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3. Daniel ALLEN1,6 died in 1706 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

Daniel resided successively in Charlestown, Watertown, Lancaster, and Watertown.


Genealogies of the Families & Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Henry Bond, MD. 2nd Edition, Two Volumes in One. NEHGS, Boston, 1860
p.4 Daniel Allen, son of Walter, m. Mary, cau of Rev. John Sherman of Watertown. After his marriage he lived successively in Charlestown, Watertown, Lancaster, and back to Watertown. He died in Sudbury, 1706.
Ten children are listed.

Daniel ALLEN and Mary WILDER were married.6 Mary WILDER was born (date unknown).

The connection of Mary to a father as Rev. John Sherman seems to an error in the book re the early settlers of Watertown seems to be an error.
The Rev. John left a will - and he had two daughters named Mary:
His eledest, Mary, b. about 1693, m (1) at Watertown, 27 Nov 1656, to Henry Freeman, (2) by 6 Dec 1677, Lewis Allen, also at Watertown, 24 Jan 1707/8.
Mary, b. at Watertown, 5 Mar 1656/7 married there on 27 May 1679 to Ellis Barron

Early Families of New England, database at AmericanAncestors.og has a 7-page article on Rev. John Sherman.

There was also in Watertown, a Capt John Sherman - noted in the Great Migration series - he also had a daughter Mary, b. at Watertown, 21 Feb 1640, married Timothy Hawkins, 18 Jan 1666/7.

According to the book, "The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1643-1725," page 298 (see https://archive.org/details/earlyrecordslan00masgoog), Mary Wilder married Daniel Allen, a cooper in Charlestown, "and upon a gift of forty acres of land from her father, they came to Lancaster, bringing children born in Charlestown and Watertown, but after some years' residence ...returned to Watertown." I am not sure this statement about bringing younger children with her is correct - from what I can tell, the 3 children born before moving to Lancaster all died before the move.

Regardless, while in Lancaster their early records show the birth of three additional children:
(p. 315) Samuell Allin 17 (2) 1664 of Daniell and Marie (Wilder)
(p. 316) Elnathan Allen 7 (11) 1666 of Daniel and Mary
(p. 316) Thomas Allen Feb. 20, 1669 of Daniel and Mary

Lancaster was the site of a smaller Indian attack in 1675 when 8 people were killed, and a much larger attack in February, 1676, when upwards of 55 people were slain or captured. The city was abandoned, burned to the ground, and uninhabited for 3 about years. It looks like Mary and Daniel left town before these attacks, not to return. Daniel was gifted land from his father in 1673 in Watertown, and they moved then or a little before to Watertown.

After their removal to Watertown, there was a death date recorded for Daniel in Lancaster records:
(p. 326) Daniel Allen in Watertown, March 1694.

Daniel ALLEN and Mary WILDER had the following children:

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i.

David ALLEN was born on 1 July 1659 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.6 He died on 17 October 1711 at the age of 52.

Charlestown Vital Records
To the Year 1850
Roger D. Joslyn
NEHGS, Boston, 1984
p.38
Daniel Allin, son of Daniell Allen & Mary his wife, b. July 1, 1659
[name was David, in County Rec. 2:33]

Or was there possibly a Daniel.....
Deaths
ALLIN
Daniel, s. Daniel, Oct 23, 1662

David Allen said to have served in the expedition to Canada.

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ii.

Rebecca ALLEN was born on 15 January 1661 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6 She died on 25 January 1661 at the age of 0 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

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iii.

Mary ALLEN was born in 1662 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

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iv.

Samuel ALLEN was born on 17 April 1664 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.6

Samuel's wife's given name was Elizabeth.

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v.

Elnathan ALLEN was born on 11 February 1666 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.6 He died in 1734 at the age of 68 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.6

Elnathan married Mercy [or Mary] Rice. He lived successively in Watertown, Sudbury, Hopkinton, and Shrewsbury where he died, killed by falling from a load of hay, 1734.


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vi.

Abigail ALLEN.

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vii.

Thomas ALLEN was born in 1670.6 He died in 1671 at the age of 1.6

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viii.

Ebenezer ALLEN was born on 26 December 1674 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6

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ix.

Elizabeth ALLEN6 was born (date unknown).

Married Joseph Fletcher.

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x.

Lydia ALLEN6 was born (date unknown).