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76. Nathaniel ALLEN29,42,44,50,64,65,66,67 was born in 1780.68 He served in the military in 1812 at Deputy Pay Master, NY State Militia in War of 1812.29 He died on 22 December 1832 at the age of 52 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.29,42

Nathaniel came to Ontario Co along with Peter Allen and their father, Moses. He was a blacksmith in the early days.
"Holland Purchase" states Nathaniel had worked as journeyman blacksmith first in Canandaigua, followed Peter to Pittstown in 1797 and erected the first blacksmith's shop. Supplied himself with iron by bringing it on horseback from Canandaiga.
"History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps & Gorham's Purchase" states in a footnote on p.385 that in the latter years of his life, Nathaniel was a contractor upon a work of the general governement, on the Erie and Oswego canals.

History of Ontario Co, by Everts, states that "In 1796 and 1797, Moses Allen, with his sons, Peter and Nathaniel, and their families became residents of this vicinity......
Nathaniel Allen was the primitive blacksmith of Pittstown. He began as a journeyman at Canandaigua, then started a shop near the tile-factory south of Allen's Hill. Afterwards he worked in a shop on the hill known by his name. Mr. Allen was an officer of militia, sheriff, and a member of the legislature. In 1812 he was commissioner and paymaster on the Niagara frontier. He died in 1833 at Louisville, Kentucky. An only daughter was the first wife of Hon. R. L. Rose, who occupied the homestead on the hill from 1829 till 1857 and now resides at Hagerstown, Maryland."


I did not find Nathaniel in the 1800 census in Ontario Co.

Ontario Co DB 13, p.661
29 Nov 1808 William Ogden of New York, merchant, to Nathaniel Allen of Ontario Co, yeoman. Parcel in Township 9, 5th range. Part of the east half of lot 37 [his brother Peter had land described as part of lot 36]. Signed: William Ogden
Wit: Wm Swan, Geo Wray Guyler
29 Nov 1808, Ogden acknowledged. Rec. 9 Apr 1809.
Rec. 13 Aug 1810 by Myron Holley, Clerk. Endorsement dated 11 Aug 1810, that the money received in the deed was $250. Wit: Virtue Bronson, Jas. Smedley. Bronson appeared before Lem. Chipman to swear to this deed.


In 1808 Peter Allen was one of the Vestrymen of St. Paul's Church, Honeoye, New York. History of Ontario Co, Everts, states that this was the Protestant Episcopal Church started in 1808 by Davenport Phelps, an English clergyman, who was on a mission tour. The first regular annual meeting was not held until 19 Apr 1813. Vestrymen included Peter Allen, David & Orra Akins. Nathaniel Allen was one of the builders of the church. 25 Nov 1817, forty-two pews were auctioned - Nathaniel Allen, Uriel & Orra Akin were purchasers. One note says N. Allen was not a church member, but Nathaniel did give land for the church and a cemetery.


1810 Ontario County Census:
Allen, Nathl. 3m -10, 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45 (Nathaniel); 2f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45 (Almyra). In 1851, Orasmus Turner said that of five sons, only one was surviving, and that an only daughter was the first wife of the Hon. R. L. Rose. There are apparently 4 sons, 3 daughters listed in this census. I believe I've found the names of all five of the sons, but only the one daughter.

Served the posts of Commissioner and Paymaster on the Niagara frontier during the War of 1812. "Holland Purchase" states he was an army contractor and paymaster.
From the Abstracts of Payrolls for the NY State Militia for the War of 1812 [copies from the New York State Archives]
Nathaniel Allen, Depy. Pay Master Aug 22, 1812 $1,590.20
Signed: N. Allen P.M., Vou. 578
[appears to be Nathaniel Allen's receipt for the payroll]


I believe Nathaniel Allen's wife Almyra had died, possibly soon after the birth of son Orrin. No mention of her release for any of the following deeds.
Ontario Co DB 47, p.321
24 Apr 1815 Nathaniel Allen of Honeoye to James Sibley for $375, land in township number 9, 5th range. 3/4 of an acre being part of lot number 38. Begin at centre of the four corners ...centre of the road leading from Honeoye to West Bloomfield ....subject to the incumberance of the highway. Signed: Nathl. Allen Wit: Allen Willson.
18 Sep 1816 Nathaniel Allen acnowledged. Rec. 12 Jun 1828

Ontario Co DB 44, p.172
5 Dec 1815 Nathaniel Allen of county of Ontario to John Carr of town of Richmond for $48. Tract part of lot 38. Begin SW corner of John Bently's lot; centre of the east and west road. Signed: Nath. Allen. Wit: Peter Allen.
19 Sep 1816 Nathaniel Allen acknowledged. Recorded 29 Nov 1825
[John Carr sold this tract to Jonathan Mason JR. for $300 in 1825.]

