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Daniel D. Allen, Jr.

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Oneida County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Escalante, Garfield County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Doctor Daniel Allen, Dr. and Nancy Agnes Allen
Husband of Mary Ann Allen; Louisa Jane Allen and Sarah Jane Allen
Father of LeRoy Allen; Alma Allen; Mary Ann Allen; Diantha Berry; Eliza Anne Baum and 19 others
Brother of Joseph Stewart Allen; Ruth Allen; John Allen; Rebecca Allen; Rachel Allen and 4 others
Half brother of Alburn Allen and Chester ALLEN

Occupation: Taner, Shoemaker, Tannery Operator, Veteran Black Hawk War
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About Daniel D. Allen, Jr.

Daniel D. Allen Jr. (1804 – 1892), son of Daniel Allen (1770 – 1854) and Nancy Agnes Stewart (1771 – 1854), was born 9 December 1804 at Whitestown, Oneida County, New York. He died at the age of 87 on 15 January 1892 at Escalante, Garfield County, Utah Territory, and was buried at Escalante Cemetery, Plot: 204. He married (1) Mary Ann Morris on 6 October 1828, (2) Louisa Jane Berry on 22 June 1847 at Winter Quarters [present Omaha], Douglas County, Nebraska Territory, (3) Sarah Jane Whiteley on 2 July 1854 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory.

  • Tanner and shoemaker
  • Tanned the first leather in Utah, and established tanneries in Sanpete, Utah, and Iron counties
  • Veteran of the Utah Black Hawk Indian War

Marriages and Children

  1. Mary Ann Morris (1813 - 1846)
    1. LeRoy Allen (1833 - 1842)
    2. Alma Allen (1835 - 1850)
    3. Mary Ann Allen (1837 - 1929)
    4. Diantha Allen Berry (1839 - 1873)
    5. Eliza Anne Allen Baum (1842 - 1875)
    6. Daniel Allen (1846 - 1846)
  2. Louisa Jane Berry (1828 - 1902)
    1. John Albert Allen (1848 - 1848)
    2. Cynthia Elizabeth Allen (1849 - 1927)
    3. Orson William Allen (1851 - 1928)
    4. Robert Preston Allen (1853 - 1906)
    5. Lydia Euphemia Allen (1855 - 1932)
    6. Millie Allen (1856 - ?)
    7. Thurza Armelia Allen (1858 - 1938)
    8. Daniel Allen (1860 - 1928)
    9. Joseph Allen (1862 - 1862)
    10. Samuel Alonzo Allen (1865 - 1935)
    11. Louisa Artimicia Allen (1867 - 1928)
    12. John William Allen (1870 - 1928)
  3. Sarah Jane Whiteley (1834 - 1892)
    1. Isaac Thomas Allen (1855 - 1940)
    2. Harriett Armelia Allen (1857 - 1940)
    3. David Albert Allen (1860 - 1922)
    4. Hyrum Beal Allen (1862 - 1939)
    5. Fredrick Augustus Allen (1866 - 1941)
    6. Annie Lovina Allen (1876 - 1947)

Obituary: Death of Daniel Allen

The late Daniel Allen was the son of Daniel and Nancy Stewart Allen. He was born in Whites town, Oneida County, New York State, December 9, 1804. His parents moved to Chautauqua County in the year 1807, and lived there during the war with England in 1812. His father served his county in the war of 1812 as a soldier; he went with the army to Buffalo at the time of its fire. After the war his parents moved into the State of Pennsylvania, Erie County, where they resided for ten years. They then went to Cayuga County, State of Ohio, where they dwelt until their death in 1856.

Brother Daniel Allen was married to his first wife, Mary Ann Morris, on the 6th of October 1828, in the state of Ohio, Cayuga County, where both embraced the Gospel, having been baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1834, by Elder Joel H. Johnson. Soon after Brother Allen joined the Church, he sold his farm in Huntberg of $600 and handed over that amount to the Prophet Joseph Smith, to help redeem Zion and purchases lands in Jackson County, according to revelations.

In 1836 he moved to Kirkland, bought two city lots, built himself a frame dwelling house and a boot and shoe store, and expended $1000 in property in Kirtland. He was a shareholder in the Kirtland Bank. He was compelled to sacrifice all this however, on account of the persecutions which followed, and was driven away by the mob without any means of subsistence for his family.

He then removed about fifty mile south of Kirtland, to Savanna, where he obtained work on a canal, receiving as payment fifty cents per day. Out of this sum he had to support his family, and yet saved the means necessary to purchase an old span of mares and an old wagon.

