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  • ID: I336434
  • Name: Samuel Clesson ALLEN
  • RELA: Spouse of 4th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 JAN 1772 in Bernardston, Franklin Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1817 AND 3 MAR 1829
  • Death: 8 FEB 1842 in Northfield, Hampshire Co., MA
  • Note:
    ALLEN, Samuel Clesson, (father of Elisha Hunt Allen), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bernardston, Mass., January 5, 1772; attended the public schools of New Salem, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1794; studied theology; was ordained as a minister, became pastor of the Congregational Church in Northfield in 1795, and served until 1798; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and practiced in New Salem; member of the State house of representatives 1806-1810; served in the State senate 1812-1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses, as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, and as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Seventeenth through Twentieth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; member of the Governor's executive council of Massachusetts 1829-1830; again elected to the State senate in 1831; retired from politics; engaged as a lecturer at Amherst College; member of the board of trustees of Amherst College and of the University of Vermont; died in Northfield, Mass., February 8, 1842; interment in the Village Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin County, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Zebulon ALLEN b: 22 OCT 1727 in Sunderland, Franklin Co., MA
    Mother: Freedom COOLEY b: 12 MAR 1733/34 in Sunderland, Franklin Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Sarah NEWCOMB b: 8 AUG 1774 in Bernardston, Franklin Co., MA
    • Married: 11 SEP 1793
    1. Has No Children Joseph Priestly ALLEN b: 3 MAY 1795 in Bernardston, Franklin Co., MA

    Marriage 2 Mary HUNT b: 1774
    • Married: 10 APR 1797
    1. Has Children Elisha Hunt ALLEN b: 28 JAN 1804 in New Salem, Franklin Co., MA
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