Ontario Co DB 30, p.203
10 Mar 1816 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to John Bently for $58.12 1/2. Part of Lot 38. Corner of Moses Perrys Lot; center of the east and west road. Signed: Nath. Allen. Wit: Philip Woodruff.
10 Apr 1818 Nathaniel proved before Stephen Phelps. Recorded 10 Apr 1818.

Ontario DB 32, p.496
7 Sep 1816 Nathaniel Allen to Samuel Caldwell for $105. Lots number 10 & eleven in the village plot. Begin SW corner of the land on which stands the Episcopal Church; centre of the road; south on the line of publich church ground; centre of said highway. Signed: Nathaniel Allen
Wit: Peter Allen, Alanson W. Witter
18 Sep 1816 Nathaniel acknowledged the deed. Recorded 24 Mar 1819.

Ontario DB 56, p.360
3 Feb 1817 Nathaniel Allen to Ephraim H. Cheney for $100, part of lot number 31. Begin west of the centre of the north and south roads on the north line of the public land. One half acre. Signed: Nathaniel Allen. Witness: Iddo Ellis
1 Nov 1819 Nathaniel acknowledged before Lemuel Chipman, commissioner for taking acknowledgement of deeds. Recorded 15 Dec 1834 [after Nathaniel's death]

Abstracts of Wills and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835, AmericanAncestors.org
Ontario Co NY
Book 12, p.399 Admin of the Estate of Ebenezer Stewart late of Co. Ontario, died intestate, granted to Nathaniel Allen friend of sd Ebenezer Steward, dec'd. 7 May 1817
Book 13, p.13-14
About the estate of Ebenezer Stewart, late of town of Richmond, Co. Ontario, dec'd. Petition by Nathaniel Allen, Admin to sell land in town of Richmond. 28 Feb 1818
Book 16, p.32 Thomas Steward, over age 14 years of town of Richmond, allows Nathaniel Allen, Esquire, to be his guardian. 3 Mar 1825.
Book 15, p.221
Adm of the estate of Onissimus Covel, late of Napes Co of Ontario, died intestate. Granted to Thomas Covel, brother, and Nathan Allen, father-in-law of said Onissimus Covel, dec'd.
Note: Is this an unknown daughter of Nathaniel - or is this a different Nathaniel Allen?

The following would appear to be Peter's sale to his brother Nathaniel, before leaving for Indiana. The sales account for all lands purchased by Peter Allen
Ontario Co DB 28, p.384
16 May 1817 Peter Allen and Polly his wife to Nathaniel Allen, all of Richmond, for $800. Part of lot number 19, in township 9, 5th range. Bounded by Hugh Hamilton, Honeoye Lake, lands late of William Lane. 45 acres, land conveyed to Peter Allen by William Shepard, Sheriff, deed dated 25 Jul 1815 and recorded in Lib. 24, folio 51. Signed: Peter Allen, Polly Allen
Wit: Virtue Bronson, Ezra Waite
16 May 1817 Peter & Polly ackinowledged. Rec. 18 Jul 1817.
and on the same day Peter Allen and Polly his wife to Nathaniel Allen for $6006. parcel in Richmond, township 9, 5th range. Part of lots 36 and 37. 100 acres part of Lot number 36 [bought from Oliver Phelps], 42 1/2 acres part of the same lot [land bought from the State of Connecticut] and part of lot number 37, 50 acres [bought from William Ogden] in the whole 192 1/2 acres. Signed: Peter Allen, Polly Allen. Wit: Virtue Bronson, Ezra Waite.
16 May 1817 Peter & Polly acknowledged before Ezra Waite. Rec. 18 Jul 1817.

Ontario Co DB 29, p.450
26 Jan 1818 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to Seth Tubbs, for $704, tract of 64 acres being the east end of Lot number 8 [Twp 9, 5th Range] Signed: Nath. Allen. Wit: Virtue Bronson, Joseph Abbe
29 Jan 1818. Proved by Virtue Bronson to Stephen Phelps. Recorded 29 Jan 1818.

The following is the first time a wife is acknowledged in one of Nathaniel's deeds and her name is not Almyra, but Betsey. I believe he has remarried, or were the early researchers just wrong about his wife's name? The fact remains that no wife signed a release on several of his deeds indicating perhaps a wife had died.
Ontario DB 30, p.503
26 Feb 1818 Nathaniel Allen and Betsey his wife to the wardens and Vestrymen of St. Paul Church of Richmond for $1. Tract in Lot 7 of the Village Plot laid out in part on the eastern part of Lot 38. Center line of the road; on the south line of Lot 38, being the SW corner of Village lot Number 6; west corner of a store lately occupied by Philip Woodruff. Being the same lot whereon the church building now stands. Also one other tract being lot number nine, or the cemetery lot. On NW corner of the above lot seven. Signed: Nathl. Allen, Betsey Allen
Wit: Virtue Bronson. Almira Allen [Almira was not yet 15, but one could witness at age 14.]
4 Aug 1818 Nathaniel Allen & Betsey acknowledged the deed. Betsey examined apart from her husband. Recorded 21 Aug 1818.

