maine, USA
March 27, 1770
Age 23
Windham, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
1773
January 7, 1773
Age 26
Windham, Cumberland County, Maine
1775
May 5, 1775
Age 28
Windham, Cumberland, Maine, USA
1778
January 1, 1778
Age 31
Windham, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
1780
March 21, 1780
Age 33
Windham, Cumberland, Maine, USA