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118. Myron Holley ALLEN was born on 19 November 1805.104 He died on 15 February 1866 at the age of 60 in prob Wisconsin.104

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 politcal 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

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]

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].

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]
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.

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.

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.
I did not find any of the other families.

Myron Holley ALLEN and Nancy JACKSON were married on 10 February 1827 in Vigo County, Indiana.99,104 Nancy JACKSON was born in 1807 in New York.100

Myron Holley ALLEN and Nancy JACKSON had the following children:

+194

i.

Almira ALLEN.

195

ii.

Sarah E. ALLEN was born in 1832 in Indiana.100

196

iii.

Mary ALLEN was born in 1837 in Indiana.100

197

iv.

Catharine ALLEN was born in 1839 in Indiana.100

198

v.

Mariah ALLEN was born in 1846 in Indiana.100