Ontario Co DB 76, p.340
27 May 1818 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to Hugh Hamilton for $791, a tract of land, lot 26, township 9, 5th range. 45 acres to be taken off the west end, being the same land conveyed by William Shepard Esquire late Sheriff of Ontario Co to Peter Allen and by Peter Allen to said party of the first part. Excepting out of the above, about half an acre lying in the fork of the Roads and this day conveyed to William Lane. Signed: Nath. Allen
Wit: Benjamin Boyd
13 Jun 1818 Nathaniel acknowledged before Ezra Waite. Rec. 21 Jun 1844.[Recorded after Nathaniel's death]
Ontario Co DB 60, p.207
27 May 1818 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to William Lane for $9. Parcel being part of lot 20, township 9, 5th range. Begin at intersection of the road leading from the Lake road to Sly's Mill ....being a triangular piece of land lying in the forks of said road whereon Lane has built a log house, about half an acre of land. Signed: Nath. Allen. wit: Benjamin Boyd.
13 Jun 1818 Nathaniel acknowledged before Ezra Waite. Rec. 2 Sep 1836
[Recorded after Nathaniel's death. These two deeds were the 45-acre tract sold by Peter Allen to Nathaniel in Mary 1817. The lot numbers seemed to change over time in Ontario County.]

Ontario Co DB 42, p.100
18 Sep 1818 David Akin and Hannah his wife to Nathaniel Allen for $1300. Tract in Richmond, No. 9, 5th range. 66 acres of land near the center of the west half of lot 8 and near the centre of the east end of lot 33. Bounded by land deeded by Zachariah Seymour and wife to Orra Akin; lands deeded by David Akin to James & William Sibley; lands owned by Eliza Gilbert; aforesaid lands of Orra. Signed: David Akin, Hannah Akin. Wit: Orra Akin.
27 Sep 1823 David & Hannah Akin acknowledged. Rec. 5 Feb 1824.

Ontario Co DB 39, p.351
28 Jan 1819 Nathaniel Allen and Betsey his wife to Reuben Hickox. For $870. Part of Lot number 38, begin SW corner of David Pierponts lot as conveyed to him by the party of the first part. Center of the highway; south line of lot at the corner between village lots 2 & 3; west line of village lot two conveyed to said Pierpont and now owned by Gideon Gates; it being Village lot number three. Signed: Nath. Allen, Betsey Allen. Wit: Virtue Brown, Almira Allen
6 Feb 1819 Nathaniel Allen and Betsey came before Lemuel Chipman to acknowledge this deed. Rec. 7 Mar 1822

History of Ontario Co, New York
Everts, Ensign & Everts
Philadelphia; 1876
p.37
10 Dec 1818 Penn Yan wanted a new county with court-house & jail. A committee of five appointed to oppose the division: Philetus Swift, Micah Brooks, Nathaniel Allen, Dudley Marion, and Jared Wilson.
p.49
Jan 1819 Formation of agricultural society. Myron Holley chosen clerk. One of the vice-presidents was Darius Comstock.
Oct 18, 1819 First agricultural fair. For second year, vice-presidents included Darius Comstock & N. Allen
p.52
Ontario Assemblymen
1812 Nathl. Allen
1815: Peter Allen
1816: Peter Allen [brief time], M. Holley
1817: P. Allen
1821: Myron Holley
Representatives to Congress:
Nathaniel Allen, 16th Congress - 1819-1821
Robert L Rose, 30th & 31st - 1847-51
Sheriffs
Nathaniel Allen, 17 Mar 1816
p.130
Geneva Chapter of R.A.M. was organized Nov 1 1813 by virtue of a dispensation from the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of New York, granted to Nathaniel Allen and others.


1820 Census. Ontario Co NY, Richmond. The first person enumerated.
Nathaniel Allen: 2m -10 [Orrin & perhaps Augustus], 3m 10-16 [Almiron, N. O. & perhaps Augustus], 3m 16-26, 2m 26-45 [one would be Nathaniel]. 1f 10-16, 2f 16-26 [one would be Almira], 2f 26-45 [one would be Betsey]. Obviously two households. His brother Peter was counted in Indiana in 1820. None of his children old enough to be married. Perhaps a family related to his wife? He was living next door to David Pierpont to whom he sold property.
It is curious that an Orrin Allen lived in Bristol, Ontario Co, and was also age 26-45 in this census. Nothing is known of cousins of this age.

Ontario Co DB 38, p.406
25 Sep 1820 Nathaniel Allen and Betsey Allen his wife to Gilbert Wilson of West Stockbridge, County of Berkshire, Massachusetts. For $2250. 92 1/2 acres in Twn 9, 5th range. Being the south half of the east part of lot number 39. Signed: Nathaniel Allen, Betsey Allen. Wit: Jacob Wimple.
14 Oct 1820 Nathaniel Allen & Betsey acknowledged to and she was examined by Lemuel Chipman. Recorded 7 Sep 1821.
Nathaniel's sister was married to Fairing Wilson and they were in Stockbridge in Berkshire. I know of no relationship to Gilbert but a relationship is likely.