In this way he moved his family to Missouri, being determined to gather there with the Saints. He started with S. B. Stoddard and Dr. Mitchell in the spring of 1838, and joined his brother Joseph at Log Creek, five miles south of Far West. He went with his brother Joseph and Brother Isaac Morel to another location. They took up some land three miles north of the town of Far West. The deceased built him a log house and was putting on the roof on the day the election in Galeton, August 8th 1838. From that time he was under arms until the day they relinquished them in Far West. He was with D. W. Patten when they took the cannon from the mob, also with Seymour Bronson when they were surrounded with Bogart's company on Log Creek, Five miles south of Far West.

He left Far West on February 6th 1839, with his wife and three children, in company with his brother joseph, Isaac Morley and brother Rosson, and camped out twenty-one nights, when they reached Quincy, Illinois. From there he went to Lima, Illinois, and stayed one year and moved to Nauvoo April 1st, 1840. Here he lived until April 1st 1846. During the time he was located in Nauvoo he helped to build the Temple, and paid for a share in the Nauvoo House.

From Nauvoo Brother Allen proceeded to Winter Quarters, and as he left Nauvoo his wife was taken very sick. When he arrived at the head of Soap Creek, on the way to Winter Quarters his wife died from the effects of the persecution.

From the time Sister Allen was baptized into the Church she remained a faithful member, and never murmured or complained in all the trials through which she had to pass, for she had a testimony of the truth of the Gospel for herself, and died as she had lived, in full faith of a glorious resurrection with the Saints. Brother Daniel Allen was then left with five children, the youngest being only two months old. He lived at Winter Quarters until the spring of 1848.

He was married to Louisa Jane Berry June 22nd, 1847. In the spring of 1848 he moved his family to Kaysville, where they resided till the spring of 1849.

He started with his family to Salt Lake Valley on May 15th 1849, where he arrived September 22nd of the same year. He lived at Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake Valley, for eighteen months, then moved to Salt Lake City and lived in the Twelfth ward. There he went into the tanners business with Samuel Milliner. Brother Daniel Allen tanned the first leather in Utah. After following this business for three years in Salt Lake City, he sold out to Samuel Muller.

Bro. Allen married his third wife, Sarah Whitney, in Salt Lake City in 1854. He then moved to Manti, Sanpete County, built another tannery, and followed the business there for one year. He then sold out to Warren Snow, and moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah County, in the fall of 1855, where he built himself another home.

In the fall of 1856 he moved to Provo City, where he resided until the fall of 1862, when he was called to the Dixie mission. During the time he lived in Provo he established another tannery in the Fourth ward, and also started a boot, shoe and harness shop in connection with the tannery. He donated liberally toward the building of the Provo Tabernacle and the Forth ward school house.

He moved his wife Sarah and family to St. George in the fall of 1862, and built a home there. In 1863 he sold out his property in Prove and started with the other members of his family to St. George. On reaching Parowan, Iron County he met President George A. Smith, who counseled him to remain there and build a tannery. This he did in company with President W. H. Dame in 1864. He followed the business until 1880. He then moved his family to Escalante, Garfield County, where he resided up to the time of his death, January 15, 1892 at the ripe age of eighty-seven years, one month and six days.

His wife Sarah died January 3, 1892, at the age of fifty-seven years, eleven months and twenty eight days. He attended her funeral on the 5th, was present at fast day meeting on the 7th, and preached an excellent sermon. On the morning of the 8th, between 12 and 1 o'clock, he was seized with a severe chill, which confined him to his bed until he passed away. His death bed was surrounded by a large number of members of his family.

He was the father of twenty-six children (Sixteen sons and ten daughters). He now leaves a wife, seventeen children, sixty grandchildren, and about forty great-grandchildren. Brother Allen retained his mental faculties up to the last. He called his family to his bedside, exhorted them to remain faithful to the Church and honor the priesthood, and sent work to those of his children not present to obey the same counsel. He then asked his family to release him for his mission was filled.

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Daniel D. Allen, Jr.'s Timeline

1804
December 9, 1804
Oneida County, New York, United States
1833
March 23, 1833
Age 28
Montville, Geauga, Ohio, USA
1835
December 17, 1835
Age 31
Montville, Geauga, Ohio, USA
1837
March 10, 1837
Age 32
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
1839
December 19, 1839
Age 35
Hancock, Illinois, USA
1842
July 5, 1842
Age 37
1846
February 20, 1846
Age 41
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1848
1848
Age 43