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121. Myron Holley ALLEN was born on 19 November 1805.105 He died on 15 February 1866 at the age of 60 in prob Wisconsin.105

Myron Holley was one of the commissioners to build the Erie Canal. Myron was born 1779 in Connecticut, died 1826 in Rochester, NY. His mother, Sarah Dakin, was born in 1755 in Dutchess Co NY. Possibly the families were acquainted there. He married in Canandaigua in western New York in 1804 and started a book store, so surely he was acquainted with Peter & Mary Allen, since they named a son after him in 1805. In 1810, Holley began his political career as county clerk; in 1816 he was his county's representative to the State Assembly.
At least three names of commissioners of the Canal have been given to Allen males - this Myron Holley Allen; sons of Myron's brother Peter were named Peter B. Porter Allen and DeWitt Clinton Allen ; Henry, another brother, named sons Miron Allen and DeWitt Clinton Allen.

From History of Ontario Co, New York; Everts, Ensign & Everts
Philadelphia; 1876
p.37
25 Dec 1806 Committee to prevent divide of Ontario County. Myron Holley was clerk. Committee to draft remonstrance to the legislature: Nathaniel W. Howell, Peter B. Porter, & Myron Holley.
p.49
Jan 1819 Formation of agricultural society. Myron Holley chosen clerk. One of the vice-presidents was Darius Comstock.
p. 53
County Clerks
Peter B. Porter, Jan 20, 1797
Myron Holley, Feb 13, 1810


The first mention I've found of Myron Allen in Indiana was in the Western Sun & General Advertiser, published in Vincennes, IN, 26 Oct 1822. Myron Allen is listed as having a letter in the Post Office at Terre Haute, quarter ending 30 Sep 1822. The list of letters was reprinted in the Northwest Trail Tracer, published by The Northwest Territory Genealogical Society, Knox County, IN, March 2002, Vol. XXIII, No. 1

Miron H. Allen married Nancy Jackson, 10 Feb 1827, Vigo County, IN

1830 Census. Vigo Co IN
Myron Allen. 1m 20-30. 1f age 5-10, 1f 30-40. [Both females appear to be one column to the right - daughter probably under 5, wife Nancy age 20-30]

List of persons who voted at an election in Harrison Township, held at the Vigo County Court House, Terre Haute, 1 Feb 1832, includes: Silas Hoskins, Curtiss Gilbert, Peter Allen (probably Sr because Peter Jr was not quite 21), Myron Allen, Henry Allen, Ira Allen.

Circuit Court Order Books, Civil and Criminal, Vigo County, Indiana. WPA transcriptions.
Vol. 3, 1832-1837, Part E
p.560 Vacation, 1837. Church Mattox vs. John H. Watson, Henry Allen & Myron H. Allen. Replevy Bond. 24 Jul 1837. John H. Watson paid & satisfied $57.73, one half part of the costs & fees. Signed: C. Gilbert, Clerk.
p.564 18 Jul 1837 Brittain M. Harrison & Myron H. Allen bound to Wm. H. Pope, Arthur H. Wallace & William M. Lambeth for $1189.62.


1840 Census. Vigo Co IN
M. H. Allen. 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40 [Myron]. 2f under 5 [Mary & Catherine], 1f 5-10 [Sarah], 1f 10-15 [Almira], 1f 30-40 [Nancy].

Commissioner's Records, Vigo County, IN Vol. 3 1837-1844, Part B. Series copied by WPA; not indexed.
5 Dec 1842. p.333 Myron H. Allen pd $12.50 for services as Grand Juror, Nov Term 1842.

20 Apr 1848. M. H. Allen, JP, officiated at the marriage of his nephew Peter A. Hoskins to Lavina Pierce.

1850 Census. Harrison Twp, Vigo, IN, Hh 850
Myron H. Allen, 44, Farmer, Porperty worth $10,000, b. NY
Nancy, 43, b. NY
Mary 13, b. NY, Catherine, 11, Mariah, 4 - both born in IN
James C. Robins, 28, Minister, b. PA. Almira, 21, b. IN. Clarabel, age 1
Sarah E. Allen, 18, b. IN

History of Calumet, Wisconsin, USGenWeb:
In 1854, Mr. Allen erected, on the road from Taycheedah to Pipe Village, another flouring-mill, to run by water carried high in the air to a very large "overshot" wheel.
Footnote says this is now in the town of Taycheedah.


1855 Wisconsin State Census: M. H. Allen, Taycheedah, Fond du Lac, 3 white males, 4 white females, 1 person in the household was foreign born.

1860 Census. Fond du Lac Co, WI, Taycheedah town, p.982 - living in between his sister Chloe Belt & her family & nephew George W. Belt.
Hh 1069
Myron H. Allen, age 54, b. NY, Farmer
Nancy, age 54, b. NY
Catherine, 21, b. IN, Maria, 16, b. IN
Margot Garbotz, age 10, Servant, b. Nassau
Charles Wiltshire, age 32, Carpenter, b. Ohio
Comodore Stockle, age 36, Master Miller, b. NJ
Mary, age 23, b. IN [Probably daughter Mary has married Mr. Stockle. Catherine married Charles Wiltshire.]
Hh 1070
James C. Robins, age 38, M.E.Clergyman, b. Ohio
Almira, age 30, b. IN
Children born in IN: Clarabell 10, Alice 8, Emma 6. Born in Wisconsin: Almire age 4.
Elizabeth Sauders, age 20, Servant, b. Illinois

I found a plat mat of the Township of Taycheedah in 1862. M. H. Allen had property that bordered Lake Winnebago. J. C. Robbins had property just north of his. Brother in law C. C. Belt was slightly south of them.

His death reported as 15 Feb 1866, is unlikely - he seems to be very much alive in 1870:
1870 Census. Stockbridge, Calumet, WI, Hh 367
Myron Allen, age 64, farmer, b. NY
Mary, 64, b. NY
Maria, age 34, b. IN
next door in Hh 368
Charles Wiltshire, 43, carpenter, b. OH
Catharine, age 31, b. IN
Clara, age 1, b. Wis.

In 1870, Almira Allen Robbins, James C. and their family were living in Berlin, Green Lake Co, Wisconsin. Emma J. was age 16, Gertrude age 9, Kitty age 5, and Mary age 3. Almira was listed last, age 14.


Myron Holley ALLEN and Nancy JACKSON were married on 10 February 1827 in Vigo County, Indiana.100,105 Nancy JACKSON was born in 1807 in New York.101

Myron Holley ALLEN and Nancy JACKSON had the following children:

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Almira ALLEN.

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ii.

Sarah E. ALLEN was born in 1832 in Indiana.101

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Mary ALLEN was born in 1837 in Indiana.101

Grave found Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac, WI
Mary J. Stockley, b. 1836, d. 1893. No photo. John P. Stockley, as found below, was also in that cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 62368290

I don't know if this is the correct Mary Allen, but it is the one buried above.
1870 Census. Springvale, Fond du Lac, WI, Hh 80
John P. Stockley, age 31, farmer, b. NY
Mary Jane, 34, b. NY
Grace, 2, b. WI
Dwight Chaffe, 21, farm labor, b. NY
Etta Shurtleff, 19, domestic servant, b. NY

1880 Census. Springvale, Fond du Lac, WI, Hh 224
J. P. Stockley, 42, b. NY, parents b. England
Mary, wife, 41, b. NY, father b. Mass., mother b. Vt.
Grace W., 12, adopted daughter, b. WI, father b. Canada, mother b. NY

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iv.

Catharine ALLEN.

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Mariah ALLEN was born in 1846 in Indiana.101