Ontario Co DB 70, p.100
4 May 1821 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to George Nichols of Bloomfield for $400, tract in town of West Bloomfield. Begin NE line of Lot 54 ....39 and a half acres. Signed: Nath. Allen. Witnesses: Virtue Bronson, Lem. Chipman
5 May 1821 Nathaniel acknowledged to Lemuel Chipman being a commissioner for taking the acknowledgment of deeds. Recorded 24 Jun 1841 [After Nathaniel's death]

Ontario Co DB 48, p.93
16 Feb 1822 Nathaniel Allen & Betsey his wife to The Wardens & Vestrymen as Trustees of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church in Richmond. $600. Part of lot 38 begin at SW corner of David Pierponts lot conveyed to him by the said Nathaniel Allen; centre of the highway, between lots two and three, line of lot number two heretofore conveyed to said Pierpont and now in possession of Gideon Gates. Being Village lot number three. Signed: Nathl. Allen, Betsey Allen. Wit: Hubbard Gifford, Luna C. Blanchard. Acknowledged by Nathaniel. Recorded 7 Jan 1829

Ontario Co DB 40, p.3
13 Apr 1822 Nathaniel Allen to Holloway Hayward of Canandaigua Co. For $1400. Tract in town of Canandaigua, part of town lot number eleven west of Main street and noth of the square. Begin NE corner of lot lately occupied by Jesse Hawley and formerly owned by Elisha Johnson; on main street; the road leading to Bloomfield; land lately owned by Sylvester Willson. Same land lately deeded to Allen by William Dailey containing nearly one acre. Signed: Nathaniel Allen.
The note following this deed seems not to belong...words "the equal undivided half" erased before signing also the words "and Betsey his wife" interlined. Signed: Virtue Bronson. There was no evidence in the deed copy of either correction.
8 May 1822 Nathaniel Allen acknowledged to Moses Atwater. Recorded 17 May 1822.

Ontario DB 46, p.114
26 Mar 1823 Nathaniel Allen and Betsey his wife to Jonathan Mason for $400. part of lot number 38; begin SW corner of Moses Perry's lot. Signed: N. Allen, Betsey Allen. Wit: Luna C. Blanchard
15 Jan 1824 Nathaniel and Betsey acknowledged to Parley Brown who privately examined Betsey. Recorded 2 Jul 1827.

Ontario DB 45, p.143
30 Sep 1826 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to Almira Rose of Seneca for $2200. All that parcel in the SW part of Lot 11 now in the town of Richmond, formerly Honeoye, being 100 acres. Bounded on south by lot 12; on the west by number 30; on the east by a line running through said lot eleven; on the north by a line parallel with the south boundary. Reference to two deeds executed by Joseph Fellow to Nathaniel Allen, one dated 21 Sep 1814 and the other 27 Sep of the same year, recorded 8 March 1816 in Liber 25 of deeds, p.190 & 180, Hugh McNair, Clerk. Signed: N. Allen. Witness: Barton Stout
4 Oct 1826 Acknowledged by Nathaniel Allen. Recorded 7 Oct 1826.

Ontario DB 47, p.241
26 Mar 1826 Nathaniel Allen, James Sibley & William Sibley to Elias Gilbert for $240. Begin centre of the outlet of Honeoye Lake at Joseph Garlinghouse east and west line; to Elias Gilberts NE corner formerly purchased of Danl. H. Goodsell; NW corner of Horace Gilberts land. Agreeable to William T. Coddings survey, 15 acres, 156 and 1/2 rods. Signed: N. Allen, James Sibley, Wm. Sibley. Witness: R. L. Rose
19 Dec 1827, Nathaniel Allen & James Sibley acknowledged. Robert L. Rose, saw William Sibley signed the within deed. Recorded 21 May 1828


DB 53, p.505
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen to William Sibley. Quit claim. 35 acres to taken from the north part of lots 8 and 33. Bounded on north by land sold to Wm and James Sibley by David Akins; west by the Honeoye Outlet; east on the west line of 100 acres formerly sold by Lemuel Chipman to Roswell Turner; south on land belonging to Nathaniel Allen. Signed: N. Allen. Wit: N. O. Allen, T. Barton Stour. 24 Apr 1828, Nathaniel Allen acknowledge. Recorded 26 Feb 1833.
[Recorded after Nathaniel's death]

Ontario Co DB 58, p.291
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to Orra Akin. For the sum of $1 quit claim parcel bounded by land deeded by N. Allen to William Sibley, lands owned by John Jaromes, lands owned by Orra Akin, Honeoye outlet. 25 acres. Signed: N. Allen Wit: N. O. Allen, Z. Barton Stout 24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen acknowledged deed. Rec. 25 Sep 1835. [Recorded after Nathaniel's death.]

