I'm looking high and low for information about Nicholas Allen, who was born in New York state circa 1789, and who died in the town of Ontario, Wayne county, NY in January
1839. Nicholas married Catherine ?, and they had (at least) four children: Levi Allen (1818 - 1854), Philip Allen (1821 - 1891), Freeman Allen (1823 -1883), and Jeremiah Allen (1825 - 1881). It's likely that they
has some daughters as well. Their sons remained in Wayne county after Nicholas' death. In later censuses they uniformly claim that their parents were born in New York
Surnames that I've found to be associated with my Wayne county Allen family include SHEFFIELD, PEASE, and GRANT. Most of these people lived in or near the town of Ontario.
Nicholas Allen's widow, Catherine, appears in the 1840 census in the town of Ontario, Wayne county, NY. There is no Nicholas Allen in the 1820 or 1830 census in Wayne
county, NY, so I believe that he and Catherine moved to Wayne county from elsewhere in the state sometime
I'd like to hear from anyone who is interested in these surnames in Wayne county, even if there doesn't appear to be a match. As always, I'm more than happy to share what I've found.