1. RICHARD VAN ALLEN was born in 1773. Richard Van Allen's tombstone can be found in the Perch River Cemetery, Town of Brownville, and reads: Richard Van Allen died May 6, 1844, aged 70 years; Nancy C. his wife died September 13, 1854, aged 76 years, 7 months.
NANCY C. TIMMERMAN, who was born in 1779.
Child, one known, VAN ALLEN:
2 i MINDRED VAN ALLEN married MARIA VANDEWALKER, daughter of JOHAN & MARGARET (---) VANDEWALKER
2. MINDRED VAN ALLEN, (son of RICHARD & NANCY (TIMMERMAN) VAN ALLEN) was born in St. Johnsville, NY in 1781,(1801?) and came to Watertown about 1830, finally locating in Brownville, where he died in 1849, aged 49 years. Of their sons who served in the Civil War: John and Augustus Van Allen served in Co. K, 35th NY Regt., and Jerome in Co. B, 20th NY Regt. John reenlisted in Co. B, 20th NY Cavalry. Daniel D. served two years in the 35th Regt and one year with the 2d. Conn. Artillery. Charles served in Co. B, 20th NY Regt, and Myron in Co. M, same regiment.
Benjamin Van Allen, according to the MN Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 2: SC-14969, served in Capt. B. Ellwood's Co NY Mil War of 1812 Veterans: This article is part of a series of sketches of War of 1812 veterans buried in the state of Minnesota. This series continues the mini-biographies published in The Prairieland Register until December, 1983. Anyone having questions or additions, please contact the Project Director, Arthur Louis Finnell, CGRS, 3917 Heritage Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437. BENJAMIN VAN ALLEN was born 24 July 1795 in Montgomery County, NY. He was the son of Richard and Nancy Zimmerman Van Allen. He married Mary Zimmerman on 16 March 1819 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, NY. He died about 1884 and by 4 December 1885 in Dodge County, Minnesota.
Military records show that he served as a musician (drummer) in Captain Benjamin Ellwood's Company, 19th Regiment of Infantry, New York Militia from 7 Sept. to 14 Nov. 1814. He was discharged at Sackett's Harbor, NY. He came to Minnesota after 1861 and settled in Canisteo Township, Dodge Co., MN Benjamin's children are listed and the above information was extracted from a pension application and papers for Benjamin Van Allen, War of 1812, in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
MINDRED VAN ALLEN married
MARIA VANDEWALKER, daughter of JOHAN & MARGARET (---) VANDEWALKER of St. Johnsville.
Children, probably born in Montgomery County, VAN ALLEN:
3 i EMILY VAN ALLEN
4 ii JEROME VAN ALLEN
5 iii MYRON VAN ALLEN
6 iv ADDISON S. VAN ALLEN
7 v AUGUSTUS P. VAN ALLEN married (1) MARY BENSON; (2) Mrs MARIAN WAIT
8 vi DANIEL D. VAN ALLEN
9 vii JOHN VAN ALLEN
10 viii CHARLES L. VAN ALLEN
11 ix ELLEN C. VAN ALLEN
12 x BENJAMIN VAN ALLEN married MARY ZIMMERMAN
7. AUGUSTUS P. VAN ALLEN (son of MINDRED & MARIA (VANDEWALKER) VAN ALLEN) was probably born in Montgomery County. He resided in the village of Dexter.
He married (1)
MARY BENSON of Elmira NY.
Children, VAN ALLEN:
13 i EVA VAN ALLEN
14 ii IDA VAN ALLEN
15 iii JENNIE VAN ALLEN
16 iv HATTIE VAN ALLEN
He married (2)
MARIAN (LOOMIS) WAIT, daughter of HIRAM & (---) LOOMIS of Dexter.
Child, one known, VAN ALLEN:
17 i DANIEL VAN ALLEN
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