DB 47, p.426
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen to David Pierpoint for $50. begin at half acre of land heretofore deeded to Solon Hale; parallel with lines of lots deeded to Jonathan Mason and Thomas Williams. Signed: N. Allen. Witness: N. O. Allen, John Vincent. 21 Jul 1828 N. O. Allen witness, knew N. Allen and saw him execute the within deed. Recorded 26 Jul 1828.


The following would seem to be disposal of most, if not all, of Nathaniel's property to his son-in-law. Interesting that one parcel Nathaniel had sold earlier ended up in the hands of Orville Comstock.
Ontario DB 48, p.192
2 Feb 1829 Nathaniel Allen to Robert L. Rose for $10,000. All the tracts or parcels of land situated in the town of Richmond, Twp 9, 5th Range. Being parts of lots 36, 37 & 38. Commencing in the four courners on Allens Hil on the SE corner of lot 38; centre of the highway leading to Bloomfield; to Gilbert Willson's south line being the centre line of Lot 38. 100 acres. Again commencing at the SW corner of the 100 acres; south line of lot #38 to east line of Smith Henry's land; east line of land occupied by Wheaton Eldrige; north line of land of Nathan Cargill; east on said Cargill's no the line to the centre of the public highway; SE corner of lot 38. Also one acre on Lot 6 in Richmond called the Still lot, conveyed by Lemuel Chipman & Sylvester Curtiss to the said Nathaniel Allen, 27 Apr 1812. Especially reserving the following pieces of land: about one acre on lot #37 as this day conveyed to Theoda Bissell. Also the piece of land where the school house stand. Several small pieces on the SE part of lot 337, this day conveyed to Theoda Bissell. Also the piece of land covered by the School House on the south side of lot 38. Several small parcels on the SE part of lot #38: now occupied by the following: Solon Hale, Charles Pierpont, John Elmore, Rev. George H. Norton, Jonathan Mason, Thomas Williams, David Pierpont, Orville Comstock, the tavern stand; Lovill Church, together with the land conveyed to the Wardens & Vestry of St. Paul Church and the Burying grounds as now enclosed adjacent to said Church. Signed: N. Allen Wit: Jared Willson, John Dixson
2 Feb 1829 Nathaniel Allen acknowledged. Recorded 14 Feb 1829
At the time of the sale Nathaniel mentioned several of the present owners of the small parcels - one of these was "Orville Comstock, the tavern stand". So once again is one of those genealogical coincidences where two families that would one day be related are acquainted many years earlier.
Orville Was my cousin - sixth cousin, five times removed - or five generations closer to our common ancestors, William & Elizabeth Comstock.
Nathaniel Allen was my third great granduncle.
Nathan Cargill also mentioned in the above deed with adjoining property. Nathan Cargill's children would also move to Vigo Co IN, where Peter Allen had gone. He was descended from the same Arnold family as my Elizabeth Arnold who married Samuel Comstock in Providence, Rhode Island.

Nathaniel was sheriff of Ontario County NY in 1815 [opened a new jail] and served two terms, 1824 & 1826, as a supervisor representing Richmond in the county legislature. He was a government contractor on the Erie and Oswego canals and for the canal around the falls of Ohio, at Louisville.


From the GENEVA GAZETTE of 24 May 1826:
Peter Allen, youngest s. of Nathaniel, Esq. died in Richmond.

From the GENEVA GAZETTE of 14 Jun, 1826:
Betsey Allen, wife of Nathaniel, Esq. died 9 Jun 1826 in Richmond.

From the GENEVA GAZETTE of Jan 21st, 1829:
Almiron W. Allen, age 23, son of Nathaniel, Esq. died 12 Jan 1829 in Richmond

From the WAYNE SENTINEL OF PALMYRA of 23 Jan 1833:
[Maj.] Nathaniel Allen, 51, of Richmond, NY, died 22 Dec 1832 in Louisville, KY
Nathaniel had taken the contract for construction of a canal around the Falls of the Ohio in Louisville KY and died there.

Apparently while Nathaniel was working in Louisville, he considered moving to Vigo Co, IN where his brother Peter was living. There is a patent for 69.26 acres, the North half of the North half of the East fractional Section Nine, Township 12 North, Range 9 West, issued to Nathaniel Allen of Louisville, KY, dated 13 Aug 1827.

The village of Allen's Hill in Ontario Co, NY was a part of his farm.

