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117. Harriett ALLEN was born on 10 May 1803.35 She died on 8 July 1845 at the age of 42.35

Harriett ALLEN and John BRITTON were married on 15 September 1819 in Vigo County, Indiana.99 John BRITTON99 was born (date unknown).

HISTORY OF VIGO AND PARKE COUNTIES, Together With Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley
H.W. Beckwith - 1880
Terre Haute, pp. 30-41
July Term 1818, Circuit Court of Vigo Co. John Britton received $2 for his services as deputy sheriff and bailiff.
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In a letter written years afterward, Lucius H. SCOTT says: "June 6, 1817, in company with John W. OSBORN, I arrived at Vincennes, after a journey of nearly two months, from St. Lawrence county, N.Y. OSBORN being a printer, readily obtained work in Elihu STOUT's printing office, in Vincennes, but after spending three weeks vainly looking for something to do, I determined to seek my fortune higher up the Wabash valley, and set out on foot for the newly laid out town of Terre Haute. In Vincennes I had met and formed acquaintance with John BRITTON, who had been to Terre Haute, and was then making his temporary home at the house of Daniel BARNES, a small log cabin situated on Sec. 16, at the edge of the prairie not far from the present cemetery. Having to walk the whole distance from Vincennes, and carrying my bundle, I made slow progress, and was nearly three days upon the journey. I found my new friend BRITTON as I expected, and was kindly received by him and his family; but as the cabin was small, and I found the family were not in a condition to receive an additional boarder, I determined to make my stay as brief as possible.

1820 Census. Vigo Co IN
John Britton. 1m 26-45. 1f 16-26

Harriett ALLEN and George CONN were married on 24 December 1829.35 George CONN100 was born in 1793 in New Hampshire.100

1840 Census. Vigo Co IN
George Conn.
1m 15-20, 1m 40-50 [George]. 2f under 5 [one would be Adaline]. 1f 5-10 [Chloe], 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40 [Harriett]
On the same page as Myron Allen and Henry Allen's widow Zelota.
In the 1850 Census, Nelson Conn, age 27, a cooper born in IN also lives in George's household along with a wife, Alma, and two small daughters, Mary and Emma. Nelson must be the son of a first wife.

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 15:01:43 -0500
From: "Miller, Lyn" <LMiller@nehgs.org>
Subject: George Conn b. 1793 New Hampshire
Hi,
Here's the probable data on your George Conn, 7th Generation, who married an
Allen:
George Conn b. 1 May 1793, probably at New Ipswich, N.H. Father: George
Conn, b. a. 1761, at either New Ipswich or Sharon, N.H.; mother: Jennie
Taggart. George Senior was the son of Andrew Conn of Sharon, N.H.,
husbandman, and Mary Scott, of New Ipswich at the time of her marriage.
Andrew Conn was the son of George Conn (Sr.) of Harvard, Mass. and Mary
Davis (mar. Boston, Old Federal Street Scotch-Irish Presbyterian
Congregation, 28 Oct 1736/37). George Conn, b. a. 1716 in Magilligan,
Northern Ireland, was the son of John Conn1 of Groton, Massachusetts, b.
1683/4 in Magilligan, Northern Ireland. His brother or cousin Hugh Conn was
an early minister in Maryland.
Lyn Miller

Harriett ALLEN and George CONN had the following children:

192

i.

Chloe CONN was born in 1831 in Indiana.100

1860 Census. Terre Haute, Ward 4, Vigo Co IN Hh 201
Nelson Conn, age 36, Clerk b. IN [Chloe's half brother]
Mary, 13. Kate, 8, and Charles age 1
Chloe Conn,age 24.
Harmon Croff, age 40, Carpenter, b. MD
Fanny Kindall, age 22, Milliner, b. PA

1870. Terre Haute, Ward 5, Vigo Co IN Hh 380
Chloe A. Conn, age 38, b. IN
Mary, age 22, Kate age 18 and Charles 12.
It appears Chloe may have raised her half-brother's children. Perhaps by taking in Boarders. Silas C. Beach, age 36, Brick Mason, b. NJ. Ada, age 32, b. IN. Willie age 10.
Edwin Draper, age 23, Clerk in store, b. MA
Smith Bosworth, age 50, Teacher, b. NY. R. S., [female] age 45, b. NY


193

ii.

Adaline CONN was born in 1838 in Indiana.100