Posted on Ontario Co USGenWeb:
Allen's Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Ontario Co NY
Allen, Nathaniel; in memory of Nathaniel Allen who died in Louisville KY Dec 22 1832 in the 52nd year of his age.
[If this age is correct, he was somewhat younger than thought by most researchers as this would make him born 1780....]
Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel, born 20 Jun 1782; died 9 Jun 1826. In the same grave is her infant son, Peter, b. 8 Apr 1826, died 9 May 1826.
[Since Nathaniel's wife's name is given in most information about this family as Almyra Aiken, this is certainly a puzzle. I believe either Nathaniel was married a second time or her given name was confused with that of her daughter by earlier researchers. If the county was particular about dower releases for deeds, there is every indication he was without a wife for a time - from about 1814 to 1818. I believe he was married twice, perhaps to sisters.]
Nathaniel O. Allen, d. 4 May 1839 age 29 years. [born 1810]
Almira Allen Rose, wife of Robert L. b. 8 Oct 1803, d. 27 Jan 1849
John Rose, d. 23 May 1839, age 16 mo. [probably a son of Robert & Almira]

10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850, Fred Q. Bowman, p.6. States that Maj. Nathaniel Allen, 51, of Richmond JY died 22 Dec 1832 in Louisville, KY.

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000140
ALLEN, Nathaniel, (1780 - 1832)
ALLEN, Nathaniel, (father-in-law of Robert Lawson Rose), a Representative from New York; born in East Bloomfield, N.Y., in 1780 [East Bloomfield is in Ontario Co and he was NOT born there]; attended the common schools; worked as a blacksmith at Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; started a blacksmith shop at Richmond, near Allens Hill, in 1796; served as an officer in the militia; appointed postmaster of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., July 1, 1811; was commissioner and paymaster on the Niagara frontier in 1812; member of the State assembly in 1812; sheriff of Ontario County, N.Y., 1815-1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); was not a candidate for renomination in 1820; supervisor of the town of Richmond 1824-1826; engaged in the prosecution of claims for money due in connection with the construction of the Louisville & Portland Canal; died in the Gault House at Louisville, Ky., while on a business trip to that city, December 22, 1832; interment in the churchyard of the Episcopal Church, Allens Hill, Ontario County, N.Y.


Found in NEHGS online database.
This is likely not the same Nathaniel Allen - obviously more than one Nathaniel Allen living in New York.
Oneida Co.
Letters of Administration, No. 2, p.125:
Adm of the Estate of Stephen Allen late of Floyd, Co. Oneida died intestate. Granted to Nathaniel Allen, Esqr nopl as Admin.
23 Jan 1813
Letters of Guardianship, No. 1, p.3-5
Gd of Daniel Gardner, 16 yr on 10 March last, son of Amos Gardner late of Town of Floyd, Oneida Co deceased allow Nathaniel Allen of Town of Floyd to be his Guardian on his petition.
25 Aug 1803
Elizabeth Gardner 18, and Benjamin Gardner 19, also made the same request on the same day.

Nathaniel ALLEN and Almyra AKIN were married about 1801.35 Almyra AKIN died about 1814.

Nathaniel ALLEN and Almyra AKIN had the following children:

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Almira ALLEN.

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Almiron W. ALLEN was born in 1805 in Ontario County, New York.69 He died on 12 January 1829 at the age of 24 in Richmond, Ontario County, New York.

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Nathaniel O. ALLEN50 was born in 1810. He died on 4 May 1839 at the age of 29 in Richmond, Ontario County, New York.

Ontario Co DB 58, p.291
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen of Richmond to Orra Akin. For the sum of $1 quit claim parcel bounded by land deeded by N. Allen to William Sibley, lands owned by John Jaromes, lands owned by Orra Akin, Honeoye outlet. 25 acres. Signed: N. Allen Wit: N. O. Allen, Z. Barton Stout
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen acknowledged deed. Rec. 25 Sep 1835.
Recorded after Nathaniel's death.

DB 47, p.426
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen to David Pierpoint for $50. bebin at half acre of land heretofore deeded to Solon Hale; parallel with lines of lots deeded to Jonathan Mason and Thomas Williams. Signed: N. Allen. Witness: N. O. Allen, John Vincent. 21 Jul 1828 N. O. Allen witness, knew N. Allen and saw him execute the within deed. Recorded 26 Jul 1828.

DB 53, p.505
24 Apr 1828 Nathaniel Allen to William Sibly. quite clain. 35 acres to taken from the north part of lots 8 and 33. Bounded on north by land sold to Wm and James Sibley by David Akins; west by the Honeoye Outlet; east on the west line of 100 acres formerly sold by Lemuel Chipman to Roswell Turner; south on land belonging to Nathaniel Allen. Signed: N. Allen. Wit: N. O. Allen, T. Barton Stout. 24 Apr 1828, Nathaniel Allen acknowledged. Recorded 26 Feb 1833.
[Recorded after Nathaniel's death]

Ontario Co DB 73, p.125
27 Aug 1840 Augustus P. Allen and Robert L. Rose, Executor of N. O. Allen of Richmond, to George Geiger of Lima, Livingston Co. In consideration of $1 convey all that tract of 156 rods out of the SW corner of lot number 4, township 9, 5th range [which would be Richmond] ....along the centre of the highway; 156 rods includes highways. Signed: A. P. Allen, Executor Robt. L. Rose, Executor.
7 Oct 1840 Robert L. Rose acknowledged the deed to Harry Smith, Commissioner of Deeds. Recorded 28 Nov 1842.

N. O. Allen wrote his Will, 7 Apr 1839. He apparently never married. It was not presented for probate until 15 Oct 1849, more than ten years later.

Will of N. O. Allen made this seventh day of April 1839
First I direct that immediately after my decease my Executors pay my debts and they are hereby authorized to sell any of my real estate if necessary for that purpose.
Second My debts being paid I direct that my Executors as soon as the conveniently can to arrange my property that it may be easily divided and distributed as hereinafter directed - to effect which they are hereby authorized to sell and convey my real property or to exchange it for such securities as they may deem proper.
Third My Gold Watch I give to my nephew Nathaniel Allen Rose. My Sorrell Horse Botherum I give to Robert L. Rose. I direct my Executors to buy a gold Watch with one hundred & fifty dollars for my sister Almira and the balance of my property I direct to be divided into three equal parts. One part of which I give to my brother Orrin N. Allen,. One part to my brother Augustus Porter Allen and the remaining third part to my Sister Almira.
Fourth I appoint my brother in law Robert L. Rose and my brother Augustus P. Allen, Executors of this my last will and testament.
N. O. Allen
Acknowledged by the Testators to be his signature to each of us as Witnesses he at the time of such acknowledgement declaring the same to be his last will and testament & requesting us to witness the execution thereof.
We also witnessed the Execution of the Signature
David Pierpont of Richmond, Ontario County
Chauncy W. Whitney, Richmond, Ontario County

15 Oct 1849 To Mark H. Sibley, County Judge of County of Ontario performing the duties of the Office of Surrogate.
Petition of Robert L. Rose of Richmond. Nathaniel O. Allen late of said town departed this life on or about the month of May, AD 1839. He executed his last will and testament whereby he appointed the petitioner & Augustus P. Allen who is now deceased, Executors. Orrin L. Allen of Culpepper County, a brother of the said deceased is the only heir at law.

16 Oct 1849 Deposition of David Pierpont. He was well acquainted with Nathaniel O. Allen now deceased who died in Richmond several years since. About five days before the death of the said Allen he was for to go to the residence of Robert L. Rose where Allen was then lying ill to winess the will of the said Nathaniel O. This was on or about the 7th of April, 1839. He did go to the residence of Rose where he and Chauncey W. Whitney witnessed the execution of the will. Whitney now lives in the state of Michigan. At the time Nathaniel O. Allen was a citizen of the U.S. and an inhabitant of the County of Ontario, of full age and of sound and disposing mind and memory.
Signed: David Pierpont.
Taken & sworn in open Court 16 Oct 1849, Mark H. Sibley, Judge of Ontario Co.

Nathaniel O. is buried Allen's Hill Cemetery, Richmond. Died May 4 1839, age 29 years.

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Augustus Porter ALLEN50 died before 1849.

Ontario Co DB 73, p.125
27 Aug 1840 Augustus P. Allen and Robert L. Rose, Executor of N. O. Allen of Richmond, to George Geiger of Lima, Livingston Co. In consideration of $1 convey all that tract of 156 rods out of the SW corner of lot number 4, township 9, 5th range [which would be Richmond] ....along the centre of the highway; 156 rods includes highways. Signed: A. P. Allen, Executor Robt. L. Rose, Executor.
7 Oct 1840 Robert L. Rose acknowledged the deed to Harry Smith, Commissioner of Deeds. Recorded 28 Nov 1842.

Named in the will of his brother Nathaniel O. Allen in 1839. Deceased by 1849 when the Executor and brother-in-law Robert L. Rose stated that Orrin N. Allen of Culpeper Co was the only heir at law.

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Orrin N. ALLEN M.D.35,42 was born about 1814 in Ontario County, New York.

In 1851, O. Turner, listed Dr. Orrin Allen as "a resident of Virginia".

1840 Census. I found a O.N. Allen in Jessamine Co KY - he and his probable spouse were both age 20-30. No children. I doubt this is the same man.

In 1849, when brother-in-law Robert L. Rose took brother Nathaniel's will for probate, Orrin N. Allen of Culpepper Co [no state - presumably Culpeper Co, Virginia] was said to be the only living heir - a nephew of Nathaniel O.

1850 Census. Danville, Pittsylvania Co VA, Hh 77
O. A. Allen, age 36, dittoed as born in VA, Dentist
Susan A., age 26, b. VA as was everybody in the household
Mary Rawlins, age 50. Caroline Rawlins, age 17. Virginia Rawlins, age 17.
Margaret Freeman, age 18.
Thomas H. Grasly, age 27.
Letitia Fitzpatrick, age 14. Ann L. Fitzpatrick, age 11
Rose Allen, age 4.

1860 Census. Southern District, Danville, Pittsylvania Co VA Hh 1099
O. N. Allen, age 48, born New York, a Dentist. Susan A., age 38, b. VA.
Rose P., age 14, b. VA.
Chas. E. Daugherty, age 21, born New Jersey, Dentist.

1870 Census. Town of Danville, Pittsylvania Co VA Hh 634
O. N. Allen, age 56, Dentist, b. NY
Susan Ann, age 46, b. VA

Is this Rose in 1870, still in Pittsylvania Co? Hh 540
James M. Neece, age 25, Tobo Manufacturer, b. VA
Rose P. age 22, b. VA
Orrin A., age 2. Percy S. age 1.

Nathaniel ALLEN and Elizabeth "Betsey" AKIN were married before February 1818 in Ontario County, New York. Elizabeth "Betsey" AKIN, daughter of David AKIN and Hannah WRIGHT, was born on 20 June 1782. She died on 9 June 1826 at the age of 43 in Richmond, Ontario County, New York.

Although most of the Allen research and genealogies list Nathaniel's wife as Almyra Aiken, he was married to a lady named Elizabeth or Betsy who died a few years before he did. Either Nathaniel was married twice [and no grave is noted for an earlier wife] or there has been confusion concerning her given name. I have no source for the name Almira in the Akin family, and Elizabeth seems more likely. However, the Ontario deeds seem to indicate that Nathaniel had no wife for the period from about 1814 or 1815 to 1818. He sold several properties and no wife was noted. The censuses do not help with the death of a first wife, as Almyra would have been living in 1810; Betsey in 1820.

Allen's Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Ontario Co NY
Allen, Nathaniel; in memory of Nathaniel Allen who died in Louisville KY Dec 22 1832 in the 52nd year of his age.
Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel, born 20 Jun 1782; died 9 Jun 1826. In the same grave is her infant son, Peter, b. 8 Apr 1826, died 9 May 1826. Likely Elizabeth died from complications after the birth of Peter.

There were Akins living in Pauling in the Beekman Patent where the Allens had lived. The research for Settlers of the Beekman Patent does not indicate an Almira or Almyra Akin/Aiken. Possibly because the lady was incorrectly identified, or perhaps Nathaniel married her after leaving New York. Akin research online relates a David Akin, who had married Hannah Wright. They are said to have left the Patent about 1790 for the Saratoga region of New York and then moved to Allens Hill in Ontario Co about 1810. They apparently had children named Orra [the source of the name Orrin?], Uniel, Sarah, Clara, and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is believed to have been the wife of Nathaniel Allen. Many members of this family are buried in the Allen's Hill Cemetery along with Nathaniel Allen and wife.

David Akin served on a jury in Pittstown as early as 1806.

History of Ontario Co., Everts, p.226
David Aken came to town and located a lot south of the residence of Isaac Abbey on the west side of the road. Uriel, his son, settled on a farm of 100 acres opposite his father... Orry Akin, another son, located on thirty acres... The father and sons were blacksmiths, in a shop built in front of Uriel's place, ear the road. Here the Akens resided for twenty years until wife of David Aken died, when all sold and moved to farms on the road to Honeoye from Allen's Hill. The father sold to his son-in-law, Jonathan Jeromes; his sons sold to William Baker. David & Orry settled on the Henry Ogden place and Uriel bought where Benjamin Ogden lives. The family were cut off by consumption, a disease herditary to them... Thomas Wilson, son-in-law of David Aken, purchased a large tract joining Uriel on the south.

1810 Census. Ontario Co NY, Honeoye [became Rickmond]
David Akin: 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45, 1m over 45. 1f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 1f +45
next was Tho. Wilson [thought to be married to David's dau Clara]:
1m -10, 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45. 1f 26-45.
then Uriel Akin: 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45. 1f -10, 1f 26-45.

1820 Census. Ontario Co NY, Richmond - all on the same page
David Akin: 1m over age 45. 1f 16-26, 1f over 45.
Uriel Akin: 1m -10, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45. 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45.
Orra Akin: 1m -10, 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45. 3f under 10, 1f 10-16.

1830 Census. Ontario Co NY, Richmond
Orra Akins. 1m 5-10, 1m 15-10, 1m 40-50, 1m 70-80
2f -5, 2f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40

Allen's Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Ontario Co.
AKIN: Caroline, dau of Orra & Susan, died 25 Sep 1834 age 21 years, 10 months, 19 days
Orra, died 13 Jan 1833, age 45 years, 6 months, 19 days
Urial, died 5 May 1822, age 39 years
WILSON: Thomas, died apr 4 18?? in his 87th year
Clara, his wife; died 26 Jul 1835, age 57 yrs

Nathaniel ALLEN and Elizabeth "Betsey" AKIN had the following children:

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Peter ALLEN was born on 8 April 1826. He died on 9 May 1826 at the age of 0 in Richmond, Ontario County, New York.

Peter Allen, youngest son of Nathaniel, Esq. died in Richmond. GENEVA GAZETTE, 24 